Posts for: October, 2017
Continuing to put pressure on a sprained ankle, without the care of a specialist like our foot doctor in Totowa NJ, can lead you to a situation that is far worse and will take considerably longer to heal. The correct action to take when you have an ankle sprain is to turn to us at the office of Henry Slomowitz DPM, for diagnosis and treatment.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common problems that can happen in or around your foot. However, what appear to be sprains may not always be. Sprains affect ligaments, while muscle strains in the same area can produce similar discomfort. The same is true of a hairline fracture of the bone,which if not tended to in a timely manner by our foot doctor in Totowa NJ, can result in a full fracture, which will mean a completely different treatment approach, and quite possibly a more protracted recovery. It's a simple matter to consult with our foot doctor in Totowa NJ for a thorough examination and x-rays so that the diagnosis is 100% accurate. If you do have a sprain, and it is mild to moderate, the RICE method will often be the most effective. This stands for rest (staying off it), ice, compression (wrapping it), and elevation (having the ankle raised above head level for a period of time each day; typically two to three hours). Depending on the severity of your situation, you might require the assistance of crutches or a walker to ensure that you do not put pressure on the ankle. Only if there is a significant tear to the ligament would surgery be an option, so the good news is that non-invasive methods will be the correct method for most people.
Pick up the phone and call us when you think you have sprained your ankle. The more quickly you do, the better the odds that you will be back on your feet and free of pain quickly.
Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M.
265 E 33rd St
Paterson, NJ 07504-1520
Podiatrists are often associated with the foot problems of adults. However, the truth is that children often need to see a podiatrist for expert foot care. If your child is having foot problems, you will want to bring him or her to see our well-respected podiatrist at our podiatry practice, Henry Slomowitz DPM. Our foot doctor who specializes in Paterson pediatric podiatry is Dr. Slomowitz.
When you bring your child in to see our Paterson pediatric podiatry doctor, you will be very happy to see that our foot doctor treats children like children, and not like small adults. Children’s foot problems can need different care than the same foot problem when found on adult feet. Additionally, our foot doctor specializes in working with children, and will be able to put your child at ease when he or she needs to come in to see our pediatric podiatrist. Many children initially have problems with pediatric flat feet. It is very common for infants and toddlers to have flat feet, before they walk. The arch only begins to develop when the child begins standing on their toes. The arch will continually develop throughout childhood, and by the time the child reaches adulthood, normal arches should have developed. Flat feet are often associated with pronation - a movement in which the ankle bone leans inward. However, if your child has pain in his or her feet, and they do have flat feet, it is important that you bring your child in to top-notch podiatry practice for evaluation. Our doctor will then be able to determine exactly what treatment is needed to treat your child’s flatfoot condition. Our foot doctor will be able to identify the exact causes of your child’s flatfoot, and provide treatment accordingly.
For an appointment for your child to come in to see our pediatric foot doctor for Paterson pediatric podiatry care, contact us today.