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By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
July 10, 2017
Category: Exercise

Dr Anthony Weinert, a Michigan foot specialist and recognized authority as well as leading expert on foot health and wellness practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan talks about the benefits of reflexology.

You may be surprised to find out that by rubbing the right spot on your feet you can help reduce anxiety, assist in pain management, speed recovery after a surgery and address other health issues in the body such as digestive disturbances and headaches.

Reflexology is a very old practice that dates back to early Egyptian and Chinese cultures and civilizations. The first practitioner of reflexology in the United States was an ear, nose and throat specialist in 1913. It was then further refined by mapping the bottom of the feet and the palms of the hands during the 1930s and 40s by a physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham.

How It Works

Some practitioners of reflexology believe that the energy flow through the body, the Qi, can become blocked, leading to pain, discomfort and an unbalance in the body systems. This is very much in keeping with other alternative medicines from the East such as acupuncture and many forms of Chinese medicine. By massaging or pressing on specific reflex points on the feet they are able to unblock or relieve the pressure on specific organs, allowing natural healing.

What Reflexology Does

Your first reflexology visit will include meeting with the practitioner and talking about the health issues you have. Post-operative pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and anxiety, and problems with the feet themselves are all reasons why people seek help.

The practitioner will then ask you to lie down or sit down and you will typically be asked to soak your feet in a warm water bath, which is very relaxing. After drying your feet he or she may use their hands with or without lotions or even small balls or massage tools to gently manipulate the sole of your feet. They will pay particular attention to the locations of the feet that correspond with the symptoms you are experiencing.

Most people, even those that are ticklish, find reflexology very relaxing and many will even go to sleep during the session. Results may be felt by some immediately which can include less pain and better overall energy levels.

While reflexology is not a cure or any disease or condition, it can be very effective in speeding up recovery and complimenting Western medicine practices.

While visiting other sections of Dr. Weinert’s website you can request a free copy of his written book “Stop Feet Pain Fast- A Users Guide to Foot & Ankle Health” which will answer all the questions you have related to your foot and ankle health and wellness.

Also check out Happy Feet Radio at www.docweinert.com or itunes or every Tuesday on Social Media!

By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
April 12, 2017
Category: Shoes
Tags: Shoes   Bunions   foot problems  

 

Dr Anthony Weinert is a Michigan foot specialist, recognized authority and leading expert on foot health and wellness, practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan. His clinics are all Atlas Foot Institute certified.

If you have ever experienced a bunion then you know just how painful this common foot problem can be. The specific causes of bunions are not clearly understood and there is considerable debate among podiatrists and other medical experts about their cause. Some believe they develop because of forcing the foot into tight, restrictive shoes while others are more likely to suggest it is a genetic issue that is simply made worse by shoe selection. We see many celebrities such as Lebron James, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Tyler, and Paris Hilton walking around with bunion deformities to their feet.  Dr Anthony Weinert, a board certified foot specialist with practice locations in both Warren and Troy, Michigan discusses the misunderstood Bunion.

A bunion is a large bump that forms on the joint of the big toe, the hallux, where it attaches to the foot. As the shoe forces the big toe over the next toe, the joint itself becomes irritated and inflamed. This can then lead to a bony layer over the joint that becomes more pronounced over time. Symptoms include pain when walking, redness and swelling of the joint of the big toe, angling of the top of the big toe over the other toes and blisters that developed because of the protrusion.

Treatment options for bunions include:

  • Pain relievers – most doctors will recommend an over the counter anti-inflammatory and pain reliever as a first measure. If this does not provide enough relief then prescription medications may be required, but typically only when used in combination with other more long lasting treatment.
  • Changing shoes – changing the types of shoes you wear to a wider toe area that removes the pressure on the big toe can help if the bunion is just becoming problematic.
  • Orthotics – is not uncommon that along with wider shoes or open toed shoes you may also find that bunion pads or shoe inserts that take the pressure off the big toe allow the foot to re-align over time.
  • Surgery – typically surgery is only used in cases that have progressed to the point of joint damage. The joint is actually correctively reconstructed to allow the toe to sit naturally in the joint. This includes cutting the ligaments that have shortened and may actually be contributing to the inward positioning of the big toe.

Early treatment of bunions is most effective and prevents the need for surgery. At the first sign of any problems see a foot specialist and make the changes need for foot health.

For more information on Bunions you can visit Dr Weinert’s website at www.stopfeetpainfast.com Dr Weinert is also a published author of “Stop Feet Pain Fast – A User’s Guide to Foot & Ankle Health” and be sure to request a FREE copy of his book while on his website. You can also listen to Dr Weinerts weekly radio show called Happy Feet Radio on iTunes which discusses foot health and wellness. You can also listen and download previous episodes of Happy Feet Radio and learn more about Dr Weinert by visiting www.docweinert.com

By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
April 05, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

 

Dr. Anthony Weinert, the Sole Doctor, is THE leading foot health expert in Michigan with offices in Troy and Warren.

