Are Your Feet a Hot Mess? Tips to Prepare for a Foot Pain Free Summer

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

May 6, 2016 11:51:31 AM

feet_tangled_in_yarnMost foot pain is internal and doesn’t have quite the same quick fixes as corns, calluses, and other cosmetic issues, but thankfully we have remedies for almost any foot issue you can think of. If you’re experiencing any of the issues below and they’re causing you chronic foot pain, you need to get in contact with a podiatrist.

The Issues Inside the Foot

Plantar fasciitis – One common cause of foot pain we diagnose is plantar fasciitis. This happens to be the inflammation of your plantar fascia ligament, the band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. The tissue becomes inflamed when the plantar fascia ligament is weak or swollen, caused by spending too much time on your feet or straining the ligament that supports your arch.

Overpronation – Do you ever experience your foot rolling inward as you are walking or running? This is called pronation and although this is a natural function of your foot, when your ankle excessively rolls inward and your foot turns outward it’s called overpronation or hyperpronation. This is caused by the anklebone slipping off of the heel bone, leading to misaligned feet.

Hammertoe – If you’ve ever experienced the middle joint of your toe becoming stuck in a bent position, don’t worry it isn’t broken – it’s probably a hammertoe. This is a condition where the muscles and ligaments surrounding the toe joint are out of line, causing the middle joint of the toe to become stuck in a bent position. This position resembles a hammer, and is considered a deformity of the toe.

Bunions – Do you think you have a bunion? If you notice an enlargement on your big toe joint, you may have a bunion. This occurs because the joint has moved out of place over time causing misalignment of the two bones that form the big toe joint. The bones in the back of your foot (called the subtalar joint) dislocate forward and to the side and lead to the formation of that big bump.

The Treatment

The bottom line is, that if not addressed, all of these problems will only continue to get worse. If it’s difficult to push through the pain now, imagine where you’ll be when you can’t be active at all. But lucky for you we have the solution: HyProCure® treatment.

HyProCure® is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it’s done by making a small incision in the foot or ankle that places a titanium stent in the natural space between the ankle bone and heel bone to prevent the ankle bone from rolling in.

This stops or decreases the abnormal, excessive motion causing the foot misalignment that leads to foot problems like bunions or plantar fasciitis, as well as pain in your knees, hips, back and neck.

The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and there is no screwing or drilling involved. Once the stent is placed, the threading around the stent allows the soft tissue within the space to adhere to the device naturally, so rarely does the device need to be removed. 

During the procedure patients are typically under twilight sleep or local sedation and experience little to no pain. They leave the office in a walking boot and are walking in their own shoes within 3 to 5 days. A full recovery is usually expected within 4 to 6 weeks.

If you have foot pain on the skin surface or inside your foot that you know is going to keep you from having an enjoyable summer, then get in contact with the best podiatrist in NYC at Adler Footcare.

Adler Footcare is classified as a Center of Excellence for HyProCure® implantation, by the Graham International Implant Institute, because of the safety, expertise and experience offered to patients. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: Foot Care, foot pain, HyProCure