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Tuesday, 18 June 2024 00:00

Foot strengthening exercises are vital for dancers to improve their performance and prevent injuries. Flexing and pointing the feet, done with deliberate control, enhance flexibility and strength in the arches and ankles. Doming, where the arch is lifted without curling the toes, targets the intrinsic foot muscles, promoting better balance and stability. Calf raises, performed slowly, build strength in the calves and Achilles tendons, essential for jumps and relevés. Resistance band exercises, add an extra challenge, improving ankle strength and control. Regular practice of these exercises can lead to stronger, more resilient feet, enabling dancers to execute movements with greater precision and reducing the likelihood of injury. If you have endured a foot injury while dancing, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can treat foot and ankle pain, in addition to guiding you toward effective foot strengthening techniques.

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, Northwest Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, Dearborn Heights, and Madison Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Corns and calluses are common foot conditions that are often confused but have distinct differences. Corns are small, rounded areas of thickened skin that usually develop on bony areas like the top or sides of toes as a result of pressure or friction. Corns often develop from the consistent friction with ill-fitted shoes. Typically, corns have a hard core surrounded by inflamed skin that may cause discomfort or pain when pressure is applied. Calluses, on the other hand, are broader, more diffused areas of thickened skin that typically form on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. Calluses form as the body's way of protecting itself from ongoing rubbing or pressure from everyday activities like walking, working, or any kind of manual labor. Unlike corns, calluses generally do not cause pain but they may affect mobility if they grow too thick. Regular foot care and attention to shoe fit can help maintain healthy feet and prevent the development of these agitating conditions. If you suffer from persistent or painful corns and calluses, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment recommendations. 

Corns can make walking very painful and should be treated immediately. If you have questions 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 are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.

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

  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support

Treating Corns

Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn’t always the case. Consult with your podiatrist 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, Northwest Detroit, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, Dearborn Heights, and Madison Heights, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2024 00:00

Managing excessively sweaty feet, medically termed plantar hyperhidrosis, can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Several factors contribute to this condition, including overactive sweat glands, hormonal changes, stress, and certain medical conditions like hyperthyroidism. Controlling sweaty feet begins with practicing good hygiene, including regular washing and drying of the feet, wearing moisture-wicking socks, and rotating shoes to allow them to air out properly. Additionally, choosing breathable footwear made from natural materials like leather can help reduce moisture buildup. Applying antiperspirant to the soles of the feet can also be effective in minimizing sweat production. In more severe cases, treatments such as iontophoresis, which uses a low electrical current to reduce sweating, or botulinum toxin injections may be recommended by a podiatrist. If you are suffering from this condition, it is suggested that you seek advice from this type of doctor who can offer you treatment techniques that are tailored to your specific needs.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of Bazzi Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

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

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Friday, 31 May 2024 00:00

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!

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