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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 00:00

Research has shown there may be benefits while exercising barefoot. This may be as a result of stimulating the pressure points in the feet, possibly providing a better workout. Conversely, when shoes are worn while exercising, the feet are often ignored, which may limit strength to the bones and muscles. Exercising while barefoot may help to improve balance, which can make it easier to complete everyday activities. Additionally, overall movement may be increased while the toes are not restricted by the top of the shoe. An effective exercise to do while barefoot is known as raising and hovering the heels. It is a stability exercise, and can help to strengthen the Achilles tendon. The muscles can become stronger when lunges are done, and the toes may become more flexible as the entire foot grips the floor. If you would like to learn about additional benefits of exercising while barefoot, please ask a podiatrist who can address any questions you may have.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Orchard Park, and Irving, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Sunday, 05 February 2023 00:00

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Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:00

Cracked heels can develop into fissures that become both painful and potentially dangerous. A fissure is a deep crack in the skin of the heel, usually caused by a lack of moisturization. Some conditions can contribute to the formation of heel fissures, including living in a dry climate, frequently wearing open-backed shoes, walking barefoot, and being overweight. Certain underlying medical problems, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism, also may be causes of heel fissures. Because open crevices in the skin can invite bacterial infection, it is essential to deal with heel fissures as soon as possible. Applying good-quality moisture creams or lotions several times a day and covering the feet with socks can speed up the healing process. People with diabetes, poor circulation, or auto-immune deficiency would be wise to consult a podiatrist for help with eliminating heel fissures in a safe and timely fashion. 

If the skin on your feet starts to crack, you may want to see a podiatrist to find treatment. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists from Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

It is important to moisturize your cracked heels in order to prevent pain, bleeding, and infection. The reason cracked heels form is because the skin on the foot is too dry to support the immense pressure placed on them. When the foot expands, the dry skin on the foot begins to split.

Ways to Help Heal Them

  • Invest in a good foot cream
  • Try Using Petroleum Jelly
  • Ease up on Soaps
  • Drink Plenty of Water

Ways to Prevent Cracked Heels

  • Moisturize After Showering
  • Skip a Shower
  • Keep Shower Water Lukewarm
  • Don’t Scrub Your Feet

If you are unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels, seek guidance from a podiatrist. Your doctor will help you with any questions or information you may need. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Orchard Park, and Irving, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:00

A broken or fractured ankle happens when one or more bones in the ankle joint break. The ankle joint comprises the tibia or shinbone, the fibula or calf bone, and the talus between these two bones. A broken ankle is painful. When one breaks their ankle, they might hear a snapping or grinding noise, and experience swelling, tenderness, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight and walking. If a bone is sticking out of the skin and is bleeding, it should be considered an emergency and requires immediate medical care. An examination and imaging test will be performed to determine the type of fracture. It will be essential to stay off your foot. Depending on the severity of the break, you will be directed to wear a walking boot, cast, or splint, and possibly to use crutches. Surgery might be necessary and physical therapy might be prescribed. Broken ankle recovery time is typically six to 12 weeks. If you think you have broken your ankle, visit a podiatrist for a correct diagnosis and treatment.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet. 

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both of these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle, and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  •  Swelling around the area
  •  Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Orchard Park, and Irving, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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