April is Foot Health Awareness Month and at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, we would like to encourage patients to get more actively involved in the health and care of their feet by doing regular self-exams.
Ingrown nails can be quite painful. You will most likely see that the area around your nail is red and swollen and may appear hot and very tender to the touch. If the nail has actually punctured the skin, an infection can develop causing pus or other drainage around the infected toenail that may have a foul odor.
The beginning of spring temperatures inspires our patients to head outdoors for brisk walks, runs and other fitness activities. Below are a few tips to help you avoid common injuries at the start of the season.
While you await your little bundle of joy, you may find that your pregnancy is delivering foot problems you hadn’t expected. Here's what to expect for your feet when you’re expecting.
Your feet don’t operate in isolation from the rest of you. That’s why National Nutrition Month is a good opportunity to explore some of the ways that food affects foot and ankle health.
While we want all of our patients to enjoy a break from this long winter, we also want to remind you of some important tips for protecting your feet so that a dream vacation doesn’t turn into a podiatric nightmare!
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel.
All of us at one time or another have “turned an ankle.” But what if that uncomfortable sensation of your ankle giving way and twisting under you happens often? This may be a sign of a condition known as chronic ankle instability.
February is American Heart Health Month and we want to focus on an important aspect of heart, foot and total body health—losing weight. If you are obese or overweight, your risk for heart disease and high blood pressure is significantly increased.
You may think of going barefoot in the summer as the ideal scenario for catching these fungal conditions, but we see a fair number of cases of these conditions during the winter months as well.
Low vision, a condition of visual impairment that cannot be corrected with eye glasses, medication or surgery, is responsible for a large percentage of falls.
If your sneakers are starting to collect dust and your exercise enthusiasm is dwindling, here are some common “fitness busters” that may be getting you off track.
Osteoarthritis, a condition where the cartilage in the joints deteriorates, is one cause of joint pain, but there are others as well.
Flat feet describe a condition where you have a partial or total arch collapse and your entire foot is in contact with the floor when you are standing.
Conducting self exams on your feet is a way to monitor the health of your feet and ankles between appointments and to catch new foot problems in their earliest stages.
Even though walking is a low impact activity it can still cause significant injury to toes, feet and ankles if you fail to observe the proper precautions.
Wet and sloppy weather conditions along with colder temperatures can mean an increase in the risk of foot health problems for diabetic patients.
Certain myths about varicose veins, however, keep patients from seeking treatment when they should.
At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC we want to help you keep your ankles safe this winter.
If you have sustained a serious wound there are some steps you can take to promote quicker healing.