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By Dr Pedram A. Hendizadeh
May 05, 2021
Category: Foot Care

According to Pedram Hendizadeh, DPM, a podiatrist at Advanced Podiatry on Long Island, New York, an effective foot peel mask will have both exfoliating and moisturizing ingredients to slough and smooth skin.

Look for products that combine exfoliating acids, such as glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids, with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and aloe vera.

The goal: get healthy, pretty feet all summer. The solution: one of these foot peel masks. The experts named them among the top picks for treating dry, cracked feet.

Source : https://www.thehealthy.com/foot-care/foot-peel-mask/

By Dr David Ehrlich
May 05, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Splinters  

As the weather gets warmer, barefoot walking becomes more common. Consequently, we see many consultations for painful splinters at our offices throughout the spring and summer months. In addition to being painful, splinters can cause localized infection, changes in gait, and can lead to a host of problems if they are retained within the body.

The sole of the foot is the most common site for splinters. Patients often recall stepping on something, or experiencing a sharp pain. However, if the splinter is small enough, one may not have any recollection of stepping on something. When evaluating the area, the retained splinter may be apparent. But if a splinter penetrates to the deeper tissues, it may not be visible. There may be a callus which forms around the splinter, and if there is an associated infection there may be redness and warmth to the area. An x-ray or ultrasound of the area may also be indicated, especially for deeper splinters.

Treatment involves extracting the splinter in the office. If the splinter is embedded deeply within the foot, local anesthesia may be used to numb the area. If there is an infection or abscess associated with the splinter, the area will be irrigated and drained to prevent further infection. Splinters should not simply be ignored, because over time the area around the splinter may undergo a foreign body reaction to wall off the splinter. This will present as a firm, sometimes painful mass in the area. These foreign body reactions, as well as deeper splinters that cannot be safely extracted in an office setting, require surgical excision in an operating room setting.

Please be careful when walking barefoot, especially on wooded surfaces. If you suspect that you have a splinter, be sure to make an appointment at one of our offices for consultation.

By Quynh Lee
April 27, 2021
Category: Foot Care
So you’ve made an appointment with us, now what? Here is what to expect at your first visit with a podiatrist at Advanced Podiatry.
 
1. On your first visit, the doctor will obtain a comprehensive medical history. They will ask you questions about any health issues, allergies, surgeries you’ve had, and medications you may be taking to help us identify any potential areas of concern that may lead to or worsen foot and ankle issues. You will also be asked about any symptoms you are experiencing or any issues that you are concerned about.
 
2. A foot and ankle evaluation will be performed. The doctor will examine your foot and ankle to check your blood flow, sensation/feeling, and testing muscle strength/weakness. This will enable them to identify any area(s) of concern including foot and ankle deformities such as flat feet or high arched feet, bunions or hammertoes, muscle weakness(es) and skin or nail changes. Depending on the area(s) of concern, radiographs (x-rays) may be obtained.
 
3. Based on the comprehensive history and exam, the doctor will be able to discuss their findings, address your concerns and make the appropriate recommendations. Your treatment plan may include preventative measures and recommendations such as shoe gear changes, paddings/bracing, custom orthotics, physical therapy, surgical intervention and referrals to other specialists. Your doctor will work alongside your other providers such as your primary care physician, vascular specialist, or physical therapist to ensure a multidisciplinary
team approach. This will make sure that we are doing every thing possible to keep your feet as healthy as possible in order to keep you as active and mobile as possible for many years to come! 
 
4. Your podiatrist may also make lifestyle recommendations. This may include advice regarding clean and safe pedicure precautions to take, smoking cessation recommendations since smoking can affect the circulation to your feet and diabetes management recommendations such as checking your feet daily and advice on how to manage your diabetes.
 
Podiatrists are specially trained to address your foot and ankle problems, no matter how small you think they are. The next time you notice something with your feet or just want to get something examined, do not hesitate to contact us at one of our many locations.
By Dr Arden Smith
April 26, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Ankle sprains are an epidemic problem, and the number of sprains are astounding. It is estimated that there are over 3 million ankle sprains reported to doctors annually in the United States.
 
The problem is, for every ankle sprain that is reported, at least 10 are treated at home without proper care.
 
Sprains that aren’t properly cared for create a great deal of short term and long term complications, many of which are only correctable with surgery. And, that you want to avoid at all costs.
 
Knowledge is power. By seeing one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry for an ankle sprain, You will get a proper exam of the ankle and associated surrounding structures, an x-ray to ensure there is no fracture, and better care overall.
 
Come see us early to avoid a longer recovery time; And one of our expert doctors will make sure you are on the proper path to recovery, which often leads to a fast recovery.
 
If you avoid doctors, ice and brace for the first two weeks. If there is still difficulty with walking, standing, and motion of the ankle, please see one of our award winning, expert, podiatrists at Advanced podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, Maspeth, or Coram. For your convenience our five state of the art offices cover three counties.
By Dr Aarti Kumar
April 21, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Summer is around the corner and that means our feet will be allowed to breathe again...but that also means taking extra care of them! Puncture wounds are very common during the warm weather due to walking around without shoe gear. What makes puncture wounds unique from superficial cuts/scrapes in the foot is the depth of the wound and the introduction of foreign material (such as our own socks, skin debris, seashells, glass, etc) which can serve as a portal for infection. These wounds require immediate medical attention to thoroughly cleanse the area along with removal of any foreign material and/or debris along with it. Most times, specific antibiotics are indicated for these wounds. It is also important to make sure your tetanus status is up to date if you do step on a foreign object! Obviously if you are a diabetic or have any other underlying medical conditions which suppress your immune system, it is even more crucial to seek podiatric medical care. 
 
We always recommend wearing supportive shoe gear but understand that the warm weather becomes tempting. Always be careful when walking around barefoot as to not stepping on any foreign objects. That being said, accidents happen and if that happens to be the case; our doctors at Advanced Podiatry are available at several of our locations to help care for your feet. It is good practice to inspect the bottom of your feet after a long summer day just to make sure there are no cuts, scrapes or wounds on the bottom of your feet. If you do notice anything unusual on your feet, do not attempt to self treat at home and come in to get evaluated to avoid any infections. 
 
Enjoy your upcoming summer...and keep your feet safe!




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