Posts for: September, 2019

By Evan A. Vieira
September 27, 2019
Category: Laser Fungal Nail
Tags: Laser   FDA   nail fungus  

October is almost here and everyone is thinking about pumpkin spice, halloween and fall festivals.  Well, here at  Advanced Podiatry we are thinking about summer!  That's right, summer. 

For our patients with discolored fungal nails we always recommend beginning a laser treatment around this time of year.  About eight short months from now the weather will start to change and the beach days will be back.  So, now is the time to treat your nails.  Believe it or not, it takes about eight months for the new nails to grow in clear!  

Our laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of nail fungus.  It is safe, effective and painless.  We can perform it in the office the day of your initial visit.  If you suffer from nails fungus call us today.  We are here to help!  Remember, summer is just around the corner.  


By Dr Arden Smith
September 25, 2019
Category: Foot Injury
                    Soccer and Heel Pain in Children
 
One of the most common soccer injuries we at Advanced Podiatry have seen is the large number of young soccer players complaining of heel pain. This problem is often caused by a condition known as apophysitis of the calcaneus or Sever's disease. This condition consists of an inflammation of the growth area of the heel bone which has not completely matured, or closed together, and has developed into parts. It is most commonly seen in boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 15. The pain is usually present in the back of the heel and is more pronounced in running and jumping sports.
 
The treatment consists of x-ray evaluation to make a proper diagnosis and to rule out any bony fractures. A custom orthotic insert is often needed to correct the biomechanical imbalances which may be causing a jamming affect on the heel plate; additionally, the elimination of any cleated shoes with less than four cleats in the heel area.
 
In summary, watch for any warning signals; when a child complains of heel pain, there is usually a need for examination and the expert podiatrists of Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth are here for you..

By Dr Tyler Miranda
September 23, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Advanced Podiatry  

             

Overall wellness is directly linked to your level of activity. It’s well documented that those of us who exercise regularly get better quality sleep, have more energy and are more alert during the day. The average adult should be exercising a recommended 150 minutes each week. Children should be getting at least 60 minutes of exercise daily. 

Keeping active is often difficult: busy schedules and demanding jobs limit our time and zap our energy, lingering injuries make it hard to get motivated.  Those old aches and pains make us dread exercise for fear of continued discomfort, re-injury, or developing a new malady. It's wonder then why many of us put the most valuable asset for longevity low on the priority list.

To break the inactivity habit, start from the ground up and get your feet in order. Make sure you have the appropriate sneakers, socks, bracing, and insoles. Do yourself a favor and get your feet and gear evaluated by a podiatrist. A podiatrist will be able to better tailor your equipment and exercise needs to suit your specific athletic profile and goals.  Don’t allow issues like a lingering tendinitis, a bunion deformity, or even an ingrown toenail to prevent you from getting the exercise you need. 

Our doctors manage all of these problems and more on a daily basis. In addition to thorough evaluations by highly trained doctors and staff, our patients have access to the best available diagnostic and treatment methods. In office diagnostics that include live fluoroscopy, ultrasound, x-rays, and 3D foot scanning ensure fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment. 

So if you are looking to get your feet and your health back on track make an appointment today for a foot evaluation at Advanced Podiatry. We will keep you active in the game of life. 


By Dr Arden Smith
September 09, 2019
Category: Ingrown Toenails
Tags: Ingrown Toenail  
                                   Causes of an Ingrown Toenail
 
Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.
 
A painful and uncomfortable condition that is referred to as an ingrown toenail may develop when the toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail. This may be a result of toenails that have been trimmed improperly, wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly, or possibly from a genetic trait that may affect the natural shape of the nail. If you are experiencing an ingrown toenail, you may notice symptoms that may include pain while wearing shoes, fluid coming from the nail, or the surrounding area appearing red. There may be preventative measures that can be taken, which may possibly avoid this condition from occurring. These may include wearing shoes and socks that fit loosely, trimming the toenails straight across while avoiding cutting into the corners, and utilizing a moisturizer daily. It is advised to consult a podiatrist if you are afflicted with this condition, so proper treatment options can be discussed and started.
 
Ingrown toenails may initially present themselves as a minor discomfort, but they may progress into an infection in the skin without proper treatment. For more information about ingrown toenails, contact one of our expert podiatrists of Advanced Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
 
Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails are caused when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh surrounding it. They often result in redness, swelling, pain, and in some cases, infection. This condition typically affects the big toe and may recur if it is not treated properly.
 
Causes
  • Improper toenail trimming
  • Genetics
  • Improper shoe fitting
  • Injury from pedicures or nail picking
  • Abnormal gait
  • Poor hygiene
You are more likely to develop an ingrown toenail if you are obese, have diabetes, arthritis, or have any fungal infection in your nails. Additionally, people who have foot or toe deformities are at a higher risk of developing an ingrown toenail.
 
Symptoms
Some symptoms of ingrown toenails are redness, swelling, and pain. In rare cases, there may be a yellowish drainage coming from the nail.
 
Treatment
Ignoring an ingrown toenail can have serious complications. Infections of the nail border can progress to a deeper soft-tissue infection, which can then turn into a bone infection. You should always speak with your podiatrist if you suspect you have an ingrown toenail, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhasset, Huntinton, Plainview, or Maspeth. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.



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Manhasset, NY Podiatrist
Advanced Podiatry
2110 Northern Blvd.
Suite 208
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 844-0039

Huntington, NY Podiatrist
Advanced Podiatry
181 Main St.
Suite 207
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 400-3085

Maspeth, NY  Podiatrist
Advanced Podiatry
70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 747-9250

Great Neck, NY Podiatrist
Advanced Podiatry
488 Great Neck Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 544-1731
*moved to Manhasset  

Plainview Office
Advanced Podiatry
875 Old Country Rd
Suite 100
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 544 -1732

Roslyn, NY
1514 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576
(516) 484-1420
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