There’s nothing like being surrounded by a group of people who can motivate you to do something you love. That’s probably why many runners here in New York City look to join running clubs. Here in NYC, there are clubs for competitive long-distance runners, as well as hobbyists who like to socialize and meet other fit New Yorkers. Niche groups include African-American women runners, LGBTQ runners, and 50+ silver runners, with new groups added each month.
At The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we see tons of runners, especially leading up to the New York City Marathon. We often recommend this active pursuit to our patients—as long as they’re willing to take good care of their feet and invest in a good pair of sturdy running shoes a few times a year to prevent foot injuries from running.
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The average marathon takes approximately 33,000 steps to complete. Though much of marathon relies on core, quad, and glute strength, it is our feet that take the worst beating. Sometimes the aching and pounding can persist more than a few hours. Life after a marathon goes on, but spending extra time on foot care, for runners, can help heal feet faster.
Some 30 million Americans live with the fear of potentially losing a limb to diabetes. People with normal sensation in their feet would know to stop if a blister was forming. However, diabetics rarely notice a problem until they have a gaping hole in their foot. The oversight is largely due to a comorbidity called “neuropathy,” which causes them to lose sensation in their feet, according to Dr. Josef J. Geldwert from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City. Thankfully, new technology has made improvements in diabetes foot ulcer treatment.
“A lot of emerging technology is focusing on the ability to electronically alert a diabetic of trouble with their feet when the usual pain sensors just aren’t working,” he says. Through in-house gait analysis, doctors can tell if a diabetic is likely to develop an ulcer due to pressure imbalances but it would be even better if patients could tell something was amiss at home. Believe it or not, there are socks designed to combat this problem.
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The doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine are at the cutting edge of new technology and products that will give you the best results possible so that you can live an active and healthy lifestyle. We all know the future is in 3D printers. Now we can use this amazing technology to scan the contours of your feet and design custom orthotics right here in the office, without having to outsource. As part of our commitment to innovation, we are excited to offer FitStation powered by HP foot scanning technology and 3D printed custom orthotics to our patients. Continue reading to learn more about this exciting new frontier and all its clinical applications.
A reader of the Hanford Sentinelcontacted the doctor worried about severe foot cramps from inhalers and nebulizers prescribed for COPD. “I noticed, however, that when I take Mucinex (guaifenesin), the foot cramps disappeared completely,” the reader explained, wondering if it was safe to continue using Mucinex for cramp treatment. This isn’t something we come across often at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, but any solution that may relieve foot cramps is worth exploring.
There are shoes that are said to defy gravity and relieve foot pain but have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk on the moon? Sadly, only 12 men have ever done this. Admittedly, even if commercial spacecrafts like those designed by SpaceX take off, you may think twice before becoming one of the guinea pigs in these early experiments. Fortunately, if you’re at least 13 years old, in relatively good shape, and not pregnant, you can take a very realistic virtual reality walk on the moon right here in New York City! As podiatrists, we think that could be a real treat for your feet!
Do you worry about the condition of your feet before getting a pedicure? Are you concerned your foot problems could prohibit you from seeking help from a foot spa worker or nail technician? If you’ve asked: can you get a pedicure if you have foot fungus? Believe it or not, the answer is “yes.”
“We’ve seen it all—from the beautiful feet to the warted feet,” assures Irene, a pedicurist at Fifi Nail Salon in NYC.
People ask salon workers all the time about various foot issues they worry are “weird” or “strange,” but the professionals say, in most cases, it’s something they’ve seen quite often. On occasion, they may point out a wart so you can have it addressed by a doctor or will let you know they plan to work down a built-up callus. Part of your visit can be educational, but shouldn’t scare you from facing your feet.
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A 56-year-old man sustained a broken ankle while go-kart racing in Mount Kisco. The incident occurred July 25th at the Grand Prix New York on Bedford Road when the man slammed into a tire wall. Westchester EMS responded and transported the man to Northern Westchester Hospital Center for treatment. If you’re experience ankle pain after go-karting, you may have sustained an ankle injury. Podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine say go-kart-related ankle injuries are all too common.
One of the most wonderful aspects of childhood is the zest for life, and propensity to explore and discover. Except, of course, when these whims lead to injury. You might be very dexterous and agile with a pair of tweezers—or you may not be. Most parents don’t want to bring their child into the doctor for something as elementary as a splinter. But, here at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in NYC, we don’t mind treating your child’s splinter. No foot injury is too small. We’ll explain why you are better off being safe than sorry and discuss the best way to remove a splinter at home.
“What is regenerative medicine” is a question that is constantly being asked in sports medicine these days. The therapy conjures up images of salamanders (or even monkeys) regrowing limbs or in reversing the natural aging process. You may even know someone who claims to be healed by it—but what does the term exactly mean? More importantly, can it help you with a current condition? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine deals in regenerative medicine for a number of foot and ankle conditions. We’d like to share a little about what we do here at our offices in Manhattan and Westchester.
“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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