Walking Injuries and The Most Dangerous NYC Intersections for Pedestrians

Posted by on Monday, October 31st, 2016

If you’re a male Baby Boomer in New York City, look before you leap! Your demographic is most likely to be struck by a car while walking around NYC. According to statistics collected from 2011-2015, there were 30 male baby boomers hit by cars per month. You’re also more at risk if you are walking during the evening rush or if you’re walking in Brooklyn. Continue reading to hear more about NYC pedestrian injuries and safe walking in the Big Apple from New York City’s best foot and ankle specialists.

Male baby boomers in Brooklyn are most likely to suffer NYC pedestrian injuries, warn NYC podiatrists
Male baby boomers in Brooklyn are most likely to suffer NYC pedestrian injuries. Image Source: Flickr CC user Janne Hellsten.

NY Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tour: Haunted Westchester

Posted by on Friday, October 28th, 2016

Few cities in America are as infamous as Buckout Road in Westchester County. Stories of flesh-eating albinos, witches hanged and burnt at the stake, and a ghostly woman in white persist in local legends. It’s so eerie, in fact, that a local from the area made a movie about it, starring Danny Glover and Diana Ross’s son, Evan, in post-production as of September 2016. This creepy street is located near the Silver Lake Preserve, just 10 minutes northeast of our White Plains podiatry office on Mitchell Place. Today’s NY podiatrist recommended walking tour takes you through Haunted Westchester as you’ve never seen it before.

Buckout Road is home to a host of creepy legends.
Buckout Road is home to a host of creepy legends. Image Source: Flickr user Nicky Pallas.

Get Ready For The NYC Marathon: Where To Eat, Shop, Hang & Train

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

For an NYC sports doctor, the NYC Marathontaking place November 6th, is like the Super Bowl. We have been working with some local runners for months to help them prepare their feet to withstand the relentless pounding of the 26-mile race. Even the fastest runner still has to continuously run for just over 2.5 hours. No one wants to be taken out by the searing agony of a blister or the loss of function that comes with a foot cramp!

We counsel patients on footwear, fit them with custom orthotics, demonstrate proper wrapping techniques, discuss our favorite blister prevention products, administer platelet rich plasma injections for injured runners looking to heal their soft tissues faster, and even train people to run smarter with computerized gait analysis. If you are a runner passing through New York specifically for the run, we’d love to meet with you and be part of your 2016 New York City Marathon experience, too! Just call (212) 996-1900 to be seen in our office near Central Park and the museums.

In today’s blog, we’d like to enlighten you on a few other great stops to make while you’re in town for the NYC race.

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The world’s largest marathon, with over 50,000 finishers, takes place here in New York City. Image Source: Wikimedia user FlickreviewR.

Trick Or Treat Feet: Best Halloween Costumes For Kids In A Foot Cast Or Boot

Posted by on Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s every kid’s worst nightmare: mere weeks or days before the highly-anticipated Halloween trick-or-treating and a foot injury results in the need for a cast or a silly walking boot—and perhaps even crutches! Accidents can happen at any time and, as parents, we want to do what we can to teach our children to cope with whatever life throws at them. Halloween foot injuries are no treat, but NYC podiatrists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have a few ideas for kids to incorporate their injured foot or ankle into a creative costume that can still be a lot of fun.

Many costumes work well for kids with foot injuries.
With some ingenuity, many costumes look and function BETTER with a foot or ankle injury. Image Source: Flickr user Kevin Tostado.

Does Wearing Compression Socks Really Help Foot Pain?

Posted by on Friday, October 21st, 2016

Compression socks have been all over the news in recent years, but is it all hype, or do they really help with running performance, foot pain, and injury recovery? As NYC podiatrists and sports medicine doctors, we do recommend a lot of compression socks. Many elite athletes and celebrity runners swear by them, too.

Compression socks aren't just for diabetics anymore!
Compression socks aren’t just for diabetics anymore! Image Source: Flickr user triitalian.

