It’s getting to be for back to school shopping and on the top of most family’s list are new shoes to start the new school year.
Although we recognize that these shoes are easy to wear and help feet stay cool on hot days, we also see many injuries and chronic foot problems that develop from the long-term wearing of flip flops.
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month and at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC we want to explore some dietary changes that may reduce the flare ups from psoriasis.
A beach day is fun and relaxing for the whole family—if you take a few precautions to protect your feet.
If you are suffering from sesamoiditis you may feel a dull ache under your big toe. This pain is consistent but may come and go depending on your activities or the shoes you wear.
Some simple and easy ways to prevent foot conditions from developing and ensure that your feet will take you where you want to go for many years to come.
Okay, blisters are not the most serious foot problem that we treat but they can be annoying, painful and a potential cause of infection if not properly treated. We always tell patients never to pop a blister.
Walking—it’s one of the best forms of exercise out there and an activity that we at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC heartily recommend to our patients for overall good health.
At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, if we had to pick one thing that has the greatest impact on the health of your feet, it would be proper footwear.
Patients with diabetes face special concerns when it comes to foot care and health.
Are you experiencing pain in the mid section of your foot? Does your foot look swollen and is there blistering or bruising in the arch of your foot or the top of the middle of your foot?
May is National Skin Cancer and National Melanoma Awareness Months and with our patients gearing up to hit our beautiful Nassau and Suffolk County beaches we at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group PC thought this was the perfect time to address this important issue.
You enjoy a lovely evening out to dinner with friends. You come home and head to bed for a good night’s sleep but are suddenly and rudely awakened in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in your big toe.
May is National Osteoporosis Month and with nearly a quarter of the bones in your body being located in your feet we at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC want our patients to aware of this important facet of foot health.
At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, we want to urge our patients to follow proper safety precautions to avoid toe, foot and ankle injuries. Most injuries occur in two ages groups: children under the age of 14 and adults over the age of 44.
Most of us spend a good portion of our time each week at work. Depending on the type of job you have, your feet may be at risk for chronic foot conditions or injury. At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, we encourage patients to pay attention to the warning signs your feet may be giving you and take steps to prevent foot problems.
It’s important to get in the habit of checking your feet on a regular basis. Sometimes at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC we find that seemingly minor symptoms may actually be pointing to a serious health problem that goes way beyond a patient’s feet.
Bunions are a condition that patients frequently seek treatment for at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC. A bunion is the outward sign of a problem with the bones inside your foot. Typically, the big toe begins to drift toward the second toe and over time, the bones in the toe shift out of place, causing the visible bump on the side of the big toe.