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Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Asks Podiatrist For Tips On Wearing Shoes During Quarantine – 5/7/20
As we continue to stay home during the COVID crisis, many of us our opting for the most comfortable loungewear. While walking barefoot indoors may be a habit most of us indulge, Dr. Cunha told Marie Claire it’s one we must stop. According to the Manhattan podiatrist it’s crucial to take care of our feet. “Your feet are the foundation of your body similar to the foundation of a building. They are responsible not only for holding up the weight and determining stability of the body, but also in maintaining postural alignment of your ankle, knees, and back as we move from one point to another.” Read that article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shared His Podiatrist Approved House Shoes With PureWow – 4/29/20
While many of us opt for the simplest indoor shoes – ones that allow us to simply slip them on – that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for our feet. In an interview with PureWow, Dr. Cunha named a few of his top indoor shoes and shared why it’s important to avoid backless shoes. “Backless slippers aren’t really supporting your feet; it’s the other way around,” the leading NYC podiatrist explained. “Your feet are supporting the slipper, which you can tell with every step. You’re crunching down to hold onto the slipper, gripping them with your feet.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Told Men’s Health Why It’s Important To Wear Indoor Shoes – 4/29/20
Most of us have plenty of footwear options that we wear outside of the house, but it’s also important to protect our feet inside as well. While wearing shoes in the house is important, it’s critical that you have your own pair of house shoes that never leave your front door. Dr. Cunha explained why to Men’s Health, “I strongly advise against wearing outdoor shoes indoors to avoid the unnecessary and non-hygienic transfer of soil, bacteria, viruses, and pollen from the environment into our homes.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Shares Tips For Treating Plantar Fasciitis At Home – 4/15/20
Foot and heel pain can be… well, a real pain. Most often this is caused by Plantar Fasciitis. The good news is there are ways to help alleviate this pain from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Cunha explained to Well+Good the importance of stretching your foot and the muscles around it. “I recommend stretching not just the plantar fascia but also the Achilles tendon which can oftentimes be the culprit,” said the leading downtown NYC podiatrist. “Tightness of the Achilles tendon can limit ankle range of motion which can place added stress onto the plantar fascia.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Gives Opinion On Platform Sneakers To The Sunday Edit – 4/4/20
Sure platform sneakers are cute, but they should not be warn as a gym shoe. Dr. Cunha recently shared the issue of platform sneakers with The Sunday Edit. “Platform sneakers resemble sport sneakers used for athletic activities, as they both are similar in shape, and are made of the same materials,” explained the leading Manhattan podiatrist. “However, when compared to traditional athletic shoes, platform sneakers compromise performance for the sake of fashion, adding more strain to our feet with every step. The extra weight and height of these shoes can not only increase the demand on the muscles on the front of the shin, but they also place more stress on your entire body with every step.” Read the article in its entirety here.
New York Podiatrist Tells WPIX-TV About The Benefits Of Telehealth – 4/6/20
Many New York-based medical offices, like Gotham Footcare, have closed during COVID-19 offering a telemedicine option to patients seeking non-emergency assistance. In an on-air interview with PIX, Dr. Cunha showed us just how telehealth works. Watch the segment here.
