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New York Jets athlete Dee Milliner has recently sustained a high ankle sprain. While details of the diagnosis have not yet been revealed, the swelling’s severity indicates that the sprain may be a Grade 2. The cornerback may therefore potentially be out for four to six weeks.

Due to his condition, Milliner will unfortunately have to miss the first game of the team’s regular season. The Jets are likely to call on Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster as cornerbacks for the time being. Rex Ryan, the Jets coach, stated, “We feel confident that it’s healing nicely,” when describing the condition of Milliner’s ankle.

Sometimes the proper healing of an ankle sprain will require the assistance of a professional. If you are suffering from a sprained ankle, see Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things is to avoid further stress to the affected area.

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast, which will allow you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. 

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 care needs.

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The Chinese custom of breaking the bones of young girls’ feet to structurally restrict size and growth began in the 10th century, but wasn’t banned until 1911 and in some rural areas continued as late as 1939.  Photographer Jo Farrell has been working on a project funded by Kickstarter to document the last living women subjected to foot binding, all currently in their 80s and 90s.

The process typically began between the ages of 4 and 9, while girls’ arches were still forming and therefore more pliable.  The feet were soaked in mixtures of animal blood and herbs.  Then the toes were broken into the soles and the arches were cracked so that the front of the foot could be folded under.  Thick bandages held feet in the desired shape until the bones healed in place.

While feet no longer receive the negative attention of manual reshaping, they also often lack the positive attention needed to maintain health. For information about every day foot care practices to keep your feet at their best, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitzwill care for all of your podiatric concerns.

Every Day Foot Care

People tend to take better care of their bodies, face, and hair than their feet.  However, the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies and must be given proper care.  It is important to check your feet regularly for cuts, bruises or other irregularities that signify a bigger problem.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas.  Wearing shoes that fit can also help sustain good foot health, and make it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip-flops.

Wearing clean socks within closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe.  This will help prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

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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 care needs.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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March 07, 2013

Many embody the belief that it is best to push through pain during sports, such as running, when in fact pain is a cause for concern and not something to be ignored.  According to Annie Padrid, a Chicago fitness professional, pain is a sign that you should take a break from training.  Stress fractures are an example of an injury that could become worse if you run through the pain.  Any discomfort in the lower extremities could be an indication of a stress fracture.  “The more you keep running, the more likely it will become a full fracture.  We as bone surgeons don’t believe in ‘push through the pain,’” saidDr. Norman Verhoog, an orthopedic surgeon.  

 When overuse occurs in the bone, it can lead to stress fracturesor in the case of a tendon, tendinitis. If you think you may have sustained an injury such as a stress fracture you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey can diagnose any foot injuries you may have and provide you with treatment options that work for you.

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?

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

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


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.

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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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It happens all the time with children. They are playing a sport or just running around with their friends. An ankle twists and the child goes down in pain. The ankle may swell, become black and blue. The common symptom is pain mostly on the outside part of the ankle. An x-ray is taken and there is no fracture seen, and your child is diagnosed with an ankle sprain. Or is it? Growing children have a growth plate in the outside part of the ankle. Sometimes this plate shifts ever so slightly and causes significant pain. This pain is from a fracture not from a sprain ! Make sure when your child is diagnosed with a sprain, that is not a growth plate fracture called a Salter Harris fracture.


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