Many people complain of chronic heel pain, which can come all of a sudden or it can come on gradually, with the pain getting worse with time. Chronic heel pain should be addressed by a qualified podiatrist or orthopaedic surgeon, as untreated chronic heel pain can worsen and have a debilitating effect on the person’s day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are many options for chronic heel pain treatment in Manhattan that you can choose from after consulting your podiatrist.
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Orthotics is a podiatric device that helps correct disorders of the foot and ankle. Foot orthotics is designed to correct positioning, provide arch support and reduce walking problems. There are different types of orthotics, from over-the-counter molds sold at drugstores to custom orthotics designed by a foot specialist. According to the journal Podiatry Today, selecting foot orthotics without evaluating your foot type is as effective as prescribing an antibiotic without diagnosing the illness. Here is a list of foot problems that are commonly treated with orthotics.
Most people know and understand what carpel tunnel syndrome is, but may not have heard of foot carpel tunnel, which is called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Tarsal Tunnel causes just as many problems in the foot, as carpel tunnel does in the wrist. It can affect people in many ways, especially if they are runners; they may not be able to run without feeling pain and further inflammation.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the bottom of the foot from the heel bone to the toes, and could be very painful. It is common in runners, pregnant women, and others who overuse their feet. Plantar fasciitis treatment options usually include medication, physical therapy, and surgery, but for those people these options failed, there is a non-invasive and more effective treatment option – extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
Do High Heels Damage Your Feet? The Best Podiatrist In Manhattan Explains the Effects of Wearing High HeelsThursday, March 22nd, 2012
“Do high heels damage your feet?” is a question many women want to ask. In short, the answer is yes. But most women don’t want just a yes or no answer, they want details. At Manhattan Footcare, we have the best podiatrist in Manhattan here to explain the effects of wearing high heels.
The effects of wearing high heels vary depending on the height, width and flexibility of the shoe as well as the frequency the shoes are worn. In general, the higher and more narrow the heel, and of course the more often the shoes are worn, the faster and more severe the effects of wearing high heels will be. The more severe the shoe, the worse they are. (more…)
Dancers Feet is a term that is used to describe the unsightliness and pain that pointe dancers and other professional dancers must endure in their feet. Dancers Feet problems can include bunions, sweaty feet, blisters and foot and ankle injuries, but these are just some of the reasons why Manhattan Footcare’s NYC foot doctors are always providing answers and foot treatments for dancers. (more…)
What Causes Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral Artery Disease happens when fattiness or plaque collects along the walls of your arteries, the space that your blood has to flow to your extremities, like your feet, becomes narrower and more limited.
Hyperhidrosis is a common foot disorder that produces a significant amount of sweat in the feet. Hyperhidrosis can occur in the armpits or in the feet. While each can be treated, it is much more difficult to treat Plantar Hyperhidrosis, which causes very sweaty feet. This is why you should see a NYC podiatrist if you notice that your feet are exceptionally sweaty. (more…)
Hammer toe, although sometimes unnoticeable, is a painful and difficult to treat if the deformity is not treated quickly enough. Hammer toe is when the second third or fourth toe bends at the far knuckle, causing the toe to resemble a hammer.
When shoes are worn that do not fit properly, the toes can be forced into a hammer toe position. Excessively high heels or shoes that are too small may cause hammer toe if worn often enough. To receive hammer toe treatment, one needs to be properly diagnosed first, so a digital x-ray or another similar test is needed in conjunction with a physical examination. (more…)