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By contactus@nasrfootandankle.com
December 28, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics   Biomechanics   Footware  

Leading comfort footwear brand ABEAO biomechanical footwear has recently launched a new shearling collection of footwear. The new line features the support of built-in orthotics to fit a certain foot type, ultra-lightweight designs, and advanced biomechanical technology. ABEO footwear president Lee Cox shared, “With the growing popularity of the ABEO brand and the significant benefits of improved biomechanics through advanced footwear designs, we are excited to offer a new collection that will meet consumers specific needs for comfort and style through the winter season.”  

The biomechanics are the moving parts that manage the movement of your feet. If you would like more information, see Dr. Jorge F. Nasr, DPM of Nasr Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor can assess and provide in-depth information as well as measure your personal foot biomechanics.  

A History of Biomechanics

- Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs with the most important information captured.

Advances in materials and more awareness of biomechanics have developed enhanced corrective methods, offering further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding foot biomechanics can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Miami, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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By contactus@nasrfootandankle.com
December 21, 2015
Tags: foot pain   Broken Foot   Foot Sprain  

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers was carted off the field during their game against the Oakland Raiders last month when he felt like his left foot was broken. “I kind of just sat there for a second and I went to get up, got help to get up and I went to take a step and it felt like the middle of my foot was just broke half,” Roethlisberger said. “And that’s when Doc thought that it could be--he was convinced it was the Lisfranc.” Fortunately for Roethlisberger, the injury was revealed to not be a fracture but a mid-foot sprain.    

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment to prevent exacerbation. If you are seeking treatment for a broken foot, visit Dr. Jorge F. Nasr, DPM of Nasr Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Miami, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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By contactus@nasrfootandankle.com
December 14, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions

Excessive sweating is a medical condition that affects multiple people around the world. There are different forms of hyperhidrosis, with primary focal hyperhidrosis being more common and lacking a medical cause, and secondary hyperhidrosis, which can be caused by medical conditions. Effective treatment for hyperhidrosis involves prescription antiperspirant, medications, surgical removal of sweat glands, and iontophoresis, a procedure in which a machine administers electrical currents to affected areas to reduce sweating.  

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact Dr. Jorge F. Nasr, DPM of Nasr Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Miami, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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By contactus@nasrfootandankle.com
December 07, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: shoes   High Heels   Pedicurist  

The feet are some of the most overlooked parts of the body when it comes to overall health and care. To make sure that the feet are not forgotten, be sure to avoid making these six mistakes: consistently wearing heels, ignoring the practices of your pedicurist, consistently wearing shoes without arch support, not moisturizing the feet, wearing shoes made of cheap materials, and wearing shoes with a small and cramped toe box. Ensuring that the feet are cared for and not making these mistakes will optimize your foot health.      

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Jorge F. Nasr, DPM of Nasr Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

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. After all, 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 example.

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.

Also, 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 Miami, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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By contactus@nasrfootandankle.com
November 30, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: foot pain   Heel Spurs   Easy Treatment  

There can be a lot of doubt and uncertainty when it comes to bouncing back from a foot injury or trying to run or exercise with foot pain. The good news is that regardless of the pain you’ve suffered before, there is always hope to regain your strength and get back to a good exercise regimen. According to Stuff.co, some of the biggest problems like heel pain and heel spurs can be easily fixed and trying to run through the pain is definitely not the answer.

Heel spurs are irritating bone growths that sometimes have to be removed with an operation. To get a professional opinion with regards to your bone spurs, visit Dr. Jorge F. Nasr, DPM of Nasr Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will analyze your condition and go over all the available treatment options with you.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs. Pain sometimes intensifies with age. Heel spurs are known to cause a substantial amount of pain. One of the main associations spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often times because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to poke and affect other boners and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain there are several methods for healing. Medicines, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Miami, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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