Posts for tag: Podiatrist
By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
April 18, 2014
Category: Foot Surgery
When you hear the term “foot surgery,” your mind might wander. This term can cover various surgery options for your feet, which is why Dr. Peters is working to provide you with an inside look at foot surgery at his White Plains office. Let’s take a look at some of the common types of foot surgery:
A bunion is a bony bump that develops on the side of your foot and at the base of your big toe. If your symptoms carry on over a long period of time, your toe may need to be surgically corrected. Through foot surgery for your bunion, this involves straightening your big toe and metatarsals. Most surgery can be performed as a day case and can take up to an hour to complete. By visiting Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, foot surgery for your bunion can be determined.
Hammertoes can also cause your other toes to become clawed or permanently bent, which can be eased by arthroplasty and arthrodesis. Both procedures are performed as day cases and last around an hour—similar to bunion surgery. Your stitches will be removed in about two to three weeks after your surgery and you will need another dressing for two to six weeks after that.
Due to inflammation of the lining of your joint in some forms of arthritis, the joints in your forefoot can be damaged. These joints are referred to as metatarsophalangeal joints and they can become dislocated when damaged by arthritis. For residents of White Plains, foot surgery might be needed if your symptoms are severe and can’t be controlled by other treatment modalities.
Contact Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains for foot surgery information if you are currently experiencing foot pain, whether it is due to bunions, hammertoes or any other condition of the foot. With foot surgery, Dr. Peters can help to correct your ailments so that you can live without pain.
By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
February 14, 2014
Category: Foot Doctor
As 2014 begins, and snow is on the ground, you might grow discouraged to begin your New Year resolution. Each New Year, many of us determine that we are going to get active and in shape. So, forget the elevator and take charge of your health by taking the stairs to help remain active and shed a few pounds.
In the New Year when you begin to put together a fitness routine, don’t forget your feet! Your feet are often one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise. So when you exercise, pay close attention to what your feet might be telling you. Improper foot care during exercise is a contributing factor to some of the more than 300 foot ailments, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
Dr. Eric Peters Urges Patients to Dress Properly
For your fitness success, it is important to wear the right clothes and the proper shoes for your fitness routine. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored and loosely woven clothing in hot weather and several layers of warm clothing in cold weather. As a White Plains, NY foot doctor, Dr. Eric Peters recommends sturdy, properly fitted athletic shoes of proper width, with leather or canvas uppers, soles that are flexible, cushioning, arch supports, and room for your toes. It is also important to wear a well-cushioned sock for reinforcement, preferably one with acrylic fiber content so that some perspiration moisture is “wicked” away.
If you are having foot pain during or after your workout, your shoes might he the culprit. Wearing shoes that don’t have enough arch support could lead to the over-stretching of the plantar fascia and cause significant heel pain in White Plains. Along with plantar fasciitis, improper shoe selection or wearing older, worn-out shoes can lead to a variety of pains in the feet, including heel spurs and Sesamoiditis. Runners should visit a White Plains podiatrist regularly to check for any potential stress on the lower extremities.
Common Conditions of the Foot due to Fitness
To keep your feet healthy for daily fitness activities, you should be familiar with the most common conditions that affect them. Many of these common conditions may occur because of the impact of exercise on your feet. Athlete’s foot frequently starts between the toes, and can spread to other parts of the foot and body. It is caused by a fungus that commonly attacks the feet because the warm, dark climate of shoes. You may also develop athlete’s foot from public locker rooms as they foster fungus growth.
Blisters are also another common ailment that accompanies many while participating in a fitness regimen. Blisters are caused by skin friction and moisture, often from active exercise and poorly fitting shoes. If the blister isn’t large, apply an antiseptic and cover with a bandage, and leave it on until it falls off natural in the bath or shower.
Additionally, patients in White Plains can experience heel pain, which also accompanies your fitness routine. Generally traced to faulty biomechanics, which place too much stress on the heel bone. Stress can also result from a bruise that was created while walking or jumping on hard surfaces. Inserts designed to take the pressure off the heel are generally successful in the treatment of heel pain.
Talk to your podiatrist in White Plains, Dr. Eric Peters, for more information on how to protect your feet while participating in fitness programs. If you are experiencing pain during or after your fitness routine, contact Dr. Peters immediately for further diagnosis and treatment.