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By Dr Arden Smith
February 24, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ballet Flats  
                            
 
Ballet flats are a very popular shoe style for women on the go. I know because many of my patients asked me if they are OK to wear. It is all in moderation. I understand that even non-ballerina ladies like keeping ballet flats in their purse for the end of the workday, or a night out on the town, because they fold easily in their purse. 
 
Unfortunately, they aren’t the best shoe for your feet.
 
The construct of ballet shoes provides very little support around and along the sole of the foot. This can expose the foot to high amounts of friction, which can cause pain along the bottom of the foot and cause blisters. The lack of support can put the foot in a vulnerable position, leading to potential twisting and sprains of the ankle and overuse injuries.
 
Without proper arch support in ballet flats, wearing them for more than an hour a day can lead to plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Also, the very thin sole exposes the foot to potential puncture wounds. Stepping on any sharp object on the sidewalk, or parking lot can break through the sole of the shoe, leading to potential infections.
 
Always feel free to ask any of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth any question you have regarding proper shoes.
By Dr Arden Smith
February 18, 2020
Category: Toes
Tags: black toenails  
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you run regularly, you can pretty much expect a blackened toenail, or two at some point in time.
 
When you get your first one, it’s kind of a sign that you’ve moved your training to a higher level. That’s because black toenails in runners tend to become more common the more you run, and the longer you go. People who run a mile or two at a time, and a couple of days a week, are less likely to experience them than those who train multiple days of the week, hitting at least  5K, roughly 3 miles, per run.
In most cases, black toenails in runners are not something to worry about, and for most people, it just comes with the miles. Some runners even consider it a badge of honor to get their first one, but they can be annoying and unsightly when flip-flop season rolls around.
 
A black toenail is most often caused by a subungual hematoma, a collection of blood under the toenail. If it is painful, please call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices in Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth as soon as possible and see one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry. You will receive almost instantaneous relief with drainage of the hematoma.
By Dr Tyler Miranda
January 27, 2020
Category: Others

NEWS

         Kobe Bryant, Action Figure, Basketball, Athlete

As a lifelong basketball fan, the news of Kobe Bryant's passing is shocking and terribly sad. He was an elite competitor, a basketball legend, a gold medal olympian, an Academy Award winner, and a world champion. He was also a tremendous philanthropist, a speaker of 3 languages, and a dedicated father of four. Even after he retired his drive and motivation continued off the court as he pursued and achieved excellence in a variety of new stages. He became without question an inspirational figure across the globe. 

As a doctor watching Kobe play while I was in my residency training and early years of practice it was always unbelievable how he would consistently battle through substantial injuries and maintain his elite level of play. It was only in 2013 when a rupture of his Achilles tendon finally sidelined him for a long period of time. 
 
Kobe provided some of the most incredible sports moments of our generation for which fans across the world will always be grateful. His loss now highlights the heights he achieved during his life. The sadness of his passing is magnified by what was left for him to do. All of our thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone feeling the impact of this tragedy. Rest in peace Kobe. Thank you for the memories. 
By Dr Aarti Kumar
January 10, 2020
Category: Foot Care
                     
 
As cold weather approaches, it is important to take a few preventative measures to protect your home through the chilly months. Just as we weatherproof our homes, it is important to take care of our feet in the winter months as well. Whether you are planning on hitting the slopes or just going for a walk, it is important to wear appropriate shoe gear and keep your feet warm. Addressing these issues will prevent issues like fractures, blisters or frostbite. 
 

Summer or winter--we are constantly on our feet and that means injuries are bound to happen. Winter sports like skiing require increased support and stabilization in order to prevent foot and ankle injuries. Wear properly fitted ski boots--too snug or loose of a boot will result in blisters and calluses which are painful. Loose boots can also lead to ankle injuries due to lack of stability. Add custom orthotics to the boots/skates for increased biomechanical support. During winter sports like skiing, ankle sprains are common do to the twisting motion. Physical therapy and proprioception exercises (i.e. wobble boards) are helpful in training the ankle ligaments to become stronger and more adaptive. As with any activity, remember to always stretch to prevent sore and stiff muscles. Muscles in the lower extremities are linked as tendons in the foot so stretch your gluts, quads and calf muscles. Also protect your knees with braces while skiing or snowboarding. 

And since we are talking about winter remember to wear warm socks! It is a simple but very important rule to follow. It can help prevent frostbite which is more common than we all think. Also remember to keep the feet hydrated! Moisturize the bottom of your feet and heels just as you would the rest of your body.

Whether it be winter or summer, the podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry are always available to help treat any issues you may have with your feet!

 
By Dr Evan Vieira
January 07, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: New Year New You  

                  

It is only the second week of the new year and we are seeing a large influx of patients with new onset foot pain.  The first questions we always ask is whether or not the patient has had a sudden change in activity.  Almost all reply "yes!"  

As people begin to grab the new year by the horns and settle in to what will hopefully be a consistent lifestyle change, many don't do the necessary things to prepare.  Here are some simple precautions that can make your gym membership make it past the end of the month.  
 
1) New Year, new shoes.  Fine a comfortable accommodative supportive shoe that will allow you to do your desired activity with the best support.  
 
2) Custom orthotic evaluation.  As you begin to exercise you may notice a feeling of instability or lack of support.  A custom orthotic device can alleviate this and prevent future issues. 
 
3)Stretching, stretching, stretching. Staying loose and pliable can be the answer to many of the issues you may experience with a new exercise routine. 
 
4)See your doctor.  See your PCP, let them know of the change and they can offer advice on supplements, dietary changes and hydration. 
 
5) See your foot doctor!  We can evaluate your feet, stance, gait and posture and make sure you are in the best form to create the best version of you!
 
Call us today for your appointment 




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