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NYC Podiatrist Advises Well+Good Against Zero-Drop Shoes - 7/30/20

The One Type of Running Shoes a Podiatrist Would *Never* Recommend

Dr. Cunha Tells Wellness Site To Avoid This Running Shoe

It’s important to wear supportive shoes especially if you’re doing strenuous exercises like running. While some are a fan of Zero-drop running shoes, Dr. Cunha does not recommend them. “Zero-drop running shoes are minimal ‘barefoot’ running shoes that have minimal to no cushioning and leave the feet laying directly flat on a level surface of the shoe,” the leading Manhattan podiatrist told Well+Good. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Names Approved Summer Slides For Well+Good - 7/26/20 

6 Podiatrist-Approved Slides That Are Just As Easy To Put On As Flip Flops (and Better for Your Feet)

Downtown Doctor Shares Why Summer Slides Are Superior To Flip Flops

While flip flops are convenient to throw on if you’re running out in a hurry, they aren’t the best shoe for your feet. Instead Dr. Cunha suggests wearing a summer slide. “Summer slide shoes are somewhat similar to a surgical shoe as they have a harder sole than most traditional sandals or flip flops and can accommodate more uneven and hard terrain which, of course, can help minimize injury,” he told Well+Good in an interview. Read the article in its entirety here.


Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Shares Best Yoga Moves For Flat Feet - 7/24/20 

If You Struggle With Pain Caused by Flat Feet, These 3 Yoga Moves Could Help

Dr. Cunha Tells POPSUGAR Which Yoga Moves Could Help Those With Flat Feet

Yoga is a great workout offering benefits for many ailments. Dr. Cunha recently suggested to POPSUGAR that it would also help those suffering from pain as a result of flat feet. “To ease the pain, stretching the foot, calf, and Achilles tendon can reduce the tension in the plantar fascia. Yoga poses that require an extension are the best to tighten the fascia and reduce the pain,” explained the leading New York podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.


Manhattan Podiatrist Warns PureWow Of The Dangers Of Flip Flops - 7/21/20 

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops, According to a Podiatrist


Dr. Cunha Cautions Against Wearing Flip Flops Long-Term

While flip flops are the go-to shoe selection for most people during the summer, the shoe can wreak havoc on your foot especially if you wear them for extended periods of time. “I typically advise my patients NOT to wear flip-flops for prolonged periods of time, as this particular shoe allows our foot to collapse affecting our gait and posture, which can lead to a tremendous amount of stress not only to the foot but to the rest of the body,” Dr. Cunha explained in an interview with PureWow. Read the article in its entirety here.


Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Offers Tips For A Safe Pedicure During The Coronavirus - 7/16/20

Tips From Podiatrists on Getting a Safe Pedicure in Coronavirus Times

Dr. Cunha Explains To Footwear News How Customers Can Safely Get A Pedicure During Covid-19

As New York reopens, many of us who have avoided salons and spas during the shutdown are anxious for our next beauty treatment. But, is it still safe to seek these treatments? In an interview with Footwear News, Dr. Cunha warned of the importance of properly sanitizing utensils before each use. Read the article in its entirety here.


 

Dr. Cunha Explains To Refinery29 How To Properly Use A Pumice Stone - 7/15/20

How To Use A Pumice Stone For Your Softest Feet Ever

Wondering Which Pumice Stone Works Best? Here’s What the Leading NYC Podiatrist Says

Dry or cracked feet can make wearing even the cutest sandals slightly unsightly. The good news is you can easily solve your dry feet problem with the proper pumice stone. “I always recommend a pumice stone that's made from actual volcanic material as opposed to a synthetic file, to avoid subjecting your skin to any chemicals,” Dr. Cunha told Refinery29. “Wet the pumice stone, then rub it over your calloused area in a circular motion, using light pressure.” Read the article in its entirety here.


