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February 2024


Tuesday, 20 February 2024 00:00

Common Causes of Foot Corns

Foot corns develop in response to the persistent pressure or friction exerted on specific areas of the feet. This pressure often occurs on the toes, the tops of the feet, or between toes, where bones are close to the surface of the skin. Various factors contribute to the formation of foot corns. Age-related changes in foot structure and biomechanics can impact gait and alter the way shoes fit, leading to increased friction and corn development. Wearing ill-fitting socks or shoes, whether too tight or too loose, can cause constant rubbing against the skin. Obesity can further complicate matters by causing abnormal weight distribution and contributing to foot deformities, like flat feet or hammertoes, which increase pressure on certain areas of the feet. Conditions such as osteoarthritis or diabetes also heighten the risk of foot corns. In the case of diabetes, peripheral neuropathy can impair sensation in the feet, making it difficult to detect and address areas of excessive pressure or friction. Consulting a podiatrist for persistent foot corns is suggested, as this medically trained foot doctor can provide personalized treatment and guidance.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Todd Goldberg of Complete Family Foot Care Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:

  • Well-fitting socks
  • Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

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

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Active children often experience heel pain, a common ailment that can stem from various factors related to growth and physical activity. One prevalent condition associated with heel pain in children is Sever's disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis. This condition occurs when the growth plate at the back of the heel becomes inflamed due to repetitive stress and strain, typically during periods of rapid growth. Signs of Sever's disease include heel pain, particularly during physical activities like running or jumping, as well as tenderness and swelling in the affected area. Children may also exhibit a limp or reluctance to participate in sports and activities they once enjoyed. Parents and caregivers need to recognize these signs and seek appropriate medical attention to manage symptoms and prevent further complications. With proper rest, supportive footwear, and guided physical activity, children can recover from Sever's disease and resume their active lifestyles with minimized discomfort. If your active child has heel pain, it is strongly suggested that a podiatrist is contacted who can diagnose and treat Sever’s disease.

Sever's disease often occurs in children and teens. If your child is experiencing foot or ankle pain, see Dr. Todd Goldberg from Complete Family Foot Care Center. Our doctor can treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain I none or both feet. The disease is known to affect children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Sever’s disease occurs when part of the child’s heel known as the growth plate (calcaneal epiphysis) is attached to the Achilles tendon. This area can suffer injury when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth. Therefore, the constant pain which one experiences at the back of the heel will make the child unable to put any weight on the heel. The child is then forced to walk on their toes.

Symptoms

Acute pain – Pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually felt in the heel when the child engages in physical activity such as walking, jumping and or running.

Highly active – Children who are very active are among the most susceptible in experiencing Sever’s disease, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

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

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Friday, 09 February 2024 00:00

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Tuesday, 06 February 2024 00:00

Bursitis as a Cause of Heel Pain

Bursa, an important cushion between your muscles and bone, can sometimes cause heel pain if it becomes inflamed or irritated. This condition, called bursitis, often occurs due to repetitive stress on the ankle from running, jumping, and walking. Bursitis in the heel can make activities like walking or standing for long periods painful. Your heel may also be red and tender to the touch. You may be at an increased risk for this condition if you have a history of inflammatory arthritis or suddenly start intense workout routines. The good news is that with proper care and attention, individuals with heel pain from bursitis can find relief and improve their overall foot health. If you are experiencing persistent heel pain, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can diagnose the source of the pain, and provide personalized treatment.

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact Dr. Todd Goldberg of Complete Family Foot Care Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

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

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