Posts for: July, 2017

By contactus@lifootcare.com
July 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   pedicure   fish pedicure  
                                           
 
Although banned in New York,  the use of Doctor Fish is popular overseas.  These little creatures love to nibble dead skin off of human feet.
                                            
They are used in "fish pedicures" in spas and salons throughout Europe and Asia. They are also popular for the management of patients with psoriasis. 
 
For reasons related to infection and cleanliness, they are not allowed in most US states, but if you are willing to travel to Europe you are welcome to indulge.  
 
Would you ever get a "fish pedicure?" 

By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
July 20, 2017
Category: Bunions
Tags: bunions   Foot Care   Bunions surgery  
                          
 
This is not your mother's bunion surgery. 
 
The lazy days of summer are upon us.  Time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.  Summer is a very busy time of year for us here at Advanced Podiatry.  As specialists in new bunion correction techniques we often see and influx of teachers and other professionals who have summers off.  
 
This is a great time of year to have you bunion fixed so you can have the time to kick your feet up and rest up at home.  New advances in bunion surgery allow you to walk immediately after surgery and get back into a shoe at about 4 weeks.  
 
Most patients have no pain and are able to continue to enjoy their time off without interruption.  
 
Give us a call now for your evaluation! 

By Dr. Alison D. Croughan
July 18, 2017
Category: foot surgery
Tags: Foot Care   surgery  

                                    

Your foot has been bothering you for quite some time and you have exhausted all non surgical options (physical therapy, orthotics, new shoes, topical pain cream, orthotics) without any relief.

You have decided to have foot surgery... now what do you need to do and need to know???

First - pick a date:

    Important questions to not only ask your doctor but consider ...

    - how much time do I need off of work?
    - limitations as to standing, walking, climbing stairs, shoegear at work?
    - can I drive?
    - can I cook, clean, exercise and what restrictions are there?
    - does my doctor have block time? 
    - am I having surgery at a surgery center vs hospital?

Second - meet with the surgical coordinator:

    Paperwork to be reviewed and completed include a history and physical by your primary care physician stating you are healthy enough for anesthesia. A prescription for bloodwork and an EKG will also be given to clear you for surgery.

     The surgical coordinator will also give you a pamphlet from the surgical facility, directions and information on the ice compression machine prescribed by your podiatrist.

The week of surgery:

     Your PCP as well as your podiatrist will review which medication must be discontinued the week before surgery which may include aspirin, Tylenol, nsaids, and steroids.

      A pre operative appointment will be scheduled in your podiatrist's office to review the surgery in detail, answer all questions and concerns and sign the office's consent paperwork. It is at this appointment that you will also receive a cast boot, prescription for pain medicine, a cast protector and a prescription for an ice compression machine.

The night before surgery:

     Review with your PCP the schedule and dosing of your insulin, diabetic medications and hypertension medication.

    You are to have no food or drink after midnight the night before your surgical case.

    Make sure you have a ride to and from the surgical  facility.

The day of:

     Wear comfortable clothes.

     Get to the surgery center an hour before your case.

     Bring your license and insurance cards.

You will meet a number of nurses, an anesthesia team and your podiatrist to sign consent forms and review your specific treatment plan.

You will be walked into the operative suite and greeted by warm faces and blankets. Together your surgeon, the anesthesiologist and nursing staff work together to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

After surgery:

   You will awake in a postoperative area.  Your foot will be bandaged and elevated with an ice pack placed at your ankle. The dressing is to be kept clean, dry and intact until your next appointment. Pain medication will be waiting for you at your pharmacy. Numbing medicine is given after surgery to aid in pain control and we recommend using the ice machine 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off.

You will be discharged with written post op instructions and will receive a phone call the night of from one of our friendly staff members.

The week after surgery:

  You will have your first post operative appointment with your podiatrist which will include X-rays and a dressing change.

At Advanced Podiatry patient care and overall experience is our top priority. We have five foot and ankle surgeons available six days a week to treat you and your family's pedal complaints both medically and surgically.


By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
July 17, 2017
Category: Foot Care
                                          
 
Sandal season is upon us.  High temperatures, sandy beaches, salt water and barefoot walking can all take their toll on your feet.  Here are some quick tips to keep them looking their best. 
 
1: Exfoliate.  Use a good urea based cream nightly.  Urea acts as an emollient to help get rid of dry skin and keep you looking fresh and healthy.  
 
2:  Sun Screen.  Don't forget to apply to your feet!  We often forget them, but they are just as susceptible to a nasty burn as the rest of your body. 
 
3:  Pumice.  Keep a pumice stone in your shower.  Use it a few times a week to help keep thick callused skin away. 
 
4:  Nail Polish.  Take a break from polish.  Nails need some air too!  Prolonged use of polish can cause staining and, dry them out.  Try alternating weekly to keep them smooth and healthy. 
 
5:  Salt.  Limit your salt intake.  Salty foods cause water retention and can cause your feet and ankles to swell significantly.  Keep them looking slim and healthy by eating healthy!
 



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Manhasset, NY Podiatrist
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Manhasset, NY 11030
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181 Main St.
Suite 207
Huntington, NY 11743
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70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
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488 Great Neck Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
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875 Old Country Rd
Suite 100
Plainview, NY 11803
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Roslyn, NY
1514 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576
(516) 484-1420
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