Rochelle Volosov DPM
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October 27, 2016
Ingrown nails are painful and cause discomfort and disruption of daily activities. Many times the pain from and ingrown nail maybe so severe that the weight of a bed sheet won't allow one to sleep!
I get the same question each time I treat an ingrown nail. "How did I get this?"
There are numerous causes for ingrown nails. Tight shoes, pedicures, running, the seam from a sock or stocking, even stubbing your toe can cause and ingrown nail. It is important to try to determine the cause of the your ingrown nail, this will help from developing it again in the future. It is also just as important to get your ingrown toenail treated right away. Waiting can lead to infection which makes treatment duration longer and potential side effects more likely.
Most patients wait to get treatment out of fear. I can also tell you that every patient who waited to get treatment due to fear has also told me they wished they came in sooner because their fear was far worse than the actual treatment!!
Don't wait to get out of pain! Go see your podiatrist ASAP.
October 22, 2016
What you need to know about your Achilles Tendon and the progression of injury.
First, what is a tendon? A tendon is the end of a muscle and attaches the muscle to bone. Tendons notoriously have poor blood supply and therefore are slow to heal and predisposed to injury. The Achilles' tendon has an area called the "watershed" area. This is the area in the Achilles' tendon that is very commonly injured in particular due to its poor blood supply.
When reviewing possible causes of pain I. The Achilles' tendon there are several causes. If pain is insertional, it's like that there is a spur in the tendon and show heat irritates this type of pain. If pain occurs due to overuse spurs are less likely the cause for the Achilles pain.
In either case tendon injuries can be classified by severity. They can range from tendonitis, tendonosis and tendon tears. It's important to treat tendon pain right away because once tendonosis occurs there are permanent changes in the tendon and this predisposes one to future tears.
X-ray, MRI and ultrasound are very useful tools in helping to determine the stage of injury. Once the stage of injury is determined treatment can proceed. Treatment ranges from rest, ice, NSAIDS, oral steroids, stretching, physical therapy, and in some extreme cases surgery.
If you have pain don't wait to get treatment ! Call your podiatrist ASAP!