If you have ever experienced a bunion then you know just how painful this common foot problem can be. The specific causes of bunions are not clearly understood and there is considerable debate among podiatrists and other medical experts about their cause. Some believe they develop because of forcing the foot into tight, restrictive shoes while others are more likely to suggest it is a genetic issue that is simply made worse by shoe selection. We see many celebrities such as Lebron James, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Tyler, and Paris Hilton walking around with bunion deformities to their feet.  Dr Anthony Weinert, a board certified foot specialist with practice locations in both Warren and Troy, Michigan discusses the misunderstood Bunion.

A bunion is a large bump that forms on the joint of the big toe, the hallux, where it attaches to the foot. As the shoe forces the big toe over the next toe, the joint itself becomes irritated and inflamed. This can then lead to a bony layer over the joint that becomes more pronounced over time. Symptoms include pain when walking, redness and swelling of the joint of the big toe, angling of the top of the big toe over the other toes and blisters that developed because of the protrusion.

Treatment options for bunions include:

  • Pain relievers – most doctors will recommend an over the counter anti-inflammatory and pain reliever as a first measure. If this does not provide enough relief then prescription medications may be required, but typically only when used in combination with other more long lasting treatment.
  • Changing shoes – changing the types of shoes you wear to a wider toe area that removes the pressure on the big toe can help if the bunion is just becoming problematic.
  • Orthotics – is not uncommon that along with wider shoes or open toed shoes you may also find that bunion pads or shoe inserts that take the pressure off the big toe allow the foot to re-align over time.
  • Surgery – typically surgery is only used in cases that have progressed to the point of joint damage. The joint is actually correctively reconstructed to allow the toe to sit naturally in the joint. This includes cutting the ligaments that have shortened and may actually be contributing to the inward positioning of the big toe.

Early treatment of bunions is most effective and prevents the need for surgery. At the first sign of any problems see a foot specialist and make the changes need for foot health.

For more information on Bunions you can visit Dr Weinert’s website at www.stopfeetpainfast.com Dr Weinert is also a published author of “Stop Feet Pain Fast – A User’s Guide to Foot & Ankle Health” and be sure to request a FREE copy of his book while on his website. You can also listen to Dr Weinerts weekly radio show called Happy Feet Radio on iTunes which discusses foot health and wellness. You can also listen and download previous episodes of Happy Feet Radio and learn more about Dr Weinert by visiting www.docweinert.com

By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
March 20, 2017
Category: Heel Pain

Dr Anthony Weinert, a Michigan foot and ankle specialist with practice locations in Troy and Warren, Michigan discusses the most common patient condition he treats as a foot doctor.  If you are a sufferer of heel pain, it may be plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome as it is sometimes called. Heel pain may come from other causes like a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis or in rare instances, a cyst. Because heel pain can be from a variety of causes, it’s important to see your podiatrist for a proper diagnosis.

What is plantar fasciitis?

There are a few symptoms that can be:

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel
  • Pain that gets worse when you wake up and move around
  • Pain that increases over a period of time

Sufferers also complain that pain gets worse in the morning or after they have been sitting from long periods of time. Once they are up and walking around, pain tends to lessen.

Plantar Fasciitis is most often blamed on the faulty structure of our feet and is most often found in people who have problems with arches – either with flat feet or high arches.

It can also be blamed on not wearing supportive shoes when you spend a lot of time on hard, flat surfaces and spend long hours on your feet. Obesity can also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

Before your podiatrist can diagnose you with plantar fasciitis, he or she will first need to take a complete medical history and then, of course, examine your foot. You may need to undergo a series of x-rays,   a bone scan or an MRI as well. This process will allow other problems – such as heel spurs – to be ruled out.

If it is determined that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, treatment will likely be at home. Most sufferers can be treated with non-surgical methods, however if you continue to suffer after all other treatment options have been attempted, you may need to resort to surgical treatment.

Regardless of the type of treatment you ultimately need, plantar fasciitis can continue to be a problem if the underlying causes remain. If you are overweight, you need to reach and maintain an ideal weight.

Wear supportive shoes if you are on your feet for long periods of time or consider using orthotic devices.

Your best bet is to talk your options over with your podiatrist to keep your suffering at a minimum.

If you or your loved ones are suffering with heel pain, call Dr Weinert’s office today at 586-751-3338 (Warren) or 248-362-3338 (Troy) to schedule an appointment (often same day). 

You can also visit his office website at www.stopfeetpainfast.com to learn more about heel pain and plantar fasciitis as well as the state of the art treatments available.  While on the website you can request a FREE copy of Dr Weinert’s book “Stop Feet Pain Fast – A Users Guide to Foot & Ankle Health” which will answer all your questions about your feet and ankles. Click on the Book Request tab and your FREE copy of his book will be sent right out to you.

