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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 00:00

How to Care For Children’s Feet

If you care for your children’s feet as they grow, this can help protect them from having problems with their feet as adults. Practicing a regular routine when it comes to caring for children’s feet is similar to what is recommended for adults. Wash your child’s feet every day, dry them carefully, and apply a bit of baby powder to keep them healthy. Buy them shoes that fit right – whether they are at the soft or hard shoe stage. Make sure that the shoes have enough room in the foot box for the toes to grow. Use socks made of cotton or wool and that fit properly without pinching your child’s feet. Cut their toenails in a straight line so that they do not develop ingrown toenails. Allow your children to go barefoot around the house so that their feet will develop and gain strength without being restricted. If questions or problems arise related to your children’s feet, consult with a podiatrist, an expert in this area.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact one of our podiatrists of Ultimate Foot Care . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.

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

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Tuesday, 02 August 2022 00:00

Symptoms of Sesamoiditis

There are many bones in your feet, and they each play an important role in helping your feet move and function. When important bones break or become inflamed, this can result in complications that might be painful or uncomfortable. For example, under your big toe are two sesamoid bones near the bottom of your feet. These bones can become inflamed from an injury or from tension that might occur if your big toe is suddenly and forcefully pushed upward. There are many different symptoms that can be felt from sesamoiditis. The most common symptom is pain. When putting pressure on the feet during walking or other physical activities, it is common for individuals with sesamoiditis to experience pain. However, what may make sesamoiditis difficult for the average person to identify is that there are not usually any noticeable, visual symptoms. That is to say that an individual might experience pain but not be able to point to any visual signs of sesamoiditis on their feet. To diagnose sesamoiditis, a medical professional can perform a bone scan or an MRI to identify the condition. If you are experiencing pain and inflammation in your sesamoid bones, contact a podiatrist who can help you treat the problem.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact one of our podiatrists of Ultimate Foot Care . Our doctors will treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

  • Sudden increase in activity
  • Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
  • Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

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

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Monday, 01 August 2022 00:00

Plantar Warts Can Be Treated!

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!

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