Posts for category: Foot Care

By Dr Evan Vieira
May 04, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Dermatologists  
                               
 
As podiatrists, we not only treat diseases of the nails, but also the skin.  Your feet are prone to a wide array of dermatological conditions that be both painful, unsightly and cause serious harm.  The skin of your feet should be smooth and supple like the rest of your body.  Too often patients are willing to tolerate scaling, callusing and infection on their feet because they think its "ok". 
 
We actually dedicate a large number of our practice resources to the care and treatment of skin conditions.  Sometimes we jokingly call ourselves Advanced Dermatology.  We offer a full line of dermatological treatments and products that can give you the glowing gorgeous feet you deserve.  Call us for an appointment today!
By Dr Aarti Kumar
February 28, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Famous Foot  
                        famous foot
 
 
You may recognize this famous foot; and if you don't, it might be better that way! This foot serves as a great teaching model. Some of the obvious issues noted to this foot are:
 
1. Discolored, thickened toenails- most people think any discolored, thickened toenail is from a fungus. While that might be true it is important to know that trauma, bacterial/yeast infestation can also cause such an appearance. Often times, a nail biopsy is taken in the office and sent off for analysis to confirm fungal growth. If fungus is present, various treatments ranging from topical treatments, oral medications to laser treatments are available. At Advanced Podiatry, we work with our patients to choose which options are best for each individual. 
 
2. Bunion- A bump on the inside of the foot may not only be cosmetic in nature but also painful to walk and put shoes on. Bunions may arise due to biomechanical deformities that were never treated such as flat feet or from long years of high heels. The medical term for a bunion is known as hallux abductovalgus in which the joint deviates and causes the great toe to start turning towards the second toe. With severe bunions, the second toe starts to buckle due to the big toe shifting over. The podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry are trained in both conservative and surgical management of bunions. 
 
3. Bunionette/Tailors bunion- A bunionette deformity is analogous to a bunion except the bump is on the outside of the foot. Many times, a callus will form near the bump from friction/rubbing from shoes. This deformity can also cause the fifth toe to drift inwards and develop a corn, Wider and supportive shoe gear are always helpful in preventing this deformity from getting worse. If conservative measures are unhelpful, surgery can be performed to decrease pain and the ability to wear normal shoe gear again. 
 
4. Hammertoes- Buckled toes may arise from biomechanical deformities such as flat feet, high arched feet or some neurological conditions. Unsupportive, narrow shoe gear can also cause hammering of the lesser toes. Some of the conservative treatment options for hammertoes include orthotics to address biomechanical deformities or toe caps to prevent friction. Surgical approaches are available for hammertoes as well depending on the flexibility of the joint. Sometimes, a simple bone removal is sufficient to decompress the joint; other times a fusion of the joint with some kind of internal fixation may be necessary. 
 
If you feel like you may have any of the above-mentioned problems, come in today for an evaluation and discuss the various treatment options available!
By Dr Quynh Lee
February 04, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: cold feet  

                               

The temperatures are dropping! As temperatures fall and you need to venture outdoors or spend time outside, getting cold feet is a real concern! Extreme exposure of your feet to cold over a prolonged period of time can lead to a condition called frostbite. Frostbite is the destruction of tissue caused by below freezing temperatures. When skin is exposed to the cold, the blood vessels in our feet decrease in size in order to reduce heat loss and to keep our core body temperature regulated. With continued cold exposure, the blood vessel walls change and diverts blood which causes areas of tissues to become bypassed and devitalized.

Frostbite starts by producing pain and a burning sensation in exposed areas. This can then be followed by numbness and changes in skin color (from pale or red to blue, grey and even black!). Children, the elderly and diabetics are more prone to frostbite due to the size of their extremities and possibly poor circulation. In addition, individuals who work outdoors have a higher likelihood of getting frostbite due to their increased exposure to the elements.

If you think you have frostbite, please seek medical attention immediately! It may not just be cold feet!

By Dr Arden Smith
January 29, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Diabetic Foot Care  
                                     Diabetic-Foot-Care
 
Foot problems may become more severe if you are a diabetic, and additional care must be taken to avoid complications. There are several techniques that can be practiced for optimum foot care, including checking the feet daily for any cuts or redness, cutting the toenails correctly, and washing and drying thoroughly between the toes. If the skin becomes hardened, you may consider applying a moisturizer on the top and bottom of the feet which will promote softer skin. Choosing to wear shoes that fit well will not only feel comfortable, but will be beneficial in avoiding conditions that may lead to sores and infections. When buying shoes, it's important to make sure the toes have adequate room to move around, and choosing a shoe with a lower heel may be helpful to avoid falling. It is of vital importance that daily foot inspections be carried out. Any type of wound, especially one that is not healing, must be addressed with immediate attention. A consultation with a podiatrist is advised to learn about the importance of proper diabetic foot care.
 
Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact any one of our expert podiatric physicians at  ADVANCED PODIATRY. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
 
Diabetic Foot Care
 
Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.
 
The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
 
Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.
  • It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.
    Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
     
 
On a lighter note-you might have more in common with your favorite celebrity than the same hometown or hair color. If you have diabetes, you are among some pretty famous and talented company.
Tom Hanks-Oscar-Winning Actor
 
Halley Berry-Academy Award Winning Actress
Larry King-Talk Show Host
Salma Hayek-Oscar Nominee
Nick Jonas-Singer
Paula Deen-Celebrity Chef
Drew Carey-Sitcom Star and Game Show Host
Sherry Shepherd- Actress and former Co-Host of The View
Randy Jackson-American Idol Judge
Billie Jean King-Tennis Icon and Superstar
Jay Cutler-Chicago Bears Quarterback
 
Bret Michaels-Rockstar
Patti LaBelle-Singer
And finally, last, but not least, one of my all-time favorites, the late Actress and Icon-Mary Tyler Moore
By Dr Shabana Chowdhury
January 09, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: heels  

                               heels

Many women live by the philosophy that "flats are for failures". However, high heels can take a toll on your feet. Wearing heels for an extended length of time, whether it's dancing or just walking, can lead to many foot problems. Some of these ailments include: blisters, numbness, swelling, and general pain. So how are some women able to add heels into their signature look with no sign of pain? Here are some tricks you can try so that you can fall in  love your heels again.

When buying shoes, pay attention to the thickness of the arch, sole and heel. The thicker the sole, the more cushion between your foot and the ground. For thin soled shoes, consider adding a gel insert to help pad the ball of your foot. Heels with a hidden platform can also help give the illusion of wearing higher heels without affecting arch height. Also the chuckier the heel, the more stable you will feel while walking. Some women buy shoes half size larger to prevent rubbing from the feet swelling up at the end of the day. Excessive rubbing is the cause of painful blisters.

Try some of these suggestions and if you are still having pain while wearing your heels feel free to visit as at Advanced Podiatry!

 
 
 
 


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Great Neck, NY 11021
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Plainview, NY 11803
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Roslyn, NY
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