RICE Treatment For Sprains: Are You Doing It All Wrong?

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2017

The traditional prescription for foot and ankle sprains has always been “RICE” — rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It sounds simple enough for patients to do at home, but researchers say the rules need a little explaining — and some updating, too. Naturally, our NYC podiatrists want you to come in for an evaluation before you attempt to self-diagnose and treat yourself.

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Is the RICE method of treating a sprain outdated? Is it backed by research? Are you doing it all wrong? NYC podiatrists explain. (Image Source: VISMMD.com)

NYC Latinos & Hispanics Find A Friend Who Knows About Feet In Dr. Rivera

Posted by on Friday, January 27th, 2017

Hispanics and Latinos make up 27.5% of New York City’s population. This group suffers from foot pain and health issues like any other, yet they tend to be more reluctant to seek professional help. The first step toward wellness is asking your primary doctor to check your feet and give you a referral to a foot and ankle specialist who can offer state-of-the-art care. Dr. Mariola Rivera, DPM is a friend to Hispanics and Latinos in the New York City area who are looking for a Spanish-speaking, board-certified podiatrist to add to their healthcare team.

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6 Common White Plains Walking Injuries

Posted by on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Walking in White Plains is a great workout, but what about the aches and pains you’ve noticed lately? Are they cause for concern? Or are they just the inevitable side effect of daily walking? Our White Plains podiatrists have the answers! If you would like more personalized care, stop by to see us at 10 Mitchell Place in zip code 10601. We’d love to help you select the right footwear, fit you with a pair of custom orthotics, perform a gait analysis, treat foot pain with the latest technology, or answer any questions you may have.

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White Plains, NY is a bustling place for walkers, so long as they don’t suffer from these common aches and pains in their feet! (Image Source: PublicDomainPictures.net)

What Just 30 Minutes of Walking Does for Your Feet & Body

Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Many of our patients are athletes, but you don’t have to be training for a marathon or playing professional basketball to reap positive health benefits. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine say that as little as 30 minutes of walking is good for your feet and your long-term health. You’ll notice we regularly promote walking tours on the site to encourage New Yorkers to enjoy different parts of the City and lead healthier lives. If you have any niggling aches and pains, stop by our Manhattan or White Plains office to speak with a foot and ankle specialist.

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Walking in NYC for just 30 minutes a day has health benefits. (Image Source: Flickr.com@craigdietrich)

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tours: A Surveillance Tour of New York

Posted by on Friday, January 20th, 2017

The best surveillance infrastructure blends in. Yet, if you’ve got an eye for detail, you can see the pieces of the internet coming together in a tangible way right here on the streets of New York, says Ingrid Burrington, author of Networks of New York. As Manhattan podiatrists and foot/ankle specialists, we believe strongly in getting out and walking around the city, so long as you have a pair of sturdy, well-fitting shoes. Including regular walking as part of a cross-training fitness program is a wonderful way to lead a healthier, happier life. Here is one illuminating walking tour that’s bound to get you thinking …

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Walking around the Financial District is a great way to exercise your feet — and your mind! (Image Source: Wikimedia.com)

NBA News: League’s Sixth-Leading Scorer Returns After Achilles Trouble

Posted by on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Star-Telegram called Dirk Nowitzki “the greatest player to put on a Dallas Mavericks uniform.” Though he’s ranked the sixth-leading NBA scorer in history, Nowitzki missed 25 games this season with a strained right Achilles tendon. With 11 wins and 26 losses this season, the Mavs could certainly using the scoring power right about now. He began clocking minutes earlier this month, averaging between 20 and 30 — which is a workload he can handle, says Mavericks beat writer Eddie Sefko, that should “allow him to remain one of the most dangerous offensive weapons on the team.”

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The Mavericks have had a difficult time this year, especially with the loss of leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki with an Achilles injury. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

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)