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Tailor’s Bunion

A bunion is a foot condition that most people may not be familiar with, unless they happen to suffer from one. A bunion is a bump that forms on the toe joint — usually the big toe joint, which is technically known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint...

Dec 17th, 2020
Losing Weight Can Also Help Your Feet

Losing Weight Can Also Help Your Feet Overweight people can develop foot problems that often involve inflammation, like tendinitis. And that’s just the beginning. Given that your feet bear the weight of your entire body as they carry you through your...

Dec 10th, 2020
Top Shoe Recommendations for Plantar Fasciitis

Podiatrist Recommended Plantar Fasciitis is surprisingly common in patients of all ages, foot types, body weights and occupations. The plantar fascia is a strong piece of soft tissue that is made up of three connected bands (medial, central and lateral...

Dec 3rd, 2020
Your feet and the Right Running Shoe

Over the past few years there has been a trend in the running world toward minimalistic shoes. A minimalistic shoe is defined as a shoe that allows the foot to function as close to its natural state as possible. They are generally manufactured with less...

Nov 26th, 2020
What are Flat Feet?

Having flat feet means having a feet that don’t have a proper arch. Flat feet are a common problem that affects pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients alike. There are three different types of flat foot: Flexible Flat Foot. This is the most common...

Nov 19th, 2020
Everything you wanted to know about Bunions

Bunion Basics A bunion is a painful bump near the big toe. Wearing tight-fitting, high-heeled shoes does not cause bunions, but it sure can aggravate them. Learn more. If you notice a bump not far from your big toe that is red and throbbing, you’ve...

Nov 5th, 2020
If you smoke it can hurt your feet…

Smoking doesn’t just harm your lungs and your heart. It is also a major risk factor for a condition that harms millions of Americans’ feet. You’ve likely read how smoking can cause lung cancer and heart disease. Now it’s time to read about what smoking...

Oct 29th, 2020
What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

What Causes Ingrown Toenails? Toenails that curve over and dig into the skin of your toe are called ingrown toenails. They can cause significant pain, but are generally not serious if taken care of. If you don’t take good care of your feet though, an...

Oct 22nd, 2020
Pedicure Safety Tips

Pedicure Safety Tips Why Do Your Feet Hurt? Getting a pedicure is a popular way to pamper and groom the feet. But watch out. You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated foot baths if the pedicure salon...

Oct 15th, 2020
Five Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are an incredibly common injury. A little precaution and preventive exercise, however, can help you avoid this annoying and sometimes debilitating injury. Consider these five tips to promote optimal ankle health.

Mar 9th, 2018
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Clear Up Your Corns in Time for Summer

Do your feet need TLC before you expose your toes this summer? There’s still time to clear up those painful and unsightly corns. You’ll be digging your toes into the sand in no time with a little help from your New York Foot Experts.

Apr 25th, 2018
Do’s and Dont's of Buying Shoes

Buying a new pair of shoes can feel like a celebration. While you want to look good, you’re setting yourself up for chronic foot problems or other medical conditions if you fail to consider more than just color and style.

Feb 13th, 2018
Banish Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season

Toenail fungus is a common problem that affects many adults. Nail polish may mask it, but it won’t make it disappear — for that you need proper medical treatment. It can take months to banish toenail fungus, so the sooner you start treating it, the better.

Jan 31st, 2018
Ankle Fractures Don’t Play Nice

Ankle fractures have a way of fracturing your daily plans without notice. When they do occur, they bring pain and must be treated timely.

Dec 15th, 2017
Corns Happen

Corns begin on the thin and smooth layers of the skin of the feet and can be hard or soft in texture. Soft corns generally happen between the middle toes and hard corns usually develop on the top of toes.

Nov 30th, 2017
Toenail Fungus Hides Under Your Nails

Toenail Fungus is the development of fungus in the bed of the toenail or on the actual toenail. This condition destroys the toenails which are integral in protecting the soft tissue underneath them.

Nov 21st, 2017
There’s Hope for Foot Fractures

While there can be many causes and different forms of foot fractures, one in particular is referred to as a "Jones' fracture," which is a stress fracture of the foot that can occur after repeated strain over time, such as in high intensity sports like runn

Oct 26th, 2017
Corns are Persistent and Stubborn

Corns are basically thick skin formed by pressure from wearing shoes that are too tight, have a heel or that cause any other type of consistent friction against the toes.

Oct 13th, 2017
Be Proactive and Treat Hammertoes Early

Hammertoes arise when irregularities in foot function cause tendons and ligaments to constrict, resulting in the joints of the toe bending in an unnatural manner whereby the toe is forced to point upwards.

Oct 5th, 2017
Ankle Sprains Can Happen in an Instant

Ankle sprains unfortunately happen out of the blue and with little to no warning. They can occur with a sudden twist of the ankle in an unusual manner in those who may have never had any prior ankle issues.

