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Posts for tag: podiatrist

By Dr Alison Croughan
June 05, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: podiatrist   Orthotics   pregnancy  

                        

 

Pregnancy can be an amazing time in any woman's life but can also result in many changes to one's body including varicose veins, swelling in your hands, feet, legs, and arms, numbness, tingling, and burning in your extremities.

Pregnancy can also result in changes in foot size, shoe gear wear and tightness of the calf muscles due to the ever constantly changing position of the mom-to-be's hip position.

Many women suffer at home or are at a loss as to where to turn for help with navigating their nine months of pregnancy outside of their OBGYN's office.  Your local podiatrist can help!

We can focus on putting your feet in a better position with orthotics, stretching you out at home with simple devices or physical therapy, discuss the benefit of compression stockings and safe treatment for you and your baby when it comes to nerve pain occurring during and after your pregnancy.  We also work closely with your OBGYN in treating other common Podiatric complaints (ingrown toenails, athlete's foot, warts, fractures, and sprains) during your pregnancy. 

Make an appointment today at one of our offices and speak with one of our podiatrists who cannot only empathize with your symptoms but help you find a solution to make you more comfortable.

By Dr Shabana Chowdhury
May 29, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: podiatrist   pedicure   toenail fungus  
 
Now that the weather is getting warmer, we are more inclined to take out our sandals to show off our freshly done pedicures. But before running to the nearest nail salon be informed and well aware of certain business practices that might affect the health of your feet.
 
Always go to a salon that uses clean instruments for each client. Nail salons are notorious for spreading toenail fungus. Going to a salon that autoclaves and sterilizers packs sets of tools ensure you that the salon is not reusing contaminated instruments. Not only does is prevents the spread of toenail fungus, it is also a hygienic practice. Many salons also place a sterile covering on the footbath as another measure to prevent the spread of the fungus. 
 
Some may think that bringing in your own nail polish to the salon may also be a way to prevent the spread of toenail fungus, however, studies have shown that chances of getting fungus from sharing nail polish are actually quite low. This is due to the solvents in nail polish being chemically toxic to microorganisms by degrading their cell walls within seconds of contact. In fact, having freshly painted nails actually prevents colonization of microbes to the nails due to the antimicrobial benefit of the solvents in nail polish. Chipped nail polish can actually harbor bacteria that may raise the chance of infection when paired with pushing or cutting of the cuticles. So don’t be afraid to choose the polish from the salon when are you are there for your weekly pedicure. 
 
Also, try to steer clear from callus debridement from nail salons. Since the nail technicians are not medically trained, many of them confuse warts with calluses. Warts, just like fungus, are very contagious and may be difficult to treat. To be safe, have your calluses checked by a podiatrist who can inform you of the underlying cause of this skin thickening.
 
Now that you are well informed about hygienic practices of nail salons, don’t be afraid to show off your beautiful pedicures in all your summer shoewear.
By Dr Evan Vieira
May 21, 2018
Category: Orthotics
Tags: podiatrist   Foot Care   Orthopedist  

                   


An orthopedist is a doctor who treats the musculoskeletal system.  They treat any part of the human body, and can give injections, prescribe therapy and do surgical procedures.

A podiatrist is a doctor who treats all the systems of the feet and ankles.  This means they can take care of nails, vascular issues, neurological problems as well as musculoskeletal issues all involving the feet.  A podiatrist receives specific and intensive training in all foot and ankle related issues. 

This specific and intensive training allows them to become experts in a wide and vast array of foot and ankle related issues.  Being highly specialized also exposes podiatrists to often rare or uncommon issues that may affect the human foot.  

If you have a foot or ankle issue please call us today to get and expert opinion from one out are amazing DPMs.

By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
May 24, 2016
Category: Diabetes
Tags: podiatrist   Foot Care   Feet   Lifoot  

Do you have problems with your feet such as bunions, heel pain, swelling, ingrown toenails, fallen arches or other issues? Are you sick and tired of these problems and know you need to do something about it? Or do you simply need a checkup to make sure your feet are okay?

Are you thinking of going to a podiatrist but you simply don’t know who to choose? Many people simply don’t know what to look for.

Caring for your feet is important because, although you may take your feet for granted, you rely on them everyday to get done what you need to get done and to go where you need to go.

Here are 9 important tips to pick the podiatrist that is right for you.

  1. Schedule an initial consultation with the podiatrist  you are considering to learn more about the practice and make sure you are comfortable with who you will be dealing with.
  2. Make sure the podiatrist presents a variety of options to you in addressing your problem and that he explains the advantages and disadvantage of each. Some podiatrist don’t present all the options because they have not been trained in all the treatment approaches available. Some other unscrupulous podiatrists are only focused on how much money they will make from certain procedures as opposed to recommending the best option.
  3. Make sure the podiatrist is fully certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association Board of Podiatry.  The APMA is an organization of leading podiatrists committed to the highest level of education and continual advancement in the practice of podiatry. This association is comprised of a select group of those practicing podiatry worldwide. Avoid any podiatrist who isn’t a member of this association because this is an indicator that they are not serious about their practice and always interested in staying current on the latest developments in their field.
  4. Do your research. For example search for online reviews by past patients to see what they say about the podiatrist and his practice. Make sure the podiatrist’s overall review ratings are primarily 5 star. Ask for patient testimonials. Those are usually available during your office visit. If you can’t see positive testimonials beware because this is one indicator that the  podiatrist you are considering is someone you don’t want to deal with.
  5. Observe the office when you are there. Is it neat and organized? Is the equipment well maintained and does it look modern and up to date. How is the staff? Are they friendly, helpful and look like they truly care about your well being?
  6. Will the podiatrist approach your first meeting as a consultant who will spend adequate time with you listening to your symptoms as he asks questions? Will he spend adequate time with you to some up with the best solution instead of being in a rush to see the next patient?
  7. What kind of equipment does the podiatrist use? Does the podiatrist have the latest leading edge technology to address your needs in the most effective way? For example here at Advanced Podiatry we are only one of 3 podiatrist in New York state that utilize (equipment name).
  8. Don’t look for the cheapest podiatrist you can find. Getting your feet cared for properly is a small investment considering how important your feet are for living a healthy productive life without ongoing problems.
  9. Are same day appointments available if you have a serious issue? Is there a long wait time when you arrive at his office? Your time is valuable and should be respected and accommodated.

A family-friendly podiatry practice will be able to help everyone in your family, from the tiniest little toes to the diabetic foot and everything in between. Does your podiatrist run a family-friendly practice?

For the past twenty years here at Advanced Podiatry we’ve helped thousands of patients take care of their feet. To get the help you need for your feet pick up the phone and call one of our two convenient offices:

Huntington, NY    (631) 400-3085

Manhasset, NY    (516) 869-3300

By Advanced 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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2110 Northern Blvd.
Suite-208
Manhasset, NY 11030
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Huntington, NY Office
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181 Main St.
Suite-207
Huntington, NY 11743
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Maspeth, NY  Office
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70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 639-0499

Great Neck, NY Office
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488 Great Neck Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-544-1731
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Plainview, NY Office
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875 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 681-8866

Rosyn, NY Office
1514 Old Northern Blvd
Rosln, NY 11576
516-484-1420
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