Manhattan Doctor Shares Why Walking Barefoot At Home Is Bad For Your Feet – 3/31/20
As most of us continue to quarantine you’d be hard-pressed to get us out of our jammies. Oftentimes, that means sans shoes. While wearing shoes in the house may not seem like the most comfortable option, it is the safest option for your feet. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained the dangers of walking barefoot at home. In fact, it “may increase the progression of underlying foot deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes” according to the popular New York podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Suggests How To Make A Shoe Donation During COVID-19 – 3/17/20
Many organizations are accepting donations for during the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview with Footwear News, Dr. Cunha explained how to know when your shoes still warrant a donation. “Don’t underestimate the wearability of any pair of shoes,” explained the downtown podiatrist. “Although a pair of performance running shoes should typically be worn 500 to 600 miles, for someone using them as a casual shoe they could still have some mileage left. In order to bring them back to life, many can be machine washed then air-dried.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Well+Good All About Toe Jam – 3/17/20
Many of us have heard about toe jam, but most of us don’t really know what causes this predicament. In a recent conversation with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained how this issue arises. “Toe jam develops from lack of proper foot hygiene, which includes not only daily washing between your toes with soap and water and drying your feet thoroughly, but also changing your socks daily,” shared the downtown NYC podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Women’s Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha About What To Look For In A Cardio Shoe – 3/3/20
Nothing can kill a good workout more than an uncomfortable shoe. Dr. Cunha recently spoke to POPSUGAR, a women’s lifestyle website, about the top things to look for in a cardio shoe. For starters: a rigid heel counter. “There should be a good bit of padding called an ankle collar, which is intended to protect and cushion the rear foot,” explained the best NYC podiatrist. “You shouldn't be able to compress it, so when you are running it supports the heel which will help prevent ankle sprains in people with high arches.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares Signs It Is Time To Replace Your Workout Shoes With CNET – 2/27/20
Most assume that you should replace your workout shoes when they’re falling apart, but that’s not exactly true. There are plenty of signs that it’s time to replace your workout shoes Dr. Cunha told CNET Wellness. “Your shoes may look just fine after six months of workouts, but listen to your feet. If you're suffering from pain that you didn't previously experience in your workout, it's likely an indicator that you have worn out your shoes,” explained the NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Health Website What Not To Do To Ingrown Toenails – 2/27/20
When something is bothering us it’s natural to want to resolve the issue, but when it comes to ingrown toenails that’s a big no-no. In an interview with health website Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained why you should not attempt to treat your ingrown toenails at home. “Many patients attempt to conduct ‘bathroom surgery’ on ingrown toenails, which often results in serious infections,” explained the New York City doctor. “This causes further damage to the toe and the nail.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Manhattan Podiatrist Talks About Meghan Markle’s Foot Fashion - 2/10/20
Dr. Cunha Tells Lifestyle Site Not To Choose Shoes That Are Too Big For Your Feet
While some of us may look to celebrities for fashion inspiration, they may not always make the healthiest choices when it comes to footwear. Dr. Cunha recently talked to The List, a women’s lifestyle website, about why Meghan Markle should not wear shoes that are too big for her feet. “A heel that is too big may equally pose the same amount of problems as a heel that is too small,” said the NYC podiatrist. “Heels that are too big can also cause friction that can result in painful blisters, callouses and corns to form, especially on the back of the heel as the foot slides back and forth with every step. The constant rubbing of the back of the shoe against the heel can be painful and annoying. The blisters may also become infected and lead to even greater complications.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Identifies Top Running Shoes for PureWow - 1/27/20
Women's Website Asks NYC Doctor For Tips On Running Shoes
There are so many running shoes on the market that it can be tough to know which one to choose. And, as most runners know, your footwear can make or break your run. In a conversation with PureWow, Dr. Cunha names his top three picks for running shoes. The New York City podiatrist is a fan of the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080V9. "The outer sole of this sneaker is designed with strategically placed flex grooves to help maintain traction and durability for a smoother stride," he explained. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Joined WPIX-TV To Talk Best And Worst Shoes For Your Feet - 1/15/20
Manhattan Podiatrist Shoots "Wear This, Not That" Segment With PIX11
Selecting the perfect shoe for each occasion can be a daunting task. Oftentimes, we opt for the trendiest and often disregard our comfort. To help New Yorker's make the best footwear choices, Dr. Cunha joined PIX11 at DSW in Manhattan to discuss the best and worst shoes for your feet. Watch the segment online here.
