January 30, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Pain   Gout  

Description: is a condition where small crystals of uric acid begin to form in the joints and cause inflammation and pain.  Once known as the “Rich Man’s Disease” as it affected monarchs including King Henry VIII and Christopher Columbus, gout is now affecting more everyday people, like 82-year-old Glen Bonin. It is a type of arthritis and typically affects the big toe. Experts on this blame excessive eating and drinking for the increase in those prone to obesity.

Your feet are an important part of your body, and if you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey.  Dr. Slomowitz can diagnose your injury as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, additional weight can result in pain and swelling and contribute to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even a few extra pounds could create serious complications.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on the health of your feet.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis.


Footwear – Specialty footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is an option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics – These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches and keep feet properly aligned.

Exercise – Exercise will help alleviate the pain and give your feet the strength they need to support your body.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.

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“Dr Slomowitz diagnosed an issue with my son's ankle alignment, even after his pediatrician told us it was nothing to worry about. Always trust your guts parents! He explained everything to us in easy to understand terms and made our toddler feel comfortable. Highly recommend.”
- M.B.

“I took my daughter to see Dr. Slomowitz for a plantar wart. He was very gentle and relaxed, which put my daughter at ease. He also has started treatment with the least invasive option, which as a mother I appreciated!”
- C.K.

“Today my son had his first appointment with Dr. Slomowitz and it went well and smooth felt confident...been to other doctors for my son's condition and no result like the one we got today I thank his pediatrician that referred us to him awesome doc!!!!!”
- L.A.

The doctor is very nice and professional. He knows how to talk to children in a good way. He is also very humorous and very intelligent. I would definitely recommend going there if you have a foot problem. Good luck and thank you for treating my daughter so well Dr.Slomowitz.
- K.M.

Paterson Location:

Hackensack, NJ Podiatrist
Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M.
265 E 33rd St
Paterson, NJ 07504

(973) 684-1011
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Paramus Location:

Ridgewood, NJ Podiatrist
Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M.
299 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 599-9255
(201) 599-1422 fax
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