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Description: Man playing basketballOutdoor activities like tennis, jogging or perhaps a brisk walk in the park might not be as safe as you think for your feet. In a recent study conducted by Foot and Ankle International Journal, more people are growing susceptible to Achilles tendon injuries from recreational activities and less are happening from participation in professional sports.

Although athletes like famous basketball player Kobe Bryant injure themselves frequently, it is less likely to happen with them than it is with people who engage in recreational activities due to excessive stretching and conditioning. Additionally, the older the participant is in recreational activities, the higher a risk they are act of injuring themselves. “Meanwhile, you’re at a higher risk because as you get older, your tissue gets less and less elastic, says Dr. Steven Raikin, author of the study.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an “unbearable frustration” and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles to the calf and heel of the foot. The strongest tendon in the body, it is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such so important, any injuries to it can cause severe complications and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

- Inflammation
- Pain Ranging From Dull to Severe
- Increased blood flow to the tendon

Treatment and Prevention

- Stretching before and after exercise
- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

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

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Description: Rami is highly rated in La Liga. (©GettyImages)Adil Rami wound up getting foot blisters after performing a popular dance routine according to the London Metro.

The 27-year-old angered officials at a Spanish club, after video footage was seen of the France international taking part in the dance acts of Psy. Fans of the Valencia defender are said to be upset with his injury setback. Reports in the Spanish Media say that Rami is unable to train due to severe blistersall over his feet, which can be a result of his dancing.

Having blisters on your feet can cause discomfort, and lead to pain. If you believe you have a foot blister and are experiencing pain the affected area it is best to seek a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet are prone to blister formation easily.

To learn more about preventative and treatment options please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Wearing high heels can damage your feetSarah Jessica Parker, a popular actress from the successful show Sex and the City, has recently said to numerous media outlets that she will only wear high heels as celebrity appearances due to serious foot problems she has enduring from them. Research has recently shown that high heels can cause serious damage in a woman’s feet.

According to foot expert Jacqueline Ramsay of Corporate Chiropody, the constant wearing of high heels as well as the sudden switch from this type of footwear to flats can cause serious damage to one’s tendons and possibly the emergence of hammertoes. “Hammer toes result from shoes that don’t fit properly or a muscle imbalance, usually in combination with other factors” said Ramsay. The best possible solution for women who are persistent wearers of high heels is to not switch suddenly to wearing flats but gradually train the feet to wear wedges.

If wearing high heels have been giving your foot or ankle pain and have been causing problems as a result, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts of my body will be affected by high heels?

· Achilles Tendon 
· Balls of the Feet
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

· Corns
· Calluses
· Plantar Fasciitis

To learn more about the Effects of High Heels on the Feet follow this link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


Description: Several people are looking forward to put away their winter boots and shoes, with the warming weather this time of year. Most of us find ourselves shopping for spring sandals and footwear that fit our feet well.

However, shoes retailers sell can be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon injuries and foot pain. In the spring people should always wear as well as look for a shoe that has a two-inch platform and no more than a three-inch heel, according to Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine at New England Baptist Hopsital. “Flat shoes stress the Achilles tendon and cause extensive pronation or flattening of the feet,” Leavitt explained. “Surgery is sometimes warranted for severe, chronic foot pain to fix it.”

It is important that the proper shoes are worn for protection against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can make recommendations and help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied

To learn more about proper foot support, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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