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Children of all ages deserve the top-quality of medical care. Being a parent makes it imperative to know about the most up-to-date treatment guidelines to ensure your child receives the best possible care.

(AAP) or The American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled some general pediatric diseases and recommended treatments. The following information discusses a few treatments which are based on scientific facts and best medical practices. Still, there are valid reasons why your pediatrician approves different treatments for your child, particularly if your little has a pre-existing medical condition. Your doctor at an Ontario Podiatry will guide you with all variations in treatment. If you have any queries about proper care for your kids, please communicate them to your pediatrician.

Common Cold

Viruses in the upper respiratory tract cause colds. Most young ones, especially those in child care, can catch up to 8 colds every year. The general symptoms of a common cold include: congestion, runny nose, and cough can endure for up to ten days.

If you see green mucus in the nose, don’t automatically assume that antibiotics are needed; common colds never require antibiotics. But, if you suspect a sinus infection, your pediatrician will decide whether antibiotics are the ideal choice depending on your kid’s symptoms and a physical exam.

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections or UTIs, infamously known as bladder infections, happen when ­bacteria build up in the urinary tract. Children, infants, teens, and adults all are susceptible to UTI’s. UTI symptoms range from burning or pain during urination, bedwetting, the need to urinate urgently or frequently, abdominal cramps, and back or side pain.

Bacterial Sinusitis

Bacterial sinusitis results from a bacteria trapped in the sinuses. Sinusitis is often the case when cold-related symptoms like daytime cough, nasal discharge, or both last more than ten days without betterment.

You may require antibiotics if this condition co-occurs with a thick yellow nasal discharge and a fever running for 3 to 4 days.

Skin Infection

In many children with skin infections, a skin test (swab or culture) may be necessary to determine the most suitable treatment. Inform your doctor if your child has a history of staph infection, MRSA, or other resistant bacteria and if they have been exposed to other individuals with resistant bacteria, such as family.

Ear Pain

Ear pain is another common illness in children. It has many causes—including ear infection, pressure from a sinus infection or cold, swimmer’s ear (infection in the ear canal), teeth pain spreading from the jaw to the ear, among others. To differentiate, your pediatrician will be examining your child’s ear. An in-office assessment is still the best way for the pediatrician to diagnose accurately. If a high fever accompanies your child’s ear pain, involving both ears, or if your child has other illness symptoms, your pediatrician may determine antibiotic as the best treatment.

The widely-preferred antibiotic is Amoxicillin, mostly used for middle ear infections—unless there is an allergy to penicillin or recurrent or chronic infections.

Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is an infection of the central, large airways in the lungs and is most commonly observed in adults. Often the word “bronchitis” is used to refer to a chest virus that does not require antibiotics.

Sore Throat

Sore throats are quite prevalent in young children and can cause severe pain. A sore throat resulting from a virus does not require antibiotics. Those cases require no special medication, and your child’s health should improve in ten days. In a different case, a sore throat could be an indicator of an infection called streptococcal or strep throat.

Strep cannot be accurately detected by only looking at the throat. An in-office rapid strep test or lab test, which entails a quick swab of the throat, is required to confirm strep diagnosis. If your child tests positive for strep, the pediatrician will likely prescribe an antibiotic. It’s vital that your child stays on the antibiotics for the full course, as advised by the doctor, even if the symptoms disappear or get better.

Pain

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are the most excellent medicines for pain relief in children. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of medication to give your child, as it needs to be in accordance with your child’s weight.

Narcotic pain medicines are not proper for little ones having common injuries or complaints like a sprained ankle, sore throat, or ear pain. It would help if you never used Codeine for your children’s treatment because it’s been linked to respiratory complications and even death in children.

What If Symptoms Change?

Sometimes, mild infections—bacterial or viral—can progress into more severe conditions.

Call your doctor if your kid’s illness appears to change, gets worse, does not go away after some days, or if you are worried about a new symptom that may arise.

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People with flat feet (or fallen arches) have little or no arch in their feet. Often, there’s a gap beneath the inner part of the foot when a person stands, as the arch slightly raises off the ground.

