Posts for: February, 2021

 

The weather outside can be frightfully cold, so make sure to dress warmly from head to toe.

Our feet and toes are the parts of the body that are most likely to suffer from Frostbite. When exposed to extreme cold for a extended amount of time, small blood vessels may constrict, cutting off blood flow and causing damage to tissues.

Make sure you wear waterproof boots that fit well, allowing enough room for thick, warm socks. Keep in mind that wearing warm socks and waterproof boots will make your feet sweat, and may cause athlete's foot. Therefore, always opt for moisture-wicking socks.

Dry, cracked heels are common due to low humidity in our warm homes. Apply rich moisturizing cream daily, rather than a lotion, to your feet and stay hydrated.

Avoid placing cold feet in hot water or near direct heat, as this can result in swelling and inflammation. Instead, slowly warm your feet by changing socks and covering them with a blanket.

If you have any foot or ankle related concerns, contact our office, West Hartford Podiatry Associates, located at 2531 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117. Our number is 860 236-2564.

 


Participating in winter sports is a fun way to stay in shape as the temperatures drop outside. Whether you’re skiing, ice skating, or taking a cold morning run, the doctors at West Hartford Podiatry Associates want to help you reduce your risk of injury and avoid an unscheduled visit to the podiatrist.

Common winter injuries include ankle sprains and ankle fractures. An ankle fracture occurs when the ankle rolls inward or outward and there is a break in the bone. An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments are injured. Here’s what you can do to avoid these injuries:

Warm-up

Warming up is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of a foot or ankle injury while playing a winter sport. Allow your body the proper time to warm-up and prepare for exercise. Rushing into an activity can lead to injuries that can put you on the sidelines for the rest of the season. While it’s important to warm up before you play a sport, don’t forget to cool down too.

Wear the right shoes

Does the shoe fit? Ask this question when thinking about the size of your feet as well as the sport. Different sports require specific styles of shoes to provide maximum support and the best performance experience. Re-evaluate your shoes often and look for signs of wear and tear.

Watch the weather

Layer up when the temperatures dip to avoid frostbite. We also suggest choosing the right shoes for slippery or dangerous weather conditions and keeping your feet dry. Reduce your risk of developing a fungal  infection.

Follow our suggestions to avoid bumps, bruises, sprains, and fractures. We’re here to help you prevent a winter sports injury this season. At West Hartford Podiatry Associates, Harvey Lederman, DPM, Marc Lederman, DPM, and Kurt Rode, DPM treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, foot and ankle fractures, Achilles raptures, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, neuromas, and warts.  We provide the best podiatric solutions to patients of all ages in Hartford County. Contact us for your foot and ankle needs. Our office is at 2531 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117.

 


February 24, 2021
Category: Podiatry
Tags: foot care   podiatry   winter   feet first  

This holiday season show your feet some love. Due to COVID-19 you and your loved ones have probably been on your feet quite a bit. You might have taken up running or have become an avid walker.

To keep you going, the doctors of West Hartford Podiatry, with some suggestions from their fellow podiatrists in New York, Virginia, North Carolina and Canada, have compiled this 2020 Holiday Foot Wish List. Happy giving!

For the Feet in Search of Hole in One

Whether playing nine holes or going for the long haul of an eighteen hole course, slip on a pair of Footjoy Tour X which combine support, stability, comfort, and are also waterproof.

For Hard Training Feet

Athletes and active lifestylers will enjoy kicking back in  a pair of OOFOS recovery shoes after work-out or hike. P.S. Also great for anyone with plantar fasciitis.

 For the Fashionable Feet

Your feet will thank you for using Dr. Jill’s Gel Ball of Foot Cushions when working high, block and kitten heels. (*Available at WHP)

 For the Pedicure Loving Feet

 

Give your toes the salon look with Dr. Remedy Nail Polish. Also check out their Nourishing Anti-Fungal Treatment.

