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Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

The feet have the function of bearing the weight of the body, and aches and pains in the feet may be reduced when an optimum weight is maintained. If weight gradually increases, there may be foot conditions that can appear, which may include inflammation of the tendons, the painful ailment that is known as plantar fasciitis, or certain types of arthritis. Additionally, the style of walking may be compromised as the body compensates for the extra weight, and this may lead to the onset of severe conditions. People who are overweight may benefit by checking their blood sugar daily, and this may help to become aware of possible diabetic conditions which may typically affect the feet. Research has shown that good fitting shoes and socks be worn for the majority of the day, and this may aid in avoiding any cuts that may develop on the feet. If you are having foot pain and have difficulty in managing your weight, please consult with a podiatrist who can offer correct treatment options.

Obesity has become very problematic at this point in time and can have extremely negative effects on the feet. If you’re an obese individual and are concerned about your feet, contact Dr. Rouder from S.I. Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain, even while doing the simplest tasks, such as walking.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores, and bruises. You could also become more prone to various infections.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of tissue that forms along the bottom of the foot. 

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

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 00:00

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Monday, 04 February 2019 00:00

Corns are generally a common ailment where many people seek the advice of a podiatrist. Pressure is typically the cause of most corns, and this may be a result of pressure the toe endures. If shoes or socks are worn that are too tight, the toes may rub against the material, and a corn may develop. Some patients have hammertoes, in which the toes are bent downward, and a corn may form on top of the toe in the area where the bend occurs. There are preventive measures that can be implemented which may be successful in preventing corns. These may include wearing shoes that have adequate room for the toes to move about, and using foam pads which may protect the skin between the toes. If you are experiencing pain that may be caused by a corn, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can properly guide you in maintaining and preventing corns.

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Rouder of S.I. Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

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

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Monday, 28 January 2019 00:00

The feet support the entire body; therefore, foot health has a large impact on one’s overall health. The foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Consequently, there are a lot of areas in the feet and ankles where something can go wrong. Ingrown nails, corns, calluses, bunions, and other ailments are also possibilities on the outside of the foot. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that can be taken to avoid any complications in the feet or ankles. Podiatrists are experts in this area and offer support for both feet and ankles. They can provide guidance on how to prevent difficulties and give treatment for any ailment that has already progressed. If you feel that you are having any problems with your feet or ankles, then is it highly recommended that you consult with a podiatrist to figure out what the issue is.

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Dr. Rouder from S.I. Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What is a Podiatrist?

Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.

Podiatric Treatment

A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Drugs
  • Orthotic inserts or soles
  • Surgery on lower extremity fractures

A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.

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

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