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Posts for: May, 2022

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.

Two complications of diabetes are nerve damage and restricted bloodflow to the legs and feet. Both increase the risk of various foot complications. 
 
Nerve damage decreases the feeling in your feet, a common condition called peripheral neuropathy. Reduced blood flow to the feet makes it harder to heal an injury, or resist an infection. Left untreated, even minor cuts and blisters can become serious infections that ultimately may require toe, foot, or leg amputation.
 
This is why it’s important to have an Advanced Podiatry podiatrist on your "diabetes care team". Working closely with your podiatrist can reduce the risk of developing foot, ankle, and leg issues, such as neuropathic ulcers, infections, nerve and bone damage, Charcot neuroarthropathy [joint damage] – and even amputations. Studies have shown that patients with a diabetic foot ulcer who have a podiatrist on their team can reduce amputations by 36%. 
 
If you suffer from diabetes, call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices and add our award winning expert podiatrists to your "diabetes care team."

Over our lifetime, your feet will carry you more than 216 million steps, or more than 100,000 miles. That’s a lot of time spent on your feet and, as you age, it becomes more important than ever to take good care of them. People unable to move about suffer numerous physical, psychological, and social afflictions as a result, or indirect result, of foot dysfunction.  It is not simply how they look, but how they work that matters most.
 
Wearing poorly fitting shoes can cause corns, calluses, blisters, ingrown toenails, and even sprains and strains. Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin resulting from abnormal pressure or rubbing.  They are not the problem, but rather the result of abnormal foot structure or function. 
 
The award-winning, expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Maspeth, Plainview, Coram, Mineola, and Williston Park will be happy to evaluate your feet and recommend the appropriate preventive and\or therapeutic treatment for you. Remember - "One pair must last a lifetime!!!"



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Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset at the Americana

Manhasset, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
2110 Northern Blvd.
Suite-208
Manhasset, NY 11030

(516) 869-3300

Huntington, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
181 Main St.
Suite-207
Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 427-3678

Coram, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
100 Middle Country Rd.
Coram, NY 11727

(631) 696-9636

Woodbury, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
20 Crossways Park North Suite 304
Woodbury, NY 11797

(516) 681-8866

Mineola, NY  Office
Advanced Podiatry
155 Mineola Boulevard, Suite B 
Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 741-3338

Maspeth, NY  Office
Advanced Podiatry
70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

(718) 639-0499

Williston Park, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
479 Willis Ave,
Williston Park, NY 11596

(516) 741-3338

Plainview, NY Office
 *Recently Moved to Woodbury