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Seven Tips for Buying Shoes That Are Good for Your Feet May 15th, 2018

Uncomfortable shoes are nothing new and have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, leaving the medical profession to clean up the aftermath. Everything from bad backs to painful bunions and hammertoes can be traced back to bad footwear choices. Yet fashion shows no signs of giving your...

Clear Up Your Corns in Time for Summer Apr 25th, 2018

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “the average person spends several hours on their feet and takes several thousand steps” each day. Much of that time at home and at work is spent wearing shoes that may increase friction on your feet, and could lead to an uncomfortable...

Five Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains Mar 9th, 2018

Every day, 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles. Sprains can range from mild, with a little swelling and a need to rest for a few weeks, to severe with bruising that takes you out of your favorite activities for months. Avoid suffering an ankle sprain by taking precautionary methods that involve...

Do’s and Dont's of Buying Shoes Feb 13th, 2018

At New York Foot Experts with six locations throughout New York City, we want to ensure that you are getting a great-looking pair of shoes that fit and support your feet and body weight. With that in mind, here are some do’s and don’ts for buying shoes.Shoe Buying Do’sAlways try...

Banish Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season Jan 31st, 2018

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means: Before too long, warmer weather will be here to stay, and along with it, sandal season. But while you probably can’t wait to ditch your clunky snow boots for a pair of open-toed shoes, the last thing you’re...

Ankle Sprains Are Filled with Twists and Turns Dec 20th, 2017

Ankle sprains are sudden in nature and can cause varying amounts of pain. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, will provide the necessary treatment through proven methods to give your ankle the best chance of recovering at the New York Foot Experts, where we can be reached at 212-385-0801 at...

Ankle Fractures Don’t Play Nice Dec 15th, 2017

Ankle fractures have a way of fracturing your daily plans without notice. When they do occur, they bring pain and must be treated timely. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, can help to alleviate your pain from this condition at the New York Foot Experts, where we can be reached...

Bunions Bring Stubborn Pain Dec 6th, 2017

Bunions are no fun. They form over time and can cause changes to your routine with their intrusiveness. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, can treat this condition at the New York Foot Experts, where we can be reached at 212-385-0801 at any one of our three locations: 65 Broadway...

Corns Happen Nov 30th, 2017

Corns can be stubborn and painful. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, can treat this condition with care and effectiveness at the New York Foot Experts, at any one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St Suite 7, New York, NY...

Toenail Fungus Hides Under Your Nails Nov 21st, 2017

Nail fungus not only causes toenails to look unsightly, but also causes pain due to the subsequent infections. Come visit our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, to check your toes at the New York Foot Experts, at any one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY...

Flat Feet Carry a Large Burden Nov 15th, 2017

Flat feet can cause severe discomfort and other complications if left untreated due to low arches. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can help your arch problems at any one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West...

Ankle Fractures Can Take a Toll on Your Health Nov 10th, 2017

Ankle fractures are severe injuries that require appropriate treatment and proper care. This type of injury can happen for a number of reason and our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can help treat it at one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103,...

Heel Pain Can Disturb Your Stability Nov 3rd, 2017

Heel pain can be minor at first and then become severe enough to radiate throughout the body. There are different factors that cause this pain, but if you are experiencing it, podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can help treat it at one of our...

There’s Hope for Foot Fractures Oct 26th, 2017

Foot fractures have the capability to severely hinder mobility. 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...

Persistent Bunions Require Expert Treatment Oct 19th, 2017

Bunions can be very painful and can make walking uncomfortable. They require effective and precise treatment, both of which podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can provide at one of our three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St...

Corns are Persistent and Stubborn Oct 13th, 2017

It feels like Corns develop overnight and persist until they cause a constant uncomfortableness as they go untreated. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at the New York Foot Experts, can treat your corns and demonstrate preventative measures to make sure they never come back at one of our three...

Be Proactive and Treat Hammertoes Early Oct 5th, 2017

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. The joint in turn is locked downward. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at New York Foot...

Ankle Sprains Can Happen in an Instant Sep 28th, 2017

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. They also occur predictably in athletes. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz...

Toenail Fungus Can be Stubborn Sep 21st, 2017

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. Podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM, at New York Foot Experts, has a unique background that will help to treat your feet and fight this...

Flat Feet Throw Your Body Out of Alignment Sep 14th, 2017

Flat feet can cause a number of complications including misalignment of the foot that can affect the ability to stand, walk or even run. It occurs when there is a misalignment at the ankle bone and heel bone which in turn causes the arch of the foot to lower more...

Heel Spurs Can Hurt Your Daily Motion Sep 7th, 2017

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. The ones that occur at the back of the heel normally happen...

Foot Sprains Can Happen But You Can Fight Back Aug 31st, 2017

Foot Sprains are especially painful considering that they occur at a sensitive location of the foot. Contact our offices if you believe you are suffering from a foot sprain. Sprains involve ligaments, which are tough and stretchy tissues that hold bones together. Sometimes if the foot hits the ground in...

Foot Fractures Can Seriously Impact Your Life Aug 24th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Drapacz at the New York Foot Experts can treat foot fractures. Although feet are generally strong, this injury can occur and be very painful. If you believe you have fractured your foot, come in for a consultation with an experienced podiatrist at one of three New York Foot...

Ankle Fractures Have a Way of Fracturing Your Routine Aug 19th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Drapacz, at the New York Foot Experts, can treat fractured ankles, which are another term for broken ankles. This description conveys the seriousness and pain level associated with this condition. Treatment can vary, but luckily, Dr. Drapacz offers this treatment. Come in for a consultation at one of...

Say Bye to the Yellow in Your Nails With Clearnail® Aug 4th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Drapacz, at the New York Foot Experts, treats a variety of foot and ankle health conditions. Don’t you hate it when your nails start to yellow? Now imagine your toe nails brittle with a dark yellow color because of fungus! Don’t worry though, because a revolutionary treatment called...

Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Get the Best of You Aug 1st, 2017

Ankle sprains are a common injury and frequently effect athletes. They occur when the ligaments around the ankle stretch or tear. When your ankle rolls in an unnatural way, it can end up in an extreme position, which is extremely painful. Thankfully, our podiatrist at the New York Foot Experts,...

Make Flat Feet Fall Flat Jul 26th, 2017

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. There are arches on the insole of your feet that normally develop due to a tightness in the...

Orthotics Can Fix Heel Pain Jul 21st, 2017

Heel pain can be a real bummer. Proper support for your feet can make a lasting difference because without it, uneven weight distribution to the feet could occur. In particular, orthotics can help prevent heel pain and correct unequal weight distribution spread across the feet. Our podiatrist, Dr. Drapacz, can...

Toenail Fungus Is As Bad As It Sounds Jul 13th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Drapacz, at the New York Foot Experts, can treat a variety of foot and ankle health conditions. In particular, toenail fungus can be unsightly and painful and may potentially lead to major surgery. Dr. Drapacz can treat this condition at one of three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103,...

Bunions Are Bad Business Jul 7th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Drapacz, at the New York Foot Experts, can treat a variety of foot and ankle health conditions. One such condition forming on the toes are bunions. Bunions are bad business! Dr. Drapacz can treat bunions at one of three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006,...

Corns Can Slow Down Your Routine Jul 3rd, 2017

Foot and ankle pain can be a real bummer in your daily routine. In particular, corns usually cause significant foot pain, especially when pressure is applied. They usually occur when the skin of the foot rubs against the inside of your shoe. Thankfully our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, can provide...

Heel Pain Can Weigh You Down Jun 21st, 2017

Heel pain can seriously impact your daily routine. In particular, the plantar fascia (the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes) is usually the cause of heel pain when it gets weak or strained. If left untreated, it can tear and get seriously painful. Thankfully our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel...

Don’t Let Hammertoes Hammer Your Health Jun 15th, 2017

Foot and ankle pain can seriously impact your daily routine. In particular, Hammertoes are a bending of the toe at the initial joint. If left untreated, it can lead to immobility of the foot. Our podiatrist, Dr. Daniel Drapacz, can help to treat this condition and also provide surgery if...

Click Your Heels 3 Times Jun 8th, 2017

There’s no place like home when it comes to healing the body. Our feet can pose some painful issues for us to deal with as we work them hard throughout the day. The pain can come by way of spurs, strains and stress. Here are some ways that you can...

Too Many Shoes So Little Time Jun 1st, 2017

Which shoe fits:Laced shoes provide a tighter fit and can accommodate an insert or orthotic device since you can adjust the shoe easily.Skid proof soles with a rubbery grip rather than smooth leather bottom are a great way to avoid accidents around areas where the floors are slippery and smooth.Shoes...

Tools to Get Rid of Hammer Toes May 25th, 2017

Hammer toes are a deformity that causes your toes to bend or curl downward resembling a hammer. Daniel Drapacz, DPM at New York Foot Experts can diagnose a hammer toe quickly during a routine exam and take imaging or x-rays to see how extensive the damage is.If you notice these...

Heel Pain ~ No Gain May 22nd, 2017

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.Heel pain can be caused from excessive physical activity like running and jumping. Other causes include structural issues such as...

City Feet May 12th, 2017

Bunions, corns and calluses are all part of the life of a woman and her shoes. It’s a small piece but can create large problems with foot ailments if your footwear literally cramps your style.New York City’s Fashion has a range of practical shoes from sandals to espadrilles and while...

What You Can Do About Bunions May 12th, 2017

Based in the Financial District, Midtown and Harlem, New York Foot Experts understand the needs of our patients as they walk around the city for work or pleasure. Bunions can get in the way of our basic daily activities if we don’t care for them properly.What is a Bunion?A bunion...

City Walking Apr 26th, 2017

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. New York...

Healing Heel Pain Apr 20th, 2017

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. Our heels take on a great deal of pressure while we...

Basketball and your Feet Nov 16th, 2016

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. That is why proper conditioning, stretching, and well-fitted shoes are critical to a healthy enjoyment of the sport.Ankle sprain is a particularly...

You have diabetes, even if it is well managed, you are at increased risk to develop vascular disease Nov 14th, 2016

You have diabetes, even if it is well managed, you are at increased risk to develop vascular disease.If y  Vascular disease is the buildup of plaque and cholesterol in your arteries throughout your body.Did you know that PODIATRISTS are often the first physicians to spot signs of vascular disease?You should inspect your feet...

Veterans Day and Diabetes Nov 11th, 2016

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; an enemy named diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, right now, 5.5 Million Veterans receive VA (Veteran’s Health Administration) health care services. Out of those...

Foot and Ankle Injuries Sep 6th, 2016

Often taken for granted, feet and ankles are subjected to a rigorous workout everyday. They take all of the demands the body and legs place on them. The feet and ankles are the most frequently injured areas of the body. Injuries may result from accidents or from conditions which often...

Why are my feet deformed? Aug 26th, 2016

Have you ever looked at your feet and wondered why you have certain conditions like bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, flatfeet, or high arches? We inherit our foot type from our parents or grandparents, so many times it is easy to tell what our feet will look like down the line by looking at...

Pain In The Ball Of Your Foot Causing Major Problems? Aug 24th, 2016

What can cause aching, burning or numbness in the ball of the foot?  It could be a neuroma!  A neuroma is caused by constant inflammation or irritation of small nerves in your foot.  It can occur in one or both feet.  Sometimes taking your shoe off and massaging your foot can...

Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Aug 23rd, 2016

Heel pain as a a result of plantar fasciitis is a very common problem. We typically see at least five heel pain patients a day and that number only goes up. The typical treatment for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) consists of six therapies. Icing, stretching, injections, orthotics, oral anti-inflammation medicine, and topical gels and creams. With...

Growing pains and your feet Aug 16th, 2016

It is not uncommon during the growing phases of a child to hear complaints of cramping at night. Often times we find ourselves massaging our child’s legs in order to give them some relief and the possible ability to fall back asleep. Sometimes the pain is so persistent that it...

