Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum, a podiatric physician and surgeon with over 30 years of experience, is proud to announce the opening of his third practice in the South Florida region.

Dr. Goldbaum now has three offices serving the South Florida community.
Dr. Goldbaum now has three offices serving the South Florida community.

This new practice, located at 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 290 in Boca Raton joins Dr. Goldbaum’s already established offices in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

With this new location, Dr. Goldbaum hopes to reach more patients in need of podiatric help in the area, while also making life easier on patients living in or around Boca Raton that previously had to drive long distances to seek out his care at either his Delray Beach or Boynton Beach office.

Dr. Goldbaum’s new office will feature the same hands-on, state-of-the-art treatment that many of you have already become accustomed to, such as Robotic Laser Therapy, 3-D Gait-Scan Analysis, Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy, and many other effective regenerative treatments.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at our new office, please see the contact information below.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Calluses can develop on hands, feet, or anywhere there is repeated friction. The common callus usually occurs when there’s been a lot of rubbing against the hands or feet.

Foot calluses typically have a yellowed or grayish coloration and can be unsightly and painful. A plantar callus is found on the bottom of the foot.

How to get rid of calluses (www.DelrayBeachPodiatry.com)
How to get rid of calluses (www.DelrayBeachPodiatry.com)

The feet typically develop calluses from an improper walking motion or ill-fitting shoes that create unwanted friction as you move. High-heeled shoes, which put added pressure on toes, are one of the worst offenders and the main reason why women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men.

Luckily, calluses are not permanent. By following some of the treatment steps below, you should be callus-free in no time!

Find the Source

When dealing with calluses, it’s important to first find the source of your problem. If this pesky source of friction and aggravation isn’t alleviated, your corns and calluses will not heal, and removal will be followed by recurrence. The best place to start when searching for the source would be your shoes as ill-fitting shoes often do not have enough toe space and constrict the toes together. In some cases, a podiatrist may be called upon to craft a custom-made orthotic in order to get the right fit for those who suffer from chronic calluses.

Soak and Scrub

Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for about 10 minutes. As you do this, your skin should start to soften. You may add Epsom salts or other ingredients to your soak, but they’re not necessary. With a back-and-forth motion and moderate pressure, rub a wet pumice stone over the growths, sanding the corns and calluses down, intermittently rinsing to remove pumice stone particles. Do not overly scrub your feet and stop immediately if you begin to feel pain.

Don’t Forget to Dry

After a good soak and scrub, make sure to dry your affected area completely if you’re interested in getting rid of calluses on feet permanently. It is important that you don’t allow it to remain damp. You should always use towel to remove the moisture. You can also apply a topical antibiotic to the area where the callus was and to surrounding skin in order to lower the risk of infection. If you got too close to the skin, use a bandage to protect the wound.

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The sesamoid bones are two small bones which are embedded in the tendon of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle just under the base of the big toe.

The purpose of the sesamoid bones is to protect the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus muscle and increase the strength of the muscle by giving it a mechanical advantage by acting as a level and take on most of the weight bearing on the inside of the foot.

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Sesamoids provide a smooth surface over which the tendons slide, thus increasing the ability of the tendons to transmit muscle forces. The sesamoids in the forefoot also assist with weight bearing and help elevate the bones of the big toe.

Unfortunately, like all other bones, sesamoids can break. Additionally, the tendons surrounding the sesamoids can become irritated or inflamed, resulting in a condition known as sesamoiditis.

Causes

Sesamoiditis is commonly caused by performing similar actions that involve the toe over and over again.

Activities commonly associated with sesamoitis include:

  • Running
  • Dancing
  • Most sports

Symptoms

The symptoms of sesamoiditis can range from a dull ache to a sharp pain every time you walk. Additionally, bending the big toe upwards will generally cause the pain to worsen.

Other symptoms include:

  • Pain is focused under the great toe on the ball of the foot.
  • Pain often develops gradually
  • Swelling and bruising
  • The affected area may be swollen and slightly red.

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After missing the final 13 games of the regular season and an underwhelming performance in the postseason, Artem Anisimov’s agent recently revealed that the Chicago Blackhawks center had suffered a high ankle sprain against the Montreal Canadiens on March 14.

Artem Anisimov during his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets (Wikipedia)
Artem Anisimov during his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets (Wikipedia)

“As far as what he was dealing with pain-wise or injury-wise, probably wasn’t too bad,” Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters on Saturday. “But … it’s a tough injury to come back from to be at your regular effectiveness.

“He was limited in some ways as far as his quickness and his strength. It’s one of those that, hey, we needed him because he’s very important in what he brings and what he can do for us. But he was limited in some ways.”

When a high ankle sprain occurs, there is the potential for several structures to be damaged. These include the syndesmotic ligaments that connect the tibia to the fibula, as well as a tissue known as the interosseous membrane.

Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum, a podiatric physician and surgeon with over 30 years of experience, has seen numerous high-ankle sprains throughout his tenure in medicine and can offer some insight into Anisimov’s situation based on the information currently available.

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A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. This condition occurs when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out.

When should you see a podiatrist for your bunion pain? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
When should you see a podiatrist for your bunion pain? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The underlying cause of bunions is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe known as the hallux valgus. In this deformity, the joint develops a prominent sideways angle, which pushes the bones of the big towards the smaller toes.

Smaller bunions, known as bunionettes, can also develop on the joint of your little toes.

As a bunion develops, swelling, redness and pain is typically felt at the base of the big toe and in the ball of the foot. Eventually, the area becomes shiny and warm to the touch.

All bunions are permanent unless surgically corrected, but there are some measures you can take to be more comfortable or to slow a bunion’s progression.

What causes bunions?

For most people, bunions are a hereditary condition that typically develops in early adulthood and get worse as the foot spreads with aging.

In some cases, bunions have been associated with certain types of arthritis, particularly inflammatory types, such as rheumatoid arthritis. An occupation that puts extra stress on your feet or one that requires you to wear pointed shoes also can be a cause.

In people with leg length discrepancies, bunions usually form in the longer leg.

Tight-fitting shoes can also play a part in the creation of bunions. Shoes that have a sloping foot bed and a narrow toe box such as high heels cause the front of the foot to be pushed with force into the narrow toe box, causing the toes to become squeezed together.

For this reason, women are especially prone to developing bunions due to years of wearing tight, poorly fitting shoes.

Although they don’t always cause problems, possible complications of bunions include:

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