Friday, 12 April 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.

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 00:00

Treatment for Achilles tendon pain involves a comprehensive approach to alleviate discomfort and promote healing. Short-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, under medical supervision can provide relief from Achilles tendon pain. Incorporating warm-up exercises, stretching, and resistance training to strengthen the lower leg muscles and improve tendon function may be prescribed. Orthotic devices such as shoe inserts can help to redistribute pressure away from the Achilles tendon and facilitate healing. Surgical intervention is reserved for cases where conservative treatments have failed, involving procedures such as tendon removal or reattachment. For a personalized treatment plan to treat Achilles tendon pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact David Lambarski, DPM of Northeast Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What Are the Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common injuries are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

  • Inflammation
  • Dull to severe pain
  • Increased blood flow to the tendon
  • Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

  • Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
  • Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

  • Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise
  • Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

A common overuse injury that brings about pain in the ball of the foot, termed meta-tarsalgia, typically concentrates at the end of the metatarsal bones. This type of foot pain can significantly hinder daily activities like walking or running. Contributing factors to metatarsal pain include high activity levels, excess weight, and age. Tight toe muscles, a tight Achilles tendon, and wearing ill-fitting footwear can make this condition worse. Treatment involves various measures, such as avoiding high-impact sports and incorporating supportive footwear with insoles or metatarsal pads. Additionally, exercises to improve ankle mobility and stretch the Achilles tendon can offer relief. Recognizing symptoms early, especially increased pain during weight-bearing activities, is important for prompt intervention. If you have persistent and worsening pain in the ball of the foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with David Lambarski, DPM from Northeast Foot Care. Our doctor 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 offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 00:00

A heel spur is an abnormal growth of bone on the bottom or back of the heel bone, or calcaneus. Heel spurs often result from excessive pulling by tendons and ligaments. Athletes and non-athletes alike may develop heel spurs, experiencing pain during activities like walking or running. Treatment options for heel spurs typically focus on pain reduction, including oral medications, corticosteroid injections, padding, and custom shoe orthotics. Non-surgical remedies, consisting of shock wave therapy and radiotherapy, have been shown to help relieve pain and improve foot function for individuals with heel spurs. Surgery may be recommended in severe cases where other treatments have been unsuccessful. While pain from heel spurs can diminish over time without treatment, it is important to seek professional advice for persistent heel pain. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment options for relieving heel spur-related pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact David Lambarski, DPM from Northeast Foot Care. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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