Are You Embarrassed By Your Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis?

Posted by on Monday, January 16th, 2017

“Suicide Squad” bombshell Cara Delevigne recently spoke about her experiences with palmar-plantar psoriasis, telling the Daily Mail that her grueling modeling schedule brought on flare-ups of the embarrassing scabs, which she tried to cover up with heavy makeup. “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,” said the 22-year-old actress.

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Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis can be very embarrassing, especially if you have a big catwalk, photoshoot, or event coming up! (Image Source: Blog.FashionAnthology.com)

Wish You Had New Feet? Here Are The Top Reconstructive Foot Surgeries In New York

Posted by on Friday, January 13th, 2017

New York City foot surgeons servicing millions of people in a primarily urban area have a very different job than foot surgeons in, say, Stowe, Vermont (population 4,339), or McPherson County, KansasThere is a misconception about podiatrists and podiatric surgeons that our bread-and-butter lies in “old people with painful bunions” or those who need a good pedicure. As our name — The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine — suggests, we see a lot of active, fit, healthy, and young individuals who are suffering from debilitating traumatic injuries and chronic foot pain. Here are the most common reasons for reconstructive foot surgery in NYC …

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Watch out for NYC curbs; they’re real ankle-breakers! (Image Source: Flickr.com)

What Are The Most Common Foot Problems In White Plains Dancers?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Dancing is a popular athletic activity in White Plains, New York. We are blessed with so many of the best NYC dance studios in our backyard — Arthur Murray Dance School, City Center Dance, and Steffi Nossen, to name a few. Dancing requires the utmost strength and a tremendous amount of dedication, but sometimes the long hours of practice and rigorous activity lead to injury. It’s good to have a foot and ankle specialist as your ally in these cases. We are fully equipped to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate any lower extremity injury with the latest technology and techniques. We treat the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms, and believe in the importance of patient education and injury prevention as part of the individualized care we deliver.

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Find a foot and ankle specialist in White Plains to take care of your dance injury. (Image Source: Pexels.com)

Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

Posted by on Monday, January 9th, 2017

Most people have a small gap under the arch when they stand. Babies and some adults have completely flat feet, which may or may not cause symptoms of pain. When the connecting ligaments and muscles are strained, patients may suffer pain beyond the immediate foot arches and inner ankle — and up through the calves, hips, knees, and back, as well. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offices in Manhattan and White Plains, NY, offer a number of non-invasive therapies to help people suffering from this type of pain. The worst cases can also be treated with Subtalar Joint Arthroereisis by one of our experienced board-certified podiatric surgeons.

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Surgical implants can keep the sinus tarsi in a fixed open position, creating a natural arch in the foot to relieve excess pressure. (Image Source: Hyprocure.com)

NYC Foot Paths & Runs: The Hudson River At Night

Posted by on Friday, January 6th, 2017

“Of all the physical changes in New York City over recent decades, few are as dramatic as the transformation of the lower Hudson,” Brian Fidelman wrote for NY TimesPerhaps there is no better place to run after work, now that the dusk is upon us much quicker. It’s a solid 12-mile run if you’d like to do the entire Hudson River Greenway from Fort Tryon Park near Dyckman Street, through Battery Park City near the 9/11 Memorial, and on through Fort Washington Park, Riverside Park, Hudson River Park, and Riverbank State Park. The shorter variation is a pleasant five miles.

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The Hudson River run is one of the best places to see the sunset. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

Want To Lower Inflammation? Start Running!

Posted by on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Osteoarthritis, which affects 27 million Americans, is a runner’s worst nightmare. Nothing takes away your love of the race more than a stiff, inflamed knee that sears and throbs with every stride. There is good news from Brigham Young University researchers: the more you run, the less likely you are to suffer from joint inflammation! “It flies in the face of intuition,” admits study co-author Matt Seeley, but the results of their study suggests it may be a myth that long-distance running is bad for your knees.

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Want to protect your knees from osteoarthritis? Start running! Image Source: Wikimedia.org

NYC Foot Surgery Success Story: Runner With Heel Pain Finds Relief

Posted by on Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The decision to undergo surgery is one of the most difficult choices a person has to make. We do not take NYC foot surgery lightly. Our clients are busy and can’t afford the downtime. Whenever possible, we look into conservative measures that resolve pain and restore functionality.

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Sometimes the answer to heel pain is to avoid overthinking it and start with the basics. (Image Source: PlantarFasciitisShoesExpert.com)

Yet, in some cases, our NYC sports doctors have found that foot and ankle surgeries were the best course of action to alleviate pain and restore functionality. New procedures and tools have made surgery less invasive and less “scary.” Here’s one of our many success stories …

Should You Get Botox In Your Feet To Wear Heels On New Year’s Eve?

Posted by on Friday, December 30th, 2016

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve, so you know what that means… time to bust out those PAINFUL SHOES again! Better plan on lounging around with your feet propped up all New Year’s day, nursing a hangover and icing those throbbing feet, right? Maybe not. An increasing number of party attendees are seeking Botox or dermal fillers for the balls of their feet to make their stilettos feel more comfortable. Is this a trend you should hop on, or a dangerous fad? NYC podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have the answers for you.

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Is Botox a viable solution for your high heel foot pain? (Image Source: MaxPixel.com)

Can Your Child Compete In White Plains Sports With Sever’s Disease?

Posted by on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Sever’s disease has a scary sounding name, but in truth, the condition has nothing to do with anything in the body being “severed.” The first mention of overexertion-related heel pain was by J.W. Sever, M.D., who wrote about it in the New York Medical Journal in 1912. It may be new to you, but our NY podiatrists treat quite a few of these cases each year — particularly among children ages 7-14 who are active in soccer, basketball, or running. It is the leading cause of heel pain in young athletes, constituting an estimated 5.8% of all youth sport injuries. As a parent, you’re probably wondering: What caused it? What do I do about it? And will it affect my child later in life? The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, with offices in Manhattan and Westchester, has all the answers for you.

Children ages 7-14 are at risk for Sever’s Disease, particularly if they play a lot of sports. (Image Source: Pixabay.com)
Children ages 7-14 are at risk for Sever’s Disease, particularly if they play a lot of sports. (Image Source: Pixabay.com)

Over-The-Counter Insoles Do Little For Injury Prevention, Study Finds

Posted by on Monday, December 26th, 2016

Cushioned shoe inserts continue to be popular among consumers with foot pain, with brands like Dr. Scholls, Spenco, Sof Sole, and New Balance flying off the shelves. One would logically assume that a little extra padding to the sole could only help reduce the pressure our feet face everyday. But is there any evidence these products work? Is it possible they could actually do us more harm than good? Australian researchers published new findings from a meta-analysis review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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Are cushioned shoe inserts worth trying? Research says no. (Image Source: SofSole.com)