What do psoriasis — a skin condition marked by red, scaly patches — and Type I Diabetes have in common?
“Type I Diabetes has long been thought to be an autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing cells,” says Dr. Nadia F. Levy of our NYC Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. “Psoriasis, also an immune-mediated disease, has been successfully controlled with certain medications — and the logic is that these [same medications] could potentially benefit the Type 1 diabetics as well,” she adds.
Over 2 million Americans are suffering from foot and ankle pain that conventional treatments are not helping. Cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, ice, elevation, rest, and orthotics are standard first-line defenses. From there, the next step is surgery. Yet, we find that a better intervention for a number of patients is Cryosurgery.
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Movies like “Bring It On” and “Mean Girls” give cheerleaders a bad rap. One may be inclined to believe the most dangerous part of being a cheerleader is a sore finger from hair-twirling or surviving competitive moms, and not the constant risk of sprains, strains, and other injuries. Stereotypes aside, it turns out cheerleading is, statistically, the most dangerous school sport a girl can participate in!
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
It is estimated that 65 out of 1,000 people have a corn or a callus. These skin aberrations may not seem like a big deal, because often, they cause little — if any — pain to the person who has them. However, for a diabetic, these little foot blights can open up the body to infection and cause ulcers that may lead to amputation or even death! No foot issue, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should be overlooked by a diabetic. Learn more about corns and calluses in today’s post…
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has been all over the news recently. First, he became the first quarterback to win back-to-back BCS championship titles and was awarded the 2012 CFPA trophy. Then, gossip hounds couldn’t get enough of his smoking-hot girlfriend, Katherine Webb — a former Miss Alabama. Now that the two have split, AJ’s toe is the talk of the town. No one wants to be known as “that quarterback with the ingrown toenail,” but when it sidelines you, there is not much you can say or do.
Did you watch the Emmy’s last night? Many people in our office enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the annual awards show — although, admittedly, we cringe looking at some of the shoes walking down the red carpet!
We give kudos to Malin Akerman, star of ABC’s Trophy Mom, when she admitted at the 10 p.m. after-party that her feet were actually feeling pretty okay. “I wore comfortable shoes,” she explained. “You just can’t see them!” Long formal dresses do make it easier to dress in comfort fearlessly. In this blog, we discuss three hazards of wearing high heels that sacrifice comfort for fashion.
A bum ankle may not be the most serious issue for NBA players, but it’s certainly the sort of condition that can plague a player throughout the season. The Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard, Deron Williams, suffered a right ankle sprain and bone bruise while working out in Utah. This news leaves many fans wondering how the 2013-2014 season will play out and gives us a great opportunity to talk to you about the treatment and recovery for ankle injuries.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Patients often come into our NYC Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine asking if they could have “laser bunion removal” done. Lasers are often considered to be the most advanced form of treatment, associated with the least amount of pain and quickest recovery time. While we can use lasers to zap away warts, toenail fungus, ingrown nails, callouses and neuromas, we cannot use lasers to “remove a bunion.” Over the years, great strides have been made to reduce the pain, recovery time and scarring associated with the bunionectomy.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
A child is injured every 25 seconds, according to a Safe Kids Worldwide report. While kids get ready to head back into fall sports, our NY sports medicine doctors warn that players, parents and coaches be mindful of sports injuries that require extended healing time.
“No one likes to be sidelined, especially early in the season,” says Dr. Geldwert, “but injuries like fractures, concussions, tendon ruptures, ACL injuries and grade 3 calf strains can take more than a few months to heal fully. Returning to the game too soon is one of the biggest risk factors for re-injury.”
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Feet are made to absorb the shock of each step we take and to minimize the stress on our bodies. The foot is flexible and adaptable to navigate different types of terrain with stable and solid propulsion. The foot must be ready to rotate, accelerate, decelerate and take a beating all day, every day, in order to prevent disability. So it’s pretty crazy that people take their feet for granted and don’t bother to assess their situation from the ground up, isn’t it? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine performs gait analysis on runners, athletes, and everyday people who wonder if they are walking with the best possible step and posturing to prevent injury.
“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
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