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Wednesday, 03 April 2024 00:00

Suffering from this type of pain? You may have the foot condition known as Morton's neuroma. Morton's neuroma may develop as a result of ill-fitting footwear and existing foot deformities. We can help.

Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

Gout, a form of arthritis, causes sudden bouts of intense pain, swelling, and redness, primarily in joints like the big toe. It occurs due to the accumulation of urate crystals in the joints, resulting from high levels of uric acid in the blood. Understanding the risk factors of gout unveils various elements that contribute to its onset. Lifestyle choices, such as a diet rich in purines found in red meat and certain seafood, significantly elevate the risk. Additionally, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption increase the likelihood of developing gout. Genetic predispositions also play a pivotal role, as individuals with a family history of gout are more susceptible. By addressing modifiable factors like diet and lifestyle, individuals can lower the risk of gout and its debilitating consequences. Early detection and treatment are critical in alleviating symptoms and enhancing quality of life for those affected by this painful condition. If you have gout, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, contact Massimo Pietrantoni, DPM from Rochester Podiatry, LLP. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brighton and Greece of Rochester, NY . 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

Heel spurs, bony protrusions that develop on the underside of the heel bone, can pose significant challenges for individuals affected by this condition. While not always painful, heel spurs have the potential to become debilitating, causing discomfort and limiting mobility. These spurs often result from repetitive strain or stress on the foot, commonly associated with conditions like plantar fasciitis or excessive pronation. As the body attempts to repair itself, calcium deposits accumulate, leading to the formation of a spur. The presence of a heel spur can exacerbate existing foot conditions, causing sharp pain and tenderness, especially during weight-bearing activities such as walking or running. Left untreated, heel spurs may interfere with daily activities and quality of life, impacting overall well-being. Early diagnosis and intervention are vital for managing symptoms and preventing further complications associated with heel spurs. Seeking professional guidance from a podiatrist can help individuals effectively address heel spurs and regain optimal foot health. If you have a heel spur, it is suggested that you are under the care of this type of doctor who can help you manage this condition.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Massimo Pietrantoni, DPM from Rochester Podiatry, LLP. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brighton and Greece of Rochester, NY . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Neuropathy refers to a condition characterized by damage to the nerves, disrupting the normal communication between the brain and other parts of the body. When neuropathy affects the feet, it can lead to a range of symptoms and complications that significantly affect foot health. Neuropathy often manifests as numbness, tingling, burning sensations, or sharp pain in the feet. These symptoms can make it difficult for individuals to sense pain or temperature changes, increasing the risk of injuries and infections. Additionally, neuropathy can cause changes in foot structure and function, leading to conditions such as hammertoes, bunions, and Charcot foot. Additionally, poor blood circulation associated with neuropathy can impair wound healing, increasing the risk of ulcers and complications. It is imperative for individuals with neuropathy to prioritize foot care and regularly inspect their feet for any signs of injury or infection. Seeking timely medical attention from a podiatrist and implementing preventive measures can help manage neuropathy and preserve foot health in the long term. If you have symptoms of neuropathy in your feet, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you with effective management tips.

Neuropathy

Neuropathy can be a potentially serious condition, especially if it is left undiagnosed. If you have any concerns that you may be experiencing nerve loss in your feet, consult with Massimo Pietrantoni, DPM from Rochester Podiatry, LLP. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment for neuropathy.

What Is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that leads to damage to the nerves in the body. Peripheral neuropathy, or neuropathy that affects your peripheral nervous system, usually occurs in the feet. Neuropathy can be triggered by a number of different causes. Such causes include diabetes, infections, cancers, disorders, and toxic substances.

Symptoms of Neuropathy Include:

  • Numbness
  • Sensation loss
  • Prickling and tingling sensations
  • Throbbing, freezing, burning pains
  • Muscle weakness

Those with diabetes are at serious risk due to being unable to feel an ulcer on their feet. Diabetics usually also suffer from poor blood circulation. This can lead to the wound not healing, infections occurring, and the limb may have to be amputated.

Treatment

To treat neuropathy in the foot, podiatrists will first diagnose the cause of the neuropathy. Figuring out the underlying cause of the neuropathy will allow the podiatrist to prescribe the best treatment, whether it be caused by diabetes, toxic substance exposure, infection, etc. If the nerve has not died, then it’s possible that sensation may be able to return to the foot.

Pain medication may be issued for pain. Electrical nerve stimulation can be used to stimulate nerves. If the neuropathy is caused from pressure on the nerves, then surgery may be necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brighton and Greece of Rochester, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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