ERIC WEINSTEIN, DPM

Eric Weinstein, DPM

817 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 796-1800
(954) 796-1801 fax

Broward Health Weston
2300 N. Commerce Pkwy
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high heel foot problemsRecently, Kim Kardashian and her fiancé Kanye West were spotted on a dinner date to New York’s Waverly Inn, a commemoration of the celebrity couple’s first Vogue cover. They were there with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

The Kardashian—while not pregnant—is again being mocked for wearing tubed-style high-heels. The difference is that while on the date the same sandals that sparked the first mocking comments, despite not being pregnant, still had the same terrible effect on her swollen ankles and feet.

Apparently it is difficult for the TV personality to abandon flashy and addictive high-heels both during and after pregnancy.

Despite not providing the best support, high heels remain a staple of the fashion industry. If wearing heels has been causing your feet and ankles grief, see podiatrist Dr. Eric Weinstein, DPM of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein can treat your foot and ankle symptoms.  

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work. 

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Coral Springs and Weston, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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The Perfect Shoe Says A Lot About Humanity's Imperfect EvolutionHitoshi Mimura is a legendary footwear designer who makes special shoes for elite athletes and celebrities. Known as the “god of shoes,” Mimura used to work for Asics, but he departed to work on his own a few years ago.

When creating footwear for his select group of customers Mimura uses a scientific approach that involves precisely measuring every contour of the foot. He and his staff then analyze the dimensions and use computer modelling to construct a design. "Samurai cannot fight without their swords," Mimura once said in an interview. "It is the same for runners and their shoes."

Wearing shoes that fit correctly is essential for good foot health. For advice on getting shoes fitted properly, consult with podiatrist Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein will answer your questions and assist you with your footwear-related needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are come factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, keeping properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Coral Springs and Weston, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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By gary@browardfootcare.com
April 01, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

Dwayne WadDwayne Wade has struggled with a nerve condition known as “foot drop” in his foot. Wade first began experiencing symptoms when he was felt numbness in his foot. Concerned, Wade consulted with team trainers, who would determine that he had muscle paralysis, a characteristic of foot drop.  “When I was out there and moved around and warmed up, I felt I couldn't feel my foot,” Wade said. “So I didn't want to do anything." It is uncertain whether Wade will participate in the NBA All-Star game as a result.

Athletes can be susceptible to developing nerve disorders in the feet and ankles. If you feel you or a loved one has been dealing with a nerve disorder, see podiatrist Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein can diagnose and treat your foot condition accordingly.  

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

EMG tests are often provided to diagnose Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. If a patient shows signs of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom, an MRI will be used to see the compression of the nerve.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Coral Springs and Weston, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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By gary@browardfootcare.com
March 25, 2014
Category: Foot Care

proper foot supportKayla Montgomery, one of the fastest young distance runners in the nation, is unable to stay on her feet after crossing the finish line. The reason? The eighteen year old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) three years ago.

Multiple sclerosis allows Montgomery to continue running, long after other runners feel pain, because the disease blocks nerve signals. As her temperature increases, Montgomery goes into a kind of autopilot with the downside being that stopping—for any reason—will break the control she has over the problems she can’t feel.

Montgomery says she continues to run and even in spite of the condition and pain involved and tends to dismiss the negative attention.

Proper foot support is necessary for happy, healthy feet. If you would like more information, consult with podiatrist Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein can treat all your foot and ankle needs.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet

To learn more about the Importance of Proper Foot Support, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Coral Springs and Weston, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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By gary@browardfootcare.com
March 18, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

chilbliansThis winter has been very cold and typically community responders worry over the health and safety of residents; however, officials at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg state that they have experienced a noticeable lack of weather-related injuries this winter season.

A physician in the emergency room at Pomerene, Dr. Bill Reisinger, has said that he has not seen too many of the typical cold-weather injuries. Injuries such as; frostbite, chilblains, and hypothermia. In fact, the executive director of the Holmes County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Patricia Lang, credits continuous education on preventative measures as the deciding factor in the lack of abundant problems this winter. Safe practices are always the key to avoiding injuries.

It is especially important to take precautions to protect yourself as cold weather typically hits the extremities hardest; particularly feet. If you have any questions about chilblains, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Footcare. Dr. Weinstein will be able to give you information on how to protect yourself during the winter months.

Chilblains

Chilblains is a relatively rare condition that occurs when the skin gets cold and then is warmed quickly. Chilblains are actually caused as much by how the blood circulates as they are caused by cold temperatures. Although it is rare, some individuals are still prone to the disorder.

The Effects of Chilblains

-Chilblains cause the skin to dry out.
-Dry skin is susceptible to cracking and any opening in the skin can become infected.
-For those who have an existing circulatory problem such as Reynaud’s phenomenon, chilblains are a common complication.

There is no way to entirely prevent chilblains, the best way to try to prevent them if your skin is exposed to the cold is to gradually warm up instead of trying to instantly warm up. Chilblains can be very itchy and there are options to relieve the symptoms such as cortisone cream and seeking medical treatment as well staying properly dressed for cold weather.

Chilblains are usually not fatal, and do not have any long term effects. Some may be affected by chilblains no matter what precautions they may take but it is treatable. It is important to be careful if you go to areas of extreme cold weather.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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