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Tuesday, 18 June 2024 00:00

Chronic foot pain is more than just a nuisance, It can significantly impact your daily life and mobility. Trauma, whether from a sudden injury or repetitive strain, can lead to a variety of foot issues including sprains, strains, and stress fractures. Overuse injuries, common among athletes and those with physically demanding jobs, can result in conditions like Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Biomechanical factors, such as improper footwear or structural misalignment, can also contribute to chronic foot pain by causing conditions like bunions, corns, and neuromas. Underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout, and peripheral neuropathy, can result in foot pain and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, infections like athlete's foot or ingrown toenails can cause persistent discomfort if not properly treated. If chronic foot pain is limiting your mobility and interfering with daily activities, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and treatment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

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

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Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Edema, which is caused by excess fluid retention in the body, can also result in the development of blisters on the feet. These blisters are caused by the swelling that occurs when fluid collects in the tissues, causing pressure to be put on the skin. The skin then becomes more susceptible to friction and rubbing, especially in areas where it makes contact with shoes or socks. The increased friction can cause the formation of blisters, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Blisters caused by edema mainly appear on the feet and ankles, making daily activities like walking and wearing shoes difficult and painful. It is important to address the underlying cause of edema to prevent the formation of blisters. A podiatrist can provide personalized treatment options to manage edema and alleviate foot discomfort. Recommendations include compression socks or orthotic inserts to reduce swelling and friction. If you are developing blisters caused by edema, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for an exam and appropriate treatment options.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

Symptoms

(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

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

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Tuesday, 04 June 2024 00:00

Gout, once considered primarily an adult ailment, is increasingly being diagnosed in children, sparking concerns about its causes and implications. Hyperuricemia, characterized by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood, serves as a primary culprit behind the development of gout in young people. Excess uric acid can crystallize and accumulate in the joints, generally in the big toe, triggering inflammatory responses that manifest as painful gout attacks. In children, hyperuricemia can arise from various factors, including genetic predisposition and dietary habits rich in purine-containing foods like red meat, seafood, and sugary beverages. Additionally, obesity and certain medical conditions, such as metabolic syndrome or kidney disease, may contribute to the onset of gout. Moreover, sedentary behavior and inadequate hydration may increase the risk. Understanding the association between hyperuricemia and gout in children underscores the importance of early detection. If you notice your child has pain in the big toe, making it difficult to walk, gout may be a factor. It is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and manage gout and offer treatment.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

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

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Sunday, 02 June 2024 00:00

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

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