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.
Well-made, properly fitting shoes are a must to protect the podiatric health of children. Below are some tips for ensuring your child starts off the new school year on the right foot.
The Achilles tendon connects your calf to your heel bone. This tendon is one of the strongest tendons in your body, and yet also one that we treat frequently for injuries.
We see many children and teens with injuries that are a direct result of having jumped full speed into a strenuous sport program after having spent a relatively inactive summer. Helping your child gradually prepare for fall sports can prevent many podiatric issues.
Here are some ways to prepare for your visit so that it will be of maximum benefit to you and enable your podiatrist to give you a prompt and accurate diagnosis and make your visit go as smoothly as possible.
We want to offer some suggestions for showing these amazing parts of your body how much you value all they do for you. Below are 5 suggestions for improving your foot health and well-being.
We often discover that many patients do not fully understand the difference between a prescription orthotic and a shoe insert that can be purchased at the drug store.
Treating foot disorders in their early stages is the best way to ensure a good outcome. Below are some facts about foot health that you may not know.
You’ll want to take a few precautions to ensure that your feet will be protected. Below are some common foot concerns at the beach.
Finding a lump in your foot can be alarming. At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, patients are relieved when we tell them a fibrous knot in the arch of their foot is a plantar fibroma, which is not malignant.