By contactus@stopfeetpainfast.com
March 14, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Is your second toe longer than your big toe? If so, you are one of millions of American’s with Morton’s Toe. Even the Statue of Liberty has Morton’s Toe! Once considered the ancient Greek ideal of beauty, Morton’s toe can lead to all kinds of pain in your feet, knees, legs, back, neck, create gait and posture problems and even cause arthritis.

Maybe you have Morton’s Toe but were given a different name for the condition. Named after Dr. Dudley Morton back in the 1930s, Morton’s Toe is also called Morton’s Foot or Morton’s Foot Syndrome, Greek Foot, Morton’s neuroma, Morton’s metatarsalgia , Morton’s neuralgia, plantar neuroma and intermetatarsal neuroma. All of the names are a bit misleading; Morton’s Toe is defined as the relative length of the foot bones or metatarsals, specifically the relative length difference between the first and second metatarsals that define this syndrome. Even if your first and second metatarsals appear to be about the same length, if the space between your first and second toe appears to be deeper, not wider, but deeper than the space between your second and third toes you may also have Morton’s Toe.

Morton’s Toe causes hypermobility of the first metatarsal.  The end result is that your first metatarsal bone has too much motion and is not as stable as it should be. World famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova had Morton’s Toe and had to work harder, in great discomfort, to overcome the instability of her foot.

Some of the other foot problems that can be caused by a Morton’s Toe include:

  • Corns
  • Bunions
  • Hammer Toes
  • Fallen arches or flat feet
  • Shooting pain in toes or foot
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Tired feet
  • Burning feet
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia or burning sensation on the ball of your feet
  • Neuromas or non-cancerous nerve tumor

It has been estimated that somewhere between 20-30% of the population has Morton’s Toe. Like blue eyes or brown hair, Morton’s Toe is hereditary. It’s not caused by wearing improperly fitted footwear, though too tight or high schools or worn out athletic footwear can certainly exacerbate the issue. Shoes with wider toe boxes or less pointy or rounded toes are better choices. Sometimes, it is necessary to go up a half size or so to accommodate Morton’s Toe, though be sure the rest of the shoe fits properly, including arch support and key foot bed flex points.

If your pain and discomfort does not subside after you have switched to more comfortable footwear, it is time to consult a doctor. A licensed podiatrist, like Dr. Weinert, will design special orthotics to fit your feet’s dimensions. Orthotics may incorporate arch support features that can help keep your feet aligned and may also have metatarsal pads that help decrease stress on the ball of your foot.

If left untreated, Morton’s Toe can get worse with age. Sport’s injuries that a younger, stronger, more active body could more easily shrug off can be tough on older joints and ligaments.  For example, osteoarthritis of the knee can be traced directly to torque caused by Morton’s Toe and internal rotation of the tibia, as can Meniscus tears that lead to arthroscopic knee surgeries. Regardless of your age, correcting Morton’s Toe leads to healthier athletic performance.

Your feet are the platform your body is built on. Morton’s Toe not only affects your feet, it can also cause lower extremity pain such as:

  • Ankle Pain
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Tight IT Bands
  • Chondromalacia or Runner’s Knee
  • Fractured Meniscus
  • ACL Tears

Your posture and overall quality of life can be impacted by untreated Morton’s Toe too. Better body alignment reduces the incidence of back and neck issues like:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome
  • Arthritis

When treating your Morton’s Toe or other foot issues, reach out to a licensed podiatric physician. Only these health professionals can accurately diagnose and recommend a solution for your Morton’s Toe. Remember that the foot is just a part of an intricately related body system – improper diagnosis and treatment can not only affect your foot and lower leg, but also affect your musculoskeletal, neurological, and circulatory health.

Dr. Anthony Weinert specializes in the treatment of Morton’s Toe and other chronic foot aliments. The author of “Stop Feet Pain Fast”, a book on foot and ankle wellness, Dr. Weinert believes in the motto “Happy Feet, Happy Life!” Call 888-718-4402 to request your free copy of Dr. Weinert’s book.

With locations in Oakland County and Macomb County, Dr. Weinert serves Troy, Warren, Sterling Heights, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Clawson. Call 586-751-3338 (586-751-FEET) to schedule an appointment at Dr. Weinert’s Warren location or call 248-362-3338 (248-362-FEET) for the Troy office.

For further information about the effects of obesity on feet, contact Dr. Weinert’s Warren office at 586-751-3338 (FEET), or his new Troy office at 248-362-3338 (FEET). You can also visit www.FootPhysicians.com, or Dr. Weinert’s office website for more information at: www.stopfeetpainfast.com

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