Dry foot skin can be a real problem once the weather becomes cold in New York. Not only do your feet itch and stick to the blankets at night, but they can also crack, exposing you to infection. The primary purpose of the skin is to act as a barrier that keeps pesky pathogens away—and there are a LOT of microbes on our feet! Open sores, damaged cuticles, blisters, ulcers, calluses, and heel fissures are all common ways bacteria can get into the body, causing widespread infections like cellulitis. Fortunately, there is an easy way to keep your feet happy this winter: foot cream. Today, our NYC podiatrists cover the ten best moisturizing foot creams to prevent and treat dry skin at home.
Of the 206 bones in the average human body, more than half are located in the hands and feet. That being said, the feet, in particular, withstand a tremendous amount of force. When running, a 150-pound person can withstand 1,000 pounds of pressure. Repetitive motions, poor footwear support, diminishing bone density due to age, and weaknesses in other areas of the body all make foot fractures more likely to occur. As such, our NYC foot surgeons treat fractures frequently, and some of these fractures require the use of orthopedic hardware implants. But you may be wondering, “What exactly does that mean?” So today, we’d like to shed some light on these types of implants and whether you should consider orthopedic hardware removal.
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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson is the 27-year-old Swedish-born captain of the Ottawa Senators. Last season, Karlsson was the runner-up for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defense man. He has previously won the award twice, in both 2012 and 2015. His style of playing has been widely acclaimed by industry pros, with Bobby Orr and Paul Coffey describing Karlsson as an “elite player” with fast skating and excellent performance. Senators coach Guy Boucher praised Karlsson as “one of the greats” in the league. Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said Karlsson is “ahead of the curve everywhere,” while fellow hockey player Henrik Lundqvist called Karlsson “one of the best players in the game” due to his superb skating and vision of the game. With more than 70 points across four seasons, he is one of the leading scorers among defense men. So you can imagine what a blow it was to the team and fans when it was reported that Karlsson’s recovery from his foot surgery in June may mean he won’t be ready for the start of the season.
The point is, yoga is for EVERYONE in New York City. No matter your predilection or perversion, there is a yoga for you. There is, however, an enormous risk of injury when New Yorkers delve into this form of exercise for the first time. Research shows a good guru is the key to safe entry into “the club.”
Sports injuries are disappointing for fans, teams, and coaches—and also very expensive. By one estimate, the average cost of player injuries among the top four professional soccer leagues in 2015 was $12.4 million per team. Every year, soccer teams lose about 10-30% of player payroll to injuries. As such, teams are looking for sports technology that can help in training and practice to prevent these costly and catastrophic injuries. This summer, Microsoft announced its foray into the arena with the new Microsoft Sports Performance Platform that aims to alert coaches when players are at risk for injury based on performance and recovery time.
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
September 17th marks the 8th annual NYC Pizza Run, where fitness buffs clock just over three miles—all while gobbling up two slices of pizza along the way. What could be more Instagram-worthy than that? According to race organizers, “In a food obsessed metropolis where people are always on the run, putting together an event which pays tribute to some of the city’s defining characteristics seemed like a no-brainer!” This year, the run moves from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of Manhattan to Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, where you can run a full 5K.
Rhabdomyolysis is the stuff of nightmares. You’re a reasonably fit individual, pushing yourself hard at the gym. Over the next few days, your muscles ache and your legs wobble. Soon, you experience excruciating throbbing and nausea. Your urine turns brown. At the hospital, you’re diagnosed with a life-threatening condition known as rhabdomyolysis in which overworked muscles die and leak their contents into the bloodstream, placing a toll on the kidneys and causing severe pain. White Plains sports medicine doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine hope to shed some light on how this rare occurrence happens, rhabdomyolysis risk factors, and what can be done to prevent it.
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Summer is the busiest time for NYC foot surgeons at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. That said, with four board-certified podiatric surgeons on staff and offices in both Manhattan and Westchester, we can treat patients quickly and efficiently. Learn more about common ways New Yorkers injure their ankles and feet in the summer months, what it takes to overcome a traumatic injury, how long it takes to heal, and what the prognosis is for recovering from such injuries.
Got pain in your big toe? Having trouble keeping up with your regular activities without forefoot pain? Sesamoiditis is a tricky condition that affects your overall foot health and comfort, but White Plains foot doctors are here to clue you in on the mysterious world of sesamoid bones and the injuries that pertain to them. Stop by our Westchester County office for advanced treatments that prompt fast healing for busy athletes.
“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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