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Dr. Cunha Shares Tips On Purchasing Boots – 2/20/19


Leading NYC Doctor Speaks To Well+Good About Finding Comfortable Boots

Finding the perfect pair of boots that are both cute and comfortable can be a challenge. Dr. Cunha spoke to Well+Good, a health and wellness online news site, about which features to look for when shopping for boots and what to avoid. “I recommend avoiding boots that are completely flat as they will contribute to pronation and collapse of the arch which may contribute to planter and posterior heel pain, shin splints, knee pain, and back pain,” he advised. Read the article in its entirety here.




Fashion Website Speaks To Dr. Cunha About Sock Sneakers – 2/3/19

It's a Trick! A Podiatrist Says These Shoes Are Bad for Your Feet 

Manhattan Podiatrist Talks ‘Sock Sneakers’ With Who What Wear

While many shoe lovers may be tempted to sacrifice comfort for fashion, that may not always be the best choice for your feet. In an interview with fashion site Who What Wear, Dr. Cunha shared how Sock Sneakers – though trendy – could damage your feet. “While they may feel comfortable snugging the top of your foot, they’re not advisable shoes because they provide no support to the top and outside of your foot, which can easily lead to an ankle sprain,” he explained. Read the article in its entirety here.




Dr. Cunha Speaks to Fashion Site About New Heel Trends – 1/22/19

The 7 Heel Trends a Podiatrist Loves and Loathes 

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

The Max Number of Hours You Can Wear Heels to Avoid Pain 

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

A Podiatrist Says This Top Shoe Trend Is Killing Your Feet 

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

EmRata Wore the Winter Skinny-Jean Outfit a Podiatrist Wouldn't Touch 

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

The 9 Best Pairs of Walking Shoes for High Arches 

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

The 7 Sneaker Trends a Podiatrist Loves and Loathes 

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

10 Sneakers That'll Let You Walk For Miles 

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

One Foot Doc Says Popping Your Blisters Isn't So Bad After All 

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 dry it," he shared. Read the article in its entirety here.




Fashion Website Speaks to Dr. Cunha About the Latest Shoe Trends – 11/8/18

What the Season’s Hottest Shoes Are Doing to Your Feet 

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

The 6 Best Cross-Training Shoes for Women 

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

How Can I Find the Best Podiatrist?  

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

How to Break In Your Travel Shoes the Right Way, According to Podiatrists 

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

14 Ways Podiatrists Say You’re Killing Your Feet 

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

If I’m in Danger of Losing a Foot or Leg to Diabetes, Which Doctor Should I Turn To? 

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.

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