Flat feet only need treatment if they lead to pain elsewhere in the body, indicate an underlying disorder, or cause discomfort. Certain individuals appear to have little to no arch without ever experiencing any problem.

When symptoms are caused by flat feet, simple exercises and devices can help to reduce the discomfort.

Read this blog before your resume, your quest to find a reputable podiatrist in Chino.

What are flat feet?

People with flat feet have little to no arch, meaning that one or both of their feet may be flat on the ground.

The human foot consists of 33 joints, holding 26 different bones together. It also has more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

The arches offer a spring to the step, helping to distribute body weight across the legs and feet. The walk of a person is determined by the structure of the arches. The arches need to be both flexible and sturdy to adapt to stress and a number of surfaces.

While walking and standing, the feet of such people may roll to the inner side. This is referred to as overpronation, which may cause the feet to point in the outward direction.

How can a podiatrist help?

A podiatrist may recommend certain exercises to manage the symptoms of flat feet or prevent them from developing. These exercises can improve flexibility and strength in the feet and ankles, which may assist in relieving every symptom. Following are two examples of such exercises:

  1. Heel cord stretching: The foot may roll inward as a result of a tight Achilles tendon. The aim of this exercise is to stretch the posterior calf muscles and Achilles tendon. This is how you normally go about it:
    • Stand with your face towards the wall and place one hand on the wall at eye level.
    • Place the leg that requires stretching roughly one step behind the other leg, and firmly plant the heel on the ground.
    • Keep bending the knee of the front leg until a stretch is felt on the back leg.
    • Hold for half a minute and then rest for half a minute. Repeat this nine more times.
    • It is important to keep the back straight and avoid arching it.

Often, the children will be asked to perform this exercise twice a day.

  1. The Golf ball roll: This exercise requires a golf ball and a chair. Sit on the chair with feet planted firmly on the ground. Place the golf ball under the foot, and roll it back and forth under the arch of the foot for 2 minutes. The aim is to stretch the plantar fascia ligament.

In search of a podiatrist in Chino? Empire Foot and Ankle Center can help. Hit us up now!

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The foot is arguably the most complex part of the skeletal system with 33 joints, 26 bones, and more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Your foot alone comprises almost 25% of every bone in your body.

Both orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists in Upland specialize in foot and ankle care. If your foot and ankle are giving you any problem, you may be wondering who you should visit for treatment. How can you identify who is best for you?

Orthopedics

Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to the prevention, rehabilitation, treatment, and diagnosis of diseases and injuries in your musculoskeletal system. Soon after undergoing postgraduate orthopedic residency training, foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons study for another year in which they get trained for advanced foot and ankle reconstruction.

Certain common conditions that foot and ankle orthopedic specialists include are:

  • Plantar fibroma and fibromatosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia foot pain
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Broken bones, stress fractures, and sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis and tendinosis

Since some foot and ankle problems originate from your lower back, hip, or your knee, orthopedic surgeons will treat complicated lower extremity conditions in conjunction with your remaining body.

Podiatry

The podiatrists focus on the foot and ankle since day one of their podiatric medical school and residency. Podiatrists offer care for joints, soft tissues, and bones of the foot and ankle, but also the abnormal mechanics and skin conditions of the lower extremity. Following are certain conditions that podiatrists normally treat:

  • Plantar fasciitis, neuromas, bone spurs, and heel pain
  • Fallen arches
  • Deformities of the feet (hammertoes, bunions)
  • Chronic wounds related to diabetes or other illnesses
  • Ingrown toenails and calluses
  • Pain, instability, arthritis, joint diseases

Both orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists are qualified to treat foot and ankle conditions, both surgically and non-surgically. Generally, the best option is to select the doctor you feel the most comfortable with, or who has the most experience treating your specific condition.

If you’re looking for a podiatrist in Upland, you can call Empire Foot and Ankle Center now – we’re the best at what we do!

