Finding shoes that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing might feel like an uphill battle at times. The Chelsea boot, on the other hand, has become a favorite of both podiatrists and fashionistas. This blog will discuss the benefits of wearing Chelsea boots and will feature several pairs that successfully merge practicality and elegance. You no longer have to choose between fashion and your feet’s health.
Have you ever wondered why your toes are joined by a thin layer of skin when you look down at your feet? It's not just you. Webbed toes, also known as syndactyly, have fascinated and perplexed people for generations. While some might only find it interesting, others can find it embarrassing or uncomfortable. However, what precisely results in webbed toes, and how is it treated? We'll delve into the realm of webbed toes in this blog and examine all there is to know about this unusual ailment. So be ready to learn the truth about webbed toes and the finest techniques for caring for and loving your feet!
Millions of people throughout the world suffer from the common but frequently misdiagnosed ailment of gout. Gout is a painful and occasionally crippling ailment, and individuals often have many questions about it, from its causes to the best ways to manage its symptoms. You've come to the perfect site if you're looking for solutions to your most pressing gout-related queries! We'll examine the most frequently asked gout-related questions in this blog and give you the knowledge you need to better understand this condition and how to manage it. So let's get going and learn more about gout together!
Have you ever heard of "Cinderella foot surgery"? If not, let us tell you more about this interesting surgery that has become popular recently. Cinderella Foot Surgery, also called beautiful foot surgery, is a type of cosmetic surgery that reshapes the feet to make them look better. This treatment can fix a wide range of foot problems, from bunions and hammertoes to toes that are too long and feet that are too wide.
Are you tired of limping around with heel discomfort with every step? Do your first steps out of bed feel like a stab in the foot? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis, a prevalent illness that affects millions of individuals throughout the world. Plantar fasciitis is an annoying and upsetting condition that causes a lot of pain and discomfort and can make it hard to do normal things.
Are you experiencing pain or discomfort on the top of your foot? Pain on the top of the foot can be frustrating and uncomfortable, interfering with regular daily activities. It may seem like a small problem, but it can significantly impact your everyday life. Understanding the causes of this pain is crucial in finding the proper treatment and preventing further complications.
Are you exhausted from dealing with the discomfort and limitations of flat feet? Have you tried every possible remedy and still struggle to walk or stand for long periods? If so, you are not the only one. Millions of people worldwide have flat feet, and while numerous non-surgical solutions are available, they aren't effective for everyone, leaving surgery as the only option.
Some people can manage symptoms from hammer toes with lifestyle changes. If lifestyle changes don't help reduce your pain, surgery may be a solution to this foot condition. Read on for the most popular questions about hammer toes, treatment, surgery, and recovery.
Dealing with toenail fungus can be frustrating. The infection can still persist even after trying various over-the-counter and home remedies. So if you're wondering whether toenail fungus can ever be cured, the answer is yes – but it may not be with the solution you think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Most patients we see suffer from heel pain. There are two major types. Which one do you suffer from? Which shoes are recommended to not exacerbate the symptoms associated with Heel Pain?
Whether you are a driver or substituting long drives for flights, wearing proper shoes could prevent foot pain such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis.
As the Christmas holiday quickly approaches, why not consider spoiling your loved one with an electronic foot massager. This foot loving device brings about a lot of health benefits and feel-good vibes.
Dr. Cunha answers the most popular questions about compression socks
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.
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..
The main function of your toes is to provide posture and balance, support our body weight, and propulsion during the gait cycle. Proper care and exercises can help avoid or delay the progression of hammertoes, corns, calluses
and runners nails.
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.
More than ever, Americans wear sneakers as their daily footwear. It is no surprise because sneakers are comfortable and promote good foot health. However too often, my patients make common mistakes when it comes to running
If you are heading back to work after a long break, you may be wondering what type of shoes should I wear? Weather they are brogues or block heels we can help you decide how to go about in picking the right type of shoe to
promote good foot health.
Dr. Cunha shares his points on why you shouldn't spend long periods of time wearing flip flops. Wearing flip flops can cause long term foot pain if worn too long causing your arch to collapse.
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.
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.
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
There are two main reasons why people will start to experience plantar fasciitis while spending prolonged periods at home. One is because they are constantly barefoot at home and the other is because they are working out in
Five of the top foot problems most seen by podiatrists can be easily prevented through simple steps and proper hygiene. Dr. Cunha breaks them down for you.
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.
The shoe market is flooded with sneakers for different foot types. At times it can be overwhelming for any shoe shopper. Dr. Cunha shares what he feels you should be looking for in a shoe to maximize your arch support.
Walking barefoot may seem like the most natural thing to do. We enjoy spreading our toes and allowing our feet to breathe. However, you may notice after a while your feet start to hurt. Dr. Cunha shares his opinion on what may
be causing that pain?
It's probably not anyone's favorite topic but I am sure it crossed your mind. Many patients throughout the years have asked questions like,' how often do you recommend socks to be thrown out and replaced? Should
they be washed after a single use or...?
There are many reasons why your feet may change over time. Your feet can change with age, pregnancy, medical conditions, weight gain etc... It's important to keep an eye on them and visit a podiatrist annually to prevent
How often have you shopped for shoes online and instantly regretted it when you tried them on for the first time? The tempting online sales provoke us to take that chance. However, it may not be worth the savings if the shoes
are not right.
Curious as to what a telemedicine session entails? Dr. Miguel Cunha answers the most popular questions in regards to how telehealth is keeping patients connected to their healthcare providers during the pandemic.
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...
Heels are designed for fashion; they are not made for comfort. Heels alter the ability of the foot to absorb shock evenly across the foot and to hold up our body weight. Anything above the recommended heel height can lead to
serious foot issue such as...
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
Why do you need a special shoe for "cross training"? What makes this sneaker different than one for running or CrossFit?
Cryosurgery is an effective and minimally invasive solution to treating Morton's Neuroma. At Gotham Footcare, we have helped over a hundred patients get back on their feet pain free.
It's important for a podiatrist to treat the patient, not just the foot. Treat the patient not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. This disease is emotionally and psychologically debilitating as it is
Children do not have fully developed bones in their feet and shoes are particularly detrimental for proper foot development.
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.
The words custom orthotics and custom insoles can be used interchangeably. The key word here is custom. An insole that is not custom is made to fit your shoe and not your feet.
"Rocker" style shoes are characterized by a thicker sole compared to a regular shoe and a rounded heel ensuring that the wearer doesn't have a flat surface along the length of the foot.
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?
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...
As many decide to get back into the gym routine we often overlook our foot wear choice. Wearing the wrong shoes may lead to lowered performance, discomfort such as in plantar fasciitis and runner's knee, injuries,
and even early-onset arthritis.
Yes, it's much easier to prevent cracked heels than it is to get rid of them – especially if you're relying on over-the-counter medication. The best ways to prevent them are...
Many people assume if they suffer from dry or cracked heels, they simply need to grab a bottle of lotion when the most common reason is actually an Athlete's Foot infection.
There are many bunion correction techniques. Minimally invasive surgery is one of them and very popular right now but there is something you should know....
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.
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.
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.
Overwhelmed by the footcare section at your local drugstore? Wondering about the best products to keep your feet healthy and looking good? Need quick, free advice? Dr. Gotham provides some recommendations for what to look for
in the foot care aisle.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gotham Footcare patient Julia Buccheim shares how she successfully resolved a long term case of Plantar Fasciitis with a minimally invasive procedure - Tenex
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Learn to run your perfect race by taking into consideration the various impacting factors like distance, time, location, budget, theme, and course type.
NYC podiatrist explains how high-heeled shoes are linked to the development of neuromas and causing the nerves in your feet to become inflamed.
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.
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