Posts for: June, 2019

By Dr Evan Vieira
June 11, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: Bunion Surgery  

                       

Bunions are common, painful and unsightly.  However, many people will ignore the pain and deal with the inconvenience out of fear that surgical correction can be a bad experience.  We have a very high success rate with quick recovery.  Don't believe us, just read our reviews!  

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By Dr Arden Smith
June 08, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Corns  
                            
If your feet or toes endure excess pressure and friction, you may develop what is known as a corn. It is typically a small and hardened area of skin that will often cause discomfort and pain while wearing shoes. General causes for this condition to occur may originate from wearing shoes that are too small, or from walking for extended periods of time. Once the corns are treated, there may be several ways to prevent this uncomfortable condition from occurring again. These may include wearing shoes and socks that fit properly, using protective pads and by periodically having the corn palliatively debrided by a podiatrist. Research has shown that our feet may become larger as the aging process occurs, and it's important to regularly measure our feet, which can aid in determining the correct shoe size. If you have corns and your daily activities are affected, please schedule a consultation with one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry for treatment options that are right for you.
 
 
Corns: What Are They? And How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns are thickened areas on the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure and friction on the skin over a bony prominence. Corns press into the deeper layers of the skin and are usually round in shape.
 
Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as:
  • Wearing properly fitting shoes that have been measured by a professional
  • Wearing shoes that are not sharply pointed or have high heels
  • Wearing only shoes that offer support
Treating Corns
Although most corns slowly disappear when the friction or pressure stops, this isn't always the case. Minor corrective surgical options are available to eliminate painful and stubborn corns that are effecting your lifestyle. Consult with one of our expert podiatrists to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

 


By Dr Shabana Chowdhury
June 06, 2019
Category: Neuromas
Tags: Neuroma  

                                       

Have you ever had a shooting pain in between your toes while running? Or have you ever felt like there was a rock in your forefoot only to find nothing in your shoe? Did you ever feel a numb sensation in the ball of your foot while wearing heels? These might be indicators of a Neuroma. A Neuroma, also known as an Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma, is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, usually the area between the long bones of your foot. They most commonly affect the third and fourth toe, if so this would be called a Morton's Neuroma.

A Neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a "pinched nerve" or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. This condition can be caused by injury, pressure or irritation. Normally you will not be able to feel a palpable bump on your foot, but instead burning pain in the ball of the foot will be experienced. Numbness and tingling may also occur. A Neuroma can cause pain when in tight or narrow shoes are worn. As the condition worsens, the pain may persist for days, or even weeks.

So what causes the development of a Neuroma? Neuromas can be caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes that cause pressure to the toes, such as high heels. Also, high impact exercise may cause of this condition from repetitive pressure. Neuromas may also develop if the foot sustains an injury. Bunions and flat feet can also cause Neuromas because these foot conditions cause excessive pressure and irritates the tissue.

If Neuroma pain persists longer than a few days with no relief from changing shoes, then it is best to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. The earlier the condition is treated, the less chance there will be for surgical treatment. A podiatrist can alleviate the effects of a Neuroma by decreasing the pain and help decrease pressure on the nerve. For mild to moderate cases, treatments may include: applying padding to the arch to relieve pressure from the nerve and reduce compression while ambulating. A podiatrist may also create a custom orthotic device to support the foot and reduce compression and pressure on the affected nerve. It is also best to take a break from activities that involve constant pressure on the affected area. Wider shoes help to ease the pressure from the toes. Using a night splint can also help take pressure away from the forefoot. If these treatments are not successful then injection therapy is suggested. This can involve a corticosteroid injection or a series of sclerosing injections.

Surgical treatment may be recommended if all other treatments fail to provide relief. Normally, the surgical procedure involves removal of the affected nerve or to release the nerve.




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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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Plainview, NY 11803
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Roslyn, NY
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Roslyn, NY 11576
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