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Empire Foot & Ankle Center

Empire Foot and Ankle Center preserves Inland Empire walking strength. Our mission is to provide the best care to the citizens of whole Inland Empire including the following cities: Upland, Chino, Ontario, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Montclair, Claremont, Pomona and Fontana. Our practice is open in two locations, Chino and Upland.  We see wide spectrum of common and specialized medical needs and pathologies of foot and ankle, including arthritis, walking problems, foot and ankle injuries, warts, bunions, wounds, hammer toes, fractures, flat feet, plantar fasciitis, ingrown nail and ankle pain.

Our Upland podiatry office director, Dr. Farid Didari, reputable Upland podiatrist who devotes his time to great patient care. Dr. Didari is the co-owner of Upland podiatry & Chino podiatry offices. Dr. Didari received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Western University in 2013. Dr. Didari received his 3 years extensive surgical training at Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, California where he served as the chief resident. During his training, our Upland foot doctor, Dr. Didari, was sent to different trauma centers including Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Further training for diabetic foot salvage was done at Valley Presbyterian AND Sherman Oaks Hospitals.  Dr. Didari had performed over 500 surgical cases in just three years after his graduation from residency.  Dr. Didari spends more time in our Upland podiatry office, however, he treats patients once a week at our Chino podiatry office as well. Our Upland foot doctor is one of the clinical faculties at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Lisa Breshears, is one of the few board certified podiatrist in Chino. Dr. Breshears is the director and one of the co-owners of our Chino podiatry office. Our Chino podiatrist graduated from Western University in Pomona in 2014 and completed the same extensive surgical residency as Dr. Didari, where she served as the chief resident after him. Dr. Breshears has published few researches and is one of the authors of the famous book, “The Diabetes Textbook.” Dr. Breshears spends more time in our Chino podiatry office, however, she treats patients once a week at our upland podiatry office. Our Chino foot doctor is one of the clinical faculties at Western University of Health Sciences.

Our podiatrist Upland and Chino are passionate about providing individualized care and helping patients. Our foot doctors in Upland & Chino focus on all aspects of a patient’s experience which drives them towards excellence in providing healthcare; this distinguishes them from other Upland podiatrists. Our state of art offices are equipped with the most technologically advanced equipment and our Inland Empire podiatrists are well advanced in different surgeries including trauma, bunions, hammer toes, plantar fascia release, ankle arthroscopy, ankle ligament repair, fractures, soft tissue mass excision, flat foot reconstruction and permanent ingrown nail removal.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Upland, CA and Chino, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Out of all the primary culprits that cause foot pain, Arthritis is what tops the charts! While it gets a bit difficult to deal with it at times, the good news, however, is that Arthritis has a variety of options and treatments available that can feasibly help you stay on the go! Making sure that the Arthritis is dealt with successfully, it is essential to take notes of any discomfort, swelling, toughness, and tenderness in your feet seriously. Although a regular visit doctor to your doctor can help you keep things under control, there are adequate tips guided by the professionals in Podiatry in Ontario for you to protect your feet to the fullest. Taking keen notes of what the experts have to say can help you with your situation in a much better way.

How Can a Podiatrist Help You in Managing Your Arthritis?

A Podiatrist is an expert on issues that are associated with your feet and ankle. Their knowledge of the effects of Arthritis on your feet is what can help you depict a more precise image of your well-being. As you’re visiting your recommended doctors regularly, it is also advisable to visit the professionals of Podiatry in Ontario as they can help you manage your Arthritis better! It is essential to understand that the swollen, painful joints in the feet can deliberately lead to deformities that can affect your ability to walk normally.

