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Posts for: May, 2021

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.

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Advanced Podiatry
2110 Northern Blvd.
Manhasset, NY 11030

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181 Main St.
Huntington, NY 11743

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100 Middle Country Rd.
Coram, NY 11727

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20 Crossways Park North Suite 304
Woodbury, NY 11797

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155 Mineola Boulevard, Suite B 
Mineola, NY 11501

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70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

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479 Willis Ave,
Williston Park, NY 11596

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