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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
July 05, 2017
Category: Foot Condtions

Heel pain can seriously impact your daily routine. In particular, plantar fascia (the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes) is usually the cause of heel pain when it gets weak or strained. If left untreated, it can tear and get seriously painful. Thankfully our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can alleviate this chronic heal pain if you happen to be experiencing it. You can visit Dr. Mucinskas at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT.     

With each step, the plantar fascia and other foot muscles work to assist with forces on the arch. Plantar Fascitis occurs when there is frequent stretching in this area causing inflammation at the base of the heel. Stretching, rest and shoe inserts can help alleviate the pain, but those who routinely stand all day for work end up with significant injuries because of the damage done to the heel. Stretching is by far the preeminent treatment for plantar fasciitis as it can help to alleviate weight off your foot until the original swelling dissipates. You can try applying ice to the swollen area for 30 minutes four times a day to reduce your symptoms. Prescriptions for anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen may also be called for; yet, exercises to stretch the plantar fascia are still the best of treatments.

In particular, the following exercises can significantly help to reduce heel pain:

  • Stretching toes
  • Stretching the calf
  • Towel curls

As you can see, heel pain left undiagnosed can lead to severe foot injuries, especially for those who stand all day on their feet. Dr. Mucinskas has unique experience in this area. If you are experiencing chronic heel pain, please contact us online to make an appointment as soon as possible. Take the opportunity to get the very best treatment offered by Dr. Mucinskas today.

            

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
June 14, 2017
Category: Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot pain can seriously impact your daily routine, especially when dealing with wound care. In particular, diabetic foot ulcers usually occur on the bottom of feet and afflict diabetics. If left untreated, it can lead to infection and sometimes amputation. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can help to treat this condition and potentially prevent major surgery. You can visit Dr. Mucinskas at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT.    

Diabetic Foot Ulcers are openings in the skin of the foot that reveals the tissue underneath. There are different types that you should know about:

  • Neuropathic ulcers cause numbness in the foot. Diabetes generally causes numbing in the foot, and minor cuts can turn into these ulcers.
  • Ischemic ulcers result from a lack of blood flow and are difficult to heal due to the decreased blood flow.
  • A combination of the above ulcers can result from the foot being numb and experiencing a lack of blood flow simultaneously.

There are several treatments that could help prevent amputation:

  • Removal of the infected skin from the ulcer via surgical tools.
  • Use of a surrounding safety material such as a removable boot that can decrease pressure around the ulcer. 
  • The area around the wound where the Ulcer is treated can be covered with ointments or other special dressings.
  • There may be other treatments to help increase blood flow around the ulcer location for those who have reduced blood flow.

For those experiencing chronic heel pain as a result of Plantar Fasciitis, PinPointe Foot Laser Therapy can be used treat it. This treatment is non-surgical, uses non-focused waves and does not require any form of anesthetic.

As you can see, heel pain left undiagnosed can lead to severe foot injuries, especially for those who stand all day on their feet. If you are experiencing chronic heel pain, contact or make an appointment with our offices by calling as soon as possible. Take this opportunity to get the best option for treatment and recovery.

           

 



 








 

 

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