NHL News: Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin Sustains Hairline Heel Fracture

Posted by on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Tyler Seguin is a tough player—so it’s not surprising that he kept the nature of his foot injury hidden until the pain became truly unbearable. After an MRI, it was revealed that Seguin had a hairline fracture in his heel. It’s a disappointing blow for a player who had an All-Star season last year with thirty three goals and forty assists before a skate sliced his left Achilles and took him out of the playoffs.

If you’ve recently sustained an injury to your heel and are looking for the best orthopedic foot surgeon in NYC, look no further than The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. We offer cutting edge technologies for a speedy recovery, along with the industry’s best techniques for surgical repairs if necessary. Continue reading to learn more about the type of heel injury NHL player Tyler Seguin sustained.

Heel fractures are also sometimes known as calcaneal fractures.
A heel fracture is sometimes called a calcaneal fracture. Image Source: Wikimedia user Hellerhoff.

Top 3 Misconceptions About NYC Foot Reconstruction Surgery

Posted by on Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City employs highly credentialed surgeons specializing in foot reconstruction surgery. We occasionally see patients who come into our office with so much pain that they are begging to skip conservative measures and go right to surgery. More often, we see patients who are very worried about the prospects of foot or ankle surgery—particularly if their very mobility is on the line. We understand your serious concerns and are here to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions about NYC foot reconstruction surgery.

Learn about common misconceptions regarding foot surgery.
Learn about the top misconceptions regarding NYC foot surgery. Image Source: Flickr CC user Stacey.

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tour: 1866 New York

Posted by on Friday, October 14th, 2016

It may be surprising, but NYC walking tours have been around since the 1800’s—although they were considered “supplemental hints” back then. As Curbed New York points out, local historian James Miller included a DIY walking tour of the city in his 1800’s guide book: Miller’s New York As It Is; or Stranger’s Guide to the Cities of New York, Brooklyn, and Adjacent Places. Back in the days before cars, life was tough, but even Miller had the good sense to advise against attempting to walk the entirety of New York City. So, his pedestrian tour focused on Broadway, from the Bowling Green to Union Square. What little nuggets of truth still relate to the New York we see before us in 2016? If you love history, why not consult this map and find out for yourself? As leading NY podiatrists, we love to see people getting out and enjoying the City.

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Start your walking tour of NYC at Battery Park’s Castle Clinton, which was once known as the Castle Garden Theater. Image Source: Wikimedia user Charvex.

Italian Soccer News: Mandragora Healing From Metatarsel Fracture Surgery

Posted by on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

At the tender young age of 19, Rolando Mandragora has been called an “Italian wonderkid” and “one of Juve’s brightest prospects.” He was recently signed by the Juventus soccer team after spending some time with Genoa and Pescara for an initial €6 million contract. It’s rumored he could be paid as much as €12 million to stay and complete a roster of “the best young native talent available” with players like Daniele Rugani, Stefano Sturaro and Domenico Berardi. However, Mandragora’s potential remains unseen as he recovers from metatarsal foot surgery.

Soccer players sometimes sustain injuries, as happened with Rolando Mandragora.
Soccer players, including Rolando Mandragora, sometimes sustain injuries from their sport.

How Can I Ease My Child’s Growing Pains? Recognizing Symptoms and Finding Treatments

Posted by on Monday, October 10th, 2016

Growing pains can be a real pain—and not just for children but for parents as well. Almost two in five kids suffer from growing pains in the front of the thighs, behind the knees, and in the calves. The discomfort is typically worse in the afternoon and early evening. It can be difficult to watch your child flailing about, keeping in near constant motion to keep stretching the ache away. Sometimes the pain is so severe that the child wakes up in the night.

You may even worry that your child has a more serious problem like restless leg syndrome (which can contribute to sleep deprivation and depression) or even juvenile arthritis. Other differential diagnoses may include tumors (if the pain is focal), undiagnosed traumatic injury, growth plate inflammation, bone infection (if accompanied by fever and flu-like symptoms), hypermobility syndrome in the joint, or nocturnal cramping.

Our NYC podiatrists diagnose and treat child growing pains to help your family rest easy.

It can be hard to watch your child suffer from growing pains. Find out how you can help!
Is your little one suffering from growing pains? Find out from our NYC podiatrists. Image Source: Flickr CC user Paul.