Sep 28th, 2017
Toenail Fungus Can be Stubborn

Toenail Fungus is an infection of the toenails caused by fungus and is also known as Onychomycosis. This condition can be stubborn and difficult to eliminate.

Sep 21st, 2017
Heel Spurs Can Hurt Your Daily Motion

Heel spurs are pointed and bony extensions of the heel bone. They occur because of swelling at the heel and can be found at the back or bottom of the heel, or under the sole of the foot.

Sep 7th, 2017
Make Flat Feet Fall Flat

Flat feet are a common yet unfortunate condition. Proper support for your feet can make a lasting difference because without it, your knees and ankles can suffer due to a chain effect.

Jul 26th, 2017
Bunions Are Bad Business

Bunions are skeletal bumps that form on the joint at the bottom of your big toe. They form because of the pressure exerted when your big toe pushes against the adjacent toe

Jul 7th, 2017
Corns Can Slow Down Your Routine

Corns are a nasty surprise once you realize they’re on your feet. They usually form on the top of feet and often are curved in shape.

Jul 3rd, 2017
Heel Pain Can Weigh You Down

Plantar Fasciitis occurs when there is frequent stretching in this area causing inflammation at the base of the heel.

Jun 21st, 2017
Click Your Heels 3 Times

The symptoms for plantar fasciitis are most pronounced in the morning when you take your first step out of bed.

Jun 8th, 2017
Too Many Shoes So Little Time

If you need an examination to figure out what kind of shoe you should wear contact New York Foot Experts at 212-385-0801 in New York City to make an appointment.

Jun 1st, 2017
Heel Pain ~ No Gain

Your heels hit the ground first before any part of your body every morning and if foot pain is the first thing you feel then you should contact Daniel Drapacz, DPM.

May 22nd, 2017
City Feet

Let’s talk about the three most common problems with wearing the wrong type of shoe.

May 12th, 2017
What You Can Do About Bunions

A bunion is a boney lump that projects from the base of the big toe and as it grows, it pushes the big toe out of position. It will eventually cause arthritis in the joints and in sometimes causes the big toe to cross over the next toe.

May 12th, 2017
City Walking

If you live in New York City, chances are you walk wherever you need to go like work, the market, to visit friends, to dine out etc. Your feet may take it hard if you aren’t wearing the right shoes or taking some precautions to avoid foot pain.

Apr 26th, 2017
Healing Heel Pain

Heel Pain is most often caused by Plantar Fasciitis, a condition that is also referred to as a heel spur. This is an inflammation of the band of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from your heel to your toes.

Apr 20th, 2017
Basketball and your Feet

With all its running, twisting, turning, and jumping, basketball is one of the hardest games on feet. Different movements put all the areas of the foot at risk.

Nov 16th, 2016
Veterans Day and Diabetes

American veterans have met our foreign enemies head-on for years, unfortunately there is another enemy that has been attacking them right here at home!

Nov 11th, 2016
Why are my feet deformed?

Have you ever looked at your feet and wondered why you have certain conditions like bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, flatfeet, or high arches?

Aug 26th, 2016
Heel pain in children, what causes it?

The sudden development of pain in the heel of a child’s or adolescent’s foot is usually related to an injury to the growth plate of a bone located near the heel.

Aug 9th, 2016
Heel Spurs

Heels spurs are most commonly caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Aug 4th, 2016
Club Foot

It occurs when the foot turns inward and downward.

Jul 1st, 2016
The lesser Toes

Lesser toe deformities and pain are among the commonest problems presenting to a foot and ankle team.

Jun 27th, 2016
Recovery from foot surgery

As podiatrist we have clear that not all foot surgeries are the same, we know that the type of surgery you have will significantly determine your recovery time.

Jun 21st, 2016
Myths about your feet

Men´s Shoe Size men´s shoesWe all know that American bodies are getting bigger, but what about our feet? In the United States, the best-selling shoe size is 8.5 for women and 10.5 for men.

Jun 17th, 2016
Flat feet and children

Parents always worry about flat feet, but what they don’t know is that flat feet are normal in infants, children and adults.

Jun 15th, 2016
The Big Toe

Joints are formed by two bones which are held close together by ligaments and an outer covering known as a joint capsule

Jun 9th, 2016
High Heels Hurt

It is known that heels hurt but they’re also bad to our feet, they cause corns and callouses

Jun 1st, 2016
Types of Foot Surgery

There are surgeries that are needed to realign toes, eliminate bunions and nerves.

May 26th, 2016
Stress Fractures on Athletes

What do track and field sportspersons, gymnasts, acrobats, dancers, tennis players, basketball and football players all have in common? They are all at an advanced risk for stress fractures.

May 25th, 2016
Corns and Calluses

If you have corns and calluses, your feet deserve some extra care and attention. A little foot pampering can alleviate pain and get rid of the dead skin that builds up and causes calluses and corns. Corns and calluses are essentially the same thing...

Apr 28th, 2016
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