Our Favorite Cooking Shoes

Posted by on Monday, December 24th, 2018

Plan on hosting holiday get-togethers over the next few week? It’s not too late to run out and grab a new pair of shoes! You may not spend 120,000 hours on your feet like a career chef, but if you’re over 40, you’ll likely feel the effects of holiday prep on your feet, hips, and lower back.

Chefs encounter a number of foot ailments, from Plantar Fasciitis (stabbing pain along the arch of the foot) to Hallux Ridigus (a stiff big toe joint, informally called “Chef’s Foot.”) A good pair of shoes makes all the difference in the world.

Our NYC podiatry team frequently makes footwear recommendations to patients looking to maintain their comfort level, particularly when entertaining family and friends. If you don’t have time to stop by and see us, these kitchen shoes can get you by in a pinch.

Don’t let foot pain get the best of you this holiday season. Treat yourself to a pair of chef shoes! [Image Source: FreeStockPhotos.biz]

4 Footwear Tips Before Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Friday, December 14th, 2018

Getting ready to travel for the winter? While many people flock to New York City to enjoy the festive atmosphere, some of us are planning a great escape to warmer weather in places like Hawaii, Florida, and the Carolinas. Comfortable shoes are something you can’t afford to forget. Here are a few tips from NYC podiatrists on making sure your footwear will be up to all the extra miles you’ll be walking on vacation.

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Are you packing the right footwear for your vacation? [Image Source: Pixabay]

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: shutterstock.com]

Are Soft Running Shoes Good for You? Researchers Weigh In

Posted by on Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Are soft running shoes good for you? A new study published in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine found that one type of running shoe increases the risk of lower leg pain and injury more than others. The research by the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence (FORCE Lab) at Oregon State University-Cascades is the first of its kind to take such a rigorous look at the impact of maximal shoes.

Are Soft Running Shoes Good for You?
Hoka is the most well-known maximalist shoe, but could it be associated with greater risk of injury? [Image Source: Shopify.com]

NYC Podiatrists Recommend the Best Hiking Boots for Your Foot Type

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2018

People often think of sports medicine doctors as the ones to see following a sports injury. However, much of the work we do at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine is preventative in nature—to help people prevent future injuries and make smart footwear choices based on their particular foot type. Very few people have perfectly neutral feet. You may be able to find a type of shoe on the market geared toward your type of foot or you may need a customized insole. Either way, if you’re planning to take a fall hiking trip for a few days or a week, it helps to speak with a foot and ankle specialist to choose the proper boot based on your activity and underlying biomechanical issues before pain rears its ugly head and limits your activities. Here are four of the best hiking boots we may recommend you try.

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[Gearing up for a fall hike in NYC? Stop by and ask our sports medicine doctors which type of boot is best. Image Source: TheTravelGears.com]

5 Summer Shoe Related Injuries—And How to Prevent Them

Posted by on Monday, August 13th, 2018

With only a couple more months left of summer, there is still time to avoid summer shoe-related injuries. Every year, we see at least a dozen patients with a summer shoe-related injury. In some cases, you may want to avoid treacherous summer footwear styles like flip-flops entirely. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine are happy to examine the unique biometrics of your feet to offer custom footwear recommendations that will prevent pain and injury.

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Avoid summer shoe mishaps with NYC podiatrist advice. [Image Source: Unsplash user Dhruv Deshmukh]

NYC Podiatrists Discuss: How to Prevent Blisters on Feet When Roller Skating

Posted by on Monday, August 6th, 2018

Roller skating and blading provides a complete aerobic workout that uses all of the muscles in the body, especially the legs. The heart health benefits are comparable to jogging, and it’s a fun way to reduce body fat. A 150-pound person could burn between 330 and 600 calories an hour. Researchers say skating is as beneficial as cycling, swimming, and running. At The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we say it’s actually better for you than running, as it causes 50% less impact on the joints. However, nothing will put a stop to your skating career faster than a hot, sore blister. Find out how to prevent blisters on feet when roller skating.

how to prevent blisters on feet when roller skating
There are many great reasons to roller skate or blade. Don’t let a blister prevent you from enjoying the fitness activities you love. [Image Source: Pexels user Gratisography]

NYC Podiatrists Recommend the Best Hiking Boots for Maximum Comfort

Posted by on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The summer months are a great time to explore the outdoors—as long as you have the right gear to protect your feet from blisters and nagging soreness. The best hiking boots should be flexible and supportive, with traction treads. NYC podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offer boot shopping tips and suggestions.

[Image Source: Unsplash user Joanna Nix]

Patients Ask: How Do I Know If My Running Shoes Fit Correctly?

Posted by on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Being located right next to Central Park, The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine tends to see a lot of runners. It’s safe to say most people buy running shoes that look good, at the same size they’ve been wearing since high school, without thinking that shoe choice factors very heavily into the development of foot injury. Manhattan podiatrists say that choosing the right shoes and the right shoe size is key to preventing injuries like Achilles tendinitis, bunions, corns, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. If this leads you to ask, “How do I know if my running shoes fit correctly?” we’re here to help.

How Do I Know If My Running Shoes Fit Correctly
Finding the right shoe fit and size can make a huge difference for injury prevention, according to Manhattan podiatrists. Here are some of the signs you need to change footwear brand or fit. [Image Source: Unsplash user Curtis MacNewton]

What Do NYC Podiatrists Say About Negative Heel Shoes Benefits?

Posted by on Monday, June 11th, 2018

Who wouldn’t wear a pair of shoes that is said to improve posture, help you breathe better, strengthen core muscles, and tighten up your thighs? Could getting your entire body into shape be as simple as footwear selection? NYC podiatrists from The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine explore the concept of negative heel shoes popularized by brands like Kalso and Earth Shoe in the 1950s.

negative heel shoes benefits
Negative heel shoes are said to improve posture, help you breathe better, strengthen core muscles, and tighten up your thighs. [Image Source: Unsplash user Jez Timms]