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    Tips for Maintaining Your Foot Health While at Work

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Every day, you depend on your feet to get you to work, through your hectic day, and back home again. The daily grind is tough for your feet. Throughout your day, the last thing you want to do is deal with foot pain from work.


    The shoes you wear to work can keep your feet happy and healthy. When shopping for footwear, keep these tips in mind to get a pair (or two) that will work for you:

    • Avoid high heels and narrow shoes, as they concentrate pressure on the ball of the foot. Tightness at the forefoot can cause hammertoes, neuromas, and bunions.·        
    • Shop for shoes in the afternoon, when your feet are swollen from daily activity.
    • Look for shoes that breathe to help prevent foot fungus.
    • Purchase a few pairs of shoes so that you can rotate shoes throughout your workweek.
    • Look into shocking absorbing insoles.
    • Choose shoes that hold your heel firmly, but allow your toes room to move comfortably.
    • Have your feet measured and fit your shoes to your larger foot.

    Caring for Your Feet

    On a daily basis, you should wash your feet with soap and water, including between the toes, rinse well, and dry your feet thoroughly. Trim your toenails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails.

    Foot Exercises

    At work, taking a few minutes to stretch and exercise your feet can help prevent fatigue at the end of your day. Here are a few ideas to get you started moving your feet at work:

    • Flex and relax your calf muscles, knees, feet, and ankles
    • Shake your feet and wiggle your toes
    • Write the alphabet with each foot
    • Curl and uncurl your toes
    • Rotate your ankles

    Are you looking for expert podiatry care in NYC? Look no further than Dr. Glubo at Grand Central Footcare. For problems from bunions to foot surgery, Grand Central Footcare has the care and services you need. Make an appointment today by calling (212) 697-3293.

    The Cause of Foot Pain

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Many people experience a wide array of foot pain. From sprains to torn tendons and fascial problems, foot pain is a common experience for busy, active Americans. Other foot pain from arthritis and heel spurs are also common.

    In this video, you’ll learn more about common foot pains and how these different food conditions can occur. Fortunately, you can have most common foot pain easily treated by a podiatrist to get your feet feeling ready for your next activity.

    Grand Central Foot Care serves the New York City area with experienced, compassionate podiatry care. We can help treat general foot pain, bunions, and hammertoes, as well as more involved foot pain from plantar fasciitis, neuromas, and stress factures. Meet with Dr. Glubo by calling (212) 697-3293 to schedule an appointment.

    Learn How To Maintain Your Foot Health

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Do you want to learn more about common injuries and conditions associated with the feet and ankles? Find the information you are looking for by visiting the websites below. If you have more questions and need to speak with a qualified podiatrist in NYC, call Grand Central Foot Care today at (212) 697-3293.

    • You can read about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for plantar fasciitis on this page from
    • Find more facts about reducing the risk of common foot injuries and improving foot health on this page from
    • Different types of arthritis can cause pain or discomfort in the feet and ankles. Visit this page from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for more information about the relationship between arthritis and foot pain.

    An Overview of Ischemic Foot

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Ischemic foot, also called arterial insufficiency, results from not enough blood flowing through the arteries from the heart to the feet. Inadequate blood flow to your feet means that essential oxygen and nutrients are unable to reach the cells in your feet necessary for the cells to function.



    Causes of Ischemic Foot

    Ischemic foot may occur for a variety of reasons, including:

    • Cholesterol deposits causing an arterial block
    • An injury to the arteries
    • Blood clots in the arteries
    • A spasm of the arteries

    Symptoms of Ischemic Foot

    Commonly, the first symptoms seen with ischemic foot are cold feet, discolored skin on the foot (purple, red, or white blanching), and muscle cramping after short periods of walking. If left unchecked, ischemic foot symptoms may progress to skin atrophy, hair loss on feet and lower legs, a weak pulse in the feet, and pain in the feet and toes at night. Seek the care of a podiatrist immediately if you notice:

    • A sore on your foot that won’t heal, as it may be an ischemic ulcer
    • Signs of tissue death, like blackening of the skin on the foot, which is a sign of gangrene

    Diabetics and Ischemic Foot

    Due to the decreased feeling in the feet in diabetics, ischemic foot is of particular concern. Diabetics may not feel that their feet are cold or afflicted with sores. Diabetics should routinely check their feet for problems and see a podiatrist regularly to have their feet assessed by a professional.

    Treatment for Ischemic Foot

    When caught in the early stages, ischemic foot can be easily treated by walking to increase the flow of blood to the feet, as well as with medications to increase blood flow to the feet. In later stages, your podiatrist may recommend foot surgery to bypass a blocked artery or to clean out a blockage.

    Seek the expert care of a licensed podiatrist in NYC, by calling Grand Central Foot Care at (212) 697-3293. With 25 years of experience, Dr. Glubo can attend to your podiatry needs. Call us today!

    Signs You May Have Plantar Fasciitis

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you are currently suffering from pain in the heel or arch, also known as plantar fasciitis, you can take action now to avoid further complications, which may require foot surgery. Look over these common symptoms of plantar fasciitis and contact the podiatry team at Grand Central Foot Care to learn more:

    Heel pain in the morning.

    • Many patients experience painful sensations in their heels when they wake up. This pain is typically felt after the patient gets out of bed and takes his or her first few steps of the morning. It is important to note when you feel the heel pain, because this can help determine the cause of the pain. Morning pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis, while pain felt at night can be a sign of another condition, such as arthritis.

    Heel pain that affects only one foot.

    • With all of the walking, climbing, and other work we put our feet through, it is natural to experience pain, soreness, or tenderness from time to time. But if you are experiencing heel pain in only one foot, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. While it is possible to experience the symptoms of plantar fasciitis in both feet, most patients report pain or tenderness in just one heel. This is why it is important to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist if you think you may be suffering.

    Gradually worsening pain.

    • Plantar fasciitis tends to start as a slight feeling of pain or discomfort, but becomes worse and travels closer to the heel as time passes. When plantar fasciitis first starts to develop, it is often thought of as a simple bruise caused by a minor injury. But unlike bruises from minor injuries, the discomfort gets worse and starts to feel more like a sharp pain in the heel.

    Grand Central Foot Care in New York can help you learn more about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. If you would like more information about our podiatry services, visit our website or call us today at (212) 697-3293.

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