Walking Vs. Running: Here Is What Dr. Cunha Tells Romper - 12/21/19
Top Podiatrist Shares Benefits Of Walking With Women's Lifestyle Site
Plenty of us would prefer not to run unless we're being chased. While there are many reasons to walk vs run, what if I told you your podiatrist encourages it? Dr. Cunha recently shared with Romper that walking puts less pressure on the joints because it's a lower impact sport. "The impact that occurs with every step when running increases the force placed on your feet up to 2.5 times your body weight, which can place tremendous stress on the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of your feet," explained the NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares What Runners With Flat Feet Should Look For In A Shoe - 12/20/19
NYC Podiatrist Talks Stability Running Shoes With Well+Good
Runners with flat feet know it can be tough to find a comfortable running shoe that won’t cause foot pain after a long run. To help, Dr. Cunha spoke to Well+Good about which features to look for in a stability running shoe. “Look for a deep heel cup to maintain proper foot realignment and relieve pressure on the plantar fascia when your heel strikes the ground. This will help maintain proper sagittal motion and minimize frontal plane motion which can lead to excessive pronation, collapse of the arch, and ultimately foot pain associated with flat feet,” encouraged the New York doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
New York City Podiatrist Names Benefits Of Compression Socks - 12/20/19
Reviewed Asks Dr. Cunha For Recommendations On Compression Socks
There are many benefits to wearing compression socks – from increased blood flow to reducing aches and pains. But, does one size fit all? In an interview with Reviewed, Dr. Cunha explained what you should look for in a compression sock along with the many benefits. “When worn correctly, compression socks are very beneficial in providing good circulation of the blood flow in the feet and legs,” shared the Manhattan podiatrist. “The consistent pressure along with the feet and legs [and in response to] movement promotes blood flow up from your ankles through the veins in your legs and back towards your heart.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Cautions Against Wearing Rocker-Style Running Shoes
Dr. Cunha Explains Why Rocker-Style Running Shoes Aren't For Everyone
Rocker-style running shoes are promoted to help athletes move quickly and while this trend is picking up you may want to pause before you make them your full-time running shoe. “There are trade-offs to wearing rocker-style shoes: While they decrease the load on the Achilles tendon, they also simultaneously increase the pressure on the knee joints,” the leading NYC podiatrist explained to Well+Good. “If rocker shoes are chosen, I recommend they also do gait training and transition into rocker shoes slowly.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Reveals The Worst Shoe Trends Of The Past Decade - 12/17/19
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Tells INSIDER Which Trends Need To Exit
Most of us have looked at pictures of ourselves only to cringe at our former style preferences. Some of them – like scrunchies and jorts – have made a comeback, but others should stay in the past. Dr. Cunha explained to lifestyle site INSIDER which shoe trends should never see the light of 2020. Read which shoes make the list here.
Dr. Cunha Names Best Workout Shoes For Women For Marie Claire - 12/10/19
Women's Magazine Asks Manhattan Podiatrist For Workout Shoe Recs
We’ve all experience foot pain following a great workout. Sometimes we assume we just pushed ourselves too far, but the truth is you probably just don’t have the right workout shoe. In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Dr. Cunha shares his top workout shoes for women. See his recommendations here.
NYC Podiatrist Shares Secrets To Keeping Your Feet Warm In The Winter - 12/8/19
Well+Good Asks Dr. Cunha For His Best Foot Warming Tips
Keeping our feet warm in the winter can be somewhat of a challenge especially if we’re walking around in wet conditions. To help their readers, Well+Good spoke to Dr. Cunha for his best tips on keeping your feet warm this winter. “Place your shoes over or near a heating source—like a radiator or heat floor vents—for an hour or so before leaving to warm them up,” said the leading NYC podiatrist. “This will also dry out your shoes from any moisture that may have built in the liner. Even better if you remove the liner and leave it out to dry the night before.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Explains To Martha Stewart Living What Your Heels Do To Your Feet - 12/6/19
Manhattan Podiatrist Shares The Dangers Of High Heels With Women's Lifestyle Magazine
Sure high heels are cute, and sometimes they really do pull the outfit together. But, have you ever considered what you’re doing to your feet when you shove them in that six-inch stiletto? In a recent interview with Martha Stewart Living, Dr. Cunha discussed the dangers of these trendy shoes. “When wearing high heels, you put constant pressure on the Achilles tendon by shortening and tightening it,” said the downtown doctor. “Repeated and extended wear of high heels shorten the tendon permanently, which leads to inflammation and pain when you wear flat shoes and forces the tight tendon to stretch.” Read the article in its entirety here.