Dr. Cunha explains plantar fasciitis and what can be done about it - October 22, 2021
One of the most common foot injuries is plantar fasciitis, “the inflammation of the band of tissue, the plantar fascia, that extends from the heel to the toes,” explains Miguel Cunha, DPM, New York City podiatrist and founder of Gotham Footcare.Learn More
Dr. Cunha goes over the best footwear for women during pregnancy - October 20, 2021
Though the common notion is that foot width and length increase during this time, pregnant people also have decreased arch height, spider and varicose veins, increase in bunions and hammertoes and accumulation of weight and fluid in the lower extremities. "Pregnancy places a tremendous amount of stress on the foot, which can clearly lead to aches, pain and fatigue," mentioned New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Miguel Cunha.Learn More
Dr. Cunha shares advice for workers on how to choose the best restaurant shoes - October 20, 2021
"A food server is constantly on their feet and can easily take over 10,000 steps a day at work," says Cunha, adding back-of-house workers typically stand on their feet most of their shift. "It's important to select shoes that are appropriately sized, comfortable, supportive, shock-absorbent, and slip-resistant."Learn More
Dr. Cunha advises on how to choose shoes that make it easier to walk on ice - September 30, 2021
One of the most important characteristics to consider in an ice-friendly shoe is a durable and stable slip-resistant rubber outsole that provides traction and grip, says podiatrist and Gotham Footcare founder Miguel Cunha, DPM. "Shoes with advanced traction rubber outsoles, large lug treads, arctic grip technology, and carbide tip studs provide increased stability and traction to keep you from wobbling on icy pavements," he says.Learn More
Dr. Cunha advises on what to look for when shopping for rain boots for women - September 17, 2021
According to New York-based podiatrist Dr. Miguel Cunha, fit and shape are other main factors to consider when shopping for women’s rain boots. The first rule of thumb? Opt for pairs that don’t easily bend in the mid arch.Learn More
Dr. Cunha advises on how to find the best running shoes for wide feet - October 21, 2021
"Choosing the wrong footwear can wreak havoc on your feet. It's important for people to look for shoes that suit their arch, support their feet and ankles, and fit appropriately," says Dr. Cunha. For those with wide feet, Dr. Cunha's top tip is finding a shoe with a wide toe box.Learn More
Dr. Cunha goes over why you should shop for shoes at the end of the day, According to a Podiatrist - August 16, 2021
According to Miguel Cunha, DPM, a podiatrist and the founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City, the very best way to find shoes that fit—not just in the store but long after you buy them—is to try on at the end of the day.Learn More
Dr. Cunha weighs in below with his top picks for the most comfortable sneakers for women - August 13, 2021
In the wrong pair of sneakers, you’re practically in a sweaty foot prison and can cause pain for the long-term. Dr. Miguel Cunha, founder of Manhattan’s Gotham Footcare and a leading New York City podiatrist, validates this to Footwear News: “Wearing the wrong shoes may lead to problems such as lowered performance, discomfort such as in plantar fasciitis and runner’s knee, injuries, and even early-onset arthritis.”Learn More
Dr. Cunha goes over how to determine your foot type and what shoes you should wear with Well+Good - August 13, 2021
To determine your foot type, look at the soles of a pair of worn-in shoes," says Dr. Cunha. This is because the wear pattern illustrates where you accumulate the most pressure when walking, he explains.Learn More
Dr. Cunha shares his go-to running shoes for neutral feet - August 10, 2021
As a general rule, Dr. Cunha says to determine your foot type, you should look at the soles of a worn-in pair of shoes. "The wear pattern illustrates where you are accumulating pressure when you walk," he explains. If your shoes are evenly worn, you have neutral feet and "an average gait with equal weight distribution across the foot."
