Podiatry

We’re Standing Up for Your Feet…

Treatment of feet and related ailments range from corns and bunions to injury, arthritis and disease. There is a podiatrist available for weekly appointments at our office. We are particularly attentive to diabetics and pre-diabetics who should receive regular foot checkups. Diabetics are particularly susceptible to any type of infection, as well as foot pain and degenerative joint disease. Our services include screening and making referrals to other specialists, and we have shoes on stock made especially for sensitive and painful feet.

 

—Feet carry you and are often overstressed and affected by impact from walking, standing and other movements required in day-to-day activity. Like tires on a car, your feet take a lot of punishment and wear, but they cannot be easily replaced and there is no spare.—

 

Why are feet so important to diabetics?

If you are a diabetic, you are required to have your feet checked four times a year to avert treatment for more serious consequences like having a foot amputated. Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you must be keenly aware of the conditions of your feet. Foot ulcers or sores are an initial symptom in 85 percent of diabetics who eventually undergo amputations of the lower extremities.

“If you’re a diabetic, you’ve got to see our podiatrist,” advises Dr. Alexander Salerno, administrative head of the Salerno Medical Group.

It is imperative to identify any infections with diabetics who naturally have a weaker immune system and are more susceptible to any type of infection.

 

There is a podiatrist in the office every Wednesday from Noon to 5 p.m….

 

Proper shoes are critical for diabetics, because the feet are typically the most vulnerable parts of the body affected by this condition. There are 100 million adults in the country who are diabetics or pre-diabetics.  Among the associated issues is diabetic nerve pain, also known as peripheral neuropathy.

We have shoes in stock and make referrals to help bring relief for diabetics who suffer pain degeneration at the most vulnerable extremities.

 

Other threats to foot health…

The foot is assuredly one of the more intricate parts of the body, with some of its 26 bones seemingly small and fragile. And yet a typical person will walk in the vicinity of 150,000 miles in his or her lifetime, according to the College of Podiatry.

The feet are made of up of 26 bones each, making them one of the most intricate areas of the body. Nevertheless, according to the College of Podiatry, a person will walk an estimated 150,000 miles in his or her lifetime.

Aside from the specter of diabetes, among the greater threats to foot health are improper footwear and aging. Our podiatrist will screen, prescribe and even refer in the whole spectrum of foot problems of the bones, ligaments and tendons, including bunions, flat feet, hammer or claw toes, tendonitis and bone spurs. Degenerative joint disease is increasingly common among older patients with certain lifestyles and work demands. Genetics may be a factor in foot health, but most foot problems are related to lifestyle or how you use and abuse them.

There are various infections that cause pain and discomfort in the feet, limiting mobility, that are not related to diabetes. We can treat these infections as well as what we call “the ugly toenail fungus.”

 

Call us at (973)672-8573 or make an appointment online.