If your child says that his or her foot or ankle hurts, that is a sure reason for concern. Oftentimes, however, children are not so direct. By being observant, however, you will still be able to detect clues that something is not right.
Regular exercise has many benefits to your feet and the rest of your body. Below are some tips to help ensure your fitness plan is safe and will not harm your feet.
For our patients with diabetes the risk of serious complications from minor foot health issues is elevated and we want to share some information about a condition of particular concern: peripheral neuropathy.
The holidays can be a time when healthy habits go out the window. For the health of your feet (and the rest of your body) try to keep up good habits.
As temperatures drop and snow and ice fall, the risk of our patients slipping and injuring themselves goes up. What’s unfortunate is that many injuries are caused by falls that could have been prevented.
Exercise can help reduce pain and prevent a foot condition from worsening. In general, foot and toe exercises can help maintain range of motion and flexibility. Below are 3 to try with your foot doctor’s approval.
The holiday season can be a landmine for patients who suffer from gout. This arthritic condition occurs when uric acid accumulates and crystalizes in a joint, most often in the big toe.
We know that many of our patients would love to enjoy a relaxing, professional pedicure but worry about the possibility of getting an injury or a bacterial or fungal infection in their toenails or feet. That’s why we offer a medically-safe nail spa.
If you have a foot or ankle disorder, however, you can end up sacrificing your feet for savings and doing damage that may last through the holiday season and beyond. With the proper precautions, however, most patients can still enjoy this marathon shopping spree.
November is American Diabetes Month and we want to take this opportunity to share information about this disease which can have significant effects on the health of your feet.
We know that you don’t have to be a professional athlete to struggle with chronic ankle problems—many of our patients do too.
Haglund’s Deformity, more commonly called “Pump Bump,” is a condition that is particularly aggravated by the rigid backs of pump-style shoes.
Metatarsalgia occurs when the nerves between two of your metatarsal bones become inflamed, creating pain and discomfort in the ball of your foot.
We know that one thing you don’t want to see are toenails that look like they belong in a horror movie! Sometimes the symptoms can appear rather frightening, but usually there’s a simple explanation and effective treatment available.
World Arthritis Day falls during the month of October and that’s a good reason for us here at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC to focus on ways to prevent joint disease, which is quite debilitating for your feet and ankles.
We want patients to know how to best deal with a podiatric injury. Use the acronym RICE to help you remember.
Patients are more anxious than they need to be about a foot or ankle surgery. One of the reasons is because they have false ideas about what surgery and recovery will be like.
We want to help children and families understand the connection between obesity and your feet. Being overweight puts extra strain on your feet, ankles and knees. The extra weight also greatly increases your risk for many foot conditions.
Bunions are the result of a biomechanical problem that causes the big toe joint to move out of place and drift toward the second toe, producing the characteristic bump on the side of the big toe.
In recognition of National Falls Prevention Day which occurs in September, we would like to encourage our senior patients and those who love them to consider these 3 areas and make changes to reduce fall risk.