Tennis has been called “the sport for a lifetime” because children start as young as four, continue throughout their teens, and can continue playing well into old age. It’s easy to get started with the sport by spending just $20 for a racket and a few balls. (Though, as White Plains podiatrists, we insist if you plan to play tennis for more than three hours a week, that you invest in specialized tennis shoes to protect your feet and ankles, too!) Doctors like to see patients remain active for years to come. Here are five reasons why we encourage you to pick up tennis, whether you’re old or young.
We wash, exfoliate, moisturize, and sunscreen our faces. We invest in specialty anti-aging serums and pamper ourselves with facials at the spa. So why don’t we give our feet the same TLC? After all, summer sandal weather puts them on display—at picnics, the beach, and while out shopping. If you’ve neglected your feet all winter long, here are some NYC podiatrist recommended products to help you look and feel better.
The lifetime incidence for developing chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis) is roughly 10 percent in America. If you’re one of the many people suffering from sharp, shooting pains first thing in the morning and terrible aches following periods of standing or inactivity in New York City, stop by The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine for the best treatment for plantar fasciitis. We offer multiple modes of advanced treatment you won’t find elsewhere, including laser, ultrasound, and shockwave therapy. You may be wondering: Which of these high-tech solutions is most effective? A study recently published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery sheds some light on the subject.
If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know that a pop is not a good sound. White Plains podiatrists come across popping, crackling, and snapping sounds in the foot for a variety of reasons—not always due to fracture.
Wondering what’s causing the pain and stiffness in your knees, ankles, and feet? Maybe you have conjunctivitis in the eyes, increased frequency and discomfort with urination, inflammation of soft tissues, swollen toes or fingers, rashes on the soles and palms, mouth sores, and back pain that worsens at night and first thing in the morning. You were treated for a bacterial infection within the last four weeks, but you thought that was clearing up. If this sounds like what you’re experiencing, you may be asking yourself: “Do I have reactive arthritis (also called Reiter’s Syndrome)?”
It’s no secret New Yorkers love to run long-distance races. This year, the Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon, taking place on May 19th, drew roughly 27,500 signups, selling out in two hours and 17 minutes. In 2016, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) event sold out in 52 minutes, and in just 26 minutes last year! If you missed signup this year, keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 general registration next January. The group also allows participants to run with a minimum of $500 in donations by April 25th as part of their NYRR Team for Kids, which raises money for local youth programs. If you’ll be in town, you’ll want to know what to do in Brooklyn during race weekend—we’ve got you covered.
It’s been over a month since NHL’s Ryan Suter finished his season with a fractured right ankle. Suter was averaging four more minutes of game time than any other Wild player at the time and led the team in shorthanded and power play ice time. Over the season, he amassed 51 points in 78 games, including 45 assists. Not too shabby. That put him just behind Jason Zucker, Mikael Granlund, and Eric Staal in the team standings. He proved to be one of the Wild’s hardier players, ending his 242 consecutive game streak.
Without their top defenseman and leading assistant, they were easily knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets, who took it to the next level after dominating the series 4-1. There were other factors, of course: some questionable calls (and lack thereof), not to mention the loss of Zach Parise mid-series and Jared Spurgeon’s less-than-100% performance following a hamstring injury.
Whether you’re a Wild fan or a fellow ankle surgery candidate, you may find yourself wondering: What happens during ankle surgery, and what’s the recovery process? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has foot and ankle surgeons on staff in New York City who specialize in this type of injury.
Are you celebrating No Socks Day 2018 tomorrow? The annual holiday was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com. If you’ve never heard of it, just know that it’s legit enough to be included in Chase’s Calendar Events, which has been described as the nation’s annual bible of extraordinary occasions. According to the Roys, “If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.” Since the weather is warming up (fingers crossed), we’re safe to spend a day sockless and break out those flip-flops or sandals if we please.
It took a couple decades for researchers to fully understand the mechanisms behind Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection therapy. Now, the next few decades will focus on how to best apply the technology as part of a standard healing protocol. Places like The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, are on the leading edge. Since 2010, our NYC surgeons have performed thousands of successful rounds of PRP—particularly in patients with tendinitis and plantar fasciitis, but also in those with osteoarthritis or bursitis. In select cases, we’ve used platelets to reduce foot injury healing time.
The Major League Baseball season is in full swing, but not for everyone. The New York Yankees lost their first baseman, Greg Bird, to a bone spur in his foot before the season opener on March 29th. Sometimes old injuries die hard, which we believe is the case here. Proper management of soft tissue inflammation may prevent complications from arising with the hard bones of the foot and ankle. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine hope to see the heavy hitter back to his usual self sooner rather than later.
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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Dr. Josef J. Geldwert DPM, Dr. Katherine Lai DPM, Dr. Ryan Minara, DPM, and Dr. Mariola Rivera DPM serving Westchester County, White Plains, Ardsley, Bronxville, Harrison NY, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye, Scarsdale, Rye Brook, Chappaqua, and the surrounding area.
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