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Dr. Cunha Speaks to Fashion Site About New Heel Trends – 1/22/19
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Ranks Heel Trends for Who What Wear
It’s no secret that heels are hardly the most comfortable shoe for our feet, but some are better than others. In a recent interview with fashion site Who What Wear, Dr. Cunha ranked the top heel trends including “Floss” heels, platforms and more. To see what this leading podiatrist had to say, read the article here.
Who What Wear Interviews Dr. Cunha on How Long is Too Long to Wear Heels – 12/27/18
Leading NYC Podiatrist Shares How Long to Wear Heels to Avoid Pain
Wearing heels all day long can increase the likelihood that you will experience foot pain. While the amount of time one can wear heels varies on the time of shoe and activity you’re doing, there are some guidelines to consider. In a December Who What Wear piece, Dr. Cunha recommended against wearing heels above 3 inches. He stressed "that heels alter the ability of the foot to absorb shock evenly across the foot and to hold up our body weight. A larger sized heel will still force the distribution of weight onto the ball of your foot and compact your toes into a small space which will still lead to the progression of bunions when you are predisposed to having them." Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Talks Shoe Trends that are Killing Your Feet – 12/19/18
Dr. Cunha Tells Who What Wear Which Shoe Fashions to Avoid
We’ve all been there – we put on the perfect shoes to go with our outfit only to regret our decision as soon as we take a few steps. Sacrificing comfort for style isn’t always the best solution. In a recent interview with fashion site Who What Wear, the downtown podiatrist shared which leading fashions are killing your feet. One of the biggest offenders: Western boots. According to Dr. Cunha, “The problem is the narrow toe box. This is not the natural shape of the foot so the big toe is going to exacerbate a bunion, causing hammertoes and irritate neuromas.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Fashion Site Shares Dr. Cunha’s Comments on Top Shoe Trends – 12/18/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Advises Against Certain Sneaker Fashions
Model Emily Ratajkowski was recently spotted wearing hiking boot–sneaker hybrids, which isn’t the best shoe for your feet. Who What Wear, a fashion website, spoke to Dr. Cunha about why this model should make better choices for her feet. The leading NYC podiatrist shared, “They are too bulky and heavy for everyday use and may cause muscle fatigue," he noted, "which can lead to posture changes as well as other aches and pains." Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Magazine Spoke with Dr. Cunha About Best Shoes for High Arches – 12/18/18
NYC Podiatrist Discussed the Best Walking Shoes for High Arches
When you have high arches finding the best shoes for your feet can be a challenge. Dr. Cunha recently spoke with Health Magazine about the best walking shoes for high arches, and why it can be difficult for those with high arches to fit into regular shoes. “Having high arches means that less of your foot actually touches the ground when walking or running, providing less shock absorption,” he explained. Read the article in its entirety here.
Fashion Site Interviews Dr. Cunha on Sneaker Trend – 12/7/18
Downtown Manhattan Doctor Discloses Which Sneakers He Loves and Loathes
There’s a new sneaker trend on the rise, and just because they may feel more comfortable than your heels, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good for your feet. In a December piece, Who What Wear, a fashion news site, Dr. Cunha ranked each trend and explained which shoes weren’t so great for your feet. To see his rankings on “dad sneakers,” laceless sneakers, and more, read the article here.
Dr. Cunha Talks Best Shoes for Walking with POPSUGAR – 11/30/18
NYC Podiatrist Shares Which Walking Shoes Will Provide the Most Comfort
Most New Yorkers walk several miles a day, which can wreak havoc on your feet if you aren’t wearing comfortable shoes. In a recent interview with lifestyle news site POPSUGAR, Dr. Cunha explained what to look for in walking shoes. “For optimal comfort, the flex point of the shoe should match the bending point of your foot. You can check the flex point of the shoe by holding it by the heel and pressing the toe of the shoe onto the ground — the point where the shoe bends and creases is the flex point.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Wellness Site Talks Blister Treatment Do’s and Don’ts – 11/19/18
Dr. Cunha Shares His Best Tips for Treating a Blister at Home
Nothing can stop you in your tracks like a blister. If you’re like most of us, you will want to heel this painful nuisance as quickly as possible. In a November piece by Well+Good, a health and wellness online news site, the leading Manhattan podiatrist shared advice on how to quickly treat blisters. Hint: skip the Neosporin which may dry it out. “We have a normal hydration to our bodies. Whenever something is too wet, you want to dry it. Whenever something’s too dry, you want to wet it,” he shared. Read the article in its entirety here.
