Blog Archive

A patient's story about Morton's Neuroma Apr 26th, 2019

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. Heels were a past time, walking around exploring my own city on the...

Stinky Feet Mar 8th, 2019

Foot odor. Just the sound of those two simple words is off-putting, never mind the actual smell. Immediately your mind makes you think of sweat, cheese, vinegar. It's pretty gross. But, as gross as it may be, it's very common and most people have experienced it, even babies and children....

To Wear a Heel, or Not to Wear A Heel, That is the Question Oct 17th, 2018

To Wear a Heel, or Not to Wear A Heel, That is the Question When I watch women walking in high heels, as a man, I think, “Wow, how do they do it?” As a podiatrist, however, I think, “Wow, why would they do it?” It's a known fact that when...

A successful Plantar Fasciitis story Oct 2nd, 2018

In September of 2017 I suffered a bad sprain of my ankle, and shortly thereafter I started to develop pain in the sole of my foot and arch, especially in the morning upon first getting out of bed. I originally rested the foot (and stopped doing my normal work out program)...

Dangers of Walking Barefoot Sep 5th, 2018

Dangers of Walking BarefootWe've heard it a thousand times: don't walk around barefoot. And usually we listen because we want to avoid hurting ourselves such as stepping on glass or we want to avoid picking up skin infections such as warts. Well, here's some news for you: there’s a whole...

Summer Shoes: Slides vs Flip-Flops Aug 21st, 2018

Summer slides are everywhere! But that's not surprising. They are versatile, convenient, fashionable, and comfortable. The shoes have more oomph than your traditional sandals or flip-flops and can satisfy the needs of any high end fashionista. Summer slides come in a variety of colors, materials, and styles and just about...

If The Shoe Fits: The Importance of Wearing The Right Size Aug 14th, 2018

If The Shoe Fits: The Importance of Wearing The Right Size Stars and royalty are wearing heels one size too big. Meghan Markle does it to avoid bunions and blisters. Her heels always have a little wiggle room. It sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Well, let me tell you...

Keeping Your Feet Smooth: DIY Tips and Product Recommendations from Doctor Gotham (Dr. Cunha) Jun 13th, 2018

Keeping Your Feet Smooth: DIY Tips and Product Recommendations from Doctor Gotham (Dr. Cunha) Finally! The sun is out and it’s getting hot. Hello, summer weather! It’s time for your feet to feel the beautiful sunshine and warm summer breeze no matter where they take you, be it the sidewalks of...

The Ultimate Heel Pain Solution Jan 7th, 2018

The Ultimate Heel Pain Solution       Heel pain is the most treated condition at Gotham Footcare located in New York City.   This is not unexpected since New York City is a very walkable city with its fair share of marathon runners.    Most common question asked by patients on...

Managing Diabetes: Health Tips and Best Practices Dec 12th, 2017

When a person has diabetes, it has a part in shaping their entire lifestyle. Managing diabetes takes discipline and commitment to one’s health and wellbeing. People know they need to regularly check and manage their insulin as diabetics, but some people don’t realize the lesser known good practices. Diet and...

The Perfect Race…and How to Pick It Jul 26th, 2017

You’ve trained for weeks, maybe months. You’ve stretched. You’ve run. You’ve rested. You’ve cross-trained. And now it’s time to put your strength, your speed, and your endurance to the test. You’re ready to pick the perfect race.Okay, okay. There may not actually be such a thing as a “perfect race.”...

Are your favorite Jimmy Choos causing your neuroma? Mar 22nd, 2017

Are your favorite Jimmy Choos causing your neuroma?A neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. A neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in...

Secondary Side Effects of Cancer Therapy as it Relates to the Foot and Ankle Mar 2nd, 2017

Dr. Lilker recently completed an observership at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There he has undergone extensive training with the Department of Dermatology studying the secondary side effects of skin and nail changes from cancer therapy. With his observership, Dr. Lilker and his team have submitted an...