For those with a neutral foot, you need a shoe with moderate to high stability, providing a combination of cushioning and support, according to Dr. Cunha. "A lightweight sneaker that is flexible and can bend and twist more in the middle of the shoe will be sufficient to offer a good balance of cushioning and support," adds Dr. Cunha.Learn More
Dr. Cunha shares information on cross-training footwear - July 21, 2021
“When you participate in cross-training activities, your weight is more concentrated on your heels,” explains Miguel Cunha, D.P.M., a podiatrist and founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City. “That means they need to be able to absorb two to three times your total body weight.”Learn More
Dr. Cunha gives feedback on the qualities of APL's Streamline shoe - July 15, 2021
Like APL's famed Techloom Pros (the shoes that I've personally been wearing for years), the Streamline is "made with a unique high-elastic 3D-stretch, four-way woven upper with a sock-like snug that provides your foot with comfort, stability, and support," says Miguel Cunha, DPM, board-certified podiatric surgeon and founder of Gotham Footcare. "The fabric also allows for ventilation to prevent the accumulation of moisture that can harbor the growth of microorganisms, such as fungus and bacteria."Learn More
The U.S. Sun quotes Dr. Cunha on the benefits of Hoka shoes - Jun 4 2021
Dr. Miguel Cunha told Today: "Hoka's shoes have a wider toe box, which allows for a more comfortable fit for those with a broader forefoot and can minimise the risk of developing uncomfortable conditions, like bunions or ingrown toenails."Learn More
Dr. Cunha gives recommendations on choosing sandals for optimal comfort and support - June 1, 2021
If you're at a loss for where to start, a safe choice is to purchase a sandal that carries the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) seal of approval, says Miguel Cunha, DPM, a podiatrist based in New York City and founder of Gotham Footcare.Learn More
Dr. Cunha discusses a great shoe option for people with wider feet - May 26, 2021
Dr. Miguel Cunha, podiatrist and founder of Gotham Footcare, said that Hoka One One is one of his favorite sneaker brands and added that he also frequently recommends the shoes to patients — especially those with wide feet. When compared to other popular sneakers, Hoka's shoes have a wider toe box, which allows for a more comfortable fit for those with a broader forefoot and can minimize the risk of developing uncomfortable conditions, like bunions or ingrown toenails, he added.Learn More
Dr. Cunha goes over antifungal powers of tea tree oil - May 21, 2021
Experts stand by the healing ingredients found in the Truremedy Naturals balm. Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, explains that tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can make it helpful for treating inflammatory conditions like acne. Podiatrist Miguel Cunha, DPM, founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City, adds that the ingredient has antifungal powers, which "are known to reduce itching, scaling, swelling, and burning caused by athlete's foot.Learn More
Dr. Cunha explains how React Infinity addresses pain points - April 11, 2021
This shoe provides increased shock absorption, with runners reporting less foot and knee pain," says Miguel Cunha, DPM, a podiatrist and founder of Gotham Footcare. Plus, the latest model also has a stiffer upper, which helps to provide a little bit more structure to the shoe. And as Dr. Cunha points out, "the increased height of the sole helps smooth the changeover from mid-stance to toe-off. By doing so, it helps manage forward linear motion to prevent injuries such as ankle sprains or shin splints.Learn More
Dr. Cunha gives his recommendation for running shoes - March 26, 2021
Runners will find this sneaker to have superior comfort that enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off,” he says. “It’s designed with rear foot and forefoot gel technology that provides superior cushioning and shock absorption. This shoe incorporates exceptional durability and lightweight materials with a medial extension from the midsole to the heel for increased motion control.Learn More
NYC Podiatrist Advises Well+Good Against Zero-Drop Shoes - 7/30/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Names Approved Summer Slides For Well+Good - 7/26/20
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.Learn More
Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Shares Best Yoga Moves For Flat Feet - 7/24/20
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.Learn More
Manhattan Podiatrist Warns PureWow Of The Dangers Of Flip Flops - 7/21/20
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.Learn More
Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Offers Tips For A Safe Pedicure During The Coronavirus - 7/16/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Explains To Refinery29 How To Properly Use A Pumice Stone - 7/15/20
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.Learn More
The Healthy Seeks Advice from Dr. Cunha On Best Flip Flops - 7/8/20
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.Learn More
U.S. News & World Report Asks Leading Podiatrist For Tips On Treating Plantar Fasciitis - 7/6/20
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.Learn More
Got Stinky Summer Feet? Dr. Cunha Advises Well+Good On Best Products - 7/2/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Names Best Shoes For Standing All Day For Men’s Health - 6/30/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Shares How To Heal Foot Ulcers With wikiHow - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Downtown Podiatrist Explains How To Rid Your Feet of Fungus - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Tells wikiHow How To Heal A Foot Sprain - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Manhattan Foot Doctor Writes Tips For wikiHow On Athlete’s Foot Prevention - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Offers Best Advice For Getting Your Feet Perfect For Summer - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Shares The Do’s And Don’ts Of Foot Pumices - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Foot Doctor Offers Tips For Beautifying Your Feet To wikiHow - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
NYC Doctor Writes About Flip Flop Discomfort For wikiHow - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon Gives Advice On Keeping Your Feet Dry In The Rain - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Manhattan Podiatrist Discusses Benefits of Foot Peel With wikiHow – 5/25/20
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
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Wrote Article For wikiHow On How To Use Corn Caps – 5/25/20.
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
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.Learn More
Manhattan Podiatrist Explains What Happens When Kids Don’t Wear Shoes During the Day - 5/28/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Authors Piece On How To Care For Your Feet For wikiHow - 5/25/20
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.Learn More
Dr. Cunha Talks Oprah’s Favorite Shoe With Health Magazine – 5/9/20
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.Learn More
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.
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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 .
Health Website Seeks Opinion From Leading Downtown Doctor on Shoes For Flat Feet - 8/20/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Best Running Shoes For Those With Flat Feet with Well+Good
When working out, there’s nothing more important than identifying the best shoes for your arch type. After all, your feet are the gateway to the rest of your body. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha recommends sneakers with flexible toe boxes, firm midsoles, and rigid heel counters. “This provides flexibility in the forefoot where our toes naturally bend while maintaining rock solid rigidity in the heel of the shoe to protect our heels when we absorb all the impact and shock with each step we take,” the NYC podiatrist shares. Read the article in its entirety here.
Romper Asks Dr. Cunha About What It Means When Your Hands and Feet Fall Asleep – 8/13/19
Manhattan Podiatrists Talks Cause Of Hands And Feet Falling Asleep
We’re all familiar with the tingling sensation that results when one of our limbs falls asleep. What’s the actual cause of this? "The most common reason for temporary numbness of the feet is postural habits that put pressure on the nerves and reduce blood flow to the lower extremities," the leading podiatrist in Manhattan, tells Romper. Read the article in its entirety here.
Podiatrist Names Best Fall Boots For PureWow – 8/13/19
Dr. Cunha Selects Best Fall Boots for Women’s Lifestyle Site
Fall not only brings cooler weather (for most of us!), but fall fashions! Lifestyle website PureWow recently spoke to Dr. Cunha about his top fall boot selections that are actually good for your feet. The leading Manhattan podiatrist is a fan of the very slight heel most riding boots have. “It’s actually better for you than shoes that are completely flat,” he shares, “because it takes the stress off the Achilles, which can help maintain proper posture and alignment of your ankles, knees and spine.” Read the article in its entirety here.
CNBC Interviews Dr. Cunha On Sizing Children’s Feet – 8/12/19
Manhattan Doctor Explains When To Replace Your Child’s Shoes To CNBC
When people think Back-to-School season, they tend to think new clothes and supplies. But, don’t forget the new kicks! In an interview with CNBC, the leading NYC podiatrist shares when to replace your child’s footwear. “You would be surprised at the amount of times I touch a child’s toe [in a shoe], and the child’s toe is curled up,” says Dr. Cunha. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Health And Wellness Website When To Replace Your Sneakers
We’ve all been guilty of hanging on to our favorite shoes for a little too long. Just because they’re cute and seem to be comfortable doesn’t mean they’re the right fit for your feet anymore. Dr. Cunha recently shared three leading signs it’s time to replace your shoes with Well+Good. “It doesn’t matter if they still look new, if the support has been worn out you’re at a much higher risk of injury,” warns the New York City podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Magazine Speaks To Manhattan Podiatrist About Nerdy Sandals – 8/1/19
Dr. Cunha Explains Benefits of Ecco Sandals To Health Magazine
Sometimes you must sacrifice style for comfort – and sometimes the shoes are some comfortable you don’t care what they look like. In an interview with Health Magazine, the downtown NYC doctor shares why the reporters favorite shoes – though nerdy – are fantastic for her feet. “The brand’s sandals, in particular, have excellent shock absorption—and you can tell by the thick, ribbed rubber sole with an arch indent,” Dr. Cunha tells Health. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Names Best Footwear For Chefs – 7/29/19
NYC Foot Doctor Tells Chef’s Pencil Which Shoes Are Best For Chefs
Restaurant employees and chefs certainly spend a lot of time on their feet which is why it’s important to ensure they select the best footwear for their occupation. “It’s important to select a shoe that is wide enough to accommodate your toes; make sure there is enough room to slightly wiggle your toes,” explains Dr. Cunha. “If you can’t move your toes at all then the shoes are too tight and will eventually become painful. It’s important to pick a shoe that has a comfortably arched footbed to help support the midfoot and prevent excessive pronation.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Fitness Website Seeks Tips For Treating Cracked Heels – 7/26/19
Shape Magazine Spoke To Dr. Cunha About How To Treat Cracked Heels
We’ve all dealt with dry or cracked feet at some point in our life. Yet, sometimes this is a sign that you’re suffering from Athlete’s Foot. In an interview with Shape Magazine, the Manhattan foot doctor explains why our feet crack and easy ways to treat them. "When patients come to my office with thick calluses and cracked heels, I commonly recommend the use of Urea 40 percent gel such as Bare 40 Moisturizing Urea Gel," says Dr. Cunha. Read the article in its entirety here.
Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha How To Identify The Correct Running Shoes For Your Feet – 7/25/19
Foot Doctor Tells Refinery29 What To Look For In A Running Shoe
Running can be so therapeutic if you’ve got the right equipment. Dr. Cunha spoke to women’s site Refinery29 about the importance of exercising in the right type of shoes for your feet. "Shoes that are designed to compensate for the impact of your feet can help prevent injuries and improve structural alignment and performance," shares the Manhattan podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
New York City Podiatrist Explains To Well+Good How You Can Avoid Gross Feet – 7/24/19
Wellness Site Asks Dr. Cunha For Tips For Clean Summer Feet
Summertime means cute summer sandals and the latest open-toed trends. Yet, we all know that sandal season may also mean funky feet. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha shares how you can avoid gross feet this open-toed season. “Footwear rotation is important for everyone,” explains the New York City foot doctor. “Shoes need to air out in order to stop the breeding of bacteria and fungus to protect the health of your feet and also the durability of the shoe.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Explains The Many Benefits of Epsom Salt – 7/23/19
Nationally Known Podiatrist Shares How Epsom Salt Can Treat Common Foot Ailments
It’s no secret that your feet are the most neglected part of your body. But, did you know there are a few household items that can treat common foot issues? “The magnesium can help reduce swelling and pain, irrigating, cleansing, and drying blisters. This also helps reduce the painful rawness while expediting the healing,” says the downtown New York City doctor. See more about the benefits of Epsom Salt here.
New York Magazine Talks To Podiatrist About Bunion Prevention – 7/12/19
Dr. Cunha Told New York Magazine How To Treat and Prevent Bunions
Bunions are not only painful but they can get worse with time if not treated properly. The good news is: there is a product for that! In an interview with New York Magazine, Dr. Cunha explained that wearing a bunion splint at night can stretch out the ligaments and provide relief during the day. See more about what the downtown podiatrist advises his patients here.
Dr. Cunha Explains What To Look Out For At The Nail Salon – 7/1/19
Well+Good Requested Nail Tips From Downtown Doctor
There’s nothing like pampering yourself at a local spa or nail salon, but if you don’t do your homework you could wind up in a place that’s less than sanitary. Instead of walking away with the season’s latest toenail color, you could wind up with ingrown toenails, nail fungus or even plantar warts. In an interview with health website Well+Good, Dr. Cunha discussed what makes for a quality nail salon. See the leading NYC podiatrist’s tips here.
NYC Podiatrist Tells Betches Which Wedding Shoes To Avoid – 6/21/19
Women’s Lifestyle Website Interviews Dr. Cunha On Bridal Shoe Options
There are plenty of decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning – your fashion choices are often the most exciting. But, if you plan on standing on your feet all day its best to choose the kinder shoe. Dr. Cunha shared tips on selecting the best shoes for your wedding day with Betches, a lifestyle website geared towards women. An important thing to keep in mind: make sure you shop for shoes at the end of the day the downtown podiatrist shares. “Our feet tend to swell through the day, so it’s important to shop for shoes when your feet are most swollen. If you try them on then and they’re comfortable then you know they’ll feel comfortable throughout the day.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Women’s Website Asks NYC Doctor for Summer Trend Recommendations – 6/21/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Top Summer Shoe Selections with PureWow
Summer is a fantastic time to spruce up our shoe collection and let our toes breath. Unfortunately, not all shoes offer the best support for our feet. In an interview with lifestyle site PureWow, the leading NYC podiatrist shares his top shoe choices for summer (along with which shoes we should avoid). “Wearing flip-flops for prolonged periods of time can affect both gait and posture, which can lead to stress on the foot and the rest of the body. A safer option is a wedge. Because it’s elevated,” Dr. Cunha says. “It puts the Achilles tendon in a more relaxed position, which slows down the progression of symptoms associated with arch collapse.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares His Favorite Products With Fitness Magazine – 6/12/19
Shape Magazine Seeks Product Recommendations from Downtown NYC Podiatrist
There are plenty of footcare products on the market to improve the health and wellness of our feet, but it’s no secret that some are better than others. Dr. Cunha spoke to Shape Magazine about the footcare products he uses on himself. “I use the plastic wrap and sock trick, but with this moisturizing gel,” the Manhattan podiatrist explains. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares Why Nerdy Outdoor Sandals Are A Thing With Health Magazine – 6/8/19
Health Magazine Asks Leading Podiatrist About Nerdy Sandal Trend
While Dr. Cunha typically advises his patients to select shoes that fit their feet vs forcing your foot to fit the shoe, most people opt for fashion over comfort. The Manhattan doctor spoke to Health Magazine about a popular shoe that most wouldn’t call cute, but they are good for your feet. The Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandal may not be the trendiest on the street, but it checks all of Dr. Cunha’s boxes. Find out why here.
Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha About Chunky Trainers – 6/2/19
New York City Podiatrist Shares Whether Chunky Trainers Are Bad For Your Feet
While the chunky sneaker trend has been around for quite some time, it’s not exactly the best footwear for your feet. In an interview with Bustle, a lifestyle site aimed at women, Dr. Cunha explains the damage this sneaker trend can cause 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,” the downtown doctor shared. Read the article in its entirety here.
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Explains Smelly Feet To Women’s Website – 5/3/19
Dr. Cunha Breaks Down Embarrassing Foot Odor for PureWow
At one point or another, we’ve all taken off our shoes only to be assaulted by an odor so fierce that it can clear out an entire New York office. How is it possible that our feet can produce such a horrific scent? According to Manhattan Podiatrist Dr. Miguel Cunha, foot odor is primarily caused by a lack of ventilation in your shoes because the perspiration has nowhere to evaporate. “Though sweat itself doesn’t actually smell, the odor comes from normal skin bacteria breaking down the sweat in our feet and producing isovaleric acid, which causes the odor,” the leading NYC podiatrist tells PureWow, a news website focused health and beauty topics. Read the article in its entirety here .
Women’s Magazine Speaks With Dr. Cunha On Foot Care Secrets – May 2019
Downtown Podiatrist Tells Martha Stewart Living How to Achieve Softer Skin and Chic Toenails
Following a long winter, it can be intimidating to ditch your boots for open-toed shoes. After all, there is nothing appealing about showing off discolored nails and cracked heels. In an interview with women’s magazine Martha Stewart Living, Dr. Cunha shares pro tips that will allow you to sport the latest summer fashions with confidence. One trick? Do a natural soak a few times a week. “Soak your feet in a mix of four parts water, one part apple-cider vinegar and three tablespoons Epsom salts for 20 minutes,” the leading NYC doctor shares. “The vinegar has acids that gently break down dead skin, plus antimicrobial properties to ward off athlete’s foot, funguses, and other bacteria.” Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Shares What to Look for in Platform Sandals With Health Magazine – 4/11/19
NYC Podiatrist Discusses Best Platforms Sandals With Health Magazine
With summer approaching, it’s important to find comfortable sandals that won’t wreak havoc on your feet. Dr. Cunha especially likes a low-wedge platform for its shock-absorbing rubber sole and wider toe box. He spoke with Health Magazine about what consumers should look for in platform sandals. “Make sure the height difference between the front and back of the shoe is no more than ¾ of an inch. Anything greater will cause you to shift your body weight forward—leading to postural misalignment—which can negatively impact your gait and biomechanics, explained the Manhattan doctor. Read the article in its entirety here .
Lifestyle Site Interviews Dr. Cunha On Non-Surgical Ways To Treat Bunions – 4/8/19
Downtown Podiatrist Tells Reader’s Digest 7 Ways To Treat Bunions
A bunion is a biomechanical imbalance of the foot, where the first metatarsal bone is shifting out of alignment. If untreated this condition could worsen over time. In an interview with Reader’s Digest, a lifestyle publication, Dr. Cunha shared non-surgical ways to treat bunions. “Conservative treatment is directed at addressing symptoms,” explained the leading NYC podiatrist. “But once the bone shifts out of alignment, there’s nothing you can do to shift it back in other than surgery.” Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Identifies Best Sneakers For Those With Back Pain – 3/25/19
Leading NYC-Based Podiatrist Tells Yahoo! Finance Which Shoes Are Best For Back Pain
Treating back pain requires a holistic approach, which extends to your shoe selection. In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Dr. Cunha explains why shoes with specifically engineered foot beds and molded EVA midsoles are good options because they help support your foot, heel and arch, which helps support your ankles, knees and back. These will “help alleviate the impact of each step on the spine far greater than a shoe with a hard sole,” said the Manhattan podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here .
New York City Podiatrist Talks to TODAY About National Foot Health Awareness Month – 3/22/19
Today.com Interviews Dr. Cunha About The Importance Of Foot Health
April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. In order to promote the importance of caring for your feet, Dr. Cunha spoke with Today.com about common foot health issues and when it’s time to see a podiatrist. “You shouldn’t have to live with pain, I think a lot of people just assume that ‘Oh I can live through this,’ or ‘It’s not an issue,’” the New York doctor said. “But it becomes more difficult when it goes from an acute issue to a chronic issue.” Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Recommends Best Walking Shoes For Women – 3/19/19
Leading NYC Doctor Shares What To Look For In Sneakers
We have all experienced discomfort while out for a long walk. The perpetrator? It could be your shoes. Dr. Cunha explained to NBC’s BETTER, a lifestyle website focused on wellness, what you should look for in a new pair of walking shoes and how to break them in. “It is important to pick a shoe that offers as much durability and protection as possible without sacrificing comfort or flexibility,” said the Downtown NYC podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here .
