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Posts for: June, 2017

By Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers
June 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain  

Don’t let foot pain ruin your day. Find out ways to combat it and when to see a professional.foot pain

Foot pain can happen to anyone, and it often shows up when you least expect it. Of course, if your pain doesn’t let up or if it starts affecting your day-to-day activities, you may be wondering what’s going on and when to visit one of our Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Sterling Heights, MI, podiatrists - Dr. Thomas Hosey, Dr. Ryan Murphy or Dr. Kristen Patterson - for care.

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing foot pain, so being able to determine this through online research alone will be nearly impossible. Of course, it’s a good idea to do your research so you know what’s going on and when to get help. Here are just some of the reasons you may be noticing pain:

  • Stress fractures
  • Strain or sprain
  • Bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Blisters
  • Corns/calluses
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

You may be surprised by just how much even the slightest foot pain can affect your activities and leave you having to kick up your feet and rest. Of course, before you run to our Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Sterling Heights foot doctors for care, there are some things you can do on your own to ease foot pain:

  • Ice the area or areas of your feet that are painful or swollen
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications
  • Wear orthotics and properly fitted footwear
  • Splint or wearing compression bandages around the foot

If you have diabetes and are experiencing pain or other foot problems you do not want to try and treat this issue on your own. Let us get to the root of the issue before it turns into something serious. If you notice that pain or swelling gets worse, if you have tingling or numbness in any part of the feet or if you develop a fever, then it’s time to seek immediate medical care.

Also, if your foot pain isn’t responding to at-home care then it might be time to call in the experts at Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers in Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and Mount Clemens, MI. Call our office to schedule your appointment.


By Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers
June 19, 2017
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: Sesamoid Injuries  

Everything You Need to Know About Sesamoid Injuries

 


Think you have a sesamoid injury? Sesamoids are bones embedded in tendons. Sesamoid injuries are often associated with activities requiring increased pressure on the foot, such as tennis, basketball, running, and football. Podiatrists diagnose and treat various foot problems, including sesamoid injuries. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about sesamoid injuries.

Types of Sesamoid Injuries

Sesamoid injuries can involve the bones, tendons, and surrounding tissue in the joint. Sesamoiditis is an injury involving inflammation of the sesamoid bones and tendons. A sesamoid fracture is an acute or chronic fracture in the sesamoid bone. Turf toe is an injury to the soft tissue surrounding the big toe joint. 

Sesamoid Injury Causes

Sesamoid injuries can be caused by landing too hard on the foot after a fall or jump. Cracks in the sesamoid bones can be caused by wear and tear on the foot over time. People with high arches are at risk for developing sesamoid injuries. Frequently wearing high heels can also be a contributing factor. 

Sesamoid Injury Symptoms

The most common symptom of a sesamoid injury is pain when you move your big toe, stand, run, jump, or walk. With a fracture, the pain will be immediate, whereas with sesamoiditis, pain may develop gradually. A sesamoid injury may be painful for weeks to months. Bruising and swelling may or may not be present.

Sesamoid Injury Diagnosis

If you think you have a sesamoid injury, see a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your podiatrist will ask about your symptoms, activities, and medical history and examine your foot. To diagnose your foot problem, your podiatrist may order X-rays and laboratory tests.

Sesamoid Injury Treatment

Inflammation and pain are treated with oral medications or steroid injections. A pad may be placed in your shoe to cushion the sesamoid area. Your foot may be placed in a cast and crutches may be used to take pressure off of your foot. The rehabilitation period following immobilization may include physical therapy, such as therapeutic exercises and ultrasound therapy. Your podiatrist may recommend surgery if your symptoms persist after nonsurgical treatment. 

A sesamoid injury can affect your day-to-day activities and make life frustrating and miserable. Life always offers us another chance to get back on track. It's called today. Get relief today by scheduling an appointment with a podiatrist near you. A podiatrist can provide all the relief you need, with relatively little expense or hassle.


By Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers
June 05, 2017
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Claw Toe   Mallet Toe   Tight Footwear  

Understanding Claw and Mallet Toes

 

Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among the most common toe problems. If you think you have mallet or claw toes, see a podiatrist right away. If you don't treat the problem right away, you are more likely to need surgery. Here's what you need to know about claw and mallet toes.

What Are Mallet and Claw Toes?

Mallet and claw toes are toes that are bent into an abnormal position. They may hurt or look odd, or both. These toe deformities usually occur in the small toes, not the big toes. Claw toe often affects the four small toes at the same time. The toes bend up at the joint where the foot and toes meet. This causes the toes to curl downward. Mallet toes often affect the second toes, but it may occur in the other toes too. Mallet toes bend down at the joint closest to the tip of the toes. 

What Causes These Conditions?

Tight footwear is the most common cause of mallet and claw toes. Wearing tight footwear can cause the muscles of the toes to get out of balance. Less often, these conditions are linked with other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, stroke, or an injury to the ankle or foot. Women are affected more often than men because they are more likely to wear narrow shoes or high heels.

How Are They Diagnosed?

Your podiatrist will take a detailed medical history and ask about your daily activities and footwear. A physical examination comes next, in which the level of deformity and scope of pain will be assessed. Diagnosis of these claw and mallet toes is usually obvious from the physical exam. To further evaluate the joints and bones of your feet and confirm a diagnosis, your podiatrist may order x-rays or other imaging tests.

How Are They Treated?

Buying shoes with more room in the toes, filing down calluses and corns, and padding the toes most often relieve the pain. If you have pain, your doctor may put a splint or pad on the toe. A custom orthotic device may be placed in your shoe to help control the muscle/tendon imbalance and alleviate your pain. This keeps the toe from rubbing on the top of the shoe. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used to ease pain and inflammation. If these steps don’t work, you may need surgery to straighten the toes.

Podiatric medicine a branch of science that is devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions of the ankle, foot, and lower extremity. Podiatrists diagnose and treat various foot problems, including claw and mallet toes. They offer a variety of treatments for claw and mallet toes. If you think you may have claw or mallet toes, a podiatrist in your area can help you achieve real relief.




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