Posts for tag: foot tips

By Dr Shabana Chowdhury
March 20, 2019
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: foot tips  

                                         

Strappy shoes are cute, but thick skin on top of your toes might be preventing you from wearing this style. The thick skin, otherwise known as corns, is caused from hammertoes. A hammertoe is a bony deformity of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes where the middle joint has become fixed into a clenched position.

Hammertoes may be hereditary. So if your parent or grandparents have crooked toes, you may be more prone to them as well. People with higher arches or  longer toes are more likely to have hammertoes because a lot of weight is being put on the forefoot and the toes are pulling back. This buckling effect can also cause thick calluses on ball of your feet.

Unfortunately, a hammertoe won't go away on its own. Orthotics may be able to help with pain you are getting on the bottom of your feet, however they won't do much for corns on the tops of your toes. The best option for that would be surgery, especially if you don't want to change your lifestyle because of the chronic pain. So don't put away your strappy Manolos just yet - contact your podiatrist to discuss what is best for you.

By Dr. Alison D. Croughan
February 19, 2017
Category: Heel Pain
Tags: Heel Pain   foot tips   pain  

Not only is it a condition which affects old people but also the young as well. For those of us who have had the displeasure of experiencing heel pain, we can attest to the fact that it is a nagging problem which often causes pain and discomfort. Heel pain has been one of the many common complaints of patients in health facilities even up to date. With that said, there are excellent home remedies and lifestyle changes which you can put into practice so as to comfortably ease your symptoms. The following are some of the top natural methods of heel pain treatment to reduce the pain and discomforts:

Applying ice

Using cold compress ice on your heel can help you to reduce pain and prevent it from escalating and becoming long-lasting. The ice will have a numbing effect on your heel which works to prevent inflammation and control pain. There are various ways which you can apply the ice compress on your heel. For instance, you can wrap some crushed ice in a plastic bag and then use it on the sensitive area. You can also freeze water in a bottle and then roll it over the affected area.  You only require at least 15 minutes each day for desired outcomes.

Stretch exercises

In most cases, stretching exercise will go a long way to help you reduce pain and promote quick recovery. The right foot stretches will mostly help you to strengthen some of the vital ligaments and prevent any further injuries as well. I will recommend the “standing wall stretch” which from time to time has been found to effective. It is a simple exercise where you face a wall while standing barefoot. You will press into the wall using both your hands and then place one foot forward where you will slowly lean and feel the stretch at the back of the leg and heel. Most people have reported feeling some amazing kind of relief after doing it several times each day.

Salt soaks and packs

You can be sure to receive amazing results from using these remedies to reduce all kinds of aches and pains. An Epsom salt has been known to be the best option if you are looking to bring instant relief from heel pain. The salt constitutes of magnesium sulfate crystals which are responsible for reducing the pain and swelling. Your heels will also feel relaxed from soaking them in warm water.

Ginger

You have to try ginger if your heel pain is as a result of any muscle strain. A pain journal recently published a study which found out that ginger can ease any muscle pains mostly caused by eccentric exercises. It has anti-inflammatory properties which play a role in combating inflammation and pain in your heels. Aside from that, it improves blood circulation which is even the more reason you should consider this remedy. So how can you use ginger to reduce pain? You can drink ginger tea, use ginger supplements or even massage the affected area with ginger oil daily.

Balanced alkaline diet

You will surely need to incorporate a well balanced alkaline diet if you want to improve your overall health and reduce pain. Alkaline foods are necessary for maintaining a normal pH level and as a result reducing inflammation. On top of that, it is the best way to prevent calcium build up which has been known to be one of the leading causes of heel spurs.

Aside from the above remedies, you should always wear shoes which fit properly, check your weight, and see your local Huntington podiatrist. It is also advisable that you rest your heels as much as you can each time that you experience the pains.

By Dr. Alison D. Croughan
March 19, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot tips   Foot Care   nike  

NEW YORK—I just got to try on new Nikes that I never have to lace up, the futuristic sneaks Nike has been talking about for years.

Unveiled to much hoopla at a New York event Wednesday, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has power-operated laces. As soon as you step into a pair — as if they were slip ons —and press a "+" button, the laces tighten. The shoe even lights up.

The new shoe was unveiled by Nike CEO Mark Parker, along with a raft of other technologies. They're expected out by the holiday season, but Nike hasn't announced pricing yet.

Nike says the new shoe is "powered by an underfoot-lacing mechanism" — think tiny motor — and it "proposes a groundbreaking solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing."

In other words, if your shoe laces frequently come untied, these have you covered. Read more..http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/03/16/nike-debuts-power-lacing-shoe/81884078/

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By Associated Podiatrists
May 19, 2015
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: podiatrist   foot tips  

 

When should I see a podiatrist?

 

  • When I have sharp pain in my heel, especially in the morning or after activity...
  • When I feel a hard lump on the bottom of my foot that is painful or burns...
  • When I have burning, numb, or tingling feet...
  • When I see a hard corn or callus on my foot or toes that is painful...
  • When my nails become thick, crumbly, discolored yellow or black, or they fall off...
  • When I have a painful ingrown or hang nail, or one that became infected...
  • When I begin to develop pain in my bunion or big toe joint...
  • When my feet or ankles become red, hot, and swollen...
  • When I twist my ankle and it is not better in a few days...
  • When I have stubbed my foot or toe and it still hurts...
  • When I see an itchy rash on the soles of the feet or in between my toes...
  • When I sprain my ankle and it still hurts to walk on...
  • When I see a wart or hard spot on the bottom of my feet...
  • When the top of my foot hurts or burns in shoes...
  • When my feet blister, burn, and itch...
  • When I see a sore or wound on my feet...
  • When my feet turn inward or outward when I walk...
  • When I am a diabetic and notice a problem with my skin on my foot...
  • When I see a mole on my foot that is getting bigger...
  • When one or more of the joints in my foot become achy or swollen...
  • When moving my joints makes a cracking sound or snapping sound...
  • When my feet excessively sweat or have odor...
  • When shoes make my feet hurt no matter what I try...

When should you call a Podiatrist?

  • You have persistent pain in your feet or ankles.
  • You see noticeable changes to your nails or skin.
  • Your feet are severely cracking, scaling, or peeling.
  • There are blisters on your feet.
  • Your toenail is getting thicker and causing you discomfort.
  • You have heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness or numbness and tingling in your heel.
  • You have diabetes or certain other diseases that affect your feet

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, or any thing related to your feet and ankles, please give us a call today! Contact our Huntington NY Office or our Roslyn NY Office to make an Appointment! 



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