The Healthy Seeks Advice from Dr. Cunha On Best Flip Flops - 7/8/20 

10 Best Flip-Flops with Arch Support, According to Podiatrists

Manhattan Podiatrist Discusses Which Flip Flops Offer Arch Support

Gotham Footcare rarely advises patients to wear flip flops, but there are some exceptions to be made – like if you’re walking in a gym or at the beach. If you must wear flip flops it’s important to select a pair with proper arch support. Dr. Cunha recently named one of his top choices for The Healthy. “The Birkenstock Gizeh flip-flops are modeled on the cork sandal and their footbed will offer the same comfort and arch support you would expect from Birkenstocks,” explained the top Manhattan podiatrist. “These flip-flops are also ultra-lightweight, highly flexible, shock-absorbent, waterproof, and skin-friendly.” Read the article in its entirety here.


Tips to manage Planter Fasciitis by Gotham Footcare

U.S. News & World Report Asks Leading Podiatrist For Tips On Treating Plantar Fasciitis - 7/6/20 

12 Tips to Manage Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Cunha Discussed The Benefit Of Tenex

If you wake up with heel pain, you likely suffer from plantar fasciitis – one of the most common foot health complaints. While mild issues can often be treated at home with ice and anti-inflammatories, more severe issues may require surgery. In an interview with U.S. News and World Report, Dr. Cunha introduced the Tenex procedure. “This procedure is performed with a small incision, doesn't require stitches and leaves no scar. It takes less than 10 minutes to perform and requires no downtime from work. The benefits of Tenex treatment are chronic pain relief, faster recovery time, a small incision, no scarring and no risks from complications of surgery or general anesthesia. Plus, it enables patients to return to vigorous activities,” the top foot doctor explained. Read the article in its entirety here. 


Got Stinky Summer Feet? Dr. Cunha Advises Well+Good On Best Products - 7/2/20 

‘I’m a Podiatrist, And These Are the 5 Products I Recommend for Stinky Summer Feet’

Downtown NYC Podiatrist Names Foot Products To Combat Stinky Feet

There is nothing like removing your shoes after a long day only to be assaulted by foot odor. What is it? Where does it come from? And, how can I prevent that stench? Dr. Cunha spoke to Well+Good about why our feet can be extra smelly during summer months. “Summer is a particularly tricky season for feet because people are walking barefoot more frequently which exposes them to fungus and bacteria,” the leading podiatrist explained. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Names Best Shoes For Standing All Day For Men’s Health - 6/30/20 

The 7 Best Shoes for Standing All Day, According to a Podiatrist

Foot Doctor Selects Top Shoe Choices For Optimum Comfort

Our feet are the gateway to the rest of our body so it’s crucial to care for them properly. While some jobs require us to be on our feet all day which could exacerbate existing foot health issues, there are ways the proper shoe can combat this discomfort. In an interview with Men’s Health, Dr. Cunha offered tips for purchasing the best shoes for your feet. “Always pick shoes that fit well. Buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet are swollen,” he offered. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Shares How To Heal Foot Ulcers With wikiHow - 5/25/20 

How to Heal Foot Ulcers

Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Explains Why Diabetics Should Treat Ulcers Immediately

Dr. Cunha wrote a piece for wikiHow on how to treat foot ulcers and explained why it’s imperative for diabetics to see a podiatrist immediately upon experiencing pain. He also advised on the importance of controlling your blood sugar levels. “Elevated glucose levels make it more difficult for your body to heal an infection like an ulcer,” the doctor wrote. Read the article in its entirety here.


Downtown Podiatrist Explains How To Rid Your Feet of Fungus - 5/25/20

How to Get Rid of Foot Fungus

Dr. Cunha Wrote Piece For wikiHow On Healing Foot Fungus

Foot fungus is unsightly and can often take a while to treat if you don’t acknowledge the issue immediately. Once you’re diagnosed with foot fungus beware of cross contamination, Dr. Cunha warned wikiHow. “The fungus also thrives in warm, moist environments and may enter your body through cuts or openings between the nail and skin,” he said. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Tells wikiHow How To Heal A Foot Sprain - 5/25/20

How to Heal a Foot Sprain

New York Podiatrist Explains How To Treat A Torn Ligament

Whether mild or moderate, a foot sprain should be examined by a doctor immediately. While you will experience discomfort you can treat the pain in several ways from icing to elevating. Dr. Cunha recently told wikiHow, “Elevate your foot to reduce swelling. Keep your foot higher than the level of your heart as often as possible. For example, lie down and prop your foot up on 2 or 3 pillows so it’s above your chest.” Read the article in its entirety here.


Manhattan Foot Doctor Writes Tips For wikiHow On Athlete’s Foot Prevention - 5/25/20 

How to Treat and Prevent Athlete's Foot

Dr. Cunha Explains The Cause Of Athlete’s Foot And How To Treat It

Athlete’s Foot is a common ailment and one that is often left untreated for long periods of time. The good news is if you catch it early enough, it can be treated at home. Dr. Cunha explained how in his recent wikiHow article, “You can create an all-natural foot soak using regular vinegar at home. Add one cup of regular or apple cider vinegar to two quarts of water, and let your feet absorb its healing goodness. Do this for 20-30 minutes on a daily basis.” Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Offers Best Advice For Getting Your Feet Perfect For Summer - 5/25/20

How to Get Perfect Feet for Summer

NYC Doctor Writes Step-By-Step Guide for wikiHow

Our feet take a lot of abuse during the summer months so it’s not uncommon for them to be a little unsightly as open-toed season approaches. In his recent column for wikiHow, Dr. Cunha shared tips for getting your feet perfect for summer. “If nails show discoloration from debris or staining from old polish, use a lemon wedge to brighten the nail and oxidize the stain,” the foot doctor advised. Read the article in its entirety here


Dr. Cunha Shares The Do’s And Don’ts Of Foot Pumices - 5/25/20

How to Pumice Your Feet

Manhattan Doctor Teaches Us How To Soften Our Skin

It’s normal to develop calluses and cracked heels especially when we’re actively on our feet. The good news is we can easily fix this issues with the proper use of a foot pumice. Dr. Cunha wrote a piece for wikiHow offering tips for how to best pumice your feet. “Use gentle strokes, and don't scrape yourself to the point where your skin is bleeding,” the New York foot doctor cautioned. Read the article in its entirety here.


Tips on Flawless Feet by Gotham Footcare

Foot Doctor Offers Tips For Beautifying Your Feet To wikiHow - 5/25/20

How to Have Flawless Feet

Dr. Cunha Says Flawless Feet Are Achievable – Here’s How

Our feet take a lot of abuse throughout the day – often leaving them dry, cracked and damaged. While it’s important to take care of your feet for physical reasons, it’s also nice to keep them looking aesthetically pleasing especially if you’re in to open-toed shoes. In a recent wikiHow article, Dr. Cunha shared his best tips for having flawless feet. To read the leading podiatrist’s tips, read the article in its entirety here.


NYC Doctor Writes About Flip Flop Discomfort For wikiHow - 5/25/20 

How to Prevent Flip Flops from Hurting Your Feet

Dr. Cunha Examines How To Prevent Flip Flops From Hurting Your Feet

Flip flops are one of the most popular summer shoes. While they’re easy to throw on, they don’t provide a lot of foot support and can often leave our feet feeling tender. In a piece for wikiHow, Dr. Cunha shared everything we should know about wearing flip flops for an extended period of time and offers advice on how to prevent discomfort. “You’ll notice that some flip flops have really thin straps. These can dig into your feet and cause pain in the top of your foot. Look for flip flops that have thicker straps that hold your feet in place better and more evenly distribute pressure over the top of your foot,” the surgeon explained. Read the article in its entirety here.


Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Gives Advice On Keeping Your Feet Dry In The Rain - 5/25/20

How to Keep Your Feet Dry in the Rain

Dr. Cunha Authored Guide For Keeping Your Feet Dry During Rainy Season

When you’re running around the city during a rainstorm it’s almost impossible to keep your feet dry. Stepping in puddles puts your feet at risk for bacterial infections. In order to keep your feet dry and healthy, Dr. Cunha shared his best advice in a recent wikiHow article. Read the downtown doctor’s tips here.