To have a better understanding of how to manage your Arthritis well, a Podiatrist will start off by performing a test known as “Gait Analysis.” He/she will be judging the way you walk, how much pressure you are putting on your feet, and whether or not you’re overcompensating to protect your arthritic foot. The Gait Analysis would help the Podiatrist to give you a thorough insight into your situation and what you must do to avoid causing additional stress. Apart from that, the following are some of the most common remedies that a Podiatrist can guide you with to manage your Arthritis well:

 

  1. Pay Attention To Your Shoes’ Fitting:

The joint effect of Arthritis is that it can cause your toe to change its shape subtly. While the position of your foot experiences a change, it isn’t possible the majority of the time to notice it by just looking at your feet. The best way to figure out whether your feet have experienced a change in shape is to see how your shoes fit you. If the shoe you have typically been wearing feels different in the way it fits, your foot is being pressurized in a different place now.

 

  1. Don’t Ignore the Heel Pain:

It is common for the knee joints to be an easy target for Arthritis, but it is essential to understand that your ankle and heel can also be manifest symptoms of arthritis.  While it is common to mistake the ankle and heel pain as a Sports Injury, it is essential to take action if the pain is consistent and does not go away within a week or two.

 

  1. Feel for a Gout:

A Gout, commonly known as the growth of uric acid crystals, are widely found in the big toe joint. Although common, a Gout is a painful problem that is very much closely linked to Arthritis. If you feel consistent pain, inflammation, redness, or tenderness in your feet or at the base of your big toe joint, you probably have a Gout. Getting it checked on time is essential to manage your Arthritis well!

 

  1. Look Out for the Callus on Your Big Toe:

The Big Toe is always the first joint that shows the signs of Arthritis. If your Big Toe is affected by Arthritis, chances are that the dorsiflexion movement of your foot in the upward direction gets limited. This can lead to a condition known as the “Hallux Limitus.” Hence, it is essential to keep a keen on the status of your feet as it can deliberately help you in managing your Arthritis well!

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Ankle Sprain https://empirefootandankle.com/ankle-sprain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ankle-sprain Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:37:53 +0000 https://empirefootandankle.com/?p=2901 Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries encountered during sports. Here are some statistics on the epidemiology of this pathology with different sports: This injury accounts for up to 40% of all athletic injuries. Among athletes, ankle sprains account for up to 53% in basketball. Twenty-nine percent of all extremity injuries occur in […]

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Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries encountered during sports. Here are some statistics on the epidemiology of this pathology with different sports:

This injury accounts for up to 40% of all athletic injuries. Among athletes, ankle sprains account for up to 53% in basketball. Twenty-nine percent of all extremity injuries occur in soccer and account for the most common trauma in modern dance and classical ballet. In football, approximately 12% of the total time lost to injuries is secondary to ankle injuries.

The vast majority of ankle sprains involve the lateral ligament complex.

Lateral ankle sprains are often under treated, resulting in chronic pain, muscular weakness, and recurrent symptoms of the ankle giving way.

History of previous ankle sprain has been cited as a common risk factor for recurrent sprains. When a patient suffers from an ankle sprain, our podiatrists at Empire Foot and Ankle Center located in Upland and Chino will perform a detailed physical exam and use our technologically advanced equipment such as ultrasound and X-RAY machine to confirm the diagnosis and eliminate other differential diagnosis to provide the best treatment plan.

The conservative treatment for lower grade ankle sprain consists of initial rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) treatment followed by a short period of ankle protection with supportive bracing, early active range-of-motion exercises, proprioceptive training with a tilt-board, and strengthening exercises for the peroneal muscles. It is important to keep the ankle in neutral or dorsiflexion by using an ankle brace as dorsiflexion has shown to reapproximate the fibers of the lateral ankle ligaments.

Currently, the treatment of higher grade lateral ligament tears is not as clear. Satisfactory results have been reported with both primary surgical repair and conservative treatment in different studies.

Our podiatrists in Upland, Chino, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Claremont will assess the patients suffering from ankle sprain and provide the best conservative treatment initially, If a patient need surgery, our surgeons at Empire Foot and Ankle Center are well trained to perform the surgeries and have done hundreds of such cases so far.

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Dr. Didari is performing modified Brostrom for a patient with recurrent ankle sprains.

