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runningAccording to Luxembourg Institute of Health, certain motion control running shoes help prevent injuries in some runners. In most cases the, motion control shoes assist those that over pronate their feet while running. This means the foot is rolling far too inward, common among those with low arches. The institute suggests that those with normal pronation need not wear motion control running shoes.  

The right running shoe is essentially different for every person. If you have any concerns contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

Over-pronators

Those who run with excessive ankle rolling. Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs. This can cause a series of injuries: of the knees, ankles and Achilles tendons.

Under-pronation

Under-pronation is less common than over-pronation. This usually happens to those who have inflexible feet and high arches. Even though there is less rotational stress on the ankles and knees, it prevents any kind of shock absorptions. Under-pronation needs shoes with increase in cushion and flexibility.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 29 February 2016 08:37

Patriots Receiver recovered from Injury

broken toe3Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, is returning to play in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, following his recovery from a broken left toe. Edelman was in recovery since November, but is seen “cutting and accelerating at practice.” Edelman plans to “go full throttle regardless,” in the game against the Chiefs. He feels “more focused than anxious” about playing again. He says, “I put my heart and soul into everything I do to get ready for the season.”

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe
·         throbbing pain
·         swelling
·         bruising on the skin and toenail
·         the inability to move the toe
·         toe appears crooked or disfigured
·         tingling or numbness in the toe
Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.
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Arthritis5A new program called Enhance Fitness, being launched by the Kokomo Family YMCA who’s partnering with the University of Washington, will employ a certified instructor to help manage arthritis in older individuals. The 16-week program will incorporate different training exercises that will strengthen targeted areas like the feet in your body. The activities should help prevent the progression of arthritic symptoms in a fun, simple way.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, see Dr. Yeon A. Shim ofRoselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your growing feet in addition to other podiatric-related needs.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

·         Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility

·         Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications

·         Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 15 February 2016 19:11

Steve Smith set to Retire

achilles tendon6Although Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens was set to retire after tearing his Achilles tendon during a game against San Diego, he may return to the NFL.  ESPN.com reporter Jim Trotter describes, “This guy is just an insane competitor, and I think as long as his body works appropiately he’s really going to have a hard time next August saying, ‘Oh, wow. Guys are going to camp...he’s got a lot left in the tank.”

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you need your feet checked, see Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your growing feet in addition to other podiatric-related needs.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel bone of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Snapping sensation

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If unable to immediately see your podiatrist, remember to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate until then.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 08 February 2016 12:27

Woman Creates New Diabetic Shoe Brand

runners20Eleanor Leinen was devastated when she learned she had type 2 diabetes. Learning she would have to wear special shoes that were unsightly and extremely expensive did not help the situation. Leinen refused to wear the shoes, which did not help her once the condition worsened causing her to develop her own diabetic shoe brand, Walk Another Way. “That started me on a mission to change the look of orthopedic and diabetic footwear for fashionable and trendy women,” Leinen stated.

Proper foot care is important for biomechanics of the feet, which incorporate the parts that manage the movement of your feet. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 01 February 2016 22:17

The Importance of Shoe Fitting

high heel12Why is shoe fitting important? Professional fitting for shoes can make a critical difference in how your feet perform in physical activity. Getting the right footwear also ensures maximum comfort and stability for your feet. Shoe experts can help assist with an analysis of your gait, the right size of shoes for your feet, and recommend an ideal brand and style for your specific feet. What shoe experts also take into consideration is your “fitness goals, previous footwear experiences,” exercise history, past or current injuries, and any other additional information. Fitted shoes can help with preventing injuries and also facilitate with the healing of current injuries.

Finding a proper fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in proper fitting shoes:

●     Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away

●     Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes

●     Even though they may look fashionable, improper fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have

●     Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, proper fitting shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Arthritis5Rheumatoid Arthritis is a debilitating disease that affects as much as 1.5 million people across the nation. RA is a chronic disease that requires extensive treatment over an elongated period of time. Though there have been drugs on the market since the last 15 years, these drugs can be costly to use. These particular RA drugs helped slow the progression of the disease and reduced the need for surgery. However, there are four new RA drugs that are soon to hit the market and that may be more cost-effective than current drugs. These four new drugs are expected to receive FDA approval and expect to aid in the prevention of RA growth in patients.  

Because RA affects more than just your joints, including the joints in your feet and ankles, it is important to seek early diagnosis from your podiatrist if you feel like the pain in your feet might be caused by RA. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occur, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet

- Stiffness in the feet

- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

- Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition. Rheumatoid Factor tests help to determine if someone is affected by the disease.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 18 January 2016 06:21

Dispelling the Myths About Bunions

bunions7Jordyn Taylor recalls her experience with bunion shame, referring to the condition as “protrusions of bone that make my toes bend inward at weird, sharp angles, and give my feet the rough overall shape of diamonds.” While she has spent most of her life suffering from weird stares and questions, she has also spent much time dispelling bunion myths. From explaining bunion surgery to dispelling gender norms, she explains it all.

Bunion surgery usually occurs after non-surgical methods have proved to be ineffective. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or an enlargement of boney growth, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big toe to become inflamed and painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

·         Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary

·         Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that places stress on feet, such as heels, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development. Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor.

How are Bunions Treated?

·         Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort

·         Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain

·         Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs

·         Orthotics or foot inserts

·         Surgery

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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foot injuryKaleb Tarczewski, senior center for the Arizona Wildcats, has sustained a foot injury and will be out for four to six weeks. The injury is described as a stress reaction and strained muscle. Sophomore Dusan Ristic will be replacing Tarczewski. Tarczewski averages about 57.7 percent shooting and 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds a game per five games. The Arizona Wildcats won the game against Santa Clara of the Wooden Legacy tournament.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries need proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

●     Plantar Fasciitis

●     Plantar Fasciosis

●     Achilles Tendinitis

●     Achilles Tendon Rupture

●     Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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broken foot5Barcelona’s 23-year-old Sergi Roberto had to be sidelined and subbed off following a right ankle injury. He sustained the injury while skirmishing for the ball with William Vainqueur during the Champions League game against Roma. Although the injury is not yet considered serious, Roberto’s status in future games is currently unknown, and will depend on how he responds to upcoming treatments.

Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Yeon A. Shim of Roselle Podiatry Group. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

●     Mild to moderate bruising

●     Limited mobility

●     Swelling

●     Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

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. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Roselle, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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