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Jennifer Lawrence fell over AGAIN at the X-Men premiere. Someone get that girl a pair of stabilisers, prontoHigh Heels Cause another Jennifer Lawrence Fall at X-Men Premiere

Hunger Gamesstar Jennifer Lawrence almost took a tumble at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in New York. The actress has been frequently tripping herself on and around red carpets, falling in a similar fashion at the Oscars two years in a row. Fault seems to lie in Lawrence’s high heels, which she slipped in while walking up some stairs for a photo call at the X-Men premiere. Just before falling to the floor, however, a nearby assistant took hold of the actress’s wrist and helped prevent another tumble.

Lawrence appears to be making tripping at star-studded events a regular occurrence, all the while still appearing graceful.

High heels are known to be the source of foot pains due to their tall heights. If you are suffering from foot pain due to high heels or any other podiatric causes, see Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can assist you with any of your foot and ankle needs.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work. 

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 meet your needs.

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sports injuriesThe Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Joe Saunders on a medical rehabilitation assignment in light of his recent foot injury, and may offer him a position as a reliever once he gets off the disabled list. Saunders has spent his entire career as a starter, but he may have to make the transition if he wants to keep playing for the Rangers.

"The spot right now we have is in the bullpen," said Jon Daniels, the Rangers’ GM. "He sees himself as a starter but that's the spot we have open."

Rehabilitation can often effectively supplement the healing process for sports players who have foot or ankle injuries. If you are an athlete recovering from damage to the ankles or feet, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can evaluate your condition and determine if rehabilitation would be right for you.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Recovery is vitally important to injured athletes, for if they cannot recover, they cannot play the sports they love. Podiatrists and physical therapists are essential in the consultation process as well as in developing the best plan of action to return the athlete to the field. However, having a reliable, professional, and dedicated process of rehabilitation is just as serious as the injury itself; a component that cannot be overlooked in the healing process.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

Athletes in particular come by with this question all the time---or may not know enough to ask the right questions. A sports therapist is very much athletically-focused, the goal being to return the athlete to the game as quickly as possible. Proper healing is emphasized because if an athlete returns to their game before the injury is healed, they could aggravate or worsen their condition.

Physical Therapy is the Key

Every athlete understands the inherent risk in stepping on to the field of their chosen game. When an injury is incurred, physical therapy attempts to return athlete’s to their original level of health—even if it might not be possible. The key is hope. This is the true importance of seeking out rehabilitation as quickly as is humanly possible.  

For more information about Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes, follow the link below.

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

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theresa georgeTheresa George, a licensed massage therapist, recommends combining pedicures, foot massages, and visits with the podiatrist to keep one’s feet healthy. She claims that these steps are especially important for the elderly, who often develop calluses on their feet and have trouble keeping their toenails trimmed. 

"Many seniors can't see their feet as well as they used to and pedicures give us the chance to look for problems like broken toes, cracked, bleeding skin, thickening of toenails, ingrown toenails and nail fungus," said Julie Defelice, district manager at Salon PS. "If we catch a fungus quickly it can be treated." George also believes that foot massages can help seniors relax and feel better about themselves in general.

As people age, their feet become more delicate and eventually require special care. If you are an older individual seeking help with foot care, talk to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will examine your feet and suggest steps you can take to help you keep your lower extremities as healthy as possible.

The Elderly and their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away.  Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly. There are many complications that can lead to serious issues, if the problem is not taken care of right away.

Common Conditions 

Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating medical conditions.

Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.

Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:

Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
Shoes that don’t fit properly
Pressure sores
Loss of circulation in legs & feet
Edema & swelling of feet and ankles
Injuries left unnoticed
Insect or pet bites can also become inflamed and infected
Stepping on sharp objects, without notice can increase pain

For more information about the Elderly and their Feet, follow the link below.

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

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foot and ankle surgeryArizona Diamondbacks’ left fielder Mark Trumbo suffered a stress fracture last week in a game against the Chicago Cubs, and is expected to be out for six weeks.

"I felt kind of a cramp," said Trumbo.  "I played defense and came back in and said it didn't really feel too good. Later that night, I felt pretty bad and I realized running was going to be pretty difficult. It's a stress-related thing. It could have been a ticking time bomb. There could have been a lot of inflammation around that area and it gave way finally."  

Stress fractures are extremely painful injuries. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the feet or ankles, see a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide the care that you need.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

For more information about Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below.

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

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