Dance Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Aug 15th, 2016

Dance Injuries to the Foot and AnkleDancing places more physical demand on the foot and ankle and increases their risk of injury. Ballet dancers also have added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions, such as en pointe and demi-pointe, which can add stress to the toes...

Flatfoot Deformity in Adult Aug 12th, 2016

What is a flatfoot?A flatfoot condition is where the arch of the patient is decreased and painful.  This condition can occur in early life and also as an adult.  Females have a higher incidence of this condition especially with excessive weight.  Children commonly have a flat foot which is asymptomatic...

Heel pain in children, what causes it? Aug 9th, 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. This condition is called Sever’s disease. Another condition that behaves similarly to Sever’s disease...

Growing pains and your kids feet Aug 9th, 2016

It is not uncommon during the growing phases of a child to hear complaints of cramping at night. Often times we find ourselves massaging our child’s legs in order to give them some relief and the possible ability to fall back asleep. Sometimes the pain is so persistent that it...

Heel Spurs Aug 4th, 2016

Heels spurs are most commonly caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis. When a patient suffers from this condition, it can be extremely painful to do normal, daily activities, such as walking and standing. Plantar fasciitis occurs because of a tight fascial band. The fascial band attaches at the heel bone and...

Is being over weight affecting my foot care? Aug 2nd, 2016

The answer is that being overweight can make foot problems worse and lead to injuries. Being overweight may also be the reason that your foot pain isn’t getting better even after months of treatments. Many people will ask, “How can I lose weight when my foot is killing me? I can’t...

A Simple Guide to Buying Kid’s Shoes Jul 25th, 2016

A Simple Guide to Buying Kid’s ShoesMy three year old son has outgrown his shoes again!What kind of kid’s shoes should I buy?Do I have to spend a lot of money?   These concerns are quite common among all parents and fortunately the answers are simple. Kids will grow and their feet...

Travel tips keep you healthy Jul 23rd, 2016

It’s summer! And with summer comes a lot of traveling. Whether you’re flying locally or internationally, or driving long distances, it is important to maintain your health during the long journeys. Traveling can cause a lot of issues with your feet and legs if you don’t move around too much.Risk factors such as...

Summer is here; your lower legs and feet are at higher risk for sunburn. Jul 21st, 2016

Summer is here; your lower legs and feet are at higher risk for sunburn.Our feet and legs are often at higher risk for sunburn since many of us fail to remember to apply sunscreen to these areas when spending time outdoors. The risk for sunburn is present any time you...

Senior Athletes Susceptible to Foot Problems Jul 19th, 2016

Senior Athletes Susceptible to Foot Problems During the summer months, athletic and recreational programs are in full swing. Despite the differences among the sports, seniors are susceptible to foot injuries. Here are some of the more common things senior patients need to know regarding foot care tips for tennis, golf and...

Diabetic foot care and the summer months Jul 15th, 2016

Diabetic foot care and the summer months  Summer is a time for many outdoor activities, events and celebrations.  We want everyone to be able to take part in all of the joy that summer brings, including those with diabetes who require extra foot care.  While being active this summer, it is...

How to prevent problems with your feet this summer Jul 12th, 2016

How to prevent problems with your feet this summer  As the weather gets warmer, many people prefer to wear sandals in the sun rather than socks and sneakers. However, with your feet more exposed, you may notice a toenail that looks looks ugly, discolored or is thicker than the rest. Toenail fungus is a...

Why do toenails thicken? Jul 11th, 2016

Ever wondered why as we grow old toenails thicken but fingernails don´t?  Well there are several causes attributed to this condition. One of them is because of impair circulation.  Other factors can be long term trauma from falling objects, poorly fitting shoes and fungal nail infections.According to Dr Richard K. from...

What causes heel pain in a child’s foot? Jul 8th, 2016

What causes heel pain in a child’s foot?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. This condition is called Sever’s disease.Another condition that behaves similarly to Sever’s...

