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Dr. Cunha Identifies Top Running Shoes for PureWow - 1/27/20

The 3 Best Running Shoes, According to a Podiatrist

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

Picking the right shoes for your feet

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

4 Surprising Benefits Of Walking Vs. Running, According To Experts

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

Whether you like the look of them are not, sock sneakers and sock boots aren't great for your feet.

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

The Best Workout Shoes, According to Experts

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

What Are Your High Heels Really Doing to Your Feet?

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.



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