Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting some 31 million Americans. You’re more likely to develop loss of joint cartilage if you are older, obese, diabetic, or suffering from heart disease, but some younger, relatively healthy people develop this type of degenerative arthritis following traumatic injury. Flat feet and high arches are believed to place excessive strain on the joints in some cases. The big toe, midfoot, and ankle are the most common sites of osteoarthritis pain, though it can appear at joints in the hands, spine, hips, and knees as well. For advanced conditions that cannot be managed conservatively, NYC foot surgeons decide between hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis. A study published last month in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgeryexplored the long-term difference between the two procedures.
We listed New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr’s ankle fracture as one of the worst sports injuries of 2017. His absence was so strongly felt by New Yorkers who had hoped to catch a glimpse of the one-handed catches he was famous for this past season. With 25 receptions, 302 yards, and three touchdowns, he seemed like the team’s answer to building a strong offensive line. Yet, he fell out of play October 8th during the Giants’ loss to the LA Chargers. The initial report was that he’d be out “at least eight weeks” with a fractured ankle. It’s been more than 40 weeks since the initial injury and he’s still not been to a full practice. Fans are wondering will Odell Beckham Jr. return this year? Insiders say he’s looking good to getting back on track to start in the upcoming season.
Who wouldn’t wear a pair of shoes that is said to improve posture, help you breathe better, strengthen core muscles, and tighten up your thighs? Could getting your entire body into shape be as simple as footwear selection? NYC podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine explore the concept of negative heel shoes popularized by brands like Kalso and Earth Shoe in the 1950s.
Staten Island construction crews broke ground on a new 5K cross-country running trail at Clove Lakes Park last month. The design phase of the project began in June 2015. Procurement wrapped up in October 2017, with construction of the $1.9 million “state-of-the-art” trail officially underway. The restored trail is scheduled to open in March 2020 as a “safer, more environmentally friendly” place for Staten Islanders to enjoy the natural elements.
What seemed like a stubbed toe turned out to be so much more for Mets’ Centerfielder Juan Lagares. The team’s best outfielder will be undergoing plantar plate surgery, which likely puts him out the entire season. It’s a painful blow for New York fans, as Yoenis Cespedes is also on the disabled list, leaving the team to rely on the last three outfielders available: Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, and Brandon Nimmo. Likely we’ll see Wilmer Flores stepping in, with Jose Reyes called out as needed.
Podiatric surgery brings up a host of new concerns—not least of which is your impending recovery period. You may be wondering how you’ll get around and return to everyday activities. One of the first things most patients realize is that their old socks don’t seem to cut it in the post-surgical phase. To leave the house, you’ll need socks you can rely upon to keep your feet warm, comfortable, and clean. There are different types of health socks on the market—from practical compression socks that help prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), to loose socks for diabetes that encourage better circulation, to pampering spa socks and therapeutic ice socks that provide comfort and pain relief when you’re feeling not-so-fantastic. Here are a few picks from NYC podiatric surgeons who operate on thousands of feet every year.
You’ll see many products labeled “Bunion Fix,” “Bunion Relief,” or “Bunion Repair,” but can an inexpensive drugstore purchase provide the help you need? No doubt, the option to treat a bunion at home yourself carries its advantages. Some of these purchases may slow the progression of a bunion or make wearing shoes more comfortable, but surgery is the only way to truly “correct” a bunion. If you live near Manhattan or White Plains, a consultation with a podiatric surgeon at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offers the quickest resolution to your foot problems.
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.
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.
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.
Our Director, NY Podiatrist, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a recognized authority on the most advanced surgical techniques to correct bunions and hammertoes.
Dr. Katherine Lai is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and has lectured extensively on The Diabetic Foot and Wound Care and on the Scope and Practice of Holistic Podiatry at an Integrative Medicine conference.
Dr. Malezhik has an extensive training in all aspects of foot surgery, including complicated reconstructive procedures and aesthetically pleasing foot surgery, utilizing the latest advances in podiatric care.
“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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