For the Tootsies

Kiddie feet in your family will enjoy the softness and breathability of Smallbirds Wool Runners  by Allbirds.

For the Winter Feet

To keep your feet beach ready, consider using Gormel Cream to prevent dryness and cracks. (*Available at WHP)

For the Smelly Feet

Feet are the body part with most sweat glands, so this holiday season keep them fresh and dry with Bombas Merino Socks.

 

For Your Feet

After you finish your holiday shopping, walk your achy feet over for a visit at West Hartford Podiatry Associates !


Aches and pains aren't unusual after a weekend game of softball or a successful run in the local 5K. Unfortunately, those twinges can sports injuriessometimes be more than just a temporary annoyance. Doctors Harvey D. Lederman, DPM, Marc A. Lederman, DPM, and Kurt W. Rode, DPM, of West Hartford Podiatry treat a variety of sports-related foot and ankle injuries. They share some of the more common sports injuries West Hartford athletes experience.

Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains are the most common type of sports injuries and usually occur when you overuse or overstretch a muscle. Strains happen when the tendons or muscle fibers are injured, while sprains occur because the ligaments, the bands of connective tissues that attach muscles to bones, are stretched or torn. Podiatrists often treat sprains in the big toe joint, midfoot area and ankle.

Toenail injuries

Toenail injuries can be a problem when you participate in a sport. Although these injuries can occur if your shoes are too tight, simply wearing shoes while you exercise may cause the problem, particularly if you play a sport that requires quick movements that push your toes against the ends or tops of your shoes. Toenails can eventually turn black or separate from the toe.

Tendon injuries

Painful tendon injuries occur due to intense exercise, sprains, trauma and muscle imbalances. These injuries may affect your arch, heel, the Achilles tendon, the extensor tendon on the top of your foot or the peroneal tensdon on the side of your foot.

Fractures

Trauma to your foot or ankle can cause painful, debilitating fractures. Although it's often obvious that you have a serious injury after a fracture, stress fractures aren't quite as dramatic but can be just as painful. Stress fractures occur when your overworked muscles can no longer absorb shock and transfer the load to your bones, which results in a small crack. Stress fractures are common in upper inside part of your foot and the ball of your foot.

When should you call your podiatrist?

Ice and rest can be helpful for many sports injuries, but sometimes a prompt visit to your podiatrist can help you avoid further damage to your foot or ankle. Call your podiatrist if you experience:

  • Bruising or bleeding at the site of an injury
  • Extreme swelling
  • Difficulty walking
  • Black toenails that pull away from the toe
  • Persistent or extreme pain

Still suffering from your weekend sporting event? Call Doctors Harvey D. Lederman, DPM, Marc A. Lederman, DPM, and Kurt W. Rode, DPM, of West Hartford Podiatry at (860) 236-2564. The West Hartford foot doctors treat a full range of sports injuries and other foot and ankle conditions.


Distinguished Service Citation: Harvey D. Lederman, D.P.M.

 

APMA Immediate-past President Dr. Caporusso presented Harvey D. Lederman, D.P.M., with the Distinguished Service Citation, the association's highest honor. It is reserved for individuals whose contributions to the profession are long-term, outstanding, and of national significance.

 

Dr. Lederman was nominated by his son, Marc Lederman, D.P.M., and several colleagues. Dr. Harvey Lederman, D.P.M. Has served as Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association persent, a leader of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM), and vice-chair of the APMAPAC board. Dr. Marc Lederman referred to his father as “a true champion of podiatric medicine” and underscored by the many hours his father devoted to the profession during his 50 years in practice. Ross Taubman, D.P.M., president and chief medical officer of the Podiatry Insurance Company of America, agreed that Dr. Harvey Lederman is “truly a trailblazer,” and Hal Ornstein, D.P.M., chair of AAPPM, said, “Our profession has its giant, but few [who] are so passionately committed.”

 

Dr. Lederman expressed his thanks, saying the citation”is something I will treasure the rest of my days.”




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