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Friday, 12 April 2024 00:00

Have your child's feet been examined lately? Healthy feet are happy feet. If your child is complaining of foot pain, it may be a sign of underlying problems.

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 00:00

Plantar hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating of the feet, poses challenges for those affected, often leading to discomfort and embarrassment. Several factors contribute to this condition, including overactive sweat glands triggered by the sympathetic nervous system. Genetics play a significant role, as individuals with a family history of hyperhidrosis are more prone to developing the condition. Hormonal changes, such as those occurring during puberty or menopause, can also exacerbate sweating. Additionally, medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, and infections may contribute to plantar hyperhidrosis. Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, or nervousness can further amplify sweating episodes. Furthermore, wearing tight or poorly ventilated footwear, particularly in warm climates, can worsen symptoms. If you are affected by plantar hyperhidrosis, it is strongly suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide you with effective relief methods.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact Dr. Scott Shrem of Garden State Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

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

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Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

Baseball, a sport known for its agility and athleticism, can exert significant strain on the feet and ankles of players. The repetitive motions involved in running, pivoting, and sliding can lead to various foot and ankle injuries. Ankle sprains are a common occurrence, resulting from sudden twists or turns during gameplay. Additionally, the forceful impact of running and jumping can cause stress fractures in the feet, particularly in the metatarsal bones. Baseball players are also susceptible to conditions like plantar fasciitis due to the repetitive stress placed on the arches while running and batting. Furthermore, cleats worn during gameplay can contribute to foot discomfort and blisters, especially if not properly fitted or worn for extended periods. To manage these risks, it is helpful for players to prioritize proper warm-up routines, wear supportive footwear, and seek prompt medical attention for any signs of injury to ensure optimal foot and ankle health throughout their baseball careers. If you have endured a foot or ankle injury while playing baseball, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can properly treat an array of foot conditions.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Dr. Scott Shrem from Garden State Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe

Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.

Treatment

Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

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

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 00:00

Ankle pain, a prevalent complaint among individuals of all ages and activity levels, manifests through various symptoms that can impede mobility and diminish quality of life. Among the most common indicators of ankle discomfort are localized tenderness, swelling, and stiffness around the affected joint. Individuals may experience difficulty bearing weight on the affected ankle, leading to instability and a sensation of weakness. Pain during movement, particularly when walking, running, or climbing stairs, is another prevalent symptom that often prompts individuals to seek medical attention. In some cases, ankle pain may radiate to adjacent areas such as the foot or lower leg, increasing discomfort and limiting functionality. Additionally, bruising and redness may accompany ankle pain, indicating potential injury or inflammation. Recognizing these symptoms early and addressing them promptly through appropriate interventions, such as rest, compression, and elevation can help alleviate discomfort and prevent further complications. If you have ankle pain, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can determine what the cause is, and offer you treatment and relief options.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Dr. Scott Shrem  from Garden State Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.

Causes

The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis

Symptoms

Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.

Diagnosis

Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.

Treatment

Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

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

 

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