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Posts for: June, 2014

When summer arrives, it’s common to see people walking around in flip-flops and other open-toed sandals. But the problem with this style of footwear is that overuse can lead to a variety of foot disorders, namely hammertoes, tendonitis, and heel pain.

Fortunately, there are still ways to wear flip-flops without having to deal with painful podiatric injuries. Some companies make sandals that provide the same level of comfort as flip-flops but have much better arch support. However, most of the foot and ankle complications this type of shoe can cause can be avoided by wearing them in moderation.

"There's only 26 little bones in the feet compared to the rest of the body so if you start throwing your foot off from a biomechanical standpoint, the next thing it goes is to the knees, the next place is the hip, next place is the back so it's important that you start with your feet,” said Dr. Valerie Tallerico, a physician practicing in the Siouxland area. “Have the best shoe support that you can.”

Hammertoes are extremely debilitating and embarrassing. If you are struggling to deal with a hammertoe, speak to podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can determine what kind of treatment you need and help you get started on the road to recovery.

Hammertoe

Hammertoe is little-known a painful condition that affects the second, third and fourth toes involving different joints of the toe and foot. Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident. If you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and healthy life.

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

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Foot odor is an unpleasant problem common in children of all ages. If your children have smelly feet, the first thing you should do is try to keep them cleaner. Washing them in antibacterial soap will kill many of the germs that cause foot odor. Making sure that your kids’ wear clean socks every day also goes a long way toward improving foot hygiene.

Some children’s foot odor is caused by sweating too much. This often occurs when the shoes are too small or made out of material that isn’t breathable. If possible, it also helps to try to have kids switch between different pairs every day.

Maintaining good hygiene is an essential part of keeping kids’ feet healthy. If you need help caring for your children’s feet, call Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can explain the reasons why kids need special foot care and answer any questions you might have.

How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

Throughout childhood, it is very crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.

Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:

  • Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and allow less circulation
  • Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them

When your baby begins to learn how to walk, do not panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work.

When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:

  • Practice proper hygiene with them
  • Be observant of any injuries that might occur
  • If an injury does occur, get it checked out by a doctor immediately

For more information about Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy, follow the link below.

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

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Maple Valley resident Bob Satko is preparing to run 250 miles to raise money for his grandson, Blake Robison, and the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. Last year Blake was diagnosed with Fancomi Anemia, an uncommon blood disease that can turn into bone marrow and certain cancers. Satko is planning this 250 mile feat for the Pigtails Challenge, which he had run in 2012.

Satko had finished Pigtails, actually a 200 mile run, by making a visit to the hospital; he had acquired blisters and run the skin off his feet. “This year I will be much more careful,” he said. For this year’s Pigtails Challenge, Satko will run another 50 miles beyond the finish line in support of Blake.

Blisters on the feet can form after strenuous exercise. If need treatment for your blisters, see podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will attend to any of your foot and ankle needs.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet are prone to blister formation easily.

For more information regarding the prevention and treatment of blisters on the feet, follow the link below.

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

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Stylist Morgan Rush gives readers of Missouri’s Josephine magazine tips for showcasing feet at their best during the upcoming summer months.  She admits that her own feet are “callused and a little ugly” after being suffocated in boots all winter, and provides her own tricks for achieving sandal-ready toes.

Rush says that pedicures throughout the year keep skin from drying out and prevent calluses.  If calluses develop anyway, it is best to file them lightly after showers when the skin is softest.  Rush warns against porous pumice stones that trap and contain dirt, as well as trendy pedicure products that may not live up to their bold claims or glitzy advertised hype.

Constant foot care is important to maintain beautiful, healthy feet.  For questions about what routine practices are right for you, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will take care of all your foot and ankle needs.

Everyday 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 offices located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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