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.
March is National Nutrition Month. What does food have to do with your feet? Well at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC we’re glad you asked. There are a number of ways that your diet can impact your podiatric health, including:
Your feet help keep your heart in shape by allowing you to be active and exercise. A healthy heart means better circulation which can help patients avoid or lessen the threat of complications from diseases such as diabetes and certain forms of arthritis that can harm your feet.
At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, we want patients to be aware of certain conditions that are prevalent at this time of year and how they can protect their feet.
Did you know that as many as 80% of untreated ankle sprains result in long term problems such as chronic pain, ankle instability, re-injury and arthritis?