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Posts for: November, 2019

By Dr Arden Smith
November 25, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Children Foot  
New parents may notice their children are born with flat feet. This is a result of supporting muscles and ligaments that have not fully formed. The arch typically develops as the teenage years approach, and it is generally nothing to be concerned about. Additionally, it is common for children to walk with their toes in or out, and in most cases, will be outgrown, but this condition should be checked by one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry. If children frequently participate in sporting activities, you may see blisters on their feet. This can come from wearing shoes and socks that do not fit properly. Children can be susceptible to bunions, especially if it is genetic. A large bump on the side of the big toe may form, and it may cause the second toe to overlap with the one next to it. If you notice anything unusual about your children’s feet, it is advised to consult with one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry who can determine what the best course of treatment is.
The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy
  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth.
We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs

By Dr Alison Croughan
November 23, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: black toenails  

                                      

Do you exercise or run? Do you find your nails to be thickened, discolored or painful? This could be due to “repetitive trauma.” What does that actually mean? Constant friction from the ground or shoe gear.  What does this actually do to my nails? It can make them thick, lifted, yellow and even black.

Is a black toenail something to be concerned about? The answer is no.  It is not life threatening. It simply means that due to the friction you have bruising or a collection of blood under the nail plate.  If you have continuous pain and suffered a injury then we would want to investigate further to confirm there are no signs of a fracture or active wound.  

Sometimes to alleviate your discomfort the nail needs to be partially or totally removed but all of this would be discussed after a thorough evaluation.  Sometimes the nail falls off and other times the discoloration grows out over time.

We do not recommended sticking a pin or needle through the nail as that makes the patient much more vulnerable to infection or further harm.

During your appointment we will discuss the need for X-rays, evaluate your shoes for further prevention, custom orthotics if necessary to offload the toes and care for the affected toenail.

 

By Dr Evan Vieira
November 23, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: No More Bunions  

This patient is ready for heels!

     


By Dr Evan Vieira
November 16, 2019
Category: Others
Tags: Happy Thanksgiving  

                               

One of the most treasured Thanksgiving traditions has become the Turkey Trot.  An annual tradition of a run on the the morning the holiday.  Families, friends and strangers from all walks of life gather to test their limits.  Unfortunately, many of the participants are out of shape or inexperienced with a run like this.  

There are some simple step you can take to get yourself ready and prepared.  Achilles tendons stretches in the week prior and day of are crucial.  A thorough stretch can help with cramping, tightness and pain.  
 
Be sure to have a well fitting shoe that you have run in before.  Brooks the sneaker brand even has a new Turkey Trot shoe for sale!
 
If you don't wear a custom orthotic, consider one prior to the race.  This can limit pain, disperse pressure and give your feet the support you need. 
 
Drink plenty of water leading up to the race and the day of.  Lastly be sure to do a light rundown to allow your muscles to relax.  Then a final stretch.  
 
Have fun! 
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Advanced Podiatry 

By Dr Quynh Lee
November 14, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Soccer Season  

                    

Soccer season is in full swing! We recently discussed young children and heel pain while playing soccer. Today we will discuss some of the more common soccer injuries. It is very important to observe and listen to your children about their complaints of foot and ankle pain. Soccer is a very physically demanding sport and the running associated with it places excessive stress on a young foot. Many times, parents and coaches are not aware of just how serious an injury may be. Parents should be vigilant about not letting their children play through foot and ankle pain. I always tell my patients that it is always better to sit out a few games to rest an injury and recover rather than miss out on an entire season!

Here are some common injuries to be on the look-out for:

  • Stress fractures
    • Can present as lingering heel pain or foot pain and upon testing can be a stress fracture. These can be very subtle and difficult to pick up. They are often not visible immediately and will show up on later x-rays.
  • Overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis
    • Pain caused by inflammation and overuse.
  • Ankle sprains
    • Extremely common! Needs to be evaluated immediately to assess the extent of injury or damage.
  • Apophysitis
    • See in skeletally immature individuals in which the growth plates become inflamed. In young children, the growth plates have not closed yet and the bones are still growing and maturing (until ages 13-16). When there is constant and repetitive motions this can aggravate the growth plates and cause pain and inflammation.

In short, don’t just tell your child to “walk it off” or “no pain, no gain”. They may need to be evaluated and treated for a more serious injury.

 

 




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