• Foot Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different foot conditions and professional treatments

    Arch Pain, Ball of Foot Pain, Blister, Bunion, Callus, Corn, Ingrown Toenail, Spurs and more...

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  • Ankle Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different ankle conditions and professional treatments

    Ankle Sprains, Arthritis Pain

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  • Skin Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different skin conditions and professional treatments

    Athlete's Foot, Foot Odor & Perspiration, Nail Fungus, Rough and Dry Skin, Warts and more

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  • Children

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different conditions and professional treatments
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    Flatfoot, Warts or Petty, Ankle Sprains, Juvenile Bunions, Ingrown toenails

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  • Services and Treatments

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different treatments and professional services at
    Rivera Foot & Ankle

    Foot Scanner, Anatomic Insole, Laser Therapy, Ankle Prosthesis, Laser Tatoo Removal and more...

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Recurring Foot Pain?

Do Something About It

1. Pay attention to everyday aches.- Nearly 80% of people ages 21 and older have had a foot problem, according to a survey from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health. Anything from improper shoes to high-impact exercise can trigger a condition. To avoid injury, take discomfort seriously. Even seemingly minor issues, such as sore feet or bunions, can worsen and ultimately require costly surgery if left unchecked, says Dr. James Christina, of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

2. Fewer pounds mean happier feet.- The institute also found that very obese people are 41% more likely to have a current foot issue and 16% more likely to have pain. No wonder: Walking puts up to three times your body weight on your feet with every step, says the group’s executive director, Robert Thompson. Losing even a few pounds can reduce that wear and tear and may help shrink your risk of diabetes, which can cause foot pain from decreased circulation and nerve damage.

3. Good shoes are essential.- Ill-fitting footwear is one of the biggest causes of problems. Look for a pair with a wide toe box, ankle support, and a firm grip on your heel. Your foot extends when you walk, says Thompson, so pick a size that leaves a third to half an inch beyond the tip of your toes when you stand. He also suggests skipping cheaper brands, which sometimes use a sole that’s too small for the shoe, leaving wearers with wider feet unsupported.

4. Expensive orthotics may be overkill.- Custom-fitted orthotics, which are worn inside shoes, can easily cost $300 to $500 – and are not often covered by insurance. While serious athletes and people with foot abnormalities may need to spring for customized inserts, those who just need extra cushioning and support should stick with the $30-to-$50 off-the-shelf insoles available at running stores, says Dr. Steven Weinfeld, chief of foot and ankle surgery at Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine.

5. The right doctor will save your money.- Whether you should see a podiatrist or an orthopedist depends on your condition. In general, a podiatrist is the best bet for minor problems and for surgeries to correct chronic issues like hammertoes. Orthopedists are surgical specialists often recommended for breaks and other sudden injuries (they also tend to be more expensive).

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