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May 2021

Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue in the foot which generally occurs between the third and fourth toes. The pain most typically associated with Morton’s neuroma occurs in the ball of the foot and can feel like you have a pebble in your shoe. You may also experience burning, stinging or numbness in the area. In some cases, the cause of Morton’s neuroma is unknown, however, it can typically be attributed to injuries, irritation, stress, or pressure from running or wearing shoes that are too tight. A podiatrist can do a thorough examination and may perform various imaging and range-of-motion tests to rule out other conditions and make a proper diagnosis of Morton’s neuroma. They may suggest icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, or injections to reduce pain and swelling, or even electric currents (radiofrequency ablation) to erode the growth. Custom orthotics may also be created to reduce pressure on the inflamed nerve tissue. If these non-surgical treatments do not provide you with adequate relief, surgery to remove the growth may be an option.

 

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari of VIP Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

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

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Thursday, 20 May 2021 00:00

It's Time for Beautiful Feet

You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails. Step outside without worrying about the appearance of your feet.

Monday, 17 May 2021 00:00

Increasing Ankle Flexibility

Many athletes, particularly swimmers, find that having flexible ankles is important for success in their sport. Ankle flexibility can be increased by stretching the ankles. One stretch that can help improve flexibility is the ankle flex. To do this stretch, sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Place a towel roll under the ankle that you are stretching and wrap a resistance band around the same foot. Holding the band, point your toes away from you. Then pull back on the band and slowly move your foot back toward you. Repeat for three sets of 10 on each leg. For more information about how to improve the flexibility of your ankles and the benefits of foot and ankle stretches, please consult with a podiatrist.

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari from VIP Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Great ways to stretch your feet:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

Individuals who tend to their feet by regular stretching every day should be able to minimize foot pain and prevent new problems from arising.

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

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A blister appears as a bubble that develops on the skin. It is filled with fluid that protects the raw skin, and it is the body’s natural method of repairing skin that has become damaged. It often forms as a result of excess friction, and this can be caused by wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, or from excessive sunburn or frostbite. Additionally, there are certain medical conditions that can lead to the formation of blisters, consisting of psoriasis and eczema. It may be helpful to cover the blister with a protective bandage while completing daily activities. When new skin has formed, the blister will gradually drain, and disappear. If you have blisters on your feet, please consult with a podiatrist who can provide information about how to prevent them from becoming infected.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari of VIP Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

Symptoms

(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

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

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Monday, 03 May 2021 00:00

The Different Types of Ankle Injuries

There are several components that make up each ankle. These include numerous bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. An injury could affect one or all of the parts of the ankle, and this may cause severe pain and discomfort. There are various injuries that can occur which may hinder completing daily activities. These can consist of bruises, deep cuts, fractures, and sprains. Additionally, many patients can experience pain in the back of the calf, and this may be indicative of an Achilles tendon injury. If your ankle is swollen, or you find it difficult to walk and stand, speak to a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and treat your ankle pain.

Ankle pain can have many different causes and the pain may potentially be serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Dr. Nooshin Zolfaghari from VIP Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.

Causes

The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis

Symptoms

Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.

Diagnosis

Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.

Treatment

Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

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

 

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