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Diabetics Maintain Foot Health to Avoid Amputation

Diabetes causes a condition of painful nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect your entire body, but most often the legs and feet are the body’s most prone areas to serious health problems. Damage to the nerves can cause the loss of feeling in your feet, making it difficult to detect extreme temperatures and

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3 Easy Ways to Care for Your Feet

During your lifetime, your feet endure hundreds of thousands of miles, and may be among the most underappreciated and hardest working parts of your body. Taking care of our feet is important, especially since a simple every day task like walking can become painful if an injury or problem occurs. Fortunately, foot care can be

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How to Protect Your Feet in Cold Weather

It feels like not so long ago, we were all sporting flip flops and sandals and making our way to the beach. Gone are the long summer days, and here are the bitterly cold days of winter. Even with the drastic temperature change, it’s a great time of year—snow and family get-togethers and holiday cheer

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Don’t Let Heel Pain Keep You Down

Is heel pain keeping you down? In pursuit of healthy bodies, pain is often the enemy. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, often warning us about the damage we have suffered, Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) is a foot condition in which a band of

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When to Get Bunion Surgery

Find out if your bunions are telling you that it’s time to get surgery. A bunion is a deformity that affects the bone at the base of the big toe and is often characterized by a hard, bony protrusion on the side of the foot. Women are often more likely than men to deal with

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Avoid the Bunion Bump and Protect your Feet

One of the most common forefoot problems are bunions, which are also referred to as Hallux Valgus. The bunion is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. The bone, which protrudes towards the inside of the foot, can often result in pushing the big toe under or over

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Take a Second Look at Treament

A fungal infection in one of your toenails can be both uncomfortable and unsightly. To fix the problem, there are both topical and oral treatments that can be used. If you are suffering from a fungal toenail, see your New York podiatrist as soon as possible to find out the best way to fix your

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How to Avoid Getting Bunions

Millions of Americans struggle with bunions every year. This is a problematic foot condition that worsens over time. It is common in NYC patients who work a lot on their feet (like construction workers) or who wear certain types of shoes, like high heels, that cause strain n the feet. Here are are some important

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Take Extra Care of Your Children’s Feet

During the school year, your children maintain their normal school routine with frequent activities and are constantly on the go. In order to maintain their busy schedules it is vital that their feet are protected against the aches and pains of non-stop daily activities. From infants and toddlers to high school kids, the need for

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Ingrown Toenails

How to Avoid Pesky Ingrown Toenails An ingrown toenail is a common and painful condition of the toes that occurs when one or both sides of the nail break through and grow into the skin of the toe rather than over it. As a result, the irritated skin becomes painful, red and swollen. Fortunately, when

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