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BunionNational League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi might be unable to hold rallies for constitutional amendments due to the toll her bunion surgery has taken on her. A colleague from the NLD’s information department stated that it will depend on how she is feeling after further check-ups. Although procedure went as planned and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is recovering well, but Kyi currently cannot stand on her own for very long. Unfortunately, a rally in Maubin has already been cancelled, and her family doctor advised her to call off all public appearances for the next month.

Although there are different treatment options for bunions, they may remain as a painful and stubborn condition. If you are suffering from foot pain caused by bunions, it is important to seek the care of a podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can work with you to determine the appropriate treatment options for your bunions.

Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe, connecting to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. This area around the base of the big toes may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are usually genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes, or running and walking can cause stress on the feet. High heeled shoes and putting weight from the body pushes the toes into a position, causing a bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can be identified while doing a blood test.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe shifting toward the smaller toes, this usually indicates a bunion.

Treatment  

Wearing a wider shoe can remove the pressure on the bunion and reduce pain. High heeled shoes should not be worn, as this forces the big toe inward toward smaller toes. Avoiding these types of shoes will eliminate the pain associated with bunions, but if it continues, medication may be prescribed.

Orthotics or special foot soles may help the area by providing relief. But if these types of treatments do not work, surgery is required.

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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Description: 'My left foot started to hurt when I walked,' said Rosemary Smith45-year-old full-time carer from Bankside London Rosemary Smith started feeling shooting pains through her feet, which she thought it had to do with long periods of standing. About eight months later her pain spread to her right foot. Rosemary later learned she had plantar fasciitis.

Rosemary tried switching from high heels, to flatter shoes, painkillers, specialized orthotic insoles, and even steroid injections. But nothing seemed to halt her agonizing foot pain.  Then, Rosemary was referred to shockwave therapy, and she noticed a drastic change after several treatments. “When I got off the bed, my feet felt more comfortable than they had in years,” said Rosemary.

Although shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment for many different types of foot and ankle pain, it is important that you seek the advice of apodiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey.  Dr. Slomowitz will examine your injury and work with you to determine if shockwave therapy is the best treatment option for your foot pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. This technique is used on patients that do not respond well to physiotherapy. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

To learn more about treatment, recovery time, and controversy regarding shockwave therapy read article by following link below.

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

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