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All Your Questions About Brachymetatarsia Answered

All Your Questions About Brachymetatarsia Answered

Having a shorter toe than the rest of your toes can make you feel embarrassed. The truth is that the shorter toe resides higher up on the foot compared to its natural placement and can cause irritation and pain due to the development of callouses from the pressure of wearing shoes. The good news is that toe lengthening surgery is generally safe and straightforward.

November 21st, 2022
Why is my second toe longer than my Big Toe?

Why is my second toe longer than my Big Toe?

Some people are born with a second toe that is longer than their big toe. This can result in pain or discomfort when wearing shoes, particularly if the toe is elevated and rubbing against the shoe. Having a second toe longer than the big toe is not uncommon.

October 28th, 2022
FAQs: Haglund's Deformity

FAQs: Haglund's Deformity

Have you ever wondered why a particular shoe aggravates the back of your heel? If your heel bone sticks out slightly, you may have what is called Haglund's Deformity, informally known as a “pump bump.” Certain rigid-heeled shoes such as women's pumps, men's dress shoes, and skates will create pressure that irritates the enlargement when walking.

October 19th, 2022
All Your Questions About Ankle Sprains, Answered

All Your Questions About Ankle Sprains, Answered

Ankle sprain injuries are among the most common injuries to the foot and ankle. Individuals, especially young athletes, tend to ignore the usual “ankle roll” and continue participating in activity after injury.

October 4th, 2022
Three Common Causes of Heel Pain

Three Common Causes of Heel Pain

Your feet are an essential foundation to physically support you as they carry your weight and provide balance and well-being to all your other body parts. When you experience heel pain, it can cause difficulty with routine tasks, disrupt your daily life, and negatively affect your overall health. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon inflammation, and bursitis are three common conditions that impact your feet.

October 12th, 2022
Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery

Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery

More often than not, patients avoid treating their foot pain due to time constraints and fear of needing surgery. Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive option for plantar fasciitis, is perfect for patients that have exhausted conservative care.

September 20th, 2022
YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HAMMER TOES ANSWERED

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HAMMER TOES ANSWERED

What is a hammer toe, and how is it treated? Dr. Miguel Cunha from Gotham Footcare breaks down the causes, therapies, and treatments for hammer toes.

August 18th, 2022
How Do I Know IF I Have Plantar Fascitis?

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, impacts every aspect of your daily life. This condition is both preventable and treatable, with the best results stemming from treatments and therapies prescribed by an experienced and knowledgeable podiatrist.

August 16th, 2022
A Morton's Neuroma Doctor Complete Guide To Morton's Neuroma Surgery

A Morton's Neuroma Doctor Complete Guide To Morton's Neuroma Surgery

Morton's Neuroma is a painful growth of nerve tissue in the foot, most commonly found between the heads of the third and fourth metatarsals, the long bones in your feet. Our NYC foot doctors at Gotham Footcare can treat Morton's Neuroma in less than 20 minutes. Our painless, minimally invasive procedure eliminates the neuroma and allows you to resume regular physical activity in days with minimal to no postoperative pain.

<June 30th, 2022
Will My Bunion Come Back After Surgery?

Will My Bunion Come Back After Surgery?

This is a question commonly asked by many people who suffer from bunion deformities. Most individuals who undergo bunion surgery do not develop a bunion recurrence. At Gotham Footcare, your surgeon will consider the severity and hypermobility of your bunion, the presence of other contributing biomechanical factors such as the shape and stability of your foot, and your goals to make a well-informed decision on which procedure is best for you.

<June 29th, 2022
What's The Difference Between Corns and Calluses?

What's The Difference Between Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses on your feet can be a real pain. This article will help you understand the difference between corns and calluses, how to identify them, what treatments you can try at home, and when it's time to see your podiatrist for corn and callus removal.

<May 11th, 2022
Arthritis Of The Toes

Arthritis Of The Toes

When your toes hurt, you might not suspect it to be arthritis; however, arthritis in the toes is more common than most people imagine. These at-home treatment options may help relieve some of the pain, especially when you first start noticing your symptoms.

April 11th, 2022
Choosing A Shoe For Ice And Snow Conditions

Choosing A Shoe For Ice And Snow Conditions

As the winter season is closely approaching, you may be considering shoes that can withstand winter activities that involve ice and snow. A proper ice and snowshoe would help prevent slips and falls and keep your feet warm and dry.

March 11th, 2022
The Most Common Mistakes People Make At The Gym

The Most Common Mistakes People Make At The Gym

Are You Showering Barefoot At The Gym? Not Changing Your Socks Daily? Or Not Wearing The Right Sneakers to The Gym? Dr. Cunha Weighs In On The Most Common Mistakes People Are Making During Their Workout Routine to The Gym.

March 11th, 2022
Doctor's Advice About Wearing High Heels During Pregnancy

Doctor's Advice About Wearing High Heels During Pregnancy

Some of the changes that women can expect to see in their feet when they become pregnant can be exacerbated by the use of high heels and unsupportive shoes. Dr. Cunha shares some of the implications of wearing high-heels during pregnancy.

November 29th, 2021
What You Need to Know About: Flat Foot Reconstruction Surgery

What You Need to Know About: Flat Foot Reconstruction Surgery

Some people can live their entire life with flat feet and not worry much about it, while others live with incredible foot pain and difficulty walking. One of the permanent options to relieve the pain of flat feet is to have reconstruction surgery.

May 17th, 2021
Are You Ready to Expose those Toes this Summer?

Are You Ready to Expose those Toes this Summer?

As sandal weather is quickly approaching, Dr. Cunha shares the most common problems (warts, fungus to name a few) your feet can be facing with the hot weather. As we expose our toes, there are a few easy tips you can try to keep those feet beautiful!

Apr 23rd, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore That Bunion Pain? Your Feet Will Thank You Later.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore That Bunion Pain? Your Feet Will Thank You Later.

Bunions can be painful and not very foot flattering, yet some patients ignore the problem. Dr. Miguel Cunha specializes in bunion surgery and shares some commonly asked questions and why its imperative not to ignore that bunion pain.

Feb 24th, 2021

At Gotham Footcare in NYC, we strive at recognizing your individual needs and desired outcomes while formulating an effective and personalized treatment plan with the highest quality care available.

What sets Gotham Footcare apart from other podiatry offices is our dedication to providing you with the education you need to make well-informed decisions regarding your care. Regardless of what your foot and ankle trouble may be, at Gotham Footcare our team will work tirelessly to help you feel better. At Gotham Footcare, we help you put your best foot forward.