Reduce Foot Pain From High Heels With These Podiatrist Recommendations

Posted by on Monday, November 19th, 2018

Podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine understand the love-hate relationship you likely have with your favorite pair of high-heel shoes. You love them because they complete your outfit but you hate them because, by the end of the day, your feet are begging you to take them off. We also understand that there are times when you wear high heels, even through the pain. While we can’t promise ways to eliminate pain from wearing high heels, here we offer tips for reducing foot pain from high heels.

foot pain from high heels
While we can’t promise ways to eliminate pain from wearing high heels, here we offer tips for reducing foot pain from high heels. [Image Source:]

MLB News: What Does Yoenis Céspedes’ Heel Spur Surgery Mean For Mets in 2019?

Posted by on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Leftfielder Yoenis Céspedes is the Mets’ top hitter with 163 home runs, 524 runs batted in, and a batting average of .274 for the season. He’s currently in the middle of a four-year, $110 million contract signed in 2o16. On July 25th, Céspedes announced he’d be missing the remainder of the season and a good portion of next season (the next 8-10 months) having heel spur surgery on both of his heels. The news came at a time where the Mets were ranked second-to-last in the National League East with 43 wins and 57 losses.

heel spur surgery
Mets’ leftfielder, Yoenis Céspedes, could be out for a full year after heel spur surgery to address chronic Achilles tendon calcification. [Image Source: Unsplash user Lesly Juarez]

NYC Podiatrists Discuss the Top 3 Reasons for Heel Pain While Walking

Posted by on Monday, June 25th, 2018

About 58% of Americans have suffered heel pain any given year, according to a survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association. It could be the natural effects of aging, repetitive strain, the wrong shoes, or a combination of factors. In our NYC podiatry practice, we routinely diagnose and treat three common culprits responsible for nagging heel pain. The difference in seeing a foot and ankle specialist is that—unlike a primary care doctor—we’re interested in treating the root cause of your trouble to banish foot pain for good, rather than simply prescribing a drug to mask the symptoms.

reasons for heel pain
See an NYC podiatrist about your heel pain to explore the full set of conservative and therapeutic options prior to surgery. [Image Source: Unsplash user Jan Romero]

NYC Podiatrists Look To Laser Therapy To Treat Plantar Faciitis Heel Pain

Posted by on Friday, June 16th, 2017

The FDA recently approved laser therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis heel pain. Studies of the FX 635 laser show dramatic pain reduction in patients whose symptoms did not improve with conservative treatments for five years. The average patient scored a 68 on the VAS pain scale, which decreased down to an 8 with treatment. Like other therapeutic lasers, the FX 635 uses energy to prompt the body’s natural healing processes.

Five Facts About Heel Spur Symptoms and Treatment: White Plains Podiatrists Discuss

Posted by on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When White Plains podiatrists conduct X-rays on patients with plantar fasciitis, about one in ten will have a bone spur. Patients who hear this fact often assume some type of “bony outgrowth” is the root cause of their stabbing pain. However, the reality is that only one in twenty people with heel spurs experience foot pain, and often, heel pain can be treated without removing the spur. Here are five facts you may not know about what causes foot spurs and the treatment options available.

heel spur
Heel spurs may or may not require treatment, but it’s a good idea to have any foot pain checked out by a professional. Image Source: Wikimedia user Lucien Monfils.

AmnioFix: A New Product For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Posted by on Monday, March 20th, 2017

Looking for a plantar fasciitis treatment that’s on the cutting edge of science? Wonder how professional athletes rebound from chronic pain and get back into the game so fast? AmnioFix® by MiMedx is a NYC sports medicine doctor’s “secret weapon.” We offer this revolutionary product to patients at our White Plains and Manhattan offices, particularly those who are experiencing slow healing of the plantar fascia tissue.

NYC Foot Surgery Success Story: Runner With Heel Pain Finds Relief

Posted by on Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The decision to undergo surgery is one of the most difficult choices a person has to make. We do not take NYC foot surgery lightly. Our clients are busy and can’t afford the downtime. Whenever possible, we look into conservative measures that resolve pain and restore functionality.

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Sometimes the answer to heel pain is to avoid overthinking it and start with the basics. (Image Source:

Yet, in some cases, our NYC sports doctors have found that foot and ankle surgeries were the best course of action to alleviate pain and restore functionality. New procedures and tools have made surgery less invasive and less “scary.” Here’s one of our many success stories …

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.

Think You’ve Got Plantar Fasciitis? Consider These Alternative Heel Pain Diagnoses

Posted by on Monday, September 26th, 2016

Our NY foot doctors have worked with the Central Park Track Club, the NY Road Runners, and ultra-marathon runners training for the NYC Tri, Hamptons Marathon, and U.S. Olympic Trials. Avid runners are no strangers to foot pain. A lot of them limp into our Manhattan office nervously asking, “Do I have plantar fasciitis?” They know this diagnosis would be dreadful because it’s a niggling ache to shake. Many of them walk out surprised that the root cause of their heel and arch pain is something else entirely.

Plantar faciitis isn't the only cause of heel pain.
There is a lot more to the heel than the plantar fascia, according to the best foot doctors NYC has to offer. Image Source: Wikimedia user Haabet.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches to Help Resolve Lingering Heel Pain

Posted by on Monday, September 5th, 2016

Stop us if any of these sound familiar:

“I’ve had plantar fasciitis on and off for at least five years.”

“I’ve seen other sports doctors for the same condition, but no one can help me.”

“I have a closet full of orthotics that don’t work.”

“Aspirin and ibuprofen don’t take the edge off.”

“I start to feel better, but as soon as I run again, the pain returns.”

If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone. Eamonn Coghlan, an Irish three-time Olympian and former world champion in the 5,000 meter, was recently treated here in New York for chronic plantar fasciitis. Once he saw the right professional, he was able to banish the condition—once and for all—within four weeks. What made the difference? Plantar fasciitis stretches.

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Plantar fasciitis can cause a burning, throbbing sensation in your heels. (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons User Kosigrim)