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December 2022

Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:00

Who Can Develop Corns?

Corns can develop as a way to respond to pressure inflicted on the feet. For example, when pressure is applied to the feet, corns may develop. Corns are similar to calluses in that they are made up of layers of hardened skin. Many different people can develop corns. In fact, just about anyone can be susceptible to experiencing them, with the exception of babies who have not yet begun walking. Certain people can be at an increased risk of developing corns. These individuals include people who wear ill-fitting shoes. This is because ill-fitting shoes can be a source of pressure to the feet, causing friction and ultimately corns. Another group of individuals that are particularly susceptible to corns are those who frequently walk or run. If you find yourself falling into any of these categories, consider consulting a podiatrist today for more information. 

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Bazzi Podiatry. Our doctors 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 doctors to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Detroit, West Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, and Dearborn Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2022 00:00

Exercise May Promote Stronger Feet

Many people have foot pain. The pain can come from specific foot problems and many patients seek effective relief methods. Exercising the feet may help to improve overall strength as well as be beneficial in preventing certain foot conditions. Many foot exercises and stretches can help to eliminate existing pain when performed correctly. It is helpful for stretches to be held for several seconds. Patients may experience pain while exercising and it is helpful to gauge this by rating it between one and ten. The repetitions of any exercise in which the number is over five may have to be temporarily reduced so the body can adapt to it. Exercise is beneficial for the feet as well as the entire body and a podiatrist can guide you toward choosing the foot exercises that are best for you.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Bazzi Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Detroit, West Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, and Dearborn Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2022 00:00

What Caused My Bunion?

A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions develop when the first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and the big toe points inward toward the other toes. This causes the joint to extend out from the foot. A bunion can become painful and interfere with walking and exercising as the joint becomes inflamed. It can be difficult to find shoes that accommodate a bunion, and it is best to avoid any additional pressure on the misaligned joint. Women are more likely to develop bunions because they tend to wear narrow shoes and high heels. Bunions can also be genetic and may result due to abnormal foot structures and shapes. Those with low arches and loose joints or tendons, as well as people who stand on their feet for prolonged periods, are also at increased risk for developing bunions. If you have a painful bunion, it is suggested you see a podiatrist who can provide alternative treatment options to help you live more comfortably.

If you are suffering from bunions, contact one of our podiatrists of Bazzi Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or an enlargement of boney growth, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs due to the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big toe to become inflamed and painful.

Why Do Bunions Form?

Genetics – Susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary

Stress on the feet – Poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that places stress on feet, such as heels, can worsen existing bunions

How Are Bunions Diagnosed?

Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development. Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor.

How Are Bunions Treated?

  • Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort
  • Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs
  • Orthotics or foot inserts
  • Surgery

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Detroit, West Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, and Dearborn Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2022 00:00

Falls in Nursing Care Facilities

As an individual gets older they can become more susceptible to suffering from a detrimental fall. This might be caused by weakened foot muscles or neglect of caring for the feet. While senior citizens may experience falls in their homes or out shopping, seniors can also suffer falls at nursing care facilities too. It is estimated that approximately half of all elderly individuals in a long-term care environment fall each year. This is particularly helpful to be aware of because if you have a loved one in a long-term care facility, you might consider helping them take steps to care for and strengthen their feet so that they do not suffer a similar fate. Contact a podiatrist today for more information about preventing falls among seniors. 

Preventing falls among the elderly is very important. If you are older and have fallen or fear that you are prone to falling, consult with one of our podiatrists from Bazzi Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality advice and care.

Every 11 seconds, an elderly American is being treated in an emergency room for a fall related injury. Falls are the leading cause of head and hip injuries for those 65 and older. Due to decreases in strength, balance, senses, and lack of awareness, elderly persons are very susceptible to falling. Thankfully, there are a number of things older persons can do to prevent falls.

How to Prevent Falls

Some effective methods that older persons can do to prevent falls include:

  • Enrolling in strength and balance exercise program to increase balance and strength
  • Periodically having your sight and hearing checked
  • Discuss any medications you have with a doctor to see if it increases the risk of falling
  • Clearing the house of falling hazards and installing devices like grab bars and railings
  • Utilizing a walker or cane
  • Wearing shoes that provide good support and cushioning
  • Talking to family members about falling and increasing awareness

Falling can be a traumatic and embarrassing experience for elderly persons; this can make them less willing to leave the house, and less willing to talk to someone about their fears of falling. Doing such things, however, will increase the likelihood of tripping or losing one’s balance. Knowing the causes of falling and how to prevent them is the best way to mitigate the risk of serious injury.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Detroit, West Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, and Dearborn Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Sunday, 04 December 2022 00:00

Reminder: When Was the Last Time...?

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

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