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Dr. Cunha Identifies Biggest Wellness Myths for Women’s Website – 11/7/19
Manhattan Podiatrist Dispels Popular Running Shoe Myths For POPSUGAR
We’ve all heard the myth that minimalist shoes are best for runners in training, but that’s not actually the truth. Dr. Cunha recently spoke to women’s lifestyle website POPSUGAR about the biggest health and wellness myths. And while that one may run rampant (pun intended), it’s not actually true. “Advocates of minimalist shoes believe that because these shoes help shorten a runner's stride, they place less stress on the joints,” explains the downtown NYC podiatrist. "I strongly disagree with this notion and believe that runners are actually at an increased risk of injuring themselves due to the lack of protection offered by minimalist shoes." Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Discusses R. Kelly’s Toenail Infection With INSIDER – 10/31/19
Popular NYC Podiatrist Comments On R. Kelly’s Toenail Infection
R. Kelly recently missed a court appearance due to a toenail infection which leaves many of us wondering… is a toenail infection that bad? In an interview with INSIDER, Dr. Cunha shared what patients should know about toenail infections. While you may not be able to call out sick due to a toenail it does require some attention. "You should also cover it with an antibiotic or Neosporin and Band-Aid to protect the area while you are waiting for your nail to grow back," explained the popular NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Podiatrist Names Fall Shoe Trends To Avoid – 10/23/19
Who What Wear Speaks To Dr. Cunha About Dangerous Fall Footwear Fashions
Who doesn’t love the fall? It brings cooler weather and numerous fashion footwear options. While most of our cooler weather shoes are safe for our feet, there are a few we should avoid. Dr. Cunha recently identified a few fall fashion trends that consumers should avoid for Who What Wear, a fashion publication. While ankle boots are just fine, not all are made equal. The best NYC podiatrist recommends a heel height of one and a half inches. The higher the heel, the shorter strides, which means more pressure on the balls of your feet. This throws off your center of gravity, putting unnecessary stress on your knees and lower back. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Analyzes Britney Spears’ Favorite Sneaker For Shape Magazine – 10/21/19
NYC Podiatrist Comments On The Hoka Clifton 3s
While following the trends of our favorite celebrities may not always be good for our health or our wallet, that’s not the case if you want to steal Britney Spears’ sneaker look. In an interview with Shape Magazine, Dr. Cunha shared the benefits of the Hoka Clifton, the shoe has “good shock absorption which prevents heel pain—in particular, plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs underneath your foot.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Explains To PureWow Why Walking Barefoot Is Bad For Your Feet – 10/9/19
Manhattan Doctor Shares Dangers Of Walking Barefoot With Women’s Lifestyle Website
Whether you’re at the beach, the yoga studio or the comfort of your backyard, it’s never a good idea to walk barefoot. In an interview with PureWow, Dr. Cunha explained how walking barefoot exposes our feet to a number of issues including Athlete’s Foot, Nail Fungus, Plantar Warts and more. “If you walk barefoot in public, like at the pool or waterpark, you can catch warts, as they are easily contagious,” cautioned the leading NYC podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Doctor Radio, Sirius XM Channel 110 – 10/3/19
Dr. Cunha Joined Doctor Radio To Discuss All Things Foot Health – 10/3/19
In October, Dr. Cunha joined Dr. Nieca Goldberg for an interview on Doctor Radio’s “Beyond the Heart” show. During the discussion, the downtown podiatrist discussed common foot health issues and how to select appropriate orthotics. He also took questions from Doctor Radio listeners to help solve their foot pain issues.