Manhattan Podiatrist Tackles Common Foot Injuries With Fitness Website – 3/19/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Remedies For Common Foot Injuries With Map My Run
If you’re an athlete, there is a good chance that you’ve suffered from some kind of foot pain. It’s important not to ignore these symptoms because they could critically impact your fitness routine. Dr. Cunha spoke to Map My Run, a health and fitness website geared towards runners, about the leading causes of foot injuries and how to treat them. “Every time you bear weight and your foot flattens, the distance between the front of the foot and the heel increases. That causes the ligament to become taut and develop micro-tears,” explained the NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Tells Yahoo! Finance How To Find The Best Rain Boots – 3/12/19
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Tells Yahoo! Finance How to Choose the Perfect Rain Boot
Rain boots are a must-have especially if you commute during the rainy season. The trick is finding a pair that are both stylish and comfortable. In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Dr. Cunha discussed what you should look for in a rain boot. “Rain boots that have somewhat of a slight heel (less than 3/4 inch in relation to the front) are actually better for you than shoes that are completely flat because it takes the stress off the Achilles,” says the leading Manhattan podiatrist. “That can help with the alignment of your posture, ankles, knees and spine.” Read the article in its entirety here .
Leading NYC Podiatrist Talks Tea Tree Oil With Lifestyle Website – 3/9/19
Dr. Cunha Shares Which Remedies Work For Those Suffering From Athlete’s Foot
Tea tree oil is used for a lot of thing and is even rumored to treat Athlete’s Foot. But, in an interview with lifestyle website POPSUGAR, Dr. Cunha explained that while it may be effective at reducing the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot, it’s not as effective as antifungal medications. In fact, it could take months to see progress. Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Highlights Best Running Shoes For Flat Feet – 3/8/19
NYC Podiatrist Tells POPSUGAR Which Running Shoes Are Best For Overpronators
It’s not uncommon for those with flat feet to suffer from foot pain – especially if they’re a hardcore runner. Dr. Cunha told POPSUGAR, a lifestyle news website, which running shoes are best for those with flat feet and what features to look out for. “The key is to find shoes with spacious and flexible toe boxes, firm midsoles, and rigid heel counters,” he explained. Read the article in its entirety here .
NYC Doctor Tells Health Magazine How To Make Heels Less Painful – 3/7/19
6 Hacks That Make Wearing Heels Less Painful
Preventing heel pain starts with your shoes. While heels may pull together your outfit, they can exacerbate foot pain. In an interview with Health Magazine, Dr. Cunha shared tips on how to make heels less painful and the benefits of orthotics. “While there are a ton of products out there that can help alleviate heel pain, nothing quite competes with a custom, laser-scanned orthotic,” explained the Manhattan podiatrist. “These orthotics support your feet to help reduce biomechanical imbalances that may lead to plantar fasciitis and subsequent heel pain.” Read the article in its entirety here .
Dr. Cunha Shares Why You Should Never Walk Barefoot At The Gym – 3/5/19
Downtown Manhattan Doctor Tells POPSUGAR To Avoid Walking Barefoot At The Gym
While most of us know the gym locker room floor is not the most sanitary of places, it doesn’t always stop us from walking barefoot in the locker room. Dr. Cunha spoke to POPSUGAR, a lifestyle news site, about the risks of walking barefoot at the gym. “Walking barefoot exposes our feet to bacterial and fungal organisms that can infect the skin and nails," the leading podiatrist said. "These organisms can lead to infections that change the appearance, smell, and comfort of the foot, such as athlete's foot or fungal nails." Read the article in its entirety here .
Lifestyle Site Asks Dr. Cunha About How Often You Should Replace Running Shoes – 3/4/19
NYC Podiatrist Tells POPSUGAR When To Replace Your Running Shoes
Good running shoes are designed to last for 300-400 miles, but that doesn’t always stop us from holding on to them for a little longer. In an interview with lifestyle news site POPSUGAR, Dr. Cunha explains why you need to replace your running shoes so often. "It doesn't matter if they still look new," the Manhattan Doctor said, "if the support has been worn out, you're at a much higher risk of injury." Read the article in its entirety here .
