NYC Patients Ask: Is There a Cure for Restless Leg Syndrome?

Posted by on Monday, May 28th, 2018

More than 3 million people have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs while resting or inactive. Twitching muscles and creepy-crawly tingling sensations prevent sufferers of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) from being able to sleep at night or get through their day-to-day activities. “I couldn’t go to church anymore,” one sufferer recalled. “I couldn’t go to a movie, or sit down to crochet, or even eat a meal.” Restless Leg Syndrome is one of the many conditions we treat at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offices in Manhattan and White Plains.

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Are your restless legs keeping you up at night? NYC podiatrists discuss alternative treatments and advanced therapies. [Image Source: Unsplash user Quin Stevenson]

Feet Swelling and Leg Pain During Pregnancy? Here’s How to Combat Foot Pain

Posted by on Monday, February 12th, 2018

No two pregnancies are exactly alike, even if you’ve been through the process before. And sometimes your body’s response to the demands of growing a new life trickle down to affect your feet and legs. Among the most common complaints are Charley Horse cramps at night and swelling during the day. So how do you cope if you find your feet swelling and experience leg pain during pregnancy? And when is it time to get evaluated by a professional? NYC podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have the answers you seek.

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NYC podiatrists offer tips for pregnancy-related foot pain and leg cramps. Image Source: Flickr user Torsten Mangner.

Pregnancy Edema & Other Pregnancy Foot Problems

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

By 27 weeks, approximately three-quarters of pregnant women will have experienced some type of pregnancy edema or foot swelling. Mild swelling is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. Many women report having trouble fitting into their favorite pair of shoes and observe swollen feet after long periods of standing or walking. However, you definitely want to have excessive swelling checked out, as this can be a sign of preeclampsia. If that’s the case, your pregnancy foot swelling will also be accompanied by elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine.