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According to boxer Timothy Bradley, part of the reason why he had so much difficulty fighting Manny Pacquaio in 2012 was because he had developed painful blisters on his feet. Although he still ended up winning the match, Bradley claims he was hampered by his decision to not wear socks in the ring, something former champion Mike Tyson supposedly used to do.

The two boxers faced each other recently at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bradley’s trainer Freddie Roach is angry about his protégé’s blisters excuse, and issued a profanity-laced statement about how the condition of his feet shouldn’t have affected his performance in the fight.

Blisters are a common condition in athletes. For help caring for blisters on the feet, see podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can treat your foot or ankle condition and injuries.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet are prone to blister formation easily.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

-          Do not lance the blister , which can lead to infection.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) hopes to educate the general public about the importance of regularly maintaining their children’s feet. The campaign, titled ‘First Steps: Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy and Happy’, not only speaks of the importance of maintenance but the role podiatrists play as well.  

"It's important that parents pay close attention to children's feet even before they start to walk, beginning at birth and continuing as they take their first steps, go to school, and participate in sports."said APMA President Frank Spinosa.

Keeping your child’s feet healthyshould be a priority for any parent. If your child needs a good podiatrist to look after his or her feet, look no further than podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can treat your child’s foot and ankle needs, conditions and injuries.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in 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 from birth to school-age.

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 of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should usually be worn

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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At the age of 10, C.J. Kopecki dreamed of playing soccer for his future adolescent years. Unfortunately for Kopecki, he has flat feet. This meant that Kopecki would not be able to run as well as the rest of his teammates. Rather than give up on the prospect of an athletic career, Kopecki instead devoted himself to swimming, and now at 14 he’s a valuable member of the South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO).

Kopecki recently came in third place in the 13-14 Division high-point standings in the Florida Gold Coast 14-Under Junior Olympics. "I decided to try it out,” Kopecki said. “I went to a practice and … got taught all of the strokes and learned to swim. I have loved it ever since then.”

Having flat feetis not always easy. If you or a loved one suffers from flat feet, contact podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can work with you to provide an effective treatment option for your needs.

 

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Symptoms:

·         Pain around the heel or arch area

·         Trouble standing on the tip toe.

·         Swelling around the inside of the ankle.

·         Flat look to one or both feet.

·         Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

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Daniel Curry, an actor starring in the Broadway musical about Spider Man, suffered an almost crippling injury on the set. The New York Times reports that Curry’s foot was snagged in a mechanical stage lift and that surgeons had to displace three fourths of his foot.

In addition to the removal and replacement of a large majority of his foot, three places in both the foot and leg were pulverized requiring pins and plates. The actor is forced to uses crutches and wears a boot for orthopedic reasons.

Curry states that he, at one point, really believed he was going to die. “I was praying through those moments, and just trying to stay as calm as possible.”

As a result of his injuries, Curry has lodged a complaint and is suing the producers of the show; Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, for negligence. The dancer/actor is not sure if he will ever dance again.

Surgery is a last resort; however, if you believe you are in that you need a surgical procedure on your foot or ankle, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can diagnose your problem and provide appropriate care for all your foot needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions

- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues

- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions

- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones

- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Back in 2011 New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis was forced to miss thirty-six games after suffering injuries to his left ankle and calf. These injuries included bone contusions, ligament sprains, and a calf strain.

In 2012, Davis reportedly suffered lung infection Valley Fever. As a result the Mets and Davis decided to utilize the walking boot as a precaution against stress to vulnerable areas in order to hasten the healing process. Even now the Mets are not taking any chances with Davis, ensuring his health remains well.

Athletes are susceptible to sports related foot and ankle injuries. If you are an athlete contending with a foot or ankle injury, visit podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can diagnose and provide treatment options for your injury.  

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 contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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