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Benefits of Foot Surgery
In the medical world, foot surgery is viewed as a “last resort” treatment because invasive intervention is riskier by nature — not to mention, more expensive than conventional treatments. Yet, there are plenty of cases where surgery is the most sensible choice. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the procedures we do, possible benefits of […]
It’s Toe Clever: The New Topo Running Hoof Shoe
Several years ago the running world was rocked by the Vibram FiveFinger shoe: footwear designed to emulate barefoot running. The barefoot controversy notwithstanding, the five-finger shoes saw huge sales. Tony Post, Vibram’s creater and a former professional runner, firmly extolled Vibram’s good qualities, like any good father would. To illustrate the strange appeal of the […]
It’s Life or Death: Make Caring for Your Feet a New Year’s Resolution
Americans are notorious for broken resolutions. By mid January, most of us will have given up on our plans, victims of routine and winter ennui. I take resolutions very seriously. I see New Year’s as a real chance to do things differently, to take stock of my life, and to change the things that make […]
You Have a Bunion. So What Shoes Can You Wear?
Bunions are one of the most common foot problems that people have to deal with. Whether you’re still trying to decide whether you should have surgery, what kind of surgery to have, how to recover from surgery, or you are just simply looking for something to keep your bunions from getting worse, you still have […]
Should You Get Surgery For a Bunion, or Let It Be?
If you go to a cosmetic foot surgeon and say, “This bunion is ugly. I want it gone,” no one will stop you. If you think it’s worth the pain and aggravation of surgery, plus a three to four-month recovery period, that’s your prerogative. But if you’re asking us – from a medical standpoint, as trained podiatric surgeons – if we feel […]
Not a Fairy Tale: NY Podiatrists Urge Caution with “Cinderella Surgery”
A British newspaper recently told the story of “shoe-addict” Denise Maione-Schwind who altered the size and shape of her feet to wear designer heels more comfortably. While bunion removal is nothing new, we have seen a skyrocketing number of women electing to have their toes shortened and their feet completely reshaped — a procedure referred […]
Do Anti-Blister Socks Really Work? NYC Podiatrists Discuss.
From soccer and roller-skating to hockey and skiing, many of the sports we love cause blister injuries on our feet. While a blister may seem like little more than a nuisance for a couple of days, it can cause pain when wearing socks and shoes. Keep in mind, any break in the skin’s barrier opens […]
High Heels for Kids: How Soon Is Too Soon?
This past summer, people were quick to criticize Victoria Beckham for allowing her seven-year-old daughter Harper to wear high heel shoes. Little did they know the daughter of Posh Spice had been wearing and running in heels since she was three! Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes caught similar flack for allowing their daughter Suri to […]
3 Common Tennis Foot Injuries: Treatment & Prevention
Now that the weather is cooler, New Yorkers have taken to the indoor courts to keep up their love of tennis. Tennis has many health benefits from increasing aerobic capacity and bone density to improving metabolic function and reaction times. However, the sheer speed of tennis opens us up to accidents and injuries, particularly to […]
4 Common Causes of Foot Pain
The foot is one of the most complex anatomical structures in the body—comprised of over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as 33 joints and 26 bones, not to mention a whole network of nerves and blood vessels. These structures come together in all different shapes, sizes, and inclinations. Some biomechanical anomalies you’re born […]