Trick Or Treat Feet: Best Halloween Costumes For Kids In A Foot Cast Or Boot

Posted by on Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s every kid’s worst nightmare: mere weeks or days before the highly-anticipated Halloween trick-or-treating and a foot injury results in the need for a cast or a silly walking boot—and perhaps even crutches! Accidents can happen at any time and, as parents, we want to do what we can to teach our children to cope with whatever life throws at them. Halloween foot injuries are no treat, but NYC podiatrists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have a few ideas for kids to incorporate their injured foot or ankle into a creative costume that can still be a lot of fun.

Many costumes work well for kids with foot injuries.
With some ingenuity, many costumes look and function BETTER with a foot or ankle injury. Image Source: Flickr user Kevin Tostado.

Does Wearing Compression Socks Really Help Foot Pain?

Posted by on Friday, October 21st, 2016

Compression socks have been all over the news in recent years, but is it all hype, or do they really help with running performance, foot pain, and injury recovery? As NYC podiatrists and sports medicine doctors, we do recommend a lot of compression socks. Many elite athletes and celebrity runners swear by them, too.

Compression socks aren't just for diabetics anymore!
Compression socks aren’t just for diabetics anymore! Image Source: Flickr user triitalian.

NHL News: Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin Sustains Hairline Heel Fracture

Posted by on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Tyler Seguin is a tough player—so it’s not surprising that he kept the nature of his foot injury hidden until the pain became truly unbearable. After an MRI, it was revealed that Seguin had a hairline fracture in his heel. It’s a disappointing blow for a player who had an All-Star season last year with thirty three goals and forty assists before a skate sliced his left Achilles and took him out of the playoffs.

If you’ve recently sustained an injury to your heel and are looking for the best orthopedic foot surgeon in NYC, look no further than The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. We offer cutting edge technologies for a speedy recovery, along with the industry’s best techniques for surgical repairs if necessary. Continue reading to learn more about the type of heel injury NHL player Tyler Seguin sustained.

Heel fractures are also sometimes known as calcaneal fractures.
A heel fracture is sometimes called a calcaneal fracture. Image Source: Wikimedia user Hellerhoff.

Top 3 Misconceptions About NYC Foot Reconstruction Surgery

Posted by on Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City employs highly credentialed surgeons specializing in foot reconstruction surgery. We occasionally see patients who come into our office with so much pain that they are begging to skip conservative measures and go right to surgery. More often, we see patients who are very worried about the prospects of foot or ankle surgery—particularly if their very mobility is on the line. We understand your serious concerns and are here to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions about NYC foot reconstruction surgery.

Learn about common misconceptions regarding foot surgery.
Learn about the top misconceptions regarding NYC foot surgery. Image Source: Flickr CC user Stacey.

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Walking Tour: 1866 New York

Posted by on Friday, October 14th, 2016

It may be surprising, but NYC walking tours have been around since the 1800’s—although they were considered “supplemental hints” back then. As Curbed New York points out, local historian James Miller included a DIY walking tour of the city in his 1800’s guide book: Miller’s New York As It Is; or Stranger’s Guide to the Cities of New York, Brooklyn, and Adjacent Places. Back in the days before cars, life was tough, but even Miller had the good sense to advise against attempting to walk the entirety of New York City. So, his pedestrian tour focused on Broadway, from the Bowling Green to Union Square. What little nuggets of truth still relate to the New York we see before us in 2016? If you love history, why not consult this map and find out for yourself? As leading NY podiatrists, we love to see people getting out and enjoying the City.

castle clinton
Start your walking tour of NYC at Battery Park’s Castle Clinton, which was once known as the Castle Garden Theater. Image Source: Wikimedia user Charvex.

