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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Our feet are an important part of our bodies and require good care to keep us going. Here are some common foot ailments and ways to treat them. Bunions, or the misalignment of the big toe, can occur from improper footwear, such as high heels or poorly fitted shoes. To prevent this, wear well fitted and supportive shoes that provide good toe space. Calluses and corns are caused by repeated friction on an area which results in the buildup of hard skin. Preventing friction is the best way to stop both so wearing good socks and shoes that don’t rub up against the skin are best. If you do develop them, it is recommended to see a podiatrist. Sometimes, viruses can get into the skin on our feet and cause verrucas, or small warts. These are contagious so it is recommended to see a podiatrist who can treat them. If you use public showers, wear shower shoes to prevent catching viruses and fungi, like athlete’s foot. Ingrown toenails can occur if pressure is put on the nail or if the nails are cut too short; wear shoes that provide toe space and try not to cut them too short. Athlete’s foot and fungal nails are both caused by fungi. While there are over-the-counter ointments that you can buy, podiatrists can prescribe better options. Finally flat feet, which are caused by fallen arches, can be taken care of with custom-made orthotics from a podiatrist.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhattan, Yonkers, Plainview, and Jamaica, Queens. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Diabetes presents a number of problems for those who have it. This is especially true for children, who are more likely to sustain a foot injury from playing. Due to decreased sensitivity, a child may not realize they have a wound and not tell their parent. Coupled with poor blood circulation, the wound may not heal and become infected; this could be very dangerous and potentially result in amputation. Both parents and children have to know what to look for and how to care for diabetic feet. This includes doing daily foot inspections for wounds or any abnormal signs. Diabetic children should wash their feet with warm water and make sure to dry their feet properly. Avoid extremely hot and cold temperatures, and check the water temperature first before washing. Children shouldn’t walk barefoot and should inspect shoes for any objects inside and to ensure the interior is smooth. Finally, seeing a podiatrist for an examination several times a year is highly recommended.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhattan, Yonkers, Plainview, and Jamaica, Queens. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 00:00

Unlike younger athletes, elderly athletes are more likely to suffer a foot injury as they get older. Foot injuries that affect all ages include plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, and Morton’s neuroma. While the sport one plays varies, there are certain things that not just elderly athletes, but everyone, can do to prevent foot injuries. Wearing an ankle brace can help prevent sprains while quality footwear can prevent foot pain. Proper arch support can be the difference between comfort and discomfort. Custom orthotics may be necessary for some people who have flat or unsupported feet. Stretching is vital, and everyone should stretch not only before an activity but after as well. Finally, keeping your feet dry by changing socks and using foot powder can prevent conditions like athlete’s foot. If you are an elderly athlete, be sure to see a podiatrist to see if certain activities are right for you.

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

The Elderly and their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away. Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

  • Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating medical conditions.
  • Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.
  • Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:
  • Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
  • Shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Pressure sores
  • Loss of circulation in legs & feet
  • Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhattan, Yonkers, Plainview, and Jamaica, Queens. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 28 August 2017 00:00

Most adults are on their feet for hours on end throughout the day. It’s no surprise then that many suffer from foot pain. One of the most common forms of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue. Stretching can help reduce pain as can orthotics like sole inserts. Making sure that your shoes provide proper arch support and cushioning can also relieve pain and other ailments. Women should be on the lookout, one study found that most women wear a shoe size that is half an inch too small. Furthermore, shoe sizes still increase even as you get older. While all these suggestions may help relieve foot pain, it still may not go away. In that case it may be best to see a podiatrist.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Manhattan, Yonkers, Plainview, and Jamaica, Queens. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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