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Hyperhidrosis of the FeetJohn Hopkins Hospital doctors claim they can effectively treat hyperhidrosis with a new surgical procedure called, ‘Thoracic Sympathectomy.’

Hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating, usually occurs in the hands, feet, and armpits. Past treatments for the disorder were limited to local injections of Botox that temporarily fixed the problem.

The team at Hopkins’ Center for Sweat Disorders believes the cure for hyperhidrosis lies in cutting the sympathetico nerves in the arms of patients’. This treatment is immediately effective and has a short recovery time.

Hyperhidrosis can be both physically and emotionally disheartening. If you struggle with excessive foot sweating, come and see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz, DPM. Dr. Slomowitz can treat your hyperhidrosis and other 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.

Botox is a common option only because these injections minimize the sweat glands. A final 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 in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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stretching your feetRunning is a common pastime for many people.According to the Bangkok Post, many people wind up suffering injuries while running because they don’t stretch or warm-up properly. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Pornthep Mamanee of the Bangkok Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine, says that, “…running is a good form to stay healthy and fit and causes fewer injuries than contact sports.”

However, even with the reduced risk of injury running is not foolproof. According to the Bangkok Post, runners who perform inadequate stretches or warm-ups are more likely to incur an inflamed Achilles tendon. Dr. Mamanee suggests changing shoes for every 500 km ran and of course performing proper warm ups.

Although no one can completely prevent injuries, it is possible to reduce the likelihood through stretching. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz. Dr. Slomowitzcan treat your foot and ankle needs.

Stretching Your Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Good ways to stretch your feet are:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

If you have any questions, contact our office located in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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March 11, 2014
Category: Foot Care

fracturesDuring a regular floor routine, junior and gymnast Ally Riedel suffered a Lisfranc fracture in which her metatarsal bones were displaced from the tarsus. The tumbling pass, finishing with a double backflip in pike position was a normal move that she’d completed hundreds of times; however, this particular time the unexpected mishap came mid-flip. She found that her body counter-rotated with her momentum and twisted, not landing normally in a two-footed position.

Her coach from Cary Gymnastics helped her off the mat at the Fremd Gymnastics Sectional and a trainer examined and iced her foot. Yet, Riedel still made it to states. She had this to say, “I was so thrilled. Coming back from this injury, I wasn’t really expecting to make it to state.”

Getting back into a sport after a recent injury can be daunting—unless you have someone guiding you on the safest, healthiest path. It is recommended you speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can offer expert advice and help you recover from your sports injury.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to suit your needs.

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March 05, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac, previous president of France, is currently in the hospital because of gout in his leg. Chirac was experiencing pain intense enough to require professional attention, but a source close to his family says there is little cause for concern. “It’s not serious at all,” the source said. “His leg has been hurting for two days, which is apparently related to an episode of gout that has caused him a lot of pain.”

His gout and other health concerns, such as the kidney operation he had in December, have caused the 81-year-old Chirac to retreat from the public attention. The retired president is being examined at the American Hospital in Neuilly.

Gout typically occurs in older individuals who eat too many foods that contain uric acid. It’s a painful and uncomfortable disease that often requires professional medical treatment. If you’re looking for this kind of treatment, consult with podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will help you identify the habits that caused you to get this disease and suggest adequate care options.

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off for them to fully recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever. 

Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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