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What is the best shape for toenails?

Getting a pedicure is not only good for reasons of vanity. A pedicure is essential to keeping your feet healthy and looking their best. It's important to know when and how to cut toenails in order to avoid infection, ingrown and injury.

Oct 21st, 2020
The buzz on "Zero Drop Running Shoes"

Have you heard the craze about Zero Drop Running Shoes? What are zero drop running shoes, and what differentiates them from standard running shoes? What are the benefits and more..

Aug 26th, 2020
Coping quarantine for runners

Quarantine has been most challenging for my patients that are regular runners. Faced with challenges, runners have had to adapt to virtual marathons and deal with several foot issues that exacerbated during quarantine.

Jul 23rd, 2020
What to look for when purchasing summer sandals

As retail starts to open up in New York City you may be thinking about purchasing new sandals to head back to work. Dr. Cunha answers our questions on what to look for in a sandal to promote the best foot health.

Jun 9th, 2020
Why should people wear shoes in the house?

Walking barefoot on hard surfaces for an extended amount of time is bad for your feet because it allows our foot to collapse which can lead to a tremendous amount of stress not only to the foot but to the rest of the body.

Jun 1st, 2020
Know your Arch type

As a podiatrist we are often asked: How do I know what type of foot arch I have? Is it better to have high arches or flat feet? What are the different types of feet? Are high arches bad? What type of shoes should I wear for my arch type?

May 31st, 2020
How to keep your toes healthy and beautiful

Keeping your toes pain free and healthy is surprisingly easy. It just involves proper hygiene, self awareness and proper fitting shoes. Dr. Cunha answer's the most common questions regarding toe health.

May 5th, 2020
How can your footwear impact your back pain?

Feet are the foundation of our body; they are responsible for posture and the alignment of our back while holding up our body weight as we stand or move from one place to another. It is therefore important to evaluate the impact of footwear on the back...

Apr 1st, 2020
When is it time for your shoes to retire?

Your favorite pair of shoes, those that have been broken in, can be causing you more harm than good if they are overdue to retire. Know how to spot which shoes you should toss away and tips on how to keep your shoes lasting longer.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Not all rain boots are created equal.

As rain season is quickly approaching it's important to keep in mind which rain boots will keep you pain free and dry. Most rain boots are hard on your feet and can potentially cause them harm.

Feb 5th, 2020
What you need to know about toenail infections

What are the common causes of toenail infections that cause a person's toenail to fall off? When a toenail falls off or must be removed due to an infection, what steps should a person take to keep the area safe and clean?

Jan 30th, 2020
The 3 most important features to look for in a shoe

The shoe market could be incredibly overwhelming when it comes to picking the right shoes.  While each person's foot is different and may require some special attention, the 3 most important features that you should look for in a shoe are...

Jan 29th, 2020
Considering Bunion Surgery

I have no doubt that many of you who are looking to correct your bunion, will not want to have minimally invasive bunion surgery once you see some x-rays.

Jan 21st, 2020
Managing Diabetes: Diet and Exercise

NYC personal trainer explains how diabetes can cause foot injuries by damaging your nerves. See how a healthy diet and exercise can help prevent them.

Dec 11th, 2017
Picking the right sneaker

Here are a few tips that can help you be more aware of factors that you should pay close attention to for the next time you purchase a pair of running shoes. 

Nov 18th, 2019
Love Your Feet Guide

Our feet provide us with a substantial amount of support, but how are we returning the favor? One of the most neglected body part is the feet. Here are a few tips on how we can be more cognizant with our feet health.

Nov 13th, 2019
To pop (or not to pop) a blister

Your feet have been rubbing against leather for the last six blocks. and now you've got blisters and you're feet are killing you. What do you do? Dr. Gotham?

Oct 19th, 2019
The Phantom of Podiatry

You had a pain, went to the doctor, and the doctor decided to remove it. Now you’re feeling that same pain, but it still feels like it’s there. But you removed that? Why is the pain still there? There’s a name for that, and it’s called phantom pain. 

Oct 9th, 2019
Putting Your Best Toe Forward

Our poor toes, they really do take a hit. They are small little guys who are often overlooked, forgotten, abused. Those five little guys can literally carry the weight of our bodies: just try standing on the tips of your toes.

Sep 19th, 2019
Heels for all!

As we celebrate one of the most fashionable weeks in New York, we are also celebrating an iconic moment when Sam Smith said “no” to gender restrictions, and “yes” to heels.

Sep 12th, 2019
Keeping Your Feet Healthy: A Guide for Men

Men, when was the last time you did your pedicure? Scrubbed your feet in the shower? Applied foot cream? Chances are that you never have and you are probably wondering, do guys really do this?! Take it from me, a foot know-it-all: you need to care.

Aug 6th, 2019
A successful Achilles Tendonitis story

Our patient, Monique details her compelling story about how missing one step on a stairwell lead to years of excruciating pain in her foot. After countless visits at a local physical therapy office, Monique turns to Gotham Footcare and achieves success.

Aug 6th, 2019
A patient's story about Morton's Neuroma

From collegiate athlete and marathon runner to not being able to walk across a small studio to the fridge. My feet hurt so bad and all I knew was it was in the front/ball of my foot.

Apr 25th, 2019
Dealing with Stinky Feet

Dealing with foot odor can be embarrassing. NYC podiatrist Dr. Cunha gives tips on how you can prevent stinky feet by following a few simple foot care rules.

Mar 8th, 2019
To or Not to Wear Heels

We know how high heels can damage your feet and cause pain. But wearing no heel can also be damaging. Learn which heel size is beneficial for foot care and why.

Oct 16th, 2018
Successful Plantar Fasciitis Story

Gotham Footcare patient Julia Buccheim shares how she successfully resolved a long term case of Plantar Fasciitis with a minimally invasive procedure - Tenex

Oct 2nd, 2018
Dangers of Walking Barefoot

Walking barefoot does have its positives but depending on the surface, it may not always be the best idea. NYC Podiatrist Dr. Miguel Cunha explains why!

Sep 5th, 2018
Summer Shoes: Slides vs Flip flops

Make the most of summer by wearing the right footwear that doesn't tire you. Learn the impact of flip flops and slides and see which one is right for you!

Aug 21st, 2018
Wearing the Right Shoe Size

Wearing the wrong shoe size is more damaging to our feet than we realize. Keep yourself safe from serious foot problems by simply choosing the right shoe size.

Aug 14th, 2018
DIY Tips for Smooth Feet

Give yourself that extra boost of confidence this summer by taking care of your feet through DIY tips from Dr. Cunha and achieve feet smoother than ever!

Jun 13th, 2018
The Ultimate Heel Pain Solution

If you are one of the many people who have heel pain but not sure what you did wrong, learn what could be causing it and how you can prevent it.

Jan 7th, 2018
How to Run Your Perfect Race

Learn to run your perfect race by taking into consideration the various impacting factors like distance, time, location, budget, theme, and course type.

Jul 26th, 2017
Do high heels cause neuroma?

NYC podiatrist explains how high-heeled shoes are linked to the development of neuromas and causing the nerves in your feet to become inflamed.

Mar 21st, 2017
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