Wednesday, 10 April 2024 00:00

If you're experiencing ankle pain, you may be suffering from an ankle injury. Sprains, fractures, Achilles tendonitis, and Achilles tendon ruptures are just some examples of potential ankle injuries. Don't wait for care for an ankle injury, as it may worsen over time. We can help!

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 00:00

Foot pain is a common complaint that can significantly impact daily life. Several factors can contribute to foot pain, including improper footwear, overuse injuries, structural abnormalities, and medical conditions like arthritis or diabetes. To address foot pain effectively, seeking assistance from a podiatrist is often recommended. Podiatrists can diagnose the underlying cause of foot pain and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Treatment options may include orthotics, medication, or in severe cases, surgery. Prevention is also key in managing foot pain. Wearing supportive footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, practicing proper foot hygiene, and stretching regularly can help to prevent foot problems. If you suffer from foot pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Mark Majeski, DPM from Main Street Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our practitioner will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

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

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Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

Custom-made foot orthotics are personalized shoe inserts designed to support and align the feet properly. They are crafted based on an individual's foot shape, biomechanics, and specific needs. Orthotics can help alleviate various conditions such as bunions, foot pain, and plantar fasciitis. Orthotics improve mobility by providing stability, cushioning, and redistributing pressure on the feet. Users often perceive wearing orthotics positively, experiencing reduced discomfort and improved functionality. Orthotics offer relief by correcting foot abnormalities, reducing strain on muscles and joints, and promoting proper alignment. Many find that orthotics enhance their ability to engage in physical activities with less pain and fatigue. However, it is essential to wear them consistently and break them in gradually to allow the feet to adjust. If you are interested in learning whether custom-made orthotics can benefit you, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation and discussion.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, contact Mark Majeski, DPM from Main Street Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our practitioner can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain-free.

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

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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 00:00

Playing tennis is not only a great way to stay active but also a test of endurance and agility. However, foot muscle cramps can unexpectedly disrupt your game and cause discomfort. These cramps, often attributed to overuse, dehydration, or inadequate stretching, can occur in various foot muscles, including the arches, toes, and calves. The repetitive movements involved in tennis, such as sudden stops, pivots, and quick changes in direction, can strain the foot muscles, leading to cramping. Insufficient hydration and electrolyte imbalances can contribute to muscle cramps during intense physical activity. It is important to stay hydrated, maintain proper nutrition, and incorporate regular stretching and warm-up exercises into your routine while playing Tennis frequently. Wearing supportive footwear and orthotic inserts can also help alleviate strain on the foot muscles. By understanding the factors contributing to foot muscle cramps and implementing preventive measures, you can enjoy a more comfortable and uninterrupted tennis experience while safeguarding your foot health. If you enjoy playing tennis and have developed foot cramps, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Mark Majeski, DPM of Main Street Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our practitioner can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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

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