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Posts for: November, 2021

By Dr Arden Smith
November 23, 2021
Category: Foot Care
According to our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry, a textured soul is important for traction, especially during inclement weather. It’s also really important to look at the stitching to make sure it’s tight if you’re looking for a waterproof boot. If you are specifically looking for ankle boots choosing a pair with walls that sit slightly above the ankle height for additional stability is recommended.
 
When searching for a proper winter boot, we recommend keeping two general guidelines in mind. First, make sure that you cannot bend the soul itself in half. The toe box can have some flexibility, but you should not be able to fold a shoe in a sandwich like manner. Second, make sure the back of the heel is firm, not too soft, or squishy, so there’s adequate support. 
 
All these things will prevent slipping and falling. 

By Dr Arden Smith
November 23, 2021
Category: Foot Care
The skin is thickest on the bottom of your feet to help minimize shock. But, over time, the stress and friction imposed on your feet from every day mileage can cause them to become parched, cracked, and in some cases even bleed.
 
In terms of exfoliation, our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Maspeth, Plainview, and Coram recommend foot creams made with hydroxy acids like glycolic or salicylic acid - which help dissolve connections between dead cells on the surface of the hard skin, so they can be more easily shed. 
 
Our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry also recommend that urea is a great ingredient to look for, as it both exfoliates and hydrates all in one. 
 
Our Kamea products, Kamea 20 and Kamea G, that are available in all of our offices are great products for exfoliation of the hard skin on the bottom of feet.

By Dr Arden Smith
November 21, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Pre-Diabetes  
Pre-Diabetes is a serious condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated above normal but not yet to the level of diabetes. One in three Americans have prediabetes, and of those, 80% don’t know it. Testing is critical to determine your risk of pre-diabetes.
 
Lessening carbs and sugars in your diet will help lower your A1C. Try giving up just one thing and replacing it with a healthy habit, such as trading out soda for water instead. Even losing 10 to 15 pounds will significantly lower your risk of diabetes. In addition, increase how active you are with mild forms of exercise such as walking or swimming. If you find something you enjoy, you’ll be more likely to stick with it. 
 
Good luck!

By Dr Tyler Miranda
November 16, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Fall Risk  
Fall. A beautiful season. A potentially ugly verb. When it comes to the lovely colors of autumn we can appreciate a gift from mother nature. The natural force of gravity however can be problematic for ill equipped or neglected feet. People of all ages can be at risk for falls for a variety of reasons.
 
Children with congenital abnormalities in their walking pattern can be prone to tripping. The pigeon-toe or in-toe gait can be an underlying cause of this instability and for kids of certain ages it can be corrected painlessly with a pair of custom molded orthotics that fit into their shoes. 
 
Teens and younger adults are also at risk of twisting their ankles and falling. Ankle instability is a pathology that we see fairly frequently as the source of our more active patients losing balance. This can be mitigated with corrective orthotics, bracing, physical therapy, and surgical reconstruction of the ligament, As people become more involved in sports and the rigor of their activities increases there needs to be careful attention paid to foot type, support, shoe gear.
 
Older adults are at the greatest risk of fall. A loss of balance can be devastating to an older individual's long term health. After a full evaluation and analysis of gait we counsel patients on proper assistive devices and ensure the shoes and insoles being used are appropriate. While we focus on the feet and a stable foundation we will also discuss lifestyle factors that can decrease fall risk. Management plans that we employ to decrease the risk of a fall include appropriate referrals to physical therapy and neurology, imaging of the foot and ankle, proper shoes, custom orthotics, and custom bracing.
 
If you or a loved one has had difficulty with walking please come in for an evaluation so that you can gain a better understanding of the underlying cause and we can put a plan together to increase stability. Stay well.

By Dr Evan Vieira
November 16, 2021
Category: Ingrown Toenails
                           infected ingrown toenails
 
We have all had one at some point, and we all try to avoid them like the plague, but it happens. Ingrown nails are a painful nuisance that can really be quite annoying.  However, if that ingrown nail becomes infected a more serious issue can arise.  
 
If you have pain and tenderness to the edge of your toe it could certainly be from an ingrown nail.  If you start to see drainage, redness, swelling and or pus you now have an infection.  This usually requires intervention from your doctor.  
 
As you can see in this photo the nail borders become inflamed, collections of pus can develop and pain will start to increase.  In severe cases one might feel nausea, vomiting, fever and chills.  If you have any of these symptoms you should consult a doctor immediately.  
 
One of our board-certified doctors can help remove the incurvated portion of the nail, drain the pus and help give you instructions for home care.  In some instances these infections could require oral antibiotics for treatment as well. 
 
Ingrown nails can often become a chronic issue from some patients. In these instances ther eare more permanent options to alleviate the problem.  If you are concerned or have had this in the past give us a call today.  We can discuss you options, give you a thorough evaluation and help you prevent future issues.



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181 Main St.
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Huntington, NY 11743

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100 Middle Country Rd.
Coram, NY 11727

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875 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803

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155 Mineola Boulevard, Suit 
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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