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Fashion faux pas: Men who are following the trend are giving themselves smelly, fungus-infested feet. Pharmacists say that to prevent odour developing it is important to alternate shoes so the sweat can dry outMany men run a risk of contracting feet fungus, and foul odor when it comes to wearing trendsetting loafers without socks, according to experts. The look, which celebrity figures Ryan Gosling and Jude Law favor is causing a dramatic rise in bad foot odor and cases of athlete’s foot.

Recent surveys which Daily Mail reports show sales of products to remedy these foot ailments have bolstered over ten percent. Pharmacist Omar El-Gohary states that he’s received a steady flow of inquiries regarding customers asking about how to minimize foot odors when wearing shoes without socks. “People should use cotton over nylon, and make sure these are changed daily to avoid a build-up of bacteria,” said El-Gohary.

Anyone is susceptible in attaining Athlete’s foot, but can be easily avoided following the right preventative care and treatment. A podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C. will be able to determine your condition and follow the appropriate treatment options for foot care needs.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a very contagious form of fungus, which can infect persons usually resulting in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet. Treatment is often difficult, because of its contagious and reoccurring nature. Tinea pedis is the fungus which causes athletes foot, and is found to survive in moist humid areas.
Common places found:

-shower floors            
-public changing areas -locker rooms
-public swimming pools
-socks and shoes       
-dormitory style houses                 

What is Tinea Pedi?

Is the same fungus which causes ringworm, and is known to be spread by direct contact of the infected body part. Or infection can spread by touching other objects and body parts which have been exposed to the fungus. Tinea Pedi is mostly found on the feet, because it is the ideal place for it to thrive on.

Treatment & Prevention

Because of its reoccurring nature of tinea fungus and athletes foot, the best way to treat this condition is with prevention. By taking the necessary precautions such as:
-Wear flips-flops or sandals in locker rooms and public showers.
-Use powders t keep your feet dry
-Keep your feet exposed to light and cool air
-Treating athletes foot with special creams/sprays
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Jessie JThe Voice coach and singer Jessie J broke her foot two years ago, but still is enduring the excruciating aftermaths of her injury. The celebrity just visited a physical therapist to pop the bone in her foot back into the right place. Jessie J also underwent the ramifications of reconstructive ankle surgery she had two years ago.

Back in 2011, Jessie J was forced to perform at Glastonbury sitting in a gilded throne, as her left foot was in a surgical boot following that ankle break in early June. The singer went extensive reconstructive surgery, receiving a bone transplant and fusion, then had metal fittings and plate into her foot. Jessie J continued to wear high heels, even after doctors warned her to take it easy. “Come on foot. I believe in you. Pop back in and behave! Ouch!” said Jessie J.  

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Hyman’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When is Foot Surgery Needed?

Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.

However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.

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Footloose and fancy free? Not so much. Kim Kardashian's swollen feet strained against her perspex stilettos yesterday in Beverly HillsStars like Kim Kardashian and Julianne Moore love to wear high heels and stilettos, which places excessive strain and pressure on their feet. This improper footwear is not only uncomfortable even for celebrities, but can provide them with severe problems with their feet down the road.

Kardashian was seen wearing a pair of stilettos, revealing the 32-year-olds swollen ankles. Moore attended the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony as she walked down the red carpet with tight fitting heels revealing her poking pinky toes on the corners of her feet. Celebrities like many people don’t seem to mind leaving their heels, to opt for more comfortable appropriate footwear.

It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C. can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

Proper Foot Care Leads to Better Health

Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.

Better Choices

A Negative Heel

  • This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Going Barefoot

  • Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.

Exercise Your Feet

  • A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet.

Foot Care

Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation.  Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.

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Brett Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)The Oakland Athletics seem to not have good luck on their side. Brett Anderson, Oakland’s well-known pitcher has been hurt and is expected to be out for some games for assessment of his injury. A recent CT scan has revealed that the athlete suffered a stress fracture.

The 25-year-old left handed pitcher is currently on a 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. According to the reports, Anderson continues to feel soreness on his right ankle during pitching and fielding practice. Last season, encountered more trouble when he sat out majority of the season due to being in recovery after a surgery he had.

Dealing with a stress fracture, like Anderson’s can be a painful endeavor. Treatment and recovery can be aided with the help of a podiatrist, like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C. Dr. Hyman can help by examining the stress fracture and determining the best course of treatment.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:
-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

Treating Stress Fractures

- Set a routine regimen for any activities that involve running
- Choose footwear that provides good support
- Take bone-healthy supplements (Vitamin D, Calcium)
- Surgery with supportive pins around the ankle

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