Items filtered by date: September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:27

Russell Brand Shops Barefoot

While vintage car shopping in West Hollywood, Russell Brand was spotted walking barefoot.  His feet appeared unclean and it is surmised that he was not allowed to test drive the cars because of his dirty feet.  It is not known why Brand is currently not wearing shoes.

Because Brand has not been protecting his feet regularly by wearing shoes, he is putting himself at serious risk of getting infections or injuries. On top of this, his unclean feet are also causing him overall health problems and walking around barefoot everywhere is not making them any better. Instead of doing this, Brand should be practicing better everyday foot care techniques and seeking the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Howard Hyman from The Podiatry Center. Dr. Hyman can assist you with any foot care issues you might be having as well as provide treatment for any injuries you might experience in your daily routine.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.
Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Milburn NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:26

Steroids Aid in Reduction of Heel Pain

According to a study performed conducted by Elizabeth Ball in the United Kingdom, unguided steroid injections were effective in treating heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis over a twelve week period.  The ultrasound guided method of steroid injection showed comparable levels of decreased pain.

As the study shows, heel pain is a very treatable and manageable form of foot pain that you might be experience. If you are suffering from heel pain, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center. Dr. Hyman will examine the cause of your heel pain and determine the appropriate treatment options for you.

Causes of Heel Pain

• Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

• Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

• Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
- Wearing non-supportive shoes
- Weight change           
- Excessive running


Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.    

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

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