Ten Best Moisturizing Foot Creams For New York’s Cold Weather

Posted by on Monday, September 25th, 2017

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.

Don't let your feet get dry this winter!
Keep your feet moisturized this winter with these NYC podiatrist recommended foot creams. Image Source: Pixabay user Free-Photos.

NYC Foot Surgeons Discuss Orthopedic Hardware Removal: Pros and Cons

Posted by on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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.

After a foot fracture, surgeons may install orthopedic hardware.
After a foot fracture, surgeons may install orthopedic hardware. Image Source: Wikimedia user Alison.

NHL News: Karlsson’s Foot Surgery Recovery Could Delay His Return

Posted by on 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.

karlsson's injured foot
Fans assembled at Scotia Bank Place in Ottawa might be missing #65 at the start of the season if Erik Karlsson’s injured foot doesn’t heal. Image Source: Wikimedia user Rudget.

Study Indicates the Potential Risks of Yoga May be Higher Than Previously Thought

Posted by on Monday, September 18th, 2017

In New York City, you can do hot yoga. You can do yoga to Billy Joel. You can do yoga in the park, at the beach, at a brewery, or on a rooftop with panoramic views. You can do yoga in a boutique studio or at a popular chain. Heck, you can do yoga right in your office…or in the middle of shopping at Bloomingdale’s. You can do yoga before devouring a steak. You can do aerial yoga like you’re training for Cirque du Soleil or floating yoga in the pool. You can do yoga in a nightclub atmosphere and yoga in the dark, under a black light. And yes, “stoned yoga” is even an option for those who believe marijuana is medicine. Naked yoga? Yeah, it’s a thing. You can do yoga with your dog, with 40 cats, or with a bunch of random goats. You can do yoga for your bad back or yoga for your high heel hangover.

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.”

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Yoga can be beneficial, but only if your guru knows what he or she is doing and can suggest individualized modifications for beginners. Image Source: Wikimedia.org

Microsoft Develops Sports Performance Platform to Predict Injuries

Posted by on Friday, September 15th, 2017

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.

Microsoft is entering the world of sports training tools.
Microsoft is entering the world of sports training tools. Image Source: Wikimedia user Volty.

Gearing Up For the Eighth Annual NYC Pizza Run

Posted by on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Rhabdomyolysis Risk Factors: White Plains Sports Medicine Doctors Discuss Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by on Monday, September 11th, 2017

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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Know your limits when starting a new exercise like spin class, caution White Plains sports medicine doctors familiar with rhabdomyolysis. Image Source: Wikimedia user LocalFitness.

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Owl’s Head Park Walking Tour

Posted by on Friday, September 8th, 2017

There is still time to take advantage of the nice weather in New York City with a free walking tour. On Saturday, September 9th, the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group of the Shore Road Parks Conservancy will host a one-hour walking tour featuring Bay Ridge historian Henry Stewart. The tour begins at the Owl’s Head Park entrance on Colonial Road and 67th Street at high noon. The rain date will be Sunday the 10th—same time, same place. NYC podiatrists say taking regular walking tours is the best way to keep your feet flexible and strong for years to come.

Explore Owl's Head Park with this free walking tour.
Explore Owl’s Head Park with this free walking tour. Image Source: Wikimedia user Jim.henderson.

Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries NYC Foot Surgeons Treat

Posted by on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

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.

Keep your feet safe from injury this summer!
Keep your feet safe from injury this summer! Image Source: PxHere.

Five Surprising Sesamoiditis Foot Health Facts From White Plains Foot Doctors

Posted by on Monday, September 4th, 2017

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.

We treat sesamoiditis and sesamoid fractures at our office in White Plains.
We treat sesamoiditis and sesamoid fractures at our office in White Plains. Image Source: Wikimedia user Alison.