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How To Know If You Need New Shoes

There are some obvious signs of wear that signal a need for new shoes, but sometimes the need is not so easy to recognize. Replacing your shoes in a timely manner can help with foot pain and injuries, as well as improve your posture,
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Why Do My Feet Stink? And How To Fix Stinky Feet

As we enter the season of sandals, bare feet, and outdoor activities one question may be looming in your mind. Why do my feet stink? A valid question because understanding the cause may lead you to the solution. And what better solution than finally
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How To Care For Your Feet At Work

Many people live with chronic pain because of working on their feet all day. If you, like many other New Yorkers, are on your feet all day, this article outlines some helpful tips for keeping them healthy. From wearing proper footwear to regular check-ups
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How Pregnancy Affects Your Feet

Pregnancy causes many changes in your body, and your feet are no exception. As hormones change and swelling increases, you feel the effects from your head to your toes. The journey of pregnancy can be overwhelming and confusing but there are answers available. Always
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Taking Care of Your Feet in the Summer

Summertime is coming soon and with it comes multiple opportunities to enjoy warmer weather, outside activities, and time with family and friends.  But all of these plans can quickly become derailed if all you can think about is your feet. Take time to care
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Is Neurolysis Effective for Treating Neuromas?

A neuroma, especially Morton’s neuroma, is an especially painful condition that may inhibit an individual’s ability to walk normally and be involved in regular daily activities. Where commonly prescribed treatments may not be widely effective, chemical neurolysis has a proven track record of safe,
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Top 5 Types of Foot Deformities and Conditions

Some foot deformities are present from birth and some can slowly build up over time, causing pain and discomfort. For milder cases of foot deformities, braces and conservative treatment may be enough to correct the condition. If these methods do not improve your condition,
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Tips for Those on their Feet All Day

No matter your job, spending a large portion of the day on your feet is exhausting. Long hours, uncomfortable shoes, hard floors, and pre-existing conditions can cause swelling, pain, and other problems in your feet, ankles, and calves. However, there are things you can
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Common Foot Conditions in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies begin to slow down. Certain medical conditions become more common and the risk for injury increases. This article will explore common foot conditions in the elderly and offer suggestions for when to consult a podiatrist in Manhattan.  Skin Conditions
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What Are the Causes of Gout and How to Treat It?

Gout is a painful condition that can affect anyone, although it is most commonly found starting in men between 30 and 50 years old. Understanding what the symptoms of this disease are and how to treat them can help prevent flare-ups and increase your
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Taking Care of Your Feet When Traveling

So you’ve decided to go on a trip! Maybe you are escaping the bustle of Manhattan for the calm of a peaceful seashore or perhaps you are taking a business trip to pitch your newest marketing plan to the corporate office. Either way, the
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How To Give Yourself A Pedicure

Getting a pedicure is an excellent and well-known way to provide yourself with well-deserved self-care. If you are unable to get a professional pedicure, you may consider giving yourself one. In the article below we have provided some tips on how to give yourself
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Common Causes of Foot Pain

Dealing with acute or chronic foot pain can consume your mind and sideline your plans for the day. Whether the pain is localized to one small area or seems to engulf your foot and threaten to spread up your leg, our caring providers in
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How to Prevent Swollen Feet

Whether from extended periods of walking, shoes being too tight, or some other reason, sooner or later most of us will experience swollen feet. If you are wondering what causes this condition and how you can prevent it, we hope this article will be
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Bone Spurs in Feet: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Unlike many foot conditions, bone spurs may not cause any symptoms at first. In fact, many people do not even realize that they have bone spurs until an X-ray (often taken for another reason) reveals them. You may experience pain related to bone spurs.
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The Benefits of Orthotic Inserts

Orthotic inserts are supportive pieces designed to fit inside your shoe. Made from foam, carbon fibers, or plastic, they are durable and lightweight. While some people opt for inexpensive drugstore inserts, custom-fitted orthotics from your podiatrist are better designed to meet your specific needs.
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Diagnosing Athlete’s Foot and Finding Treatment Options at Best Foot Doctor

Discovering that you have athlete’s foot can be startling and scary. Because this condition spreads easily, it is important to treat it early on to contain it. Understanding the condition you are facing is the first step toward curing it. If you are located
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Anatomical Foot Issues

The structure of your foot can impact your life day to day, causing pain, difficulty walking or increased stress on other areas of your body. These anatomical foot problems are often correctable. Our providers at Best Foot Doctor NY provide care to patients in
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Causes and Treatments of Ankle Pain

A variety of injuries and conditions can cause ankle pain, ranging from annoying to serious. Many can be treated at home, but some more serious conditions will require medical attention. Always consult your local Queens healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. At Best Foot
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Five Steps to Proper Foot Health

Many people go about their daily life without giving much thought to their feet until something goes wrong. We are careful to shower, brush our teeth, and generally care for our physical health, but often our feet get the raw end of the deal.
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How Do Untreated Foot Conditions Affect Overall Health?

Dealing with health issues can put a significant damper on your everyday activities. Did you know that proper care of your feet can help prevent other health issues from slowing you down? Ensuring that your feet are in good shape is one of the
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Untreated Foot Conditions That May Require Surgery

Introduction Many foot conditions can be treated at home or in an outpatient setting. Left untreated, however, a small problem can quickly become a much larger issue. Be quick to seek medical attention in Queens for any foot issues you may be experiencing. Read
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Common Foot Problems in Childhood

Many parents may wonder why their children complain of foot pain. It can be difficult, especially for very young children, for the sufferer to explain what is hurting. Having a child in pain can be torturous for a parent, but Best Foot Doctor is
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10 Tips for Keeping Your Feet Healthy While Hiking

Hiking can be a great family or solo activity to explore the outdoors. It is also great for your health to be outside and active. Taking care of your feet while your hiking is critical to staying active and comfortable – sore feet can
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How Do I Know If I Have An Arthritic Big Toe?

Stiffness in the big toe can interfere with daily activities and cause pain in the toe and foot. Bunions, hammertoes, and other types of foot conditions may be mistaken for arthritic big toe. If you have questions about your big toe pain and are
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12 Essential Rules for Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your feet. While proper foot care is important for everyone, foot care is an essential part of preventing and managing complications for the diabetic. Best Foot Doctor NY regularly provides support and care for patients
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Dangers of Untreated Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a troublesome condition that can cause unsightly thick toenails, discolored toenails, and other potentially embarrassing conditions. Many people with toenail fungus are tempted to hide their feet, skipping sandals in the summer and open-toed shoes. You may have heard that toenail
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Invest in Shoes (10 Tips to Choose) Introduction

The types of shoes you need in a day are as varied as the activities you participate in. From athletic shoes to dressy professional styles, the shoes you wear will greatly affect how your feet (and the rest of your body) feel at the
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How Do I Know If I Need Orthotics?

If you are on your feet for extended periods of time, you may have pain in your feet, especially if your shoes are inadequate. When searching for pain relief, you may be tempted to consider orthotics or inserts for your shoes. You may find
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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment with Class Four Laser

Introduction The Achilles tendon is an important and easily injured tendon at the back of the foot. Preventing and treating tendonitis is key to avoiding more serious injury. Over the last two decades, treatment of Achilles tendonitis with a class 4 laser has proven
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