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Jul 3rd, 2016

Everyone here wishes you a wonderful 4th of July weekend! However, we wanted to give you a few reminders so you can keep your feet happy and healthy this summer! To do this we made a holiday survival guide for you and your feet.Fourth of July Survival Guide:Avoid walking barefoot....

Club Foot Jul 1st, 2016

It occurs when the foot turns inward and downward. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present at birth.Clubfoot is the most common congenital disorder of the legs and can range from mild and flexible to severe and rigid.The cause is unknown, but the condition may be hereditary...

Toenail Fungus, Why Should We Care About It? Jun 29th, 2016

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and the most common nail disorder. It is more common as we get older and with factors like diabetes, sweating, sports activities, occlusive footwear, and repeated nail trauma. Topical treatments eliminate the need for surveillance blood tests and cause less systemic complications. Why...

The lesser Toes Jun 27th, 2016

Lesser toe deformities and pain are among the commonest problems presenting to a foot and ankle team. Many can be treated by accommodation and symptomatic control. However, many patients can only be made comfortable by surgical relaignment of their toes.What use are the lesser toes?In other primates the toes can be...

The importance of choosing the right socks.. Jun 22nd, 2016

Those who are athletes, put their feet through high levels of extra stress that is not encountered in everyday life. Ground reaction forces, pressure and rubbing are things that are experienced by feet of people involved in athletic activity.Each of these extra pressures and forces can result in the formation of...

Recovery from foot surgery Jun 21st, 2016

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.  At New York Foot Experts, we have some advices and tricks to make getting back on your feet faster and less painful than...

Myths about your feet Jun 17th, 2016

Men´s Shoe SizeWe 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. Those are both up a full size from 30 years ago, according to the National Shoe Retailers Association...

Flat feet and children Jun 15th, 2016

Parents always worry about flat feet, but what they don’t know is that flat feet are normal in infants, children and adults. Special shoes or exercises do not produce an arch in a child with a flexible flatfoot at the end.Indeed, one in five children never develops an arch and most...

Diabetes can knock your feet Jun 13th, 2016

 Diabetes is a universal disease that can afflict anyone, regardless of one’s age, weight, gender or race. And the number of diabetes is on the rise. Despite this, most people are still unaware of just how widespread diabetes is, and how serious its complications can be.Chances are you or someone...

The Big Toe Jun 9th, 2016

Joints are formed by two bones which are held close together by ligaments and an outer covering known as a joint capsule. In order for the joints to move freely and without pain, the ends of the bones are covered in a softer material called cartilage and the lining of...

TIPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE FOOT SURGERY RECOVERY Jun 7th, 2016

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.  At New York Foot Experts, we have some advices and tricks to make getting back on your feet faster and less painful than...

DO YOU HAVE SESAMOIDITIS? Jun 3rd, 2016

Sesamoids are bones that are are connected to tendons or are embedded in muscle. There are three seasomids, the kneecap (patella) is the largest and two other very small are in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe. Sesamoids provide a smooth surface over which the tendons slide;...

High Heels Hurt Jun 1st, 2016

It is known that heels hurt but they’re also bad to our feet, they cause corns and callouses, bunions and even back problems, so we made a post about how heels really hurt you.Lately researches suggests that wearing those stylish pumps may lead to pain and problems from your hips to...

How to get rid of Stinky Feet? May 31st, 2016

How to get rid of stinky feet?Why do feet stinks & how to get rid of it.Most of us are familiar with foot odor, but have you notice some have a stronger odor than the rest? Well this common phenomenon is produced by bacteria, but don´t freak out it´s normal...

Types of Foot Surgery May 26th, 2016

There are surgeries that are needed to realign toes, eliminate bunions and nerves. These modern foot surgeries are very common and they are typically done at out-patient facilities, this post is brought to you thanks to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.BUNIONECTOMYA bunionectomy is the procedure that removes the “hallux...

Stress Fractures on Athletes May 25th, 2016

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.What is exactly a stress fracture? According to the AAOS (American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons) is a small crack in a bone. Stress fractures...

Corns and Calluses Apr 28th, 2016

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: thick, dead skin caused by excessive friction,...