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Is Toenail Fungus Contagious? Nov 10th, 2022

Even though it’s not sandal season here in New York City, you probably still want to have nice-looking nails. Whether you’re showing off your new pedicure at one of the many recreational pools in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, or you’re going barefoot in a martial arts class, no one wants...

Here's How to Clip Your Toenails to Avoid an Ingrown Toenail Oct 12th, 2022

You might not think much about your toenails apart from an occasional pedicure, but toenail issues aren’t that uncommon. Runners may experience blackened nails, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other toenail problems include fungal infections and ingrown nails.  Ingrown toenails are particularly bothersome as they cause pain...

Telltale Signs of Plantar Fasciitis Sep 1st, 2022

When your feet hurt, the key to finding relief is targeting the source of your pain. But with 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons in each of your feet, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Arthritis? Sprains? Plantar fasciitis? That’s why our team...

Do You Have Tendon Issues? Shockwave Therapy Can Help Aug 10th, 2022

Tendons are fibrous connective tissues that connect your muscles to your bones, and believe it or not, there are over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments in your feet. Unfortunately, overuse or too much joint strain can make your tendons inflamed. This is known as tendinitis, and it’s a painful condition that can affect...

Orthotics Don't Just Help Your Feet: Learn How They Can Improve Joint Pain Jul 1st, 2022

Unlike their drugstore counterparts, custom orthotics are made specifically for you and your unique foot anatomy, which means they’re great for relieving foot pain and correcting foot and gait conditions. But did you know that the benefits of orthotics don’t stop there? They also improve joint pain. When you come to Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC,...

Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? You May Have a Neuroma Jun 1st, 2022

Most people associate pinched nerves with neck or shoulder pain, but did you know you can develop a pinched nerve in your foot?  This painful condition is also referred to as Morton’s neuroma, and it’s quite common. Experts estimate that 33% of people develop neuromas, most of whom are women....

How to Know When It's Time for Bunion Surgery May 1st, 2022

Hallux valgus 一 more commonly known as a bunion 一 is a bony bump that develops when your first metatarsal shifts out of place. This causes your big toe to lean inward. Bunions can develop slowly, but over time these bony bumps can contribute to pain, swelling, and redness on your big...

How Shock Wave Therapy Works for Your Plantar Fasciitis Apr 1st, 2022

If you have plantar fasciitis, you know that this condition can cause heel pain with each step you take. Your plantar fascia is a thick tendon, and when it becomes overstretched or torn, it can limit your mobility and keep you from your favorite activities.  But there’s hope! Our team of specialists at Manhattan Podiatry...

Can Orthotics Really Correct My Foot Problems? Mar 9th, 2022

There’s no denying that worn-out shoes with thin soles provide little to no support and can contribute to foot pain. But if your shoes are well fitting 一 and you’re still experiencing foot pain 一 it’s time to consider podiatric intervention. Our team of specialists at Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC,...

Can Over-the-Counter Treatments Take Care of My Plantar Warts? Feb 28th, 2022

Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by a virus. When they form on the bottom of your foot, it can make walking uncomfortable, much like walking with a pebble in your shoe. Warts are contagious and spread easily from person to person.  Although they are common, many people find...

5 Tips for Preventing Gout Jan 3rd, 2022

Does the weight of a blanket against your toe cause pain? If so, you may be one of the 8.3 million Americans who suffer from gout. Originally known as the king’s disease, this condition is a type of arthritis that can affect anyone 一 whether you’re royalty or not.  Unlike...

How Improper Footwear Can Play a Role in Foot Pain Dec 13th, 2021

Your shoes can be the piece de resistance of your ensemble, but the reality is that your shoes are more than just an accessory. If you’re a dock worker, steel-toed shoes might save your toes from injuries, and if you’re hiking upstate in the Adirondacks, high-top hiking boots can save...

Tips for Running Safely During the NYC Marathon Nov 9th, 2021

If you’re an avid runner, you know the first Sunday in November brings marathoners and fans alike to New York City. Race day is the culmination of months of training, and while many training programs focus on building up your mileage, it’s important to focus on running safely. As proud...

A Closer Look at Gout Oct 14th, 2021

History buffs might recall Henry VIII’s struggle with gout 一 a type of arthritis that is famously known as the “disease of kings.” For centuries, it was thought that the rich, indulgent diet of the royalty caused gout (hence the name). However, gout doesn’t just affect royalty. Rich, indulgent foods...

Tips for Avoiding Ankle Sprains Sep 7th, 2021

Nothing can disrupt an active lifestyle quite like an ankle sprain. Ankle sprains 一 which happen when the ligaments in your ankle are overstretched or torn 一 require rest, ice, compression bandages, and sometimes surgery before you can return to your normal routine.  At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, with office...

Do All Bunions Require Surgery? Aug 18th, 2021

You’ve probably seen this condition before. A bunion happens when your big toe points inward, toward your other toes, causing a deformity. It’s a common condition that may require surgery if it’s severe enough.  When your big toe pushes against your other toes, the pain can be unbearable. When your...

Adjusting to Life with Arthritis Jul 20th, 2021

Arthritis can impact your joints, tendons, and body as you get older. Your joints and tendons feel the wear and tear of everyday life. When you have arthritis, you are susceptible to more pain and adjusting to your new arthritic joints. At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, we understand arthritis can...

Beyond Foot Pain: 5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics Jun 24th, 2021

Are you experiencing foot pain? You may be a candidate for custom orthotics. Orthotics are special shoe or heel inserts prescribed by a doctor. They’re custom-made specifically for you and designed to provide support to relieve your foot pain. At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, your foot health is our top...

What Causes Hammertoe and What Are My Treatment Options? May 21st, 2021

Hammertoes resemble their name and often take the shape of a hammer. The more technical definition is a foot deformity that can occur for a variety of reasons. An imbalance in muscles, tendons, and ligaments cause the toe to be deformed. Your shoes, foot structure, and underlying diseases can cause...

What Caused Your Neuroma? Apr 22nd, 2021

Our feet have a lot of miles on them! It’s important to take care of our foot health to avoid long-term damage like a neuroma.  At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, your neuroma care is in good hands! Our specialists are experienced in podiatric medicine and foot and ankle rehabilitation and...

Relieve Foot Pain With Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Mar 31st, 2021

Are you suffering from foot pain? You have a lot of company. 80% of Americans will have foot pain at some point in their lives, and for many of these people, their symptoms are severe enough to make even simple tasks like walking and climbing stairs extremely painful. Heel pain...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Mar 17th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

pain after a cortisone injection Jan 12th, 2017

If you have had a cortisone injection for plantar fasciitis, a neuroma or any other inflammatory condition, and experienced increased pain at the injection site you are not alone. You are in the minority however;  a very small percentage of patients receiving a cortisone injection may develop a post-injection flare-up....

plantar warts Dec 8th, 2016

If you see a callous or hard skin anywhere on your feet, chances are it could be a wart, also known as a verruca; A subtle difference that only a podiatric specialist may be able to diagnose. They are viral in origin and most usually are spread from contact with...

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Nov 16th, 2016

Plantar fasciitis and other tendon pathologies can be chronically painful due to the body's inability to heal the area.  After your body's defense mechanisms have basically given up over time, there is a disconnect between one's brain and the injured area. The signals are just not getting through.  Extracorporeal shock wave therapy flips...