NY Foot Doctors Discuss What Can Cause Walking Abnormalities In Adults

Posted by on Friday, March 30th, 2018

A wobbly walk can be troublesome, especially for adults. Sometimes walking abnormalities in adults can result from improperly healed ankle sprains or a sedentary lifestyle. Other times, they are the first signs of disease or degeneration. It can take multiple professionals to figure out the root cause of an abnormal gait. The Gait Analysis Lab at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine is one place you may end up while seeking a diagnosis in New York City.

A wobbling walk is cute in baby animals, but troubling in adults. [Image Source: Pexels user JESHOOTS.com]
A wobbly walk can be troublesome, especially for adults. [Image Source: Pexels user JESHOOTS.com]

Pedestrian Safety in NYC: Making Queens Boulevard Safer for Walkers in 2018

Posted by on Monday, February 5th, 2018

As New York City podiatrists, we advocate walking as a great way for people to maintain strength and mobility in their feet. Of course, that means you need a safe route to travel. After all, what good are strong feet if you’re run down by a motorist? And while any native knows that our busy streets can sometimes be hazardous for pedestrians, some major improvements have been made in terms of pedestrian safety in NYC. We’re pleased to report that Queens Boulevard is no longer a pedestrian death trap, thanks to the efforts of Mayor de Blasio.

Queens Boulevard is now a safer place to walk.
Queens Boulevard is now a safer place to walk. Image Source: Wikimedia user Jim.henderson.

Causes of Foot Pain After A Long Walk and Treatment Options

Posted by on Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Patients often wonder, “Why do my feet hurt after a long walk?” The most common reason for aching feet is simply inflammation and swelling from blood being forced down into your feet to compensate for the increased pounding. To reduce inflammation that results from walking, you should wear shock-absorbing footwear like hiking boots or athletic trainers, stretch before walking, and bring along a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

If you don’t walk on a regular basis and you try to take a five-mile hike, you will likely suffer foot pain later that day. If your feet still hurt in the morning, it’s definitely a sign you’ve pushed yourself too hard all at once. The good news is, the more you train, the better you should feel.

You should notice improvement from propping your feet up on a few pillows above the heart level, icing your soles, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, or soaking your feet in Epsom salt. Foot pain that persists for more than a couple of days could be a sign of a more serious condition that requires treatment from a NYC podiatrist.

Are your feet hurting after taking a long walk? Image Source: Pixabay user cocoparisienne.
Are your feet hurting after taking a long walk? Image Source: Pixabay user cocoparisienne.

A Newcomer’s Guide To Walking Tours In New York City

Posted by on Friday, March 31st, 2017

Walking shapes up your brain, circulation, bones, and mood. And if you’re new to New York City, there’s no better way to get to know your way around the Big Apple. The Manhattan podiatrists here at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine would love to be your guides to keeping your feet healthy while you explore all that New York City has to offer.

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is the ideal starting point for walking in New York City. Image Source: Wikimedia user GK tramrunner229.

Know Before You Go: Take A Virtual Walking Tour of Central Park

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017

If you’ve never been to New York City’s Central Park, the thought of navigating its 843 acres can seem daunting. The six-mile perimeter stretches from Central Park West to Fifth Avenue, and from 59th to 110th. Here’s the good news: you can now take a virtual walking tour of Central Park before you plan your visit.

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New York’s Central Park is massive, but well worth planning a visit. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

What Just 30 Minutes of Walking Does for Your Feet & Body

Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Many of our patients are athletes, but you don’t have to be training for a marathon or playing professional basketball to reap positive health benefits. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine say that as little as 30 minutes of walking is good for your feet and your long-term health. You’ll notice we regularly promote walking tours on the site to encourage New Yorkers to enjoy different parts of the City and lead healthier lives. If you have any niggling aches and pains, stop by our Manhattan or White Plains office to speak with a foot and ankle specialist.

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Walking in NYC for just 30 minutes a day has health benefits. (Image Source: Flickr.com@craigdietrich)