The equipment doesn’t come cheap: Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) reportedly just spent $95,000 to acquire the high-quality treadmill, and another $20,000 for the three-dimensional cameras necessary to update their human performance lab. That is why you may be hard-pressed to find a fully loaded gait analysis center–even in a large metro area like New York City. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine is one place you can find state-of-the-art biomechanical analysis equipment geared toward runners and other athletes looking to improve performance and prevent injuries.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a crash course on everything you need to know about bunions on your lunch break? Wish as you may, but don’t look to television for the answers to your most pressing questions. A recent Canadian study found that 4 in 10 assertions made on popular medical television programs lack any medical basis whatsoever. Only one-third of the suggestions from the show can be traced back to published research. Furthermore, 11% of the advice is actually contrary to the advice doctors working in their respective fields would give.
Sports medicine trainers do more than provide emergency care for acute injuries and rehabilitation for old injuries. A team’s athletic trainer runs tests to analyze player health and fitness before the season, attends every practice and game, offers injury prevention strategies, researches the latest methods for healing, and motivates players throughout their recoveries. Recently, the Wall Street Journalhighlighted the work of the NBA Nets’ trainer, Tim Walsh, calling him the team’s “MVP.” As the team podiatrists for the NY Lizards Major League Lacrosse players, we understand what it takes to keep a team of professional athletes healthy all season long, and we couldn’t agree more.
We’ve all been there before. The bus is leaving. There are three minutes until the flight starts boarding. The business meeting started 10 minutes ago. Your toddler suddenly runs full-throttle through a crowded restaurant. Running in high heels is not the ideal scenario, but it happens more often than we’d like. But think twice next time. Using gait analysis, researchers from Ningbo University in Zhejiang, China found that even short bursts of sprinting activity in heels can lead to long-lasting problems.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Kevin Durant has appeared on our blog. We first discussed the Jones fracture in his foot back in October 2014, and, just last month, mentioned the toe sprain that set him back five games. Today’s appearance is to report that he has undergone a second surgery to replace the screw in his foot after the initial fixation caused soreness and irritation.
Now that the temperatures are finally above 50 degrees, avid New York City runners will undoubtedly start pounding the pavement again. With such a frigid winter, it’s hard to remember that warmer days exist. Yet there are indeed many great days for running ahead, and you want to be healthy for all of them. Here are a few common springtime injuries to watch out for. Catching them early and treating yourself kindly can save you the trouble of a long recovery later. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City works with elite and amateur athletes to devise injury prevention strategies and treat pain.
It’s been reported that 10 million Americans suffer tendon injuries each year. Micro-tears in the tendons can be caused over time by overuse, or they can tear with one sudden, acute injury when crucial support muscles are weak or when too much force is applied. Typically, our first recommendation for patients with Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis is rest, ice, compression therapy, elevation, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
However, “after about 8-10 weeks, tendonitis ceases to be strictly an inflammation problem and becomes more of a degenerative issue,” according to the Daily Herald. For these cases, Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (also sometimes called the FAST or Tenex procedure) can be a marvelous treatment for someone with severe symptoms who doesn’t want to go through major surgery. It’s one of the many advanced treatments our NYC podiatrists offer for ankle and foot pain at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.
Sometimes bunion sufferers go to desperate measures to ensure comfort. “Before the [Screen Actors Guild] awards I said, ‘Just in case something happens I told my husband to go to the store and get a can of Crisco,'” recalled Viola Davis, who won SAG awards in 2011 for her performance in The Help and in 2015 for How To Get Away With Murder.
“He’s such a beautiful husband, he said, ‘You want a small can or a big can of Crisco?'” she told Ellen Degeneres, explaining that the purpose of the vegetable shortening was to lubricate her feet to eliminate friction on the big toe from her shoes. While it may work well in a pinch, Crisco is not a long-term solution for bunion discomfort. Our NY podiatry office specializes in advanced solutions for bunion sufferers, when ruining your shoes with grease just isn’t an option anymore.
Plantar fasciitis is a notoriously difficult condition to treat, but new alternatives to surgery have proven effective, though the body of research is still growing. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City has invested in the latest technology to offer you the best selection of advanced pain therapies and healing-stimulating treatments for your chronic heel pain.
If you’re looking for NY plantar fasciitis treatment, there is no better place to call home. With a staff as renowned for their friendliness as for their knowledge and professionalism, you will find a sympathetic ear, answers to all your questions, and a reprieve from your debilitating pain in a short while.
Our Director, NY Podiatrist, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a recognized authority on the most advanced surgical techniques to correct bunions and hammertoes.
Dr. Katherine Lai is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and has lectured extensively on The Diabetic Foot and Wound Care and on the Scope and Practice of Holistic Podiatry at an Integrative Medicine conference.
“I am so grateful for having had Dr. Geldwert perform bunion surgery on both of my feet. I have complete confidence in him and continue to see him for other sports related injuries. I was cautious about having surgery for the first time, but his knowledge, patience, and skill made me completely comfortable in trusting him. And I couldn’t be any happier with the results!! When anything else feels wrong with my feet, I love that I now know to go immediately to him. He is my top choice for anyone searching for the best foot fixer/surgeon/sports doctor in NYC! Thank you, Dr. Geldwert!!!”
- J. M., Manhattan, NY
111 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
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White Plains, NY10601
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Dr. Josef J. Geldwert DPM, Dr. Katherine Lai DPM, and Dr. Ryan Minara, DPM, DPM serving Westchester County, White Plains, Ardsley, Bronxville, Harrison NY, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye, Scarsdale, Rye Brook, Chappaqua, and the surrounding area.
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111 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
10 Mitchell Place
White Plains, NY 10601