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    Foot Care Tips: Preventing Toenail Fungus and Athlete's Foot

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus are common problems that can plague people of all ages. Knowing how to properly take care of your feet and toenails will allow you to reduce your chances of developing one of these annoying conditions.

    You can learn more about preventing toenail fungus and athlete’s foot by watching this video. It is essential to keep feet dry throughout the day. Fungus needs moisture to grow, which is why it grows so commonly around feet and toenails. Keep moisture away by properly drying your feet, investing in moisture-wicking socks, and seeing your podiatrist when you have concerns. 

    If you want to learn more about keeping your feet healthy, contact Grand Central Footcare in New York. Call us today at (212) 697-3293 to get more information about maintaining healthy feet and toenails.

    Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Problems

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Are you suffering from bunions, hammertoe, ingrown toenails, pain, or other foot and ankle problems? If so, you are not alone. These problems are very common and can affect people of all ages. The podiatry team at Grand Central Foot Care works hard to identify and treat the causes of pain, discomfort, and other unwanted sensations in the feet and ankles. Learn more about some of the most common causes by reading this brief overview:

     

    • Uncomfortable or constricting footwear: Wearing the right pair of shoes can do much more than just enhance your outfit; it can also provide the best fit and most comfort for your feet. Uncomfortable and constricting footwear can cause blisters, create too much stress or pressure, and even misalign parts of the feet. Shoes that do not fit properly can increase the risk of irritating bunions and hammertoe.
    • Arthritis: Many people experience pain in the feet and ankles as a result of developing some type of arthritis. Arthritis affects the joints, causing pain, swelling, and discomfort. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to wear away, creating pain and swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis can also result in the loss of cartilage.
    • Injuries: Athletes often suffer from pain in the feet or ankles as a result of injuries that occur during practice and gameplay. Regular physical activity can put stress on the body, potentially leading to bruises, strains, and sprains. Contact with other players can lead to minor and serious injuries that can also produce pain, swelling, and bruising around the feet and ankles.
    • Infections: Pain in the feet and ankles can be the result of some type of infection. A number of diseases and illnesses can put a person at greater risk for developing an infection, including lupus, diabetes mellitus, and various neurological disorders.

    If you are currently experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, contact Grand Central Foot Care. We offer a number of treatments to reduce pain caused by bunions, hammertoe, and other factors. Give us a call at (212) 697-3293 for more information.

    Take A Look At These Links To Find Out About Common Foot Ailments

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Foot pain can be extremely debilitating, but a podiatrist can help you treat the underlying condition which causes your pain, improving your overall health and your quality of life. These articles can help you decide if you should contact a podiatrist to assess your feet.

    • Even if you’re an athlete, flat feet don’t have to slow you down. This article from Live Strong Fitness has some great tips for living with flat feet.
    • This article from the New York Times Health Guide provides a brief overview of when and how to seek treatment for flat feet.
    • If you have arthritis in your feet, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to learn more about this condition.
    • Gouty arthritis is a painful condition caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Learn more about gout from the National Library of Medicine.
    • Does your child complain about foot pain as a result of athletic exercise? He or she may suffer from Sever’s disease.

    For compassionate, expert podiatric care in New York, contact Grand Central Foot Care at (212) 697-3293.

    What Do You Know About Bunions?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    What are bunions, how are they caused, and how can they be treated? If you’d like to learn some factual information regarding these oft confused conditions, then you should watch this video.

    Bunions are caused by stress in the big toe joint, which causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Bunions are not caused by tight shoes, but keeping the toes scrunched together can aggravate the condition. Bunion surgery has evolved with advanced surgical techniques, which can give people who suffer from bunions a new opportunity to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

    If you need bunion treatment in New York, then visit Grand Central Foot Care. To schedule a consultation or appointment with Dr. Glubo, call (212) 697-3293 today.

    Have Flat Feet? Here's What You Need to Know

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If your feet have slight or nonexistent arches, you are said to have “flat feet”. Although often benign, sometimes you can experience pain from flat feet and other complications. If you have flat feet, make sure you’re familiar with these facts:

    There Are Different Types of Flat Feet

    • “Flat feet” is a broad term that refers to all feet with low arches. However, low arches are actually symptoms of several conditions. There are three major subcategories of flat feet: flat feet caused by congenital pronation (inclination of the anklebones), flat feet caused by collapsed arches as a result of tendon damage, and flat feet caused by bone deformities.

    Flat Feet Don’t Always Cause Pain

    • Although flat feet caused by pronation aren’t generally painful, flat feet caused by bone or tendon damage often require treatment from a podiatrist. Torn or inflamed tendons are unable to properly support the bones in your foot and are often accompanied by painful swelling. Bone deformities which result in flat feet cause the feet to become rigid, making walking difficult and painful.

    Flat Feet Can Be Treated

    • Although congenital forms of flat feet cannot be cured, all varieties can be treated. A podiatrist can provide physical therapy, apply bracing, and design custom orthotics to compensate for low arches and flat feet. When properly supported, flat feet are much less painful, and progressive cases of collapsed arches can be slowed or reversed.

    If your flat feet are causing you pain, a podiatrist can help you make small lifestyle changes that will protect your feet and improve your quality of life. In more severe cases, he can perform physical therapy or surgery to repair the structure of your feet. To learn more about how podiatric services can help you live a happy, healthy life with flat feet, contact Grand Central Foot Care at (212) 697-3293.

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