New York Magazine Asks NYC Doctor For Tips On Treating Athlete’s Foot – 9/25/19
Dr. Cunha Shares His Favorite Products To Eliminate Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection of the foot that develops commonly on the soles of the feet and in between the toes. If caught early, Athlete’s Foot can be cured by using over the counter medication. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Dr. Cunha recommended a few of his favorite products to treat Athlete’s Foot, including Lotrimin. Lotrimin is a “greaseless, odorless, and non-staining cream that soothes itching, burning, cracking, scaling, and discomfort,” explained the leading downtown NYC podiatrist. For more recommendations, read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Authors A Piece On Plantar Fibroma For NAILS Magazine – 9/25/19
Manhattan Podiatrist Explains The Ins And Outs Of Plantar Fibroma
Dr. Cunha recently partnered with NAILS Magazine to write an article on Plantar Fibroma, a non-cancerous bump, no more than an inch in diameter, that develops on your plantar fascia. In the piece, the downtown Manhattan podiatrist explained, “There are a few ways to treat your plantar fibroma. You can take the conservative route, which involves physical therapy to break down the scar tissue in order to decrease inflammation and pain while increasing the blood flow, stimulating the growth of a healthy plantar fascia.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Women’s Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha How To Soften Feet – 9/19/19
NYC Podiatrist Offers Advice On How To Remove Calluses
While summer can be refreshing for our mental health it can be a little tough on our foot health. Whether we’re walking around in flip flops or barefoot, summer tends to leave lasting effects on our feet. Dr. Cunha spoke to Byrdie, a women’s lifestyle website covering health, wellness and beauty topics about how we can soften our feet following the summer. “I am a fan of Eucerin cream as it is very effective in sealing in moisture to protect and heal very dry, cracked skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, or medications,” the top downtown doctor shared. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Provides Tips On How To Summer Proof Your Feet – 9/18/19
NYC Podiatrist Tells Oxygen Magazine Which Summer Hazards Could Damage Our Feet
Our feet take a lot of beatings year-round, but this is especially true in the summer. In an interview with Oxygen Magazine, Dr. Cunha shared how summer footwear trends could harm our feet – specifically flip flops. “They could affect your gait and posture, which can lead to a tremendous amount of stress not only to the feet but also the rest of the body,” explained the downtown Manhattan podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Talks Socks And Blisters With Health And Wellness Publication – 9/16/19
Manhattan Podiatrist Explains To Well+Good How Socks May Be Causing Your Blisters
Nothing is more painful than a blister. (Okay, maybe childbirth). While most of us curse our shoes when we’re plagued with blisters, it may not actually be their fault. Dr. Cunha explained to Well+Good, a health and wellness website, that the problem could arise when your cotton socks are too small for you or when they become wet. “When your socks get wet, they’ll rub against your skin barrier and create even more friction,” the downtown podiatrist explained. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Identifies The Worst Shoes For Your Feet – 9/13/19
NYC Podiatrist Tells Well+Good Which Shoes You Should Avoid
As most of us know, comfort and fashion don’t always go hand in hand (or should we say foot in foot?). While some shoes really do make the outfit, it’s important to consider our feet – the gateway to our bodies – when selecting footwear. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha described what to look for in a shoe and named the five worst shoes for your feet. “Shoes with ankle straps help support the shoe on the foot and eliminates the need for your toes to hang onto the shoe thus reducing the development of hammertoes,” shared the downtown NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Podiatrist Shares History Of Platform Sandals With Bustle – 9/13/19
Dr. Cunha Explains To Women’s Lifestyle Site How Platform Sandals Has Outlived Other Shoe Trends
Sure platform sandals are cute, but are the actually good for our feet? In a recent interview with women’s lifestyle website Bustle, Dr. Cunha shared the attraction to this trend but also shared some tips to ward off foot injuries. “It’s important to wear sandals or flip flops with ankle straps for two reasons,” the downtown podiatrist explained. “One, if you’re constantly gripping your shoe with your toes you’re going to develop 'hammer toes,' or contractions of the toe joints that causes a permanently bent or flexed position in the toe. And two, if the flip flop doesn’t have an ankle strap for additional stability this can also lead to a higher probability of twisted or sprained ankles.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Woman’s Publication What To Look Out For During A Pedicure – 9/10/19
MadameNoire Asks Downtown Podiatrist About Gross Issues That May Arise During A Pedicure
Of course we love a good pedicure every once in a while, but we would be lying if we said it didn’t cross our mind whether our tools have been sanitized. Are we exposing our feet to fungus and other diseases by treating ourselves? Dr. Cunha spoke to MadameNoire, a women’s lifestyle publication focused on health, beauty and fashion, about tips to ensure your favorite salon is sanitary. “Make sure that there is no sign of foreign debris before you dip your feet in,” the leading NYC podiatrist suggested. “Do the finger test if you’re unsure. Swipe your finger through the water and make sure that there is no debris collected on your finger. If it’s suspicious, it ain’t delicious.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Magazine Taps Leading NYC Podiatrist For Running Shoe Buying Guide – 9/23/19
Dr. Cunha Advises How To Shop For New Running Shoes
Have you ever purchased a cute new pair of running shoes only to suffer from foot pain, blisters and sore knees following your workout? You may have purchased the wrong size. In an interview with Health Magazine, Dr. Cunha explained that consumers should purchase running shoes at the end of the day "when gravity has pulled all the fluid down and feet are most swollen” not in the morning when our feet are the smallest. To learn more about how to purchase a running shoe that best suits your needs, read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Authors Piece On Athlete’s Foot For Sports Website – 8/23/19
Manhattan Podiatrist Names Signs And Symptoms Of Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s Foot, also commonly referred to as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot that develops commonly on the soles of the feet and in between the toes. Dr. Cunha recently wrote a piece for SportsMD.com on the causes of this common foot infection. The leading NYC doctor noted, “This condition is caused by a group of mold-like fungi called dermatophytes that feed on dead skin and nails and is closely related to other fungal infections, including ringworm and jock itch. These microscopic organisms live in dark, warm, and moist environments.” Read the article in its entirety here .