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Posts for: February, 2016

By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 22, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Although bunions are often known to be hereditary, they can also be caused by muscle imbalances. The foot anatomy determines your movement and any imbalance in motion can affect the development of calluses or bunions. The three sections of your foot are the rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot. All three parts of your foot should be supporting you as you walk. Bunion growth can be prevented and reversed, with exercises that can help improve your foot biomechanics. Practice working your basic foot anatomy, stretching areas like the shin and the plantar fascia.     

The biomechanics are the moving parts that manage the movement of your feet. If you would like more information, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can assess and provide in-depth information as well as measure your personal foot biomechanics.  

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body, causing an interference with the biological structures. It focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics
-  Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
-  In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes that provide a better understanding of podiatric concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide accurate information about the forces and patterns of the feet and lower legs.

Understanding biomechanics of the feet can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

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 and ankle needs.

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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 15, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Exercise   Stretching   Proper Footware  

Many people dedicate the beginning of a new year to resolutions for maintaining a fitness plan. Exercise for the body is important, but one particular area is often overlooked--the feet. To ensure that the feet are getting their fair share of fitness, make sure that you are always warming up and stretching before exercise, select the right kind of footwear, and always wear socks to reduce the possibility of blisters and fungus.

Exercising the feet and ankles regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important and often we forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

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 and ankle needs.

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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 08, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Hyperhidrosis   Sweating   Sweaty Palms  

Although sweating is normal for everyone, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a specific condition that can be caused by a variety of different reasons. Gender, the amount of exercise you do daily, your diet habits, and the consumption of diuretic drinks like alcohol are all common factors that can lead to excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis can also be caused by a medical condition, and there are two types of hyperhidrosis to look out for. Primary focal hyperhidrosis has no specific cause and can occur more in certain areas on the body than others, while secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition and occurs across the body.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

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 and ankle needs.

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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 01, 2016

An approximate 63.8% of college sports-related injuries occur during practices. The data, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, comprised of injury data from the academic years of 2009 to 2010 through 2013 to 2014 and named sports in which injuries were more common. For men, the highest injury rates were in football and wrestling. For women, the highest injury rates were in soccer and gymnastics.

A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. For more information about sports-related injuries, consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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 and ankle needs.

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