Italian Soccer News: Mandragora Healing From Metatarsel Fracture Surgery

Posted by on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

At the tender young age of 19, Rolando Mandragora has been called an “Italian wonderkid” and “one of Juve’s brightest prospects.” He was recently signed by the Juventus soccer team after spending some time with Genoa and Pescara for an initial €6 million contract. It’s rumored he could be paid as much as €12 million to stay and complete a roster of “the best young native talent available” with players like Daniele Rugani, Stefano Sturaro and Domenico Berardi. However, Mandragora’s potential remains unseen as he recovers from metatarsal foot surgery.

Soccer players sometimes sustain injuries, as happened with Rolando Mandragora.
Soccer players, including Rolando Mandragora, sometimes sustain injuries from their sport.

How Can I Ease My Child’s Growing Pains? Recognizing Symptoms and Finding Treatments

Posted by on Monday, October 10th, 2016

Growing pains can be a real pain—and not just for children but for parents as well. Almost two in five kids suffer from growing pains in the front of the thighs, behind the knees, and in the calves. The discomfort is typically worse in the afternoon and early evening. It can be difficult to watch your child flailing about, keeping in near constant motion to keep stretching the ache away. Sometimes the pain is so severe that the child wakes up in the night.

You may even worry that your child has a more serious problem like restless leg syndrome (which can contribute to sleep deprivation and depression) or even juvenile arthritis. Other differential diagnoses may include tumors (if the pain is focal), undiagnosed traumatic injury, growth plate inflammation, bone infection (if accompanied by fever and flu-like symptoms), hypermobility syndrome in the joint, or nocturnal cramping.

Our NYC podiatrists diagnose and treat child growing pains to help your family rest easy.

It can be hard to watch your child suffer from growing pains. Find out how you can help!
Is your little one suffering from growing pains? Find out from our NYC podiatrists. Image Source: Flickr CC user Paul.

Can NYC Gait Analysis Technology Help Prevent Sports Injuries?

Posted by on Friday, October 7th, 2016

Alabama newspaper The Dothan Eagle recently explored the profound impact gait analysis had on a local college football team. The paper reports that the Trojan’s football program is “one of the first few U.S. college units to utilize DorsaVi, a ‘cutting edge’ movement analysis system.'” Video systems and gamer gear like Connect have been around for a long time, but wearable sensor technology and impact sensor technology has gotten a whole lot better within the last decade.

Dorsavi and other gait analysis technology helps doctors prevent injuries.
New technology like DorsaVi and other gait analysis systems are helping doctors prescribe treatment before sports injuries occur. Image Source: Wikimedia user Tfamelb.

Running News: 100-Year-Old Ida Keeling Sets New 100-Meter Dash Record

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Just how fast can a person run 100 meters—the length of a track straightaway? If you’re Usain Bolt, you can do it in 9.58 seconds. If you’re Florence Griffith-Joyner, you can do it in 10.49 seconds. If you’re Ida Keeling, you can do it in a record-breaking 1 minute and 17.33 seconds. That’s right, we said record-breaking… because Ida Keeling is 100 years old—and amazing!

Coming Soon: The New Geldwert Bunion Plate

Posted by on Monday, October 3rd, 2016

When your feet hurt, you want the “best of the best” to treat your pain as quickly and effectively as possible. There is no time to goof around with improper diagnoses, lackluster treatments, or multiple revision surgeries. New Yorkers can get it right the first time by contacting Dr. Josef J. Geldwert at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.

Over the past four decades, this board-certified foot and ankle specialist has made a name for himself in the running community by treating the NY Road Runners Club, the Central Park Track Club, long-distance racers, and Olympic hopefuls. He’s worked the sidelines of races and tennis matches and served as official team podiatrist for professional lacrosse, soccer, and basketball teams. SOLS contacted Dr. Geldwert to serve on their medical advisory board as they launched their new brand of custom orthotics.

But did you know Dr. Josef Geldwert is also an expert bunion surgeon? Most recently, he designed and patented a new hallux valgus and tailor bunion plate. The Geldwert Plate is currently pending FDA approval, with an expected market release around July 1st, 2017.

Dr. Geldwert's new bunion plate
Dr. Geldwert’s new bunion plate will treat the problem using less invasive methods.