Manhattan Podiatrist Discusses Benefits of Foot Peel With wikiHow – 5/25/20

How to Use an Exfoliating Foot Peel

Dr. Cunha Provided The Secret To Quality  Exfoliating Foot Peels

To help get your feet in tip-top shape for summer, Dr. Cunha bylined a piece for wikiHow on the value of exfoliating foot peels. Just remember: you have to be patient. “You won’t see the results from the peel right away. It typically takes between two and three days for your feet to start peeling, though it may take as many as six,” the leading podiatrist explained. Read the article in its entirety here.

 


Dr. Cunha Teaches Us How To Use A Foot Scraper In wikiHow Article – 5/25/20

How to Use a Foot Scraper

New York-Based Podiatrist Offers Advice On Treating Cracked Heals

No one wants to look down at their feet to see dry or cracked heels – especially when they’re sporting the season’s latest open-toed fashions. For guidance, Dr. Cunha drafted a step-by-step guide on how to use a foot scraper. “There are many types of foot scrapers available that you may want to check out. While the most common is made with a plastic or wood handle and features a double-sided scraper, they also come in clay, glass, metal or electric forms,” shared the board-certified podiatric surgeon. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Wrote Article For wikiHow On How To Use Corn Caps – 5/25/20.

How to Use Corn Caps

NYC Doctor Cautions Against Simply Wearing Socks On Hard Surfaces

There are certainly some benefits to wearing grippy socks around the house. For one, you’re at less risk of slipping and falling. But don’t simply rely on socks to support your feet. Dr. Cunha cautioned, “Whether you’re wearing socks or not, your foot is still not receiving the support it needs which can put a lot of pressure on the mechanics.” Read the article in its entirety here.

 


Are Grippy Socks A Good Choice? Dr. Cunha Chimes In For Well+Good - 5/28/20

5 Pairs of Grippy Socks That Are Way Better Than Going Barefoot All Day Long

NYC Doctor Cautions Against Simply Wearing Socks On Hard Surfaces

There are certainly some benefits to wearing grippy socks around the house. For one, you’re at less risk of slipping and falling. But don’t simply rely on socks to support your feet. Dr. Cunha cautioned, “Whether you’re wearing socks or not, your foot is still not receiving the support it needs which can put a lot of pressure on the mechanics.” Read the article in its entirety here.


Manhattan Podiatrist Explains What Happens When Kids Don’t Wear Shoes During the Day -  5/28/20

Here’s What Happens to Your Kids’ Feet When They Stop Wearing Shoes All Day, According to a Podiatrist

Dr. Cunha Tells PureWow That It’s Okay For Kids To Walk Barefoot Outside

We all know that walking barefoot on hard surfaces can do a lot of damage to our feet. But, does the same apply to kids? In a conversation with PureWow, Dr. Cunha explained the benefits of kids walking barefoot, “I recommend having children walk around barefoot at home especially on carpeted surfaces as doing so can help promote the circulation and development of healthy muscles and bones of a child’s feet,” said the leading podiatrist. “Walking barefoot can also help improve sensitivity, balance, strength and coordination overall.” Read the article in its entirety here.


Tips on Flawless Feet by Gotham Footcare

Dr. Cunha Authors Piece On How To Care For Your Feet For wikiHow - 5/25/20

How to Have Flawless Feet

Downtown Podiatrist Shares Secrets of Foot Care

Many people are insecure about the appearance of their feet. To help guide people on the proper ways to care for your feet, Dr. Cunha authored a piece on wikiHow sharing tips on ways to beautify our most relied upon body part. One recommendation? Soak your feet. “Doing regular foot soaks can help remove dead skin cells and moisturize your feet,” explained the New York podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.


Dr. Cunha Talks Oprah’s Favorite Shoe With Health Magazine5/9/20

5 Pairs of Grippy Socks That Are Way Better Than Going Barefoot All Day Long

NYC Podiatrist Analyzes Oprah’s Footwear Choices

There is no denying that Oprah has a lot of influence on her audience so naturally if she promotes a shoe, people are going to buy it. Her favorite choice? Vionic Pro shoes. In an interview with Health Magazine, Dr. Cunha explained why these shoes are good for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. “Shoes with molded EVA midsoles are designed to help mitigate foot, heel, and arch support for superior comfort and support of the plantar fascia,” explained the downtown doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.

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