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Health Website Seeks Opinion From Leading Downtown Doctor on Shoes For Flat Feet - 8/20/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Best Running Shoes For Those With Flat Feet with Well+Good
When working out, there’s nothing more important than identifying the best shoes for your arch type. After all, your feet are the gateway to the rest of your body. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha recommends sneakers with flexible toe boxes, firm midsoles, and rigid heel counters. “This provides flexibility in the forefoot where our toes naturally bend while maintaining rock solid rigidity in the heel of the shoe to protect our heels when we absorb all the impact and shock with each step we take,” the NYC podiatrist shares. Read the article in its entirety here.
Romper Asks Dr. Cunha About What It Means When Your Hands and Feet Fall Asleep – 8/13/19
Manhattan Podiatrists Talks Cause Of Hands And Feet Falling Asleep
We’re all familiar with the tingling sensation that results when one of our limbs falls asleep. What’s the actual cause of this? "The most common reason for temporary numbness of the feet is postural habits that put pressure on the nerves and reduce blood flow to the lower extremities," the leading podiatrist in Manhattan, tells Romper. Read the article in its entirety here.
Podiatrist Names Best Fall Boots For PureWow – 8/13/19
Dr. Cunha Selects Best Fall Boots for Women’s Lifestyle Site
Fall not only brings cooler weather (for most of us!), but fall fashions! Lifestyle website PureWow recently spoke to Dr. Cunha about his top fall boot selections that are actually good for your feet. The leading Manhattan podiatrist is a fan of the very slight heel most riding boots have. “It’s actually better for you than shoes that are completely flat,” he shares, “because it takes the stress off the Achilles, which can help maintain proper posture and alignment of your ankles, knees and spine.” Read the article in its entirety here.
CNBC Interviews Dr. Cunha On Sizing Children’s Feet – 8/12/19
Manhattan Doctor Explains When To Replace Your Child’s Shoes To CNBC
When people think Back-to-School season, they tend to think new clothes and supplies. But, don’t forget the new kicks! In an interview with CNBC, the leading NYC podiatrist shares when to replace your child’s footwear. “You would be surprised at the amount of times I touch a child’s toe [in a shoe], and the child’s toe is curled up,” says Dr. Cunha. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Health And Wellness Website When To Replace Your Sneakers
We’ve all been guilty of hanging on to our favorite shoes for a little too long. Just because they’re cute and seem to be comfortable doesn’t mean they’re the right fit for your feet anymore. Dr. Cunha recently shared three leading signs it’s time to replace your shoes with Well+Good. “It doesn’t matter if they still look new, if the support has been worn out you’re at a much higher risk of injury,” warns the New York City podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Magazine Speaks To Manhattan Podiatrist About Nerdy Sandals – 8/1/19
Dr. Cunha Explains Benefits of Ecco Sandals To Health Magazine
Sometimes you must sacrifice style for comfort – and sometimes the shoes are some comfortable you don’t care what they look like. In an interview with Health Magazine, the downtown NYC doctor shares why the reporters favorite shoes – though nerdy – are fantastic for her feet. “The brand’s sandals, in particular, have excellent shock absorption—and you can tell by the thick, ribbed rubber sole with an arch indent,” Dr. Cunha tells Health. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Names Best Footwear For Chefs – 7/29/19
NYC Foot Doctor Tells Chef’s Pencil Which Shoes Are Best For Chefs
Restaurant employees and chefs certainly spend a lot of time on their feet which is why it’s important to ensure they select the best footwear for their occupation. “It’s important to select a shoe that is wide enough to accommodate your toes; make sure there is enough room to slightly wiggle your toes,” explains Dr. Cunha. “If you can’t move your toes at all then the shoes are too tight and will eventually become painful. It’s important to pick a shoe that has a comfortably arched footbed to help support the midfoot and prevent excessive pronation.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Fitness Website Seeks Tips For Treating Cracked Heels – 7/26/19
Shape Magazine Spoke To Dr. Cunha About How To Treat Cracked Heels
We’ve all dealt with dry or cracked feet at some point in our life. Yet, sometimes this is a sign that you’re suffering from Athlete’s Foot. In an interview with Shape Magazine, the Manhattan foot doctor explains why our feet crack and easy ways to treat them. "When patients come to my office with thick calluses and cracked heels, I commonly recommend the use of Urea 40 percent gel such as Bare 40 Moisturizing Urea Gel," says Dr. Cunha. Read the article in its entirety here.
Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha How To Identify The Correct Running Shoes For Your Feet – 7/25/19
Foot Doctor Tells Refinery29 What To Look For In A Running Shoe
Running can be so therapeutic if you’ve got the right equipment. Dr. Cunha spoke to women’s site Refinery29 about the importance of exercising in the right type of shoes for your feet. "Shoes that are designed to compensate for the impact of your feet can help prevent injuries and improve structural alignment and performance," shares the Manhattan podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
New York City Podiatrist Explains To Well+Good How You Can Avoid Gross Feet – 7/24/19
Wellness Site Asks Dr. Cunha For Tips For Clean Summer Feet
Summertime means cute summer sandals and the latest open-toed trends. Yet, we all know that sandal season may also mean funky feet. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha shares how you can avoid gross feet this open-toed season. “Footwear rotation is important for everyone,” explains the New York City foot doctor. “Shoes need to air out in order to stop the breeding of bacteria and fungus to protect the health of your feet and also the durability of the shoe.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Explains The Many Benefits of Epsom Salt – 7/23/19
Nationally Known Podiatrist Shares How Epsom Salt Can Treat Common Foot Ailments
It’s no secret that your feet are the most neglected part of your body. But, did you know there are a few household items that can treat common foot issues? “The magnesium can help reduce swelling and pain, irrigating, cleansing, and drying blisters. This also helps reduce the painful rawness while expediting the healing,” says the downtown New York City doctor. See more about the benefits of Epsom Salt here.
New York Magazine Talks To Podiatrist About Bunion Prevention – 7/12/19
Dr. Cunha Told New York Magazine How To Treat and Prevent Bunions
Bunions are not only painful but they can get worse with time if not treated properly. The good news is: there is a product for that! In an interview with New York Magazine, Dr. Cunha explained that wearing a bunion splint at night can stretch out the ligaments and provide relief during the day. See more about what the downtown podiatrist advises his patients here.
Dr. Cunha Explains What To Look Out For At The Nail Salon – 7/1/19
Well+Good Requested Nail Tips From Downtown Doctor
There’s nothing like pampering yourself at a local spa or nail salon, but if you don’t do your homework you could wind up in a place that’s less than sanitary. Instead of walking away with the season’s latest toenail color, you could wind up with ingrown toenails, nail fungus or even plantar warts. In an interview with health website Well+Good, Dr. Cunha discussed what makes for a quality nail salon. See the leading NYC podiatrist’s tips here.
NYC Podiatrist Tells Betches Which Wedding Shoes To Avoid – 6/21/19
Women’s Lifestyle Website Interviews Dr. Cunha On Bridal Shoe Options
There are plenty of decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning – your fashion choices are often the most exciting. But, if you plan on standing on your feet all day its best to choose the kinder shoe. Dr. Cunha shared tips on selecting the best shoes for your wedding day with Betches, a lifestyle website geared towards women. An important thing to keep in mind: make sure you shop for shoes at the end of the day the downtown podiatrist shares. “Our feet tend to swell through the day, so it’s important to shop for shoes when your feet are most swollen. If you try them on then and they’re comfortable then you know they’ll feel comfortable throughout the day.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Women’s Website Asks NYC Doctor for Summer Trend Recommendations – 6/21/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Top Summer Shoe Selections with PureWow
Summer is a fantastic time to spruce up our shoe collection and let our toes breath. Unfortunately, not all shoes offer the best support for our feet. In an interview with lifestyle site PureWow, the leading NYC podiatrist shares his top shoe choices for summer (along with which shoes we should avoid). “Wearing flip-flops for prolonged periods of time can affect both gait and posture, which can lead to stress on the foot and the rest of the body. A safer option is a wedge. Because it’s elevated,” Dr. Cunha says. “It puts the Achilles tendon in a more relaxed position, which slows down the progression of symptoms associated with arch collapse.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares His Favorite Products With Fitness Magazine – 6/12/19
Shape Magazine Seeks Product Recommendations from Downtown NYC Podiatrist
There are plenty of footcare products on the market to improve the health and wellness of our feet, but it’s no secret that some are better than others. Dr. Cunha spoke to Shape Magazine about the footcare products he uses on himself. “I use the plastic wrap and sock trick, but with this moisturizing gel,” the Manhattan podiatrist explains. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares Why Nerdy Outdoor Sandals Are A Thing With Health Magazine – 6/8/19
Health Magazine Asks Leading Podiatrist About Nerdy Sandal Trend
While Dr. Cunha typically advises his patients to select shoes that fit their feet vs forcing your foot to fit the shoe, most people opt for fashion over comfort. The Manhattan doctor spoke to Health Magazine about a popular shoe that most wouldn’t call cute, but they are good for your feet. The Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandal may not be the trendiest on the street, but it checks all of Dr. Cunha’s boxes. Find out why here.
Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha About Chunky Trainers – 6/2/19
New York City Podiatrist Shares Whether Chunky Trainers Are Bad For Your Feet
While the chunky sneaker trend has been around for quite some time, it’s not exactly the best footwear for your feet. In an interview with Bustle, a lifestyle site aimed at women, Dr. Cunha explains the damage this sneaker trend can cause your feet. “While they may feel comfortable snugging the top of your foot, they’re not advisable shoes because they provide no support to the top and outside of your foot, which can easily lead to an ankle sprain,” the downtown doctor shared. Read the article in its entirety here.