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By Dr Arden Smith
July 20, 2022
Category: Foot Care
The foot is an incredible structure with 26 bones, 32 joints, 103 ligaments, and numerous muscles and tendons, each component relies on the others to work properly. One of the best things we can do to keep our feet healthy is to use them. Walking can help improve the overall function of your feet.
Promoting good circulation through walking is important for your feet. Circulation is also critical in helping to fight infection if you have a bruise, or cut on your foot. Proper blood supply provides oxygen and nutrients to the structures of the foot and removes waste products. Good circulation also provides essential nutrients to maintain the health of your nerve sheaths and is important to sustain normal nerve function.
For an evaluation of your general foot health please contact one of our Advanced Foot Care offices in Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Mineola, Plainview, Williston Park, or Coram and one of our award-winning expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your foot health, answer all of your questions, and give you appropriate advice.
Are running shoes good for walking?
Both running and walking are forward motions. For both activities you need cushion and shock absorption in your shoes. With similar movements, improper footwear in either activity, can eventually lead to similar foot problems: sprains, strains, stress fractures, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis.
Walking versus running have different gates. Therefore, wear patterns will form on your sneakers at very different rates. So it’s really best not to use the same pair of shoes for the two different activities. Having two separate pairs - One dedicated to running and one to walking is a better idea.
If you have any questions regarding the appropriate athletic shoe for your activity please contact one of our Advanced Foot Care offices in: Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Mineola, Plainview, Williston Park, or Coram and one of our award-winning expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your problem and answer any of your questions.
Running, basketball, volleyball, hiking, and tennis are some of the activities for which it is essential to have a sport-specific shoe. This is especially true if you are a more serious athlete who wants to maximize your performance.
A good quality running shoe is essential. Look for a light, flexible style that will absorb the repetitive impact of the foot hitting the ground.
Sometimes, shoes look and feel fine, even when they are worn out. So a way to keep tabs on them is mileage and time.  Running and walking shoes should be replaced after 300 to 500 miles of use. Basketball shoes after 45 to 50 hours of play. For aerobic dance, or tennis, replace shoes when they show signs of unevenness on a flat surface, or when they display noticeable creasing. 
By Dr Evan Vieira
May 24, 2022
Category: Foot Care

More and more emphasis is being placed on teaching our youngsters about living a healthy lifestyle.  Kids are taught early on to eat well, stay active and to be aware of their bodies.  Much advancement has been made in the areas of pediatric diet and exercise routines. 

As we encourage more activity and exercise we need to be aware of the strains that this can put on a developing child.  Open growth plates place a unique set of circumstances on the management of these young athletes. 
At Advanced Podiatry we are well versed in the treatment and management of this rapidly evolving and changing population.  If your child is an athlete, whether it is T-ball on the weekends or even triathlons (YES! Even triathlons) we are here to help.  
Call today and make an appointment for your youngster to have a full biomechanical assessment and and thorough orthopedic exam of the lower extremities.  Avoiding future problems is the ideal scenario and our doctors are experts on this.  
Stay active, stay fit and stay healthy!
By Dr Arden Smith
May 16, 2022
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Stress Fractures  
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures, or tiny cracks in the bone, because the trabeculae, the spongy tissue that connects your bodies bones, thin with age. The most common symptom is pain with activity that subsides with rest. 
At Advanced Podiatry we saw a lot of stress fractures throughout the pandemic. People were barefoot more because they worked from home, and they gained  weight, which together is not a good combination.
It’s important to realize that the symptoms of a stress fracture are more subtle than those you may experience with an actual broken bone. In fact, a lot of people don’t even realize they have one.  There’s usually not much swelling or bruising, they don’t remember hurting themselves, and they usually can still walk, albeit with pain. 
If pain lasts more than a few days and doesn’t seem to get better with ice and rest, please come in to see one of our award-winning expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Maspeth, Manhasset, Huntington, Mineola, Plainview, Williston Park, or Coram.  Treatment will usually consist of a walking boot until adequate healing has taken place.

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