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    The Basics of Keeping Your Feet Healthy

    Last updated 4 years ago

    While they can be taken for granted, healthy feet promote wellness. Proper foot care is key to staying active and pain-free. A podiatrist can help you maintain the foot health that you need through adulthood by helping you devise a care plan including hygiene and footwear tips.

    Proper Hygiene

    • Keep your feet clean and dry at all times. Moisturize them with lotion to avoid cracking if necessary. Overly dry feet can crack and give way to infection. Scrub between your toes and dry the area carefully, as this is a prime point of entry for fungal infection. Clip your toenails straight across. Rounding the corners can cause ingrown toenails, which often causes pain and infection.

    Footwear Safety

    • Always wear shoes that are comfortable and fit properly. Shoes that are too tight can exacerbate swelling and decrease circulation. Leather and breathable fabrics help keep your feet dry throughout the day, as sweating occurs naturally. This applies to hosiery and socks as well. Change your footwear daily to allow them to dry completely. Damp footwear promotes bacterial and fungal growth that can infect the skin on your feet over time.

    Regular Medical Attention

    • You should examine your feet weekly to check for abnormalities, abrasions, and discoloration. However, this should not replace regular medical care. Show your feet to your doctor during exams. Also, see a podiatrist whenever you are having problems with your feet. Do not try to treat foot problems such as bunions and hammertoe yourself.

    At Grand Central Footcare, we can help you stay on top of every part of your foot care. Call us at (888) 701-1297 to make an appointment. Visit our website for more information on treating bunions, nail fungus, and other foot health problems. We have proudly treated patients in New York City and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

    What is Hammertoe?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Hammertoe is a deformation of the middle joint in your toe.  This is often caused by wearing shoes of poor quality.  To learn more about hammertoe, watch this video.

    Notice the treatment isn't exhaustive; in fact, all you'll need to do is wear more appropriate shoes.  When it comes to problems with your feet, there are a variety of treatments available, ranging from very simple to more complex.

    At Grand Central Footcare our team of New York foot doctors is here for you. If you'd like to learn more about our foot doctor services, take a look at the Services Tab of Les J. Glubo DPM's Website!

    Does Your Ankle Instability Require Podiatry Care?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Your podiatrist can help with a variety of discomforts, from bunions and hammertoes to crush injuries. When it comes to your feet, small problems can become major afflictions if they are left untreated. One of these potential problems is chronic ankle instability, a condition that can develop following an ankle injury that does not heal properly. Below is a closer look at chronic ankle instability and a how your podiatrist can help treat this condition.  

    Recognize a chronic issue

    • While it’s normal to experience some occasional unsteadiness on uneven surfaces, repetitive episodes of tenderness, swelling, pain, or a feeling of instability in the ankle joint may indicate a case of chronic ankle instability.  This condition can actually predispose you to further injury, as the ligaments surrounding the ankle are constantly overstretched and weakened.

    Talk to your doctor

    • If you’ve had multiple ankle strains, or if you notice regular weakness or pain in your ankle, it may be time for a visit to your podiatrist. Your doctor will be able to run several types of diagnostic tests to determine the presence or extent of ligament damage.

    Take it easy

    • If you are diagnosed with chronic ankle instability, your podiatrist will work with you to determine the best course of treatment. Depending on your activity level, he or she may prescribe over-the-counter anti-inflammatories to ease discomfort, a brace to prevent rolling of the ankle, and/or physical therapy to strengthen the tissues around the joint. Your podiatrist may even recommend surgery to repair or reconstruct badly damaged ligaments.  

    If you would like to make an appointment with a caring and experienced podiatrist, contact Grand Central Footcare at (888) 701-1297. Our staff maintains the highest accreditations to help address whatever issues you may have. Dr. Les Glubo specializes in hard-to-treat problems and athletic injuries and can have you back on your feet in no time at all.

    Learn More About The Advantages Of Seeing A Podiatrist

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Requesting an appointment with a specialist can sometimes be intimidating and confusing. How do you know when podiatry treatment is right for you? These resources may be able to help. If you still have questions, contact Grand Central Footcare at (888) 701-1297

    Tips for Preventing Foot and Shoe Odor

    Last updated 4 years ago

    One of the primary causes of bad foot and shoe odor is the bad habit of wearing shoes with no socks or with the wrong socks. When you buy new socks, check the label to see if they are “anti-microbial,” which means that they have been treated to prevent the build-up of bacteria in the fibers. Anti-bacterial lotions are another great tool in the battle against foot stench. For more tips on preventing foot and shoe odor, watch this informative video. 

    If you suffer from athlete’s foot or would like to know the best techniques to keep your toes smelling clean and fresh, consult a podiatrist. Grand Central Foot Care can help you with any foot care needs or concerns. Located in midtown Manhattan, our professionals are here to help you live and walk more comfortably. Call us today at (888) 701-1297. 

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