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Description: C:UsersJeffrey HartmanDownloadsHEEL PAIN HD 1 - Copy.bmpA new workout for women started by a gym in Los Angeles involves breaking a sweat...in stilettos. This new workout can cause serious pain for your feet, despite the appealing nature of exercises. The purpose of working out in high heels is to strengthening your core but it can put a lot of pressure and tension not only on a your back, but especially on your feet.

Conditions like bunions and neuroma are very common with wearing high heels and to wear them while working out can make your chance of developing them even greater.

If wearing high heels has been giving your feet and/or ankle pain as a result of heels, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

· Joints in the Ankle
· Balls of the Feet
· Achilles Tendon
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
· Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

· Calluses
· Corns
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Bunions
· Hammertoe

How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?

For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, visit our link at the bottom.

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

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Description: NewishRunnerThe Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine has conducted new research recently that provides new information for avid as well as beginning runners. If you are new to running and have ablasé personality, are slightly overweight and older in age, you may be inclined to running injuries more easily than someone who is uptight, slim, and younger in age.

Danish researchers surveyed 930 new runners for one year (runners who hadn’t run more than 10 kilometers total in the past year). Out of the 930 new runners, 254 runners sustained a running injury in the study. Injuries reported were soft-tissue, bone injury of legs and or back. According to the study, age was a primary factor with new runners getting injured, and body mass secondly.

If you feel that you may have sustained an injury while running or would like tips on how to further prevent injury you should seek out the advice of a podiatrist such as Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment and prevention options that work for you.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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

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Description: Jennifer Hudson Weight LossThanks to Weight Watchers, Jennifer Hudson was able to reach her goal of losing weight, bringing many positive changes to her life.

This change to her daily routine allowed Hudson to experience some pain relief in her feet, making it calmer to walk longer distances and to also wear heels. “Normally, I would take off my shoes off on the red carpet because my feet hurt so bad. And it was the weight. But now that’s all I’m wearing. It used to be flats, now it’s all heels. So, that’s a drastic change,” said the actress in a HuffPost Celebrity interview.  

Experts on the illness blame excessive eating and drinking for the increase in those prone to obesity.  Your feet are an important part of your body, and if you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot.

Solutions 

Footwear – Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics – These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.

For more information please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Shoe Photo Main At an event in Sanford, NC; 60 children received shoes donated by New Balance and Aetrex and their parents a free lesson on the importance of proper footwear. According to founder of FootCentric and physical therapist Pat Pande, the importance of healthy feet is often overlooked.

“We want to get kids (proper footwear) while they’re young and before they destroy their feet,” Pande commented, “You’d be surprised how many kids have bad feet by 6 or 7 years old.”

The event was sponsored by FootCentric, and one of a series of events held at least twice per year across the state.

It is very important to keep children’s feet safe and healthy, so be sure to have their feet regularly checked by a podiatrist such as Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can diagnose any injuries as well as provide treatment options that work for you and your child.

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’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

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 always be worn, especially at play

To learn more about keeping children’s feet healthy, follow link below.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

Read more on Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy.