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Tuesday, 30 January 2024 00:00

The Mystery of Shoe Sizing

Embarking on the quest for the ideal shoe size is an important yet often underestimated journey. To find the perfect fit, one must prioritize comfort and functionality. Start by measuring both feet, as they can vary in size, and choose the size that accommodates the larger foot. Consider the shoe's width, ensuring ample room for toes without constriction. Pay attention to the arch and heel support, elements that play a pivotal role in overall comfort. Try on shoes later in the day when feet tend to swell slightly, mimicking real-life conditions. Walk around to assess how the shoes feel in motion, checking for any discomfort or pressure points. For detailed information about how to accurately measure the feet, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Dr. Gerald Perelman from Ohio. Our doctor will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

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

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024 00:00

Causes of an Achilles Tendon Injury

A tight Achilles tendon, a condition marked by stiffness and limited flexibility in the band of tissue connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone, can be attributed to various factors. One prevalent cause is overuse or excessive strain, commonly observed in athletes who engage in repetitive activities, like running or jumping. Inadequate warm-up or wearing improper footwear during physical exertion can exacerbate tension in the Achilles tendon. Additionally, biomechanical issues, such as flat feet or abnormal foot arches, may contribute to tightness. Aging also plays a role, as tendons naturally lose elasticity over time, making them more susceptible to stiffness. Tightness can also result from injuries or inflammation, such as Achilles tendonitis. Ignoring the causes of a tight Achilles tendon may lead to discomfort and compromise overall foot health. If you have endured an Achilles tendon injury, it is strongly suggested that you visit a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can effectively treat this condition.

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact Dr. Gerald Perelman of Ohio. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What Are the Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common injuries are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

  • Inflammation
  • Dull to severe pain
  • Increased blood flow to the tendon
  • Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

  • Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
  • Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

  • Thorough stretching of the tendon 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 feel free to contact our office located in Wilmington, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2024 00:00

Ankle Sprains Defined by Symptoms

An ankle sprain, a common injury, manifests as the stretching or tearing of ligaments that support the ankle joint. The intricate anatomy of the ankle involves three lateral ligaments, which are the anterior talofibular, calcaneofibular, and posterior talofibular ligaments, and all are vital for stability. When subjected to excessive force, often due to sudden twists or impacts, these ligaments can undergo strain or damage, resulting in an ankle sprain. Symptoms of this injury are discernible through localized pain, swelling, and tenderness around the affected area. Individuals with an ankle sprain often experience difficulty bearing weight on the injured foot and may notice bruising. The severity of symptoms varies, ranging from mild discomfort to significant pain and functional impairment. If you have sprained your ankle, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer the correct treatment for complete healing.

Although ankle sprains are common, they aren’t always minor injuries. If you need your ankle injury looked at, contact Dr. Gerald Perelman from Ohio. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains are the result of a tear in the ligaments within the ankle. These injuries may happen when you make a rapid shifting movement while your foot is planted. A less common way to sprain your ankle is when your ankle rolls inward while your foot turns outward.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Pain at the sight of the tear
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Ankle area is tender to touch
  • In severe cases, may hear/feel something tear
  • Skin discoloration

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits

Treatment of a Sprain

In many cases, the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate) is used to treat ankle sprains. However, you should see a podiatrist to see which treatment option would work best with your injury. In severe cases, surgery may be required.

It is important to ask your doctor about rehab options after you receive treatment for your injury. Stretching, strength training, and balance exercises may help the ankle heal while also preventing further injury.

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

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Wednesday, 10 January 2024 00:00

Heel Pain Can Be Treated!

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning? If so, you should seek the professional help of your podiatrist and have a proper diagnosis performed. Heel pain can be caused by several different foot-related conditions.

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Tuesday, 09 January 2024 00:00

Pain in the Ball of the Foot

Metatarsalgia, a painful inflammation in the ball of the foot, can disrupt your daily activities and hinder your mobility. This condition primarily affects the area between your toes and arch, known as the ball of the foot, where the five metatarsal bones connect to your toes. Metatarsalgia is commonly triggered by overuse injuries from participating in running and jumping activities. Other causes can include wearing ill-fitting shoes, foot abnormalities or deformities, or underlying conditions such as arthritis. The pain typically develops gradually, improving with rest, but worsening during weight-bearing activities such as standing, walking, or exercising. Symptoms may include sensations of walking with a foreign object in your shoe, a sharp burning or shooting pain, and numbness or tingling in the toes. Activities that make metatarsalgia worse can include standing for prolonged periods, running, walking barefoot, and engaging in high-impact sports. Pain in the ball of the foot arises from increased pressure on the metatarsal bones during activities like running, causing overuse and inflammation in the affected area. This abnormal stress can irritate tendons, ligaments, and cartilage around the metatarsal bones. If you are experiencing persistent pain in the ball of your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Gerald Perelman from Ohio. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

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

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Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the nerves in the ball of the foot, often causing discomfort and a sensation of a lump between the toes. To diagnose and effectively treat Morton's neuroma, podiatrists often employ various imaging tests. Ultrasound is a commonly used imaging technique to visualize Morton's neuroma. It provides real time images and allows for dynamic assessment, which can help in confirming the diagnosis. Ultrasound can also guide injections for therapeutic purposes. Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is another valuable tool for evaluating Morton's neuroma. It offers detailed images of the foot's soft tissues, providing insight into the size and location of the neuroma. This can assist in treatment planning and determining the severity of the condition. X-rays, although less effective in directly visualizing neuromas, are sometimes used to rule out other foot conditions like bone abnormalities or arthritis. These imaging tests play a vital role in diagnosing Morton's neuroma and determining the most appropriate treatment approach, which may include conservative measures, injections, or surgical intervention. If you have pain in the ball of your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, as early intervention can lead to more effective management of this painful foot condition.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Gerald Perelman of Ohio. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

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

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