Do you ever experience soreness in the ball of your foot at the end of the day? Do you feel like you need to take off your shoes and rub them right when you get home from work? If so you should visit your local podiatrist to be evaluated, because you might have metatarsalgia.
Metatarsalgia is generalized inflammation and pain in the ball of your foot. Pain can be felt from the base of your toes to the midfoot. Symptoms can range from tingling and burning to a mild dull achy pain.
There are many reasons that cause metatarsalgia. For instance, if you change your workout routine, if you went from yoga to a running routine, with little to no transition this might cause the pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot. Also with boot season amongst us, it is very easy to get away wearing wedged or heeled boots out on the town for a date or in the office. However, wearing certain higher heeled boots more pressure is placed on the forefoot, producing more strain in the ball of the foot.
Most often or not metatarsalgia is a mild diagnosis and is truly treated with some ice and rest, with discontinuation of the cause; whether is a new work out or new pair of shoes. If discontinuation of the suspected cause isn’t helping relief of the symptoms make sure you follow up with your podiatrist, you might have a different problem.
In order to prevent most metatarsalgia cases you can start new work outs gradually, instead of jumping right into a hardcore workout plan to quickly get back into shape that you once were. We are all looking for a quick fix to look and feel good, but quicker is not always better when looking out for injuries or metatarsalgia. Also be weary of wearing higher heeled shoes and make sure you have enough padding or the correct orthotics to prevent that severe pressure on the forefoot.
If you or someone you know suffers from achiness and soreness in the ball of their foot and doesn’t recall a certain injury you might have metatarsalgia, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment to evaluate and treat your symptoms, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD.
Did you get a chance to see the ESPYS last night? If you don’t know what the ESPYS are then you are missing out. ESPYS stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award; who’s who of sports and Hollywood entertainers comes together to celebrate the best in sports for that year. And last night’s award show was no different than any other Hollywood red carpet event!
Selena Gomez was upon the many entertainers to get the invite to mingle with the cream of the crop athletes. She wore a stunning red dress paired with some sky high black Casadei pumps. She looked amazing but I bet her feet were killing her! I guess mingling with the 6 ‘ plus NBA players, for the 5’5” singer, sky high pumps are the only way to go at these awards!
Also in attendance was Maria Sharapova who wore a black and gold Casadei stiletto! You think being an athlete you would want to avoid all the blisters and the chances of ankle sprains from wearing towering stilettos.
Even Marisa Miller, the ex Victoria Secret Angel wore a daring shear electric blue dress paired with nude peep toe lofty Louboutin pumps! Whether you are a singer/actress, athlete, model all 3 girls need to keep fit for their respective jobs. They don’t have time to deal this excruciating blisters or even a twisted ankle here and there, messing up their exercise routines! They must take advantage of what their handy podiatrist recommend to them to keep them looking and feeling sharp!
If you or someone you know is an athlete who is preparing for a night on the town, but wants to avoid all the setbacks that blisters and other sores from wearing high heels bears, don’t hesitate to come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. Keep up your training and maybe you we see you out there walking the red carpet one day soon.
It’s that time again; award season and of course the best and the worst shoe fashion can be seen parading up and down the red carpet all evening. On award night no matter if the celeb was deemed a musical winner or loser, for the week after the fashion winner and losers will still be up for grabs.
We saw the stunning Christian Louboutin, Giusceppe Zannoti and other high end fashion names donned on the feet of the most famous and successful singers. Extremely gorgeous, but most of the time it means not very comfortable.
Look at Kat Von D for instance, very avant-garde with the inverted red velvet wedged heel (SEE ABOVE). Although our lady podiatrists need to look fashionable too, there are limits! These shoes totally fit the reality TV star’s personality, intimidating and playful at the same time; not to mention painful to watch!
What all these star studded feet are in need of our slim fit custom orthotics. These special made orthotics help offload the added pressure on the forefoot, caused by wearing such high heels. Orthotics are useful in prevention of those ugly corns and calluses. They will also help provide relief from painful ball of foot pain, while fitting in your fashion friendly shoes!
If you or someone you know has experienced this shoe fashion dilemma, form over function, like the stars do, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists and get your custom slim fit orthotic for those fashion friendly shoes. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. Whether you are walking the red carpet or not; we all deserve comfort that slim fit orthotics provide!
Do you ever have sharp, shooting heel pain first thing in the morning or dull achy pain at the end of a very long day? Are you having to adjust your training routine to deal with your extreme foot pain? Well you are in luck; there is no need to be side lined with heel pain, which is referred to as plantar fasciitis, in the podiatryworld.
We now have FAST, Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue! FAST is a quick and easy way to remove any remaining scar tissues caused from bouts of plantar fasciitis and/or achilles tendonitis. It is designed to quickly, safely, and precisely remove damaged tissue to alleviate pain and improve mobility. Overall, helping our patients quickly return to their activities they enjoy with minimal recovery time.
The Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis comes to mind when discussing the FAST procedure! If you didn’t hear last weekend he suffered from a season ending injury, by tearing his achilles tendon. With pro athletes we hope for a quick and easy recover. If you ask me Fred David should stop by our office to get his FAST recovery!
If you suffer from heel or tendon pain or know someone who has, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We will be able access your heel pain and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. We have an array of treatment options to help relieve your pain, as well as a new innovative procedure, FAST, designed to eliminate the source of your pain and aid in the healing process of the damaged tendon.
By Brenna Steinberg
This week we are proud to announce that we have launched a new procedure in our office called, FAST, Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue. This procedure is geared toward anyone with acute and chronic tendon pain. FAST is a quick and easy way to remove any remaining scar tissues caused from tendonitis, especially plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. This procedure is designed to safely remove the damage tissue, while preserving the remaining healthy tissue!
Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon that can cause chronic and severe pain and can limit you from doing everyday tasks. Inflammation can occur in any tendon in your body, but is prevalent is in your lower extremities. Symptoms vary from aches and pains to joint stiffness. More often than not it is accompanied by burning sensations, looking red, hot or swollen. With tendonitis, the pain is at its peak during or immediately after activities, such as sports or heavy lifting. From a podiatrist perspective thousands of patients are affected by tendonitis and FAST can rid many of them of their pain. If pain relief from previous conservative treatment has reached a plateau, the FAST procedure is worth investigating.
If you suffer from tendon pain or know someone who has, come stop by Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD and Urbana, MD. We will be able access your tendon pain and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. We have an array of treatment options to help relieve your pain, as well as a new innovative procedure, FAST, designed to eliminate the source of your pain and aid in the healing process of the damaged tendon.
By Yenisey Yanes