Foot Care Tips For Valentine’s Day: Secrets for Sexy Feet

Posted by on Friday, February 9th, 2018

Are your feet ready for romance? It’s easy to overlook the body part we’re always hiding away in shoes and socks, but when passions ignite, you don’t want to be distracted by insecurities about cracked heels, stinky Limburger feet, or jagged, yellow toenails. As Valentine’s Day draws near, we feel your desire to get any foot issues dealt with swiftly before your dinner date commences. Our NYC podiatrists recommend these foot care tips for sexy Valentine’s Day feet.

Sexy Valentine's Day Feet
Find out how to get sexy Valentine’s Day feet to prepare for your date. Image Source: Unsplash user Adriana Velásquez.

The Glitter Socks Trend: Will Sparkly Ankle Socks Become Fashionable in 2018?

Posted by on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

If you were lucky enough to find a pair of sparkly ankle socks underneath your tree this year, then you’ll be happy to know you could be a forerunner of fashion for the coming year! According to the UK Guardian“Glitter socks with an open-toed sandal are set to everywhere at Christmas parties this season.” NYC podiatrists explore the surprising glitter socks trend as we move into 2018.

Glitter socks
Glitter already gets everywhere, and now it’s taking over socks too with this latest trend! Image Source: Flickr user Sarah-Rose.

NYC Podiatrists Discuss How to Avoid High Heel Pain on New Year’s Eve

Posted by on Monday, December 25th, 2017

As New York gears up for the ball drop ushering out 2017 and welcoming in 2018, New York City foot and ankle specialists gear up for a busy week or two. “New Year’s Eve is one of those celebrations where we know our bodies are going to feel it the next day, but we live dangerously anyway,” says NYC podiatrist Mariola Rivera, DPM. “One full night of high heels is enough to cripple a woman for the entire week, so it’s important to do what you can to minimize the pain and inflammation, even if you can’t give up your favorite pair of high heels.”

So in hopes of helping you ring in the new year with safety and comfort for your feet, our NYC podiatrists are offering their top eight tips for how to avoid high heel pain this New Year’s Eve.

high heel pain on New Year's Eve
High heel shoes come at a cost, but you can lessen the blow with these NYC podiatrist tips. Image Source: Unsplash user Caitlyn Wilson.

Ten Best Moisturizing Foot Creams For New York’s Cold Weather

Posted by on Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dry foot skin can be a real problem once the weather becomes cold in New York. Not only do your feet itch and stick to the blankets at night, but they can also crack, exposing you to infection. The primary purpose of the skin is to act as a barrier that keeps pesky pathogens away—and there are a LOT of microbes on our feet! Open sores, damaged cuticles, blisters, ulcers, calluses, and heel fissures are all common ways bacteria can get into the body, causing widespread infections like cellulitis. Fortunately, there is an easy way to keep your feet happy this winter: foot cream. Today, our NYC podiatrists cover the ten best moisturizing foot creams to prevent and treat dry skin at home.

Don't let your feet get dry this winter!
Keep your feet moisturized this winter with these NYC podiatrist recommended foot creams. Image Source: Pixabay user Free-Photos.

NYC Latinos & Hispanics Find A Friend Who Knows About Feet In Dr. Rivera

Posted by on Friday, January 27th, 2017

Hispanics and Latinos make up 27.5% of New York City’s population. This group suffers from foot pain and health issues like any other, yet they tend to be more reluctant to seek professional help. The first step toward wellness is asking your primary doctor to check your feet and give you a referral to a foot and ankle specialist who can offer state-of-the-art care. Dr. Mariola Rivera, DPM is a friend to Hispanics and Latinos in the New York City area who are looking for a Spanish-speaking, board-certified podiatrist to add to their healthcare team.


Are Pedicures Good for Your Feet? Three Reasons to See a Podiatrist Instead

Posted by on Friday, August 19th, 2016

Thinking of booking an appointment at a New York City spa for a summer pedicure? Certain foot conditions warrant a trip to your local podiatrist before you set foot anywhere else. Not only can infectious pathogens possibly spread to other people, but spa practitioners often aren’t trained to deal with foot issues—and more often than not will make any existing problems worse—probably not quite the relaxing spa day you had in mind.

Here are three good reasons to see a podiatrist rather than a pedicurist.

are pedicures good for your feet?
Be sure you give your feet a once-over before spa day so that you don’t visit the salon with a foot infection. Image Source: Wikimedia user Deerstop.


How The Experts Heal Your Chronic Foot Pain and Get You Running Again

Posted by on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Eventually, most people come down with aches and pain in the feet they just can’t shake.

“I’m just getting old,” some people concede. Or “I’m just on my feet a lot” is another common rationalization we hear in response to chronic foot pain and injury.

It’s important to realize that pain is your body’s way of communicating that something is wrong—and it is not something we should accept as “a fact of life.” Pain and injury are particularly difficult for passionate long distance runners in training, for whom “taking it easy” just isn’t an option. For these people, what can we as experts do to help?

Chronic Foot Pain: Experts have Answers!
Got running injuries? Find out how an NYC expert can help. Image Source:

Get in Shape Without the Pain: Q&As for Common Summer Foot Problems

Posted by on Friday, May 20th, 2016

Our own Dr. Josef J. Geldwert has seen every foot problem you can imagine (and some you probably can’t). With 43 years of experience as an NYC foot and ankle specialist, he’s aided the recovery of Olympic athletes, professional tennis players, marathon runners, and even served as the podiatrist for many local sports teams, including the NY Power, NY Liberty, NY Magic and NY Lizards. But coming out of the winter months, pro athletes aren’t the only ones training – many New York natives hit Central Park and seek a fresh start. If you’re planning an active summer, Dr. Geldwert shares his insight on a few common summer foot problems.

common summer foot problems
Ready to bust your feet out this summer? NY podiatrists discuss special foot considerations for new athletes, diabetics, and people with bunions. (image Source: Flickr CC user Phil)

How to Find a Clean Nail Salon and Avoid Pedicure Foot Infections

Posted by on Friday, May 13th, 2016

As podiatrists, we love pampering our feet as much as you do and find pedicures a great way to unwind. But we’re always cautious about the risk of foot infections, especially since they can escalate so quickly. In worst-case scenarios, a weekend spa trip can turn into a Monday hospital visit, which is anything but relaxing.

pedicure foot infections
Choose your nail salon carefully to avoid infections and keep your feet happy. (Image Credit: Flickr CC user TownePost Network)

Elderly Foot Care: The Secrets to Aging Gracefully…for Your Feet!

Posted by on Monday, March 21st, 2016

Research from the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests that up to 77% of Americans have suffered from some type of foot pain in their lives. Half of all aging adults say that foot problems or pain have limited their day-to-day activities at times. For senior citizens, this means they aren’t able to enjoy daily activities like taking daily walks for cardiovascular health, volunteering at their local charities, continuing working, or playing with grandchildren.

Here at the Center For Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine offices in Westchester and Manhattan, we work with a number of people over 60 who want to lead active, fulfilling lives well into their “Golden Years” and who understand that the key to doing that is preventing foot problems and maintaining healthy, happy feet. Each pair of feet we treat is unique, but there is some general advice that can be applied to everyone.