 

If you are suffering from recurrent ankle sprains, our podiatrists  in Upland, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino and Ontario would be happy to discuss different treatment options with you in person. We invite you to reach us through our website, phone or stop by our Empire Foot and Ankle Center in Upland or Chino locations to speak with our associates. Our doctors at Empire Foot and Ankle Center are well trained to perform any kind of foot and ankle surgeries.

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5 Important Signs You Might Need To Visit a Podiatrist in Ontario, Upland, Chino and Rancho Cucamonga https://empirefootandankle.com/5-important-signs-you-might-need-to-visit-a-podiatrist-in-ontario/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-important-signs-you-might-need-to-visit-a-podiatrist-in-ontario Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:38:00 +0000 https://empirefootandankle.com/?p=2898 A podiatrist can do wonders for foot problems. A lot of issues related to the feet go unnoticed since people are not sure what’s normal and what’s not. Still, the feet should function in a natural way without causing any trouble! In this blog post, we discuss five signs that indicate that you might need to see […]

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A podiatrist can do wonders for foot problems. A lot of issues related to the feet go unnoticed since people are not sure what’s normal and what’s not. Still, the feet should function in a natural way without causing any trouble! In this blog post, we discuss five signs that indicate that you might need to see a podiatrist. These signs are important and can be very helpful to know, especially for someone who is suffering from an abnormality in their feet.

5 Important Signs to See a Podiatry Specialist

Difficulty Walking

If you face any kind of problem while walking, then this is a clear sign that you might need to visit a podiatry specialist as soon as possible! The feet are responsible for walking; therefore, if there is any trouble with doing so, it is essential to have it addressed by a Podiatry specialist in Ontario. Walking should be comfortable and natural, but occasionally the feet experience internal problems because of genetics or poor habits. Our podiatrists in Ontario, Chino and Upland can determine what might be causing the difficulty with walking or standing.

Excessive Pain

One of the most evident signs that you should visit a podiatry specialist is if there is extreme pain. Most of the people who stand on their feet all day long may not observe anything, but if the pain is ongoing, then this might be a sign that there is a problem. Foot pain that lasts more than a few days is not natural or healthy and should be addressed by a podiatry specialist in Ontario. They can determine why the pain in the feet is occurring as well as come up with a treatment plan.

Numbness

Usually, after sitting for a while, people experience a numbing feeling in their feet or legs, and this can be completely normal. But if the numbness is repeated and ongoing, then it might indicate a bigger problem.

Everybody has experienced that “pins and needles” feeling when their feet or legs fall asleep, but if this numbing feeling lasts long, it may be best to visit a podiatry specialist in Ontario. Excessive or ongoing numbness is far from healthy, and it’s important that a podiatry specialist addresses this problem as soon as possible.

Swelling

Another symptom that may indicate a need to visit a podiatry specialist in Ontario is if your feet are swollen. Most of the problems related to the foot may result in swelling, which can cause problems when walking or standing. Seeing a podiatry specialist is very important if and when the feet begin to swell.

Stiffness

Similar to numbness, stiffness in the feet is also something that can be dangerous for a person’s health. While some stiffness might seem normal after a day of jogging or being on your feet, extreme rigidity is not.

When the feet feel stiff repetitively, it is vital to visit a podiatry specialist in Ontario. Ongoing stiffness can cause other foot problems, and there may be discomfort involved too. A podiatry specialist is the only person to see when you are suffering from stiffness.

Talk to Us Today!

There are many different signs that may indicate a need to visit a podiatry specialist. But these signs are the most common ones. Visiting a podiatry specialist at Empire Foot and Ankle Center can be helpful when experiencing excessive pain, swelling or difficulties while walking and or standing.

If you have concerns or queries regarding problems within your feet, then reach out to us so that we can help you. Call now (909) 946-6643 and receive top-quality healthcare for you and your family.

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Does Your Child Need A Foot Specialist in Inland Empire? https://empirefootandankle.com/does-your-child-need-a-foot-specialist-in-inland-empire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=does-your-child-need-a-foot-specialist-in-inland-empire Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:04:36 +0000 https://empirefootandankle.com/?p=2895 Our foot specialists in Ontario, Upland, Chino and Rancho Cucamonga are well trained to treat any foot pathologies that your child might have. There are a few reasons you might want to have your child’s feet examined by a podiatry specialist. For instance, if you have any reason to think that your kid’s foot doesn’t […]

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Our foot specialists in Ontario, Upland, Chino and Rancho Cucamonga are well trained to treat any foot pathologies that your child might have.

There are a few reasons you might want to have your child’s feet examined by a podiatry specialist. For instance, if you have any reason to think that your kid’s foot doesn’t seem normal, a podiatry specialist can either determine a growth problem or assure you that everything is perfectly fine.

There are many different aspects of a child’s health and safety to monitor that it can be overwhelming sometimes, and some of the things can slip under the radar. In this blog post, we will summarize some of the most evident signs to look out for that indicate your child might need a foot specialist in Ontario.

Low Arches

All children are different from each other and grow at different rates, so a lack of arches in your child’s feet is not always a reason for worry. In children under 2-3 years old, some may have clearly formed arches, while other children will not, so there is no reason for worry. By 6 years old, most of the children will have clear arches, though it is still not uncommon for children to have flat feet. Pointing the kid’s toes in a straight line is the best possible way to check whether or not the arches are forming. Though it is still possible that your kid’s feet may be developing, if there are no clear arches after 6 years of age, you may need to take them to see a specialist podiatry in Ontario.

Struggling to Keep Up

While society as a whole is typically less physically active as compared to the past, nowadays children are really energetic and always on the go. Except if your child has a pre-existing obstructive or restrictive lung condition such as asthma, they should have more or less the same stamina as their peers. If they are facing difficulty to keep up, it might be because of a lack of arches. If it is repeated or long-lasting issue, an examination by a podiatry specialist could tell you if their ligaments are torn or inflamed.

Tripping

While tripping over occasionally is not uncommon for a person, frequent falling isn’t the same thing. If your kid seems to be tripping a lot, it could indicate either fallen arches or a problem with pronation, which describes the degree of alignment of their heels with the ground. The centre of your child’s heels should line up with the centre of their legs, when they are standing up straight. If one or both of their feet appear to be more inwards or outwards, this is called problem with pronation, which warrants attention from an orthotic.

Foot disabilities can be hard to identify, particularly since many of them develop subtly over time. You cannot rely on your child to recognize this themselves, so if your child shows any of the signs mentioned above, you should examine them yourself and consider consulting a podiatrist in Ontario. Foot problems will hardly go away on their own, typically getting worse with the passage of time, so recognizing and addressing these disorders early in the course is the best way to get your child back to normal.

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Custom Foot Orthotics https://empirefootandankle.com/custom-foot-orthotics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=custom-foot-orthotics Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:08:18 +0000 https://empirefootandankle.com/?p=2852 Custom foot orthotics is a prescription-grade custom device that helps support your feet. They are made by creating an impression of your feet, whether with a foam box, Plasters or a slipper cast. The impressions are made with precision. Our staff members have many years of experience creating an impression of your feet. The impression […]

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Custom foot orthotics is a prescription-grade custom device that helps support your feet. They are made by creating an impression of your feet, whether with a foam box, Plasters or a slipper cast. The impressions are made with precision. Our staff members have many years of experience creating an impression of your feet. The impression is then sent to an orthotic lab, along with your Doctor’s prescription, to create a truly “one-of-a-kind” custom foot orthotics that are made just for you.

There are two types of custom foot orthotics:

  1. Functional custom orthotics- which are created to correct/control the abnormal motion and biomechanical imbalance of your feet. These devices are usually semi-rigid.
  2. Accommodative custom orthotics- which are created to accommodate a rigid deformity, to offload pressure spots, especially for diabetic patients with foot deformities who are at high risk of developing pressure ulcers.

What about over-the-counter shoe inserts? Most over-the-counter orthotics/arch support/insoles are not supportive enough to help control or correct the abnormal or poor biomechanics of your feet. Even if they claim to be “custom-made” or have you step on a machine and measure your feet.  However, if you are just looking for cushioning and comfort, over-the-counter shoe inserts may be enough for you!

Remember, they are NOT custom foot orthotics if your doctor didn’t put in his/her evaluation and write a prescription.

Your Podiatrist will need to do a thorough history and physical exam of your feet, ankles, legs as well as gait analysis to determine your unique foot structure and walking pattern, and create a pair of custom foot orthotics that will accommodate or correct your biomechanic pathology. Common pathologies that can benefit from a pair of custom foot orthotics include:

  • Plantar fasciitis / heel pain
  • Flat feet
  • High arch
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Painful calluses
  • And more.

Here at Empire Foot & Ankle Center, our podiatrists are highly trained and are very familiar in prescribing custom foot orthotics for your unique foot pathology. We have a quick turn-around time on dispensing our custom foot orthotics.  Please give us a call for more information. We are serving patients from all over the Inland Empire including Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Claremont, Pomona, Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Circulation Diseases? https://empirefootandankle.com/what-are-the-symptoms-of-circulation-diseases/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-are-the-symptoms-of-circulation-diseases Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:20:22 +0000 https://empirefootandankle.com/?p=2849 The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the human body. Blood carries oxygen, nutrients, and essential compounds to the tissues, organs, brain, and all other vital parts of the body so each part can function efficiently and normally. Poor circulation of blood (along with the nutrients and oxygen it carries) can lead to a […]

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The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the human body. Blood carries oxygen, nutrients, and essential compounds to the tissues, organs, brain, and all other vital parts of the body so each part can function efficiently and normally.

Poor circulation of blood (along with the nutrients and oxygen it carries) can lead to a number of detrimental effects on the human body. This can result in a few common symptoms that extend from fatigue, dizziness to painful to potentially dangerous complications if you don’t address the issue.

Poor Circulation Symptoms

Cold Toes, Fingers, feet, and hands

Poor circulation largely affects the extremities. This is due to the fact that the extremities, i.e., hands and feet, are the farthest away from the pump(heart), which is where blood originates from. Because of this lack of blood flow reaching the feet and hands, it’s common for those with poor circulation to experience constantly cold in the fingers, toes, hands, and feet. They could even turn blue due to cold exposure referred to as Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Cramping/Aching in the Extremities

Poor blood flow to the limbs can lead to aching and cramping in the affected muscles. This is particularly true in the legs, which might be aggravated when you are walking around.

You also may notice that your upper and lower limbs hurt more when you lay down. That’s because when you are upright, gravity can help force some blood flow to your legs, even when with bad circulation.

Dry Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, so it makes sense it would be greatly impacted by conditions like Circulation Diseases. Blood brings oxygen, nutrients, and moisture throughout the body. This helps keep our skin moisturised and healthy.

With poor circulation, your skin won’t get the nutrients and moisture it needs. This can result in drying out quickly and frequently even after you apply layers and layers of lotion or consume plenty of water.

Hair Loss

Hair loss with poor circulation occurs due to the same phenomenon as to why you experience dry skin. Blood circulation to our scalp or any hairy area of our body is what brings nutrients and compounds to sustain the hair and hair follicles and keep them healthy.

Without proper blood flow to the hair follicles, they can become unhealthy and die. This causes hair loss.

Numbness (Typically in the Extremities)

For the exact reason that your extremities will feel unusually cold, they might also start to feel numb. It feels like your hands, feet, and legs are asleep.

This can also lead to feeling tingling, i.e., pins and needles sensation in those areas as well. This occurs due to a lack of blood flow to nerves in a particular area.

Headaches, Dizziness, Lightheadedness

If you’re not getting sufficient blood flow to your brain, that means that your nervous tissues aren’t getting enough oxygen since blood is what carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the human body.

When this happens, you can experience lightheadedness, headaches, dizziness, and even collapsing.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, see your physician. While you might think that numb feet don’t seem like a great threat to your health, if you don’t treat it, it could lead to serious complications like a stroke or a heart attack.

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