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.
June is Older Americans Month and we’d like to honor this portion of our patient population with some tips specifically geared toward the care of senior feet.
While we acknowledge the comfort and convenience of these shoes, it’s very important to observe some precautions. Follow the do’s and don’ts below to protect your feet this summer.
Fungi, bacteria and viruses all thrive in warm, moist places and are lying in wait to ambush your feet this summer. Here are tips for avoiding infections wherever you are this season.
June is Men’s Health Month, and here at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC we are concerned about some studies that we have heard regarding men and diabetes.
Each year more than 37,000 people sustain injuries from a power mower.
Skin Cancer Awareness month couldn’t come at a better time! Below are the three of the most common types of cancer that can affect your feet.
If you have ever suffered an attack of gout, you won’t likely soon forget it.
Below are 3 common foot concerns patients are more likely to bring to us at this time of the year: