NYC Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tours: Underground Railroad Tour

Posted by on Friday, May 26th, 2017

In Manhattan, there’s no shortage of unique ways to stay busy and active, but one of our podiatrists’ favorite activities is touring the city to learn more about local NYC history. The NYC Slavery and the Underground Railroad Tour is one you won’t want to miss. With up to twelve people per group, the tour starts out at the National Museum of the American Indian and takes you around the Financial District of the early 1800’s as you’ve never known it before.

The underground railroad tour begins at the National Museum of the American Indian.
The Underground Railroad tour begins at the National Museum of the American Indian. Image Source: Wikimedia user Beyond My Ken.

NFL News: Electrowave Technology Helps Players Recover From Achilles Tendon Injuries

Posted by on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Achilles tendon injuries can spell the end of the line for some NFL players. After all, two-thirds of NFL players are “never the same” after their Achilles injuries, and over a third never return to professional sports. However, despite the havoc an Achilles injury can cause, recent advances in surgical techniques and rehabilitation have helped players such as Demaryius Thomas and Leon Hall to bounce back after their injuries.

Unfortunately, running backs often don’t fare as well. RBs like Mikel Leshoure, Edgar Bennett, and Andre Brown never fully recovered from their Achilles tears. NFL.com speculates that “perhaps it’s because the position relies so heavily on a combination of speed, cutting ability, and physicality.”

Meanwhile, Branden Oliver—who recently signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers—is taking matters into his own hands. He purchased an electrical current device to cut his healing time in half and ensure greater career longevity.

Causes of Foot Pain After A Long Walk and Treatment Options

Posted by on Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Patients often wonder, “Why do my feet hurt after a long walk?” The most common reason for aching feet is simply inflammation and swelling from blood being forced down into your feet to compensate for the increased pounding. To reduce inflammation that results from walking, you should wear shock-absorbing footwear like hiking boots or athletic trainers, stretch before walking, and bring along a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

If you don’t walk on a regular basis and you try to take a five-mile hike, you will likely suffer foot pain later that day. If your feet still hurt in the morning, it’s definitely a sign you’ve pushed yourself too hard all at once. The good news is, the more you train, the better you should feel.

You should notice improvement from propping your feet up on a few pillows above the heart level, icing your soles, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, or soaking your feet in Epsom salt. Foot pain that persists for more than a couple of days could be a sign of a more serious condition that requires treatment from a NYC podiatrist.

Are your feet hurting after taking a long walk? Image Source: Pixabay user cocoparisienne.
Are your feet hurting after taking a long walk? Image Source: Pixabay user cocoparisienne.

Which Spring Sports Have the Highest Risk of Injury for Children in White Plains?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

You may recall stories about careers in baseball, football, hockey, dance, or basketball that were played from elementary school through college. But today, we know that children who specialize in just one sport are more predisposed to serious overuse injuries. Our White Plains sports doctors have treated many of these young local athletes, and a new study explores whether some sports are more dangerous than others.

Some spring sports may be more damaging than others, according to a new study on youth sports injuries.
Some spring sports may be more damaging than others, according to a new study on youth sports injuries. Image Source: Flickr user USAG- Humphreys.

Should You Wear Backless Flat Shoes? Tips For Warm Weather Footwear

Posted by on Monday, May 15th, 2017

It’s that season again! The weather is getting warmer (and hopefully drier), so many of us will be tempted to bust out sandals and backless shoes again. Fashionable as these shoes may be, New York City podiatrists at The Center or Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine want to remind New Yorkers that backless shoes are best worn in moderation and offer the following tips for wearing this type of shoe—without destroying your feet.

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Backless clogs may be casual cool, but are they good for your feet? Image Source: Wikimedia user Pudsly.

NYC Sports Doctors Discuss Activities at the New Balance Run Hub and NYRR Run Center

Posted by on Friday, May 12th, 2017

The New York Road Runners Club headquarters opened up this past January at 320 West 57th Street in Manhattan—a perfect location for runners in all five boroughs. It’s located just southwest of Central Park, near Columbus Circle. The NYC sports doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine discuss all you can do at this new run hub.

The NYRR creates a community for those interested in running.
The NYRR creates a community for those interested in running. Image Source: Flickr user Ryan Knapp.

NFL News: Torn Achilles Tendon Prompts Early Retirement For Vikings’ Jake Long

Posted by on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Jake Long was the first overall draft pick in 2008. The left-tackle won the Pro Bowl four times with the Miami Dolphins before spending a season with the St. Louis Rams, the Atlanta Falcons, and finally the Minnesota Vikings. Despite his success, he decided to retire at age 31 after suffering an Achilles tear—the kiss of death for many NFL players.

Jake Long's game was interrupted when he tore his Achilles tendon.
Jake Long’s game was interrupted when he tore his Achilles tendon. Image Source: Wikimedia user Diddykong1130.

Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon: Dr. Ryan Minara

Posted by on Monday, May 8th, 2017

The foot and ankle specialists NYC has to offer are numerous, so why not choose a provider you identify with? Why not go to an office where the foot surgeons and podiatrists are truly passionate about what they do? Learn more about Dr. Mariola Rivera, Dr. Josef Geldwert, and, this week, Dr. Ryan Minara in our “Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon” spotlight.

Dr. Ryan Minara is a highly qualified NYC foot surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery and diabetic wound care.
Dr. Ryan Minara is a highly qualified NYC foot surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery and diabetic wound care. Image Source: Healing Feet.com

NYC Foot Surgeons Discuss How Strep Throat Can Infect the Feet and Require Amputation

Posted by on Friday, May 5th, 2017

Of the 15 million doctor visits for a sore throat in the U.S., only 20-30% of children and 5-15% of adults have a more serious bacterial infection known as strep throat. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and resolve on their own, but strep throat isn’t just a run-of-the-mill illness. Without immediate care, a host of serious complications could potentially occur. NY Daily News tells the story of one Michigan man who unexpectedly came down with a life-altering case of strep throat that made it all the way down to his feet.

White Plains Podiatrists Offer Tips For Treating Morning Foot Stiffness

Posted by on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

“Why do my feet hurt so much when I wake up in the morning?” This is a common question patients ask our White Plains foot doctors. Some people have arthritis, others have plantar fasciitis—but some patients are healthy, active individuals encountering stiffness and chronic aches for the first time. We recommend that you stop in to see our Westchester sports medicine doctors and podiatrists if your pain does not go away after a week of following these suggestions for morning foot pain.

How do your feet feel in the morning? If they are stiff and achy, White Plains foot doctors can help.
How do your feet feel in the morning? If they are stiff and achy, White Plains foot doctors can help. Image Source: Flickr user Juan Antonio F. Segal.