May 17, 2017
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Poor circulation is a common condition in which blood flow throughout the body is limited, particularly to areas like the hands and feet. If untreated, it can lead to more severe problems like kidney damage or a stroke. Learn how to spot the signs of poor circulation, so you can treat the problem before it becomes serious.

Numbness and Cramping in the Hands and Feet

Often the earliest signs of poor circulation, numbness and cramping often affect the hands and feet before any other symptoms arise. You may notice swelling or achiness as well.

Tired and Achy Legs

If your legs become tired or achy after standing or sitting for long periods, and you feel temporary relief when elevating or moving them, this is an indicator that blood is not moving effectively through your limbs. Swollen legs are also an indicator. If you press the skin above your ankle firmly and it does not bounce back immediately, this is an indicator of pitting edema, a symptom of poor circulation.

Loss of Mental Acuity

The mind often suffers when blood flow to the brain is reduced. Watch out for memory loss or forgetfulness, lethargy, and headaches.

Slowed Healing Time

If you have wounds that are healing more slowly than normal, or not at all, this is often an indicator of poor circulation. This occurs frequently on the feet, particularly in diabetics, and untreated wounds or sores that become infected can become so severe that amputation is necessary. Contact your doctor if you feel you may be at risk.

If you notice a symptom of poor circulation, see your doctor immediately, as symptoms often worsen with time, and can lead to blood clots and other dangerous health problems.

For more information about poor blood circulation, please be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section of our website, and search for poor blood circulation.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Betman, please call any of our 3 convenient locations or schedule your appointment online today.

February 16, 2017
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Dr. Betman recently went on Chicago TV to be interviewed about heel pain and treatment modalities.



December 08, 2016
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Everyone deals with joint and extremity ailments throughout their life. Whether you’re living an active lifestyle and always on the go, or you simply sprain your ankle on the way to the train station. Often times we can use a simple anti-inflammatory medicine to treat any swelling that occurs from injuries and ailments, but there are times when that isn’t enough to reduce the symptoms.

At Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman and Associates we are utilizing a new product to treat heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and many other inflammatory ailments and injuries.  AmnioFix Sports Med is an injectable allograft that:

  • Modulates Inflammation
  • Reduces Scar Tissue
  • Enhances Healing

This wonderful new product is a dehydrated human amnio/chorion membrane. What does that actually mean? It means that it contains 226 different growth factors and collagens which are the building blocks to enhance healing.

If physical therapy hasn’t helped reduce your symptoms, or if you’re looking for a Non-Steroidal option (or have reached your steroid injection limit), then AmnioFix is a great option to consider for healing and treating your inflammation from injury.

To learn more and schedule an appointment, please call our office. We offer the treatments you need to get back on your feet again. Call 1-866-366-8725 today.

December 08, 2016
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Happy Holidays from The Dr. Betman Podiatry Staff!

August 25, 2016
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Do you feel like you are alone in your struggle with unattractive toenail fungus? You're not alone - millions of Americans are now dealing with this type of infection. You don't have to be happy with painful and unattractive toenail fungus, because we have a solution! Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman & Associates offers a special FDA-approved laser technology treatment for toenail fungus that has an alarmingly high success rate.

The benefits of utilizing this effective treatment include:

  • Safe for Adults and Children
  • Pain-Free
  • No Side Effects
  • No Harm to the Nail Bed
  • No Anesthesia or Injections
  • 30 Minute Long Procedure

While it may sound painful, laser toenail fungus removal is not painful at all. No anesthesia or injections are required and a majority of patients don't feel any pain; only a slight warming sensation during the procedure. The laser is designed to kill the fungal infection in and underneath the affected toenails without injuring the healthy underlying nail bed or skin.

With fungus-free toenails to gain and nothing to lose, what's preventing you from trying a laser treatment? There is no better time than now to take care of the infection that has been plaguing your life!

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