Fashion Site Interviews Dr. Cunha On Latest Flat Shoe Trends – 2/25/19
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Reveals Best And Worst Flat Shoes
Flat shoes tend to be the go-to choice for commuters. After all, who wants to navigate the NYC streets in heels? But, just because they’re more manageable than heels, doesn’t mean they’re great for your feet. Dr. Cunha spoke to fashion website Who What Wear on the biggest flat trends – what to wear and what to avoid. "I recommend avoiding slide shoes that are completely flat, as they will contribute to pronation and collapse of the arch, which may contribute to plantar and posterior heel pain, shin splints, knee pain, and back pain,” explained the Manhattan doctor. Read the article in its entirety here .
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Manhattan Podiatrist Talks About Meghan Markle’s Foot Fashion – 2/10/20
Dr. Cunha Tells Lifestyle Site Not To Choose Shoes That Are Too Big For Your Feet
While some of us may look to celebrities for fashion inspiration, they may not always make the healthiest choices when it comes to footwear. Dr. Cunha recently talked to The List, a women’s lifestyle website, about why Meghan Markle should not wear shoes that are too big for her feet. “A heel that is too big may equally pose the same amount of problems as a heel that is too small,” said the NYC podiatrist. “Heels that are too big can also cause friction that can result in painful blisters, callouses and corns to form, especially on the back of the heel as the foot slides back and forth with every step. The constant rubbing of the back of the shoe against the heel can be painful and annoying. The blisters may also become infected and lead to even greater complications.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Health Website What Not To Do To Ingrown Toenails – 2/27/20
Downtown NYC Podiatrist Explains The Do’s And Don’ts Of Ingrown Toenails To Well+Good
When something is bothering us it’s natural to want to resolve the issue, but when it comes to ingrown toenails that’s a big no-no. In an interview with health website Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained why you should not attempt to treat your ingrown toenails at home. “Many patients attempt to conduct ‘bathroom surgery’ on ingrown toenails, which often results in serious infections,” explained the New York City doctor. “This causes further damage to the toe and the nail.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shares Signs It Is Time To Replace Your Workout Shoes With CNET – 2/27/20
CNET Wellness Talks To Manhattan Podiatrist About Upgrading Workout Shoes
Most assume that you should replace your workout shoes when they’re falling apart, but that’s not exactly true. There are plenty of signs that it’s time to replace your workout shoes Dr. Cunha told CNET Wellness. “Your shoes may look just fine after six months of workouts, but listen to your feet. If you're suffering from pain that you didn't previously experience in your workout, it's likely an indicator that you have worn out your shoes,” explained the NYC doctor. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Health Website What Not To Do To Ingrown Toenails – 2/27/20
New York Podiatrist Tells POPSUGAR How To Shop For A Cardio Shoe
Nothing can kill a good workout more than an uncomfortable shoe. Dr. Cunha recently spoke to POPSUGAR, a women’s lifestyle website, about the top things to look for in a cardio shoe. For starters: a rigid heel counter. “There should be a good bit of padding called an ankle collar, which is intended to protect and cushion the rear foot,” explained the best NYC podiatrist. “You shouldn't be able to compress it, so when you are running it supports the heel which will help prevent ankle sprains in people with high arches.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Podiatrist Names Best Walking Sneakers For Health Site – 2/5/20.
Dr. Cunha Gives Top Recommendations For Walking Sneakers
Finding cute walking shoes is rarely the problem, but whether their fashionable and good for your feet is another story. In an interview with The Healthy, Dr. Cunha named some of his favorite walking shoes including the New Balance 1165v1 Fresh Foam. The leading NYC podiatrist explained “In addition to being lightweight, the shoe is made with synthetic material making it durable for long-term use.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Tells Well+Good All About Toe Jam – 3/17/20
Health Website Asks New York Doctor For Tips On Treating Toe Jam
Many of us have heard about toe jam, but most of us don’t really know what causes this predicament. In a recent conversation with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained how this issue arises. “Toe jam develops from lack of proper foot hygiene, which includes not only daily washing between your toes with soap and water and drying your feet thoroughly, but also changing your socks daily,” shared the downtown NYC podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Suggests How To Make A Shoe Donation During COVID-19 – 3/17/20
Dr. Cunha Tells Footwear News Ways You Can Donate Shoes During The Coronavirus Crisis
Many organizations are accepting donations for during the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview with Footwear News, Dr. Cunha explained how to know when your shoes still warrant a donation. “Don’t underestimate the wearability of any pair of shoes,” explained the downtown podiatrist. “Although a pair of performance running shoes should typically be worn 500 to 600 miles, for someone using them as a casual shoe they could still have some mileage left. In order to bring them back to life, many can be machine washed then air-dried.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Shares Why Walking Barefoot At Home Is Bad For Your Feet – 3/31/20
Dr. Cunha Warns Well+Good Of The Dangers Of Walking Barefoot At Home
As most of us continue to quarantine you’d be hard-pressed to get us out of our jammies. Oftentimes, that means sans shoes. While wearing shoes in the house may not seem like the most comfortable option, it is the safest option for your feet. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha explained the dangers of walking barefoot at home. In fact, it “may increase the progression of underlying foot deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes” according to the popular New York podiatrist. Read the article in its entirety here.
