Ask an NY Podiatrist: Why Does My Foot Cramp When Working Out?

Posted by on Friday, July 6th, 2018

Barre classes have gotten fairly popular in recent years. In NYC, there’s Fly Barre, Physique 57, Pure Barre, Bar Method, Exhale Spa Barre, and Pop Physique to name a few. Barre is a great workout because, not only is it low-impact and fun, but it helps improve posture, flexibility, core power, and strength in every muscle group. Much like dance or yoga, some barre class participants report muscle spasms and cramps during their workouts. Some exercise has participants wondering, “Why does my foot cramp when working out?”

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Barefoot workouts can spell foot cramps for some exercisers. Find out why. [Image Source: Unsplash user Scott Webb]

What Are The Most Common Foot Problems In White Plains Dancers?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Dancing is a popular athletic activity in White Plains, New York. We are blessed with so many of the best NYC dance studios in our backyard — Arthur Murray Dance School, City Center Dance, and Steffi Nossen, to name a few. Dancing requires the utmost strength and a tremendous amount of dedication, but sometimes the long hours of practice and rigorous activity lead to injury. It’s good to have a foot and ankle specialist as your ally in these cases. We are fully equipped to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate any lower extremity injury with the latest technology and techniques. We treat the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms, and believe in the importance of patient education and injury prevention as part of the individualized care we deliver.

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Find a foot and ankle specialist in White Plains to take care of your dance injury. (Image Source:

How to Prevent and Treat Irish Step Dancing Foot Injuries

Posted by on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

This time of year, it’s always a joy to watch Irish step dancing in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. However, many people have no idea the enormous load this style of dance places on the dancers’ bodies. “Irish step dance may be enjoyable and look more graceful than contact sports, but it still takes a tremendous toll on the body  particularly the soft tissues, bones, and joints of the feet and ankles,” explains Dr. Mariola Rivera, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine here at The Center For Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in NYC.

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Irish step dancing places a tremendous load on the feet and ankles, causing a wide variety of injuries. Image Source:

Broadway News: Stress Fractures Stall Rumer Willis on Broadway

Posted by on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Twenty-seven-year-old Rumer Willis first captured the world’s eye as the oldest daughter of famous cinematic parents Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. She’s appeared in movies like Now and Then (1995), Strip Tease (1996), The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and Hostage (2005), but more recently she’s entertained audiences with a big win on “Dancing With The Stars” alongside dancer Valentin Chmerovskiy. With her much-anticipated Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” on the horizon, the last thing the young star needed was a stress fracture in her right foot!

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Fans who loved Rumer Willis in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will have to wait a little longer to see her on Broadway. Image source: Flickr CC user Ryan Hoard