Fashion Website Speaks to Dr. Cunha About the Latest Shoe Trends – 11/8/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Shares What This Season’s Latest Fashions Are Doing to Your Feet
A real shoe lover usually sacrifices comfort for style, but that might not have some long-lasting impact on your feet. Dr. Cunha spoke with The Budget Fashionista, an online fashion magazine, about how the latest trends could be damaging your feet. “The higher the heel, the shorter the strides, which means more pressure is placed on the balls of your feet. This throws off your center of gravity, putting unneeded and unnecessary stress on your knees and lower back,” he said. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Names Best Cross-Training Shoes for Women for Health Magazine – 11/2/18
Leading NYC Podiatrist Talks Best Cross-Training Shoes for Women
Nothing can hinder your workout like bad shoes. A recent post from Health Online, a magazine focusing on health and wellness, featured Dr. Cunha’s recommendation for cross-training shoes for women. The Manhattan Podiatrist informed, “A good cross-training sneaker is designed for multi-directional activities that involve lateral side-to-side movements on hard surfaces. Your weight is more concentrated on your heels and they need to be able to absorb two to three times your total body weight. These shoes need to have a comfortable upper and flexible midsole for multi-directional movement.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Discusses How to Find the Best Podiatrist – 10/31/18
Leading NYC Doctor Talks Podiatry with U.S. News & World Report
Your feet are the most neglected part of your body. In fact, most people don’t seek treatment unless they are experiencing serious pain. In a recent interview with U.S. News and World Report, a news site covering health, lifestyle and financial topics, Dr. Cunha shared tips for finding the best podiatrist along with leading foot issues that drives patients to his office. “It can be broken down into plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, but 70 percent of my patients come in with either of those two conditions,” he explained. Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Podiatrist Shares Secrets to Break In Your Travel Shoes with Travel + Leisure – 10/22/18
Travel + Leisure Shares Dr. Cunha’s Tips for Breaking In Your Travel Shoes
Nothing can spoil your travel like foot pain, which is why it’s important to make sure you break in your travel shoes before you get to your destination. In an interview with Travel + Leisure, a magazine geared towards frequent travelers, Dr. Cunha shared his best tips for breaking in shoes. The best New York Podiatrist recommended buying your shoes in the evening when your feet are most swollen. Dr. Cunha said, “If the shoe feels comfortable at the end of the day they will most likely feel comfortable throughout the day.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Reader’s Digest What You’re Doing to Kill Your Feet – 10/19/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Speaks to Lifestyle Outlet About What NOT to do to Your Feet
In an October post, Reader’s Digest, a lifestyle magazine focusing on topics affecting American society, health and medicine, shared ways podiatrists say you are damaging your feet featuring comments by Dr. Cunha. In this piece, the NYC-based podiatrist shared how to alleviate dry or scaly feet, “The best way to get rid of scales is not with lotion but with antifungal cream.” Read the article in its entirety here.
U.S. News Speaks to Manhattan Podiatrist About Diabetes and Foot Health – 10/17/18
Dr. Cunha Discusses How Diabetes Can Impact Your Foot Health in Interview with U.S. News
Feet are the most neglected part of our body, but that must change. Especially if you’re a diabetic. In a recent interview with U.S. News & World Report, a news site geared toward health, money, lifestyle and business topics, Dr. Cunha discussed the seriousness of diabetes. The Manhattan doctor shared, “If the patient develops a serious infection – gangrene or necrosis of soft tissue – at that point it's no longer manageable and you need to address the condition as effectively, thoroughly and quickly as possible because it can lead to other life-altering complications." Read the article in its entirety here.
NYC Podiatrist Talks Nail Color with Men’s Health Magazine – 10/8/18
Dr. Cunha Interviewed with Men’s Health on Topic of Nail Health
It’s important to pay attention to the color of your nails as they could be telling you a lot about your health. Dr. Cunha recently spoke to Men’s Health, a magazine geared towards men’s mental, physical and emotional health, about what the color of your toenails indicate. The Manhattan podiatrist said, “White lines can appear if there is recurring pressure or trauma to the nail — for instance, if a runner wears shoes that are too small and the toe continues to hit the top of the shoe. Be patient and simply allow the healthy nail to grow and gradually replace the white nail over time.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Discusses What the Color of Your Toenails Says About your Health – 9/19/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Speaks to INSIDER About Toenail Color
The color of your toenails can explain a lot about your health. In a recent interview with INSIDER, a lifestyle website, Dr. Cunha shared what each color could imply about your health. The downtown NYC podiatrist explained, “The most common reason for dark stripes down a person's nails is a condition which occurs in almost 50% of African Americans known as linear melanonychia. When pigments in the nail known as melanocytes make excess pigment causing the nail beds to darken. Less common reasons include taking certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs; skin cancer and immunodeficiency disease such as HIV, lupus, and scleroderma.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Talks How to Treat Toenail Problems at Home with 30 Second Health– 9/5/18
Health Website Talks Toenail Care with Leading NYC Podiatrist
It’s not uncommon for toenails to become discolored, but sometimes it could warrant a visit to your local podiatrist. In an interview with 30 Second Health, a health site aimed at improving the quality of life for its readers, Dr. Cunha shared what you should know about the color of your toenails. The top podiatrist in New York shared, “Many people assume that their feet are just dry and cracked when they are really suffering from athlete’s foot. This fungus can penetrate the nail which leads it looking yellow or brown.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Magazine Talks to Dr. Cunha About Which Items to Toss From Your Closet – 9/4/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Shares When it is Time to Replace Your Shoes and Socks with Health Magazine
We’ve all kept our shoes and socks a little longer than we should have. In a September piece, Health Online, a magazine focusing on health and wellness, featured Dr. Cunha’s comments on when it’s time to update your footwear. The local New York City podiatrist said, “If you’re running in them, your shoes need to be replaced approximately every six months. If you wear them mainly as comfy walking shoes and not for athletics, every 10 months is about right.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Prevention Magazine Covers Best Training Shoes For Your Work Out – 8/20/18
Writer Speaks with Dr. Cunha for Tips on Fitness Shoes
Prevention, a magazine focused on practical health information and ideas on healthy living, featured an interview with Dr. Cunha on the best workout shoes. The Manhattan Podiatrist shared, “When you participate in cross-training activities, your weight is more concentrated on your heels. That means they need to be able to absorb two to three times your total body weight." Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares the Best Walking Shoes for Women with Woman’s Day – 8/1/18
Women’s Publication Requests Tips from Downtown NYC Podiatrist
Walking is a great form of exercise, but it can be painful if you don’t have the appropriate footwear. In an interview with Woman’s Day, a publication aimed at working women, Dr. Cunha shared tips on best walking shoes – and the best time of day to shop for these items. "Your feet are most swollen at the end of the day, so if the sneakers feel comfortable at night, they should be comfortable any time during the day.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Restaurant Insider Explores the Best Shoes for Restaurant Staff – 7/30/18
Restaurant Industry Resource Seeks Tips from NYC Podiatrist
Restaurant Insider, an online resource for those in the restaurant industry, featured Dr. Cunha in an article about proper shoes for restaurant staff. The leading podiatrist in New York shared, “A food server is constantly on their feet and can easily take over 10,000 steps a day at work. It’s important to select shoes that are appropriately sized, comfortable, supportive, shock absorbent, and slip resistant.” Read the article in its entirety here.