New York Podiatrist Tells WPIX-TV About The Benefits Of Telehealth – 4/6/20
Dr. Cunha Goes On-Air With PIX To Discuss All Things Telemedicine
Many New York-based medical offices, like Gotham Footcare, have closed during COVID-19 offering a telemedicine option to patients seeking non-emergency assistance. In an on-air interview with PIX, Dr. Cunha showed us just how telehealth works. Watch the segment here.
Dr. Cunha Gives Opinion On Platform Sneakers To The Sunday Edit – 4/4/20
New York City Doctor Tells Lifestyle Site Why You Should Think Twice About Platform Sneakers
Sure platform sneakers are cute, but they should not be warn as a gym shoe. Dr. Cunha recently shared the issue of platform sneakers with The Sunday Edit. “Platform sneakers resemble sport sneakers used for athletic activities, as they both are similar in shape, and are made of the same materials,” explained the leading Manhattan podiatrist. “However, when compared to traditional athletic shoes, platform sneakers compromise performance for the sake of fashion, adding more strain to our feet with every step. The extra weight and height of these shoes can not only increase the demand on the muscles on the front of the shin, but they also place more stress on your entire body with every step.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Manhattan Doctor Shares Tips For Treating Plantar Fasciitis At Home – 4/15/20
Dr. Cunha Explains To Well+Good How You Can Treat Foot Pain At Home
Foot and heel pain can be… well, a real pain. Most often this is caused by Plantar Fasciitis. The good news is there are ways to help alleviate this pain from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Cunha explained to Well+Good the importance of stretching your foot and the muscles around it. “I recommend stretching not just the plantar fascia but also the Achilles tendon which can oftentimes be the culprit,” said the leading downtown NYC podiatrist. “Tightness of the Achilles tendon can limit ankle range of motion which can place added stress onto the plantar fascia.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Health Site Asks Dr. Cunha For Tips On Foot Peels – 4/28/20
Downtown Podiatrist Tells Well+Good The Right Way To Pamper Your Feet
It’s been a while since most of us have been able to pamper our feet at a spa or salon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves at home. In an interview with Well+Good, Dr. Cunha recommended some foot peels to try at home. The NYC-based podiatrist recommended applying a urea-infused moisturizing gel evenly to both of your feet at night, wrap your feet in saran wrap and put on socks. “The saran wrap will promote the penetration of the gel into the foot to help break down rough calluses and dry cracked skin and promote smoother and softer feet,” he explained. Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Told Men’s Health Why It’s Important To Wear Indoor Shoes – 4/29/20
NYC Doctor Explains Why You Should Avoid Walking Barefoot Inside
Most of us have plenty of footwear options that we wear outside of the house, but it’s also important to protect our feet inside as well. While wearing shoes in the house is important, it’s critical that you have your own pair of house shoes that never leave your front door. Dr. Cunha explained why to Men’s Health, “I strongly advise against wearing outdoor shoes indoors to avoid the unnecessary and non-hygienic transfer of soil, bacteria, viruses, and pollen from the environment into our homes.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Dr. Cunha Shared His Podiatrist Approved House Shoes With PureWow – 4/29/20
Manhattan Podiatrists Names Top Indoor Shoes
While many of us opt for the simplest indoor shoes – ones that allow us to simply slip them on – that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for our feet. In an interview with PureWow, Dr. Cunha named a few of his top indoor shoes and shared why it’s important to avoid backless shoes. “Backless slippers aren’t really supporting your feet; it’s the other way around,” the leading NYC podiatrist explained. “Your feet are supporting the slipper, which you can tell with every step. You’re crunching down to hold onto the slipper, gripping them with your feet.” Read the article in its entirety here.
Women’s Lifestyle Magazine Asks Podiatrist For Tips On Wearing Shoes During Quarantine – 5/7/20
Dr. Cunha Told Marie Claire How To Properly Care For Your Feet At Home
As we continue to stay home during the COVID crisis, many of us our opting for the most comfortable loungewear. While walking barefoot indoors may be a habit most of us indulge, Dr. Cunha told Marie Claire it’s one we must stop. According to the Manhattan podiatrist it’s crucial to take care of our feet. “Your feet are the foundation of your body similar to the foundation of a building. They are responsible not only for holding up the weight and determining stability of the body, but also in maintaining postural alignment of your ankle, knees, and back as we move from one point to another.” Read that article in its entirety here.
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