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Fit & Awesome Speaks to Dr. Cunha on What to Know About Purchasing Running Shoes – 6/10/18
Health and Fitness Online Hub Interviews New York Podiatrist
Fit & Awesome, an online health and fitness focused on healthy living, featured an interview with Dr. Cunha about how to select the best sneaker for running. Runners often report an increase in foot pain which can often be alleviated when purchasing the appropriate running shoe. In this article, Dr. Cunha advises runners to look for shoes with three things: rigid shank, rigid heel counter and wide forefoot. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares the Best Affordable Products to Prep Your Feet for Summer with Health Online – 6/13/18
Health Magazine Seeks Advice from Dr. Cunha
Health Magazine, an outlet focused on health and wellness information, spoke with Dr. Cunha for his tips on products that will promote a healthy foot in the summer, without breaking the bank. The NYC podiatrist recommended affordable over-the counter products that can be found on Amazon. To learn more, read the full article here.
SheFinds Talks to Dr. Cunha About the Most Comfortable Shoes of Summer – 6/21/18
Fashion and Shopping Blog Seeks Tips from Leading Podiatrist
Plenty have raved about the comfort of this season’s summer slide sandal. They’ve even been endorsed by the best podiatrist in NYC. In an interview with SheFinds, a fashion and shopping blog for women, Dr. Cunha discusses the perks of the fashionable summer slide. “These shoes are somewhat similar to a surgical shoe as they have a harder sole and can accommodate more uneven and hard terrain (this minimizes injury). The soles are often ribbed, which allows for better traction and greater stability. They also tend to be wider than flip-flops, which is better for people with bunions, hammertoes, or neuromas.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Glam Talks to Dr. Cunha About the Ideal Heel Height for Women – 7/12/18
Women’s Online Publication Seeks Advice From Best Podiatrist in New York
While many women have a love/hate relationship with heels, many aren’t certain how to select a heel height that won’t leave them searching for a foot doctor. In an interview with Glam, a women’s online publication focused on beauty and fashion, Dr. Cunha shared tips on selecting the perfect heel height. “Never go over three inches in heel height when shopping for shoes, because it changes the biomechanics of how you walk,” cautioned Dr. Cunha. “Anything higher throws off your center gravity… putting unnecessary stress on your metatarsal bones, Achilles tenon, knees, and back.” Read the article in its entirety here.
The New York Post Explores Why Trendy Shoes May Not Be Best For Your Feet – 7/10/18
New York City Paper Looks to Dr. Cunha for Shoe Tips
The New York Post recently sought out Dr. Cunha to discuss how cute shoes could be damaging your feet. Just because they fit, doesn’t mean they’re good for you. New York’s top podiatrist shared, “All flats lack proper support, but flip-flops are especially bad. The sole is completely flat and forces your foot to pronate [or roll inward] for a longer period of time.” 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.
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.
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.
Metro New York Speaks to Dr. Cunha About the Dangers of Walking Barefoot – 6/22/18
Commuter Daily Paper Seeks Advice from Best Podiatrist in NYC
Most people slip off their shoes as soon as they reach their front door, but this can negatively impact your foot health. Metro New York, a commuter daily paper in NYC, featured Dr. Cunha’s comments on the risks of walking barefoot. "Walking barefoot on hard surfaces allows our foot to collapse, which can lead to a tremendous amount of stress not only to the foot, but to the rest of the body," explained the Manhattan podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Downtown Podiatrist Discusses Issues with Flip Flops in Commuter Daily Paper
Dr. Cunha Shares How Wearing Flip Flops Can Lead to Heel Pain – 6/26/18
In an interview with Metro New York, a commuter daily paper in NYC, Dr. Cunha discussed the dangers of wearing flip flops. Although there are many causes of heel pain, including reactive arthritis, Achilles tendonitis and other injuries and conditions, wearing flip flops for extended periods of time can also be one of the leading causes of heel pain and is damaging to your overall foot health. The New York podiatrist explained that flip flops, “don't offer any arch or heel support, and you have to grip them with your toes to keep them on your feet.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Moneyish Why You Should Reconsider Wearing Heels to the Office 7/18/18
Manhattan Podiatrist Discusses the Danger of Heels
Moneyish, a publication from Dow Jones Media Group that focuses on money and personal finance, talked with Dr. Cunha about the dangers of wearing heels to the office. As high heels lengthen your legs, they also force you to carry your full weight on the balls of your feet. This puts pressure on your spine, back and knees; can cause tendonitis and joint pain in your ankles and knees; and can permanently shorten your Achilles tendon. To learn more about what our favorite downtown NYC podiatrist shared, see here.
Women’s Health Interviews Dr. Cunha About Wedding Shoes That Are Cute And Comfortable – 7/26/18
Women’s Magazine Explores Comfortable Shoe Options with Dr. Cunha
There are plenty of cute shoe options to wear to a wedding, but most will have you experiencing foot pain before the ceremony ends. In an interview with Women’s Health, a women’s magazine focused on health, wellness, lifestyle and more, Dr. Cunha shares the best shoe options to wear to weddings. “While you might be tempted to wear flats instead of heels to spare yourself the agony, that's actually not the best idea. Completely flat shoes might mess with the arch in your foot, leading to heel pain, shin splints, and knee or back pain.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Bustle Why You Should Not Wear Shoes That Are Too Big For Your Feet – 7/30/18
Women’s Online Publication Talks Footwear with Dr. Cunha
Bustle, a women’s online news outlet geared toward fashion, beauty and lifestyle, featured an interview with Dr. Cunha on whether women should wear shoes that are too big for their feet. Meghan Markle was photographed wearing shoes that are too big for her, which got the internet talking: is it safe for your feet? According to Dr. Cunha, often referred to as the best podiatrist in New York, “Proper fitting shoes provide a proper platform for our feet to support our body. Shoes that are too big means you will be accommodating the improper fitted size in a dysfunctional way and can lead to foot problems." 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.