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Posts for: April, 2021

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!

By Dr David Ehrlich
April 15, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Athletes Foot  

Athletes foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot which causes itching, redness, pain, and scaling of the skin. It can occur anywhere in the foot, but is most commonly seen in the web spaces, heel, and sole of the foot. It is common among athletes because excessive sweating in closed toed sneakers creates a breeding ground for fungi which thrive in dark, moist environments. Athletes foot can be frustrating to treat, because fungi are resilient organisms which can colonize shoes and sneakers for long periods of time and cause reinfection.

Luckily, many treatments for athletes foot exist. The mainstay treatment is topical anti-fungal medication. If the infection is found on the sole or heel, topical anti-fungal creams are effective in treating athletes foot. However, if infection is found in the web spaces, a topical solution should be used. This is because creams cause more moisture to be trapped in the web spaces, making the environment conducive to more fungal growth. In more severe cases, or if topical medications fail to manage the infection, a short course of oral anti-fungal medication may be considered.

However, the most effective treatment is prevention. Keeping the feet clean and dry, especially in the web spaces, will help to prevent fungal growth. Be sure to change socks frequently and dry the feet well after bathing or showering. Athletes or those who sweat a lot should consider using talcum powder to prevent excessive sweat or moisture buildup.

Athletes foot can be painful, uncomfortable, and unsightly. Additionally, it can spread to other parts of the body since the fungal organisms that cause athletes foot are also responsible for jock itch, ring worm, and nail fungus. Do not delay management of this pesky infection – seek consultation with one of the doctors of Advanced Podiatry!


Since April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, what better time to remind you how to show a little love and respect for a body part many take for granted. 
 
Most problems occur from poor footwear choices, poor hygiene or personal foot care, and also lack of exercise.
 
Examine your feet daily, looking for minor changes such as redness, irritation, calluses, and toenail fungus. And, if you have pain in your feet that lasts for two or more days, you should call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices in either Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, Maspeth, or Coram and one of our award-winning expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your problem and discuss treatment options with you.



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Plainview, NY 11803
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100 Middle Country Rd.
Coram, NY 11727
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