Summer Footwear and Foot Care

This is the time of the year when our feet tend to be frequently exposed to the elements as we wear sandals, flip flops and are often barefoot. The podiatrists and staff of Michigan Foot and Ankle Center, P.C. have some advice to share that can help keep your feet healthy this summer. Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet. Wear shoes or flip-flops around the pool, to the beach, in the locker room and even on the carpeting or in the bathroom of your hotel room to prevent injuries and limit the likelihood of contracting any bacterial…

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Staying Current with Advancements in Foot and Ankle Surgery with Dr. Faley

Michigan Foot & Ankle Center understands the importance of staying current with changes in medicine, technological advancements, and the newest surgical techniques in foot and ankle surgery. Recently, Drs. Faley and Kaczander have been trained in performing Lapiplasty – a surgical advancement in correcting bunion deformities. Lapiplasty appropriately corrects the bunion deformity while addressing key biomechanical factors in the deformity. Traditional surgical procedures aimed at bunion deformities often fail with reoccurrence (over 50% will redevelop the bunion!). When considering surgical correction of your bunion, make sure your surgeon has been trained and performed in these procedures. Another advancement in foot and ankle surgery is the Cartiva implant. The Cartiva implant was developed for patients who suffer from arthritic pain in…

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April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Special attention is given to foot health each April as Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The podiatrists and staff of Michigan Foot and Ankle Center, P.C. would like to remind you and your loved ones that this is the perfect time to determine what shape your feet are in. Examining our feet can help identify early symptoms of other serious disorders such as vascular disease and diabetes. Foot issues can also cause other problems throughout our body. Abnormal Changes To Look For Regarding Your Feet Abnormal changes to the foot include: Bunions (the formation of a large bump on the big toe, which starts to point toward the little toes) Hammering of the toes (curling of the toes) Clawing…

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Pediatric Foot Problems

Your physicians at the Michigan Foot and Ankle Center treat patients of all ages…yes that includes kids! Conditions that affect the growing foot include a variety of skin problems, including: warts fungus and eczema to name a few Ingrown nails, often caused by improper nail care, along with flat feet and in toeing are seen on a daily basis at the Michigan Foot and Ankle Center.  Sports related injuries, either trauma induced, or shoe induced are successfully treated within our offices as well. If any condition requires surgical care…we’ve got you covered there as well… So, if the kids or grand kids are having any foot or ankle problems…you know where to bring them!  

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Teens and Foot Health

Most teenagers recognize the importance of regularly caring for their teeth, skin, eyes, and bodies (exercise), but few know to care for their feet. Yet, foot health plays an important role in their overall health and wellness. Teens should be aware that foot pain of any kind is not normal. Whether they are dealing with blisters, athlete’s foot, or ingrown toenails, caring for feet at an early age reduces the risk of complications later. Following are some easy steps to maintain healthy feet: Wash your feet daily with soap and water. It’s tempting to just swish your feet around in the shower, but it’s important to use soap to remove germs and grime. Don’t forget to wash in between your…

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