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By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
April 18, 2018
Category: Foot surgery
Tags: Bunions   Podiatrist   hammertoes   surgery   shin splints  

Walking through life with constant pain in the feet, legs, back, and hips can be excruciating. At first, you think it is because you have a bad pair of sneakers. So you go out and get a new pair with ample support and shock absorption and hope the pain goes away. Unfortunately, while the shoes are comfortable, the pain still lingers. No amount of stretching, exercise, and over the pain medicine is helping, and all your efforts feel fruitless. Finally, you decide to call your podiatrist to seek relief. You make an appointment, and within the next few days, you have your feet examined. The verdict? You are misaligned.

Many problems such as pain in the feet, back, legs, and hips can be due to misaligned feet. Other more severe problems that occur from misaligned feet are bunions, spurs, hammertoes, shin splints, and heel pain. If the alignment of your feet is off just slightly, it can throw your whole body out of whack. This is because, although the feet are at the bottom of the body, they are transferring shock, weight, and impact to the other body parts. These other body parts work in unison to get you mobile and on your way to enjoying everyday activities.

So, what do you do if your feet are misaligned? First, do not panic. The misalignment of feet can be cured with new innovative technology. One new advancement in the medical field is called HyProCure.  HyProCure is an outpatient surgery that is typically done under local anesthesia. A HyProCure stent is placed within the natural space between the bones of the foot to stabilize and realign them. This allows a patient to get back into proper alignment almost immediately. A patient will have a recovery window of a few weeks’ time. After a follow-up appointment with their podiatrist, they can resume regular activity again, pain-free.

How do I know if it is right for me?

Consult with your podiatrist if you are misaligned and are looking for a way to help ease pain from this common deformity. As HyProCure is a surgery, it is not for everyone and should be considered on a case by case basis. If you do not have a podiatrist, consult with us! Call Dr. Alan J. Discont and Dr. Krahn of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC located in Chandler, Arizona. Call 480-732-0033 or make an appointment online today. HyProCure could be your ticket to a pain-free lifestyle.

By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
April 11, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: corns   surgery  

Family Foot and Ankle Care specializes in corns and our podiatrist understands they can be annoying and sometimes painful if they aren’t treated properly. Symptoms may show up as thick hard patches of skin on your toes, flaky dry skin in the corn area, along with tenderness and mild pain. You can try to treat corns from home but if they do not cure themselves a quick trip to see Dr. Discont may be the solution. The following suggestions are home remedies using ingredients you may already have in your house.

Reasons:

  • Walking barefoot and exposing your feet to hard outside elements could be harsh enough to create a corn on the bottom of your foot.
  • Wearing shoes without socks and having your toes rub against the same spot in your shoe can cause them on your toes.
  • Certain sports will put pressure on your feet and can cause corns after time however, padding in your shoe may help.
  • More seriously than a poor fitting shoe, a bone could be putting pressure on the area from the inside out and causing the skin to rub more intensely in the shoe.

Solutions:

  • Soak your foot in hot water and baking soda to soften the area (soaking both feet is not a problem and could be refreshing even if the other foot doesn’t have a corn).
  • Use a pumice stone to file the corn and remove the dead skin, this may remove most of it but not all of it. 
  • Baking soda and lemon juice make a good paste to apply repeatedly to the corn.
  • Crushed garlic can be applied to the corn and then allow to sit overnight with a bandage to keep it in place.
  • Surgery is rare but we may suggest it to correct the alignment of the bone that is causing the friction.

If you have a long-lasting corn that is being stubborn and won’t go away we may simply recommend special shoes or shoe inserts that will reduce pressure over the area where the corn has developed.  It isn’t difficult to get rid of a corn and there are many over the counter drugs that you could try but, the best way to keep it in control would be to schedule a regular foot care visit with Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC.  This is helpful for people who deal with corns often and especially if they are diabetic. Our office is conveniently located in Chandler and our doctor can be reached at 480-732-0033