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October 2022

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 00:00

Children’s Foot Odor

Children’s feet perspire more when compared to adult feet. When moisture is present, bacteria are encouraged. Skin oils and dead skin cells also attract bacteria. The bacteria produce organic acid wastes and sulfur compounds that smell like rotten eggs. Overactive sweat glands can also trigger foot sweating. Sometimes, infection, chronic disease, or hormonal imbalances can also lead to this affliction. Taking care of excessive foot perspiration in childhood will help prevent the problem in adulthood. Wearing shoes made of breathable material provides air circulation and discourages bacteria growth. Rotating shoes so the child does not wear the same pair every day will also help allow shoes to dry out between wearing. Clean socks should be worn every day and changed after sports participation to reduce odor. Keeping such odor under control also requires washing the feet daily and making sure they are thoroughly dried. If your child suffers from persistent foot odor, take them to a podiatrist to have the problem evaluated and determine whether it is part of normal development, or if special treatment is required.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Janet Leicht of New Jersey. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Berkeley Heights, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2022 00:00

Gout Pain Can Be Managed

Gout is a painful, inflammatory form of arthritis. Those affected will typically feel an intense stiffness in the joints of their feet, particularly in the big toe. Schedule a visit to learn about how gout can be managed and treated.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 00:00

Wearing Flip-Flops Can Be Harmful

Flip-flops can be stylish, breathable, and easy to slip on, but this flimsy footwear can be harmful to the feet. Just wearing flip-flops on city streets can cause grime to coat the feet. If you develop even a small cut on your foot, bacteria can enter and cause an infection. Such an infection can enter your bloodstream and if left untreated, cause dire consequences. The feet and toes also work extra hard to keep flip-flops securely on. It is best to keep flip-flop wearing to a minimum. Sandals with a back strap are good for trips to the beach, swimming pools, and gym areas. Well-fitting closed-toed shoes are best for foot protection. If you develop problems from wearing flip-flops or want further suggestions for the best footwear for your feet, see a podiatrist who is trained in everything related to the feet and ankles.  

Flip-flops can cause a lot of problems for your feet. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Janet Leicht from New Jersey. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Flip-Flops and Feet

Flip-flops have managed to become a summer essential for a lot of people. While the shoes may be stylish and easy to slip on and off, they can be dangerous to those who wear them too often. These shoes might protect you from fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, but they can also give you foot pain and sprained ankles if you trip while wearing them.

When Are They Okay to Wear?

Flip-flops should only be worn for very short periods of time. They can help protect your feet in places that are crawling with fungi, such as gym locker rooms. Athlete’s foot and plantar warts are two common fungi that flip-flops may help protect your feet against.

Why Are They Bad for My Feet?

These shoes do not offer any arch support, so they are not ideal for everyday use. They also do not provide shock absorption or heel cushioning which can be problematic for your feet. Additionally, you may suffer from glass cuts, puncture wounds, and stubbed toes since they offer little protection for your feet.

More Reasons Why They Are Bad for Your Feet

  • They Slow You Down
  • May Cause Blisters and Calluses
  • Expose Your Feet to Bacteria

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Berkeley Heights, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2022 00:00

What Are Common Types of Foot Pain?

The feet are complex structures and foot pain may occur for various reasons. One common source of foot pain is known as foot tendonitis. It can happen as a result of an irritated or inflamed tendon and may gradually or suddenly appear. Many people who enjoy running may experience this type of foot pain and it can also occur in patients who stand for most of the day. Existing medical conditions can contribute to this type of tendonitis as well, including flat feet or high arches. Achilles tendonitis is another form of foot pain and symptoms can include stiffness and swelling at the bottom of the heel. The pain may be worse upon arising in the morning or after long periods of rest. This type of injury can occur from increasing speed and mileage too quickly while running and may be more common among those who run infrequently. There are several different types of foot pain and if you are experiencing discomfort, it is strongly urged that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can expertly diagnose and treat it.


 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Janet Leicht from New Jersey. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Berkeley Heights, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 04 October 2022 00:00

Simple Methods For Healthy Feet

Many people throughout the world take their feet for granted. The feet are complex structures and carry the weight of the body. Foot pain can happen when the feet are neglected, and this can make completing daily activities difficult to accomplish. When the feet feel good, a patient's overall attitude may be improved. There are simple methods that can be implemented that the feet can benefit from. These consist of washing the drying the feet daily, followed by using a good moisturizer, which may be helpful in preventing cracked heels. It is imperative that shoes are comfortable and fit correctly, which may be beneficial in helping to avoid unwanted foot conditions. It is suggested that high heels be worn infrequently, and the toenails are trimmed properly. Many people check the bottoms of their feet for existing cuts, bruises, or scrapes, and this is especially important for diabetic patients to do. If you would like more information about the importance of practicing everyday foot care, please confer with a podiatrist who can offer effective tips to maintain the health of the feet.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Janet Leicht from New Jersey. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. 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 well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making 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 with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Berkeley Heights, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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