NBA News: Spike in Playing Time Causes Spurs’ Ginóbili Achilles Tendon Injury

Posted by on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Manu Ginóbili spent 16 seasons as a shooting guard with the San Antonio Spurs, enjoying success as a four-time NBA champion in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. Yet, his storied career may finally come to an end as Achilles pain rears its ugly head just in time for the off-season. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have the latest scoop on Ginóbili’s Achilles tendon injury and what to expect if you’re a baller with Achilles pain, inflammation, tearing, or rupture.

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Achilles tendon injuries are common among NBA players, but can they return to the same level of playing? [Image Source: Unsplash user Skye Studios]

NYC Patients Ask: Is There a Cure for Restless Leg Syndrome?

Posted by on Monday, May 28th, 2018

More than 3 million people have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs while resting or inactive. Twitching muscles and creepy-crawly tingling sensations prevent sufferers of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) from being able to sleep at night or get through their day-to-day activities. “I couldn’t go to church anymore,” one sufferer recalled. “I couldn’t go to a movie, or sit down to crochet, or even eat a meal.” Restless Leg Syndrome is one of the many conditions we treat at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offices in Manhattan and White Plains.

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Are your restless legs keeping you up at night? NYC podiatrists discuss alternative treatments and advanced therapies. [Image Source: Unsplash user Quin Stevenson]

NYC Podiatrists Recommend Big Onion Walking Tours

Posted by on Friday, May 25th, 2018

Walking yields amazing benefits for the mind and body. Walking tours are a great way to mix up the monotony of walking, but we suggest working in 30-60 minutes of walking each day. If you’re looking for a great local NYC tour company to start with, The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine recommends Big Onion Walking Tours to shake up your routine with variety and thought-provoking excitement.

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NYC walking tours by Big Onion Walking Tours are among the best. [Image Source: Wikimedia.org]

5 Reasons Why You Should Play Tennis, According To White Plains Podiatrists

Posted by on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Tennis has been called “the sport for a lifetime” because children start as young as four, continue throughout their teens, and can continue playing well into old age. It’s easy to get started with the sport by spending just $20 for a racket and a few balls. (Though, as White Plains podiatrists, we insist if you plan to play tennis for more than three hours a week, that you invest in specialized tennis shoes to protect your feet and ankles, too!) Doctors like to see patients remain active for years to come. Here are five reasons why we encourage you to pick up tennis, whether you’re old or young.

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Playing tennis is the ideal physical, mental, and social activity, say White Plains sports doctors. [Image Source: Unsplash user Ben Hershey]

6 NYC Podiatrist Recommended Products for Healthier Feet

Posted by on Monday, May 21st, 2018

We wash, exfoliate, moisturize, and sunscreen our faces. We invest in specialty anti-aging serums and pamper ourselves with facials at the spa. So why don’t we give our feet the same TLC? After all, summer sandal weather puts them on display—at picnics, the beach, and while out shopping. If you’ve neglected your feet all winter long, here are some NYC podiatrist recommended products to help you look and feel better.

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YogaToes offers foot care with a gentle stretch if you have a family history of bunions or hammer toes. [Image Source: Amazon.com]

Which Is the Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: Laser, Ultrasound, or Shockwave Therapy?

Posted by on Friday, May 18th, 2018

The lifetime incidence for developing chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis) is roughly 10 percent in America. If you’re one of the many people suffering from sharp, shooting pains first thing in the morning and terrible aches following periods of standing or inactivity in New York City, stop by The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine for the best treatment for plantar fasciitis. We offer multiple modes of advanced treatment you won’t find elsewhere, including laser, ultrasound, and shockwave therapy. You may be wondering: Which of these high-tech solutions is most effective? A study recently published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery sheds some light on the subject.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is one of the best treatments for plantar fasciitis. [Image Source: Unsplash user Cristian Newman ]

Ask a White Plains Podiatrist: What’s That Popping Sound in My Foot?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know that a pop is not a good sound. White Plains podiatrists come across popping, crackling, and snapping sounds in the foot for a variety of reasons—not always due to fracture.

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White Plains podiatrists diagnose causes of popping along the top of the foot. [Image Source: Pexels user Khairul Onggon] 

I’m Experiencing Pain in My Foot. Do I Have Reactive Arthritis?

Posted by on Monday, May 14th, 2018

Wondering what’s causing the pain and stiffness in your knees, ankles, and feet? Maybe you have conjunctivitis in the eyes, increased frequency and discomfort with urination, inflammation of soft tissues, swollen toes or fingers, rashes on the soles and palms, mouth sores, and back pain that worsens at night and first thing in the morning. You were treated for a bacterial infection within the last four weeks, but you thought that was clearing up. If this sounds like what you’re experiencing, you may be asking yourself: “Do I have reactive arthritis (also called Reiter’s Syndrome)?”

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If you’ve recently suffered from foot pain and a bacterial infection, you may have reactive arthritis. [Image Source: Unsplash user Lindsay Henwood]

NYC Podiatrists Discuss: What to Do in Brooklyn During Race Weekend Next Saturday

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018

It’s no secret New Yorkers love to run long-distance races. This year, the Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon, taking place on May 19th, drew roughly 27,500 signups, selling out in two hours and 17 minutes. In 2016, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) event sold out in 52 minutes, and in just 26 minutes last year! If you missed signup this year, keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 general registration next January. The group also allows participants to run with a minimum of $500 in donations by April 25th as part of their NYRR Team for Kids, which raises money for local youth programs. If you’ll be in town, you’ll want to know what to do in Brooklyn during race weekend—we’ve got you covered.

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Get proper treatment after the this year’s Brooklyn Half Marathon at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. [Image Source: Unsplash user Francesco Gallarotti]

NHL News: Ryan Suter’s Ankle Fracture Knocks Minnesota Wild Out of the Playoffs

Posted by on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

It’s been over a month since NHL’s Ryan Suter finished his season with a fractured right ankle. Suter was averaging four more minutes of game time than any other Wild player at the time and led the team in shorthanded and power play ice time. Over the season, he amassed 51 points in 78 games, including 45 assists. Not too shabby. That put him just behind Jason Zucker, Mikael Granlund, and Eric Staal in the team standings. He proved to be one of the Wild’s hardier players, ending his 242 consecutive game streak.

Without their top defenseman and leading assistant, they were easily knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets, who took it to the next level after dominating the series 4-1. There were other factors, of course: some questionable calls (and lack thereof), not to mention the loss of Zach Parise mid-series and Jared Spurgeon’s less-than-100% performance following a hamstring injury.

Whether you’re a Wild fan or a fellow ankle surgery candidate, you may find yourself wondering: What happens during ankle surgery, and what’s the recovery process? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has foot and ankle surgeons on staff in New York City who specialize in this type of injury.