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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Oct 1st, 2020

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...

Bunions Sep 7th, 2018

What is a bunion? When a bunion starts to appear, it looks like a small growth on the side of your foot. Most bunions get larger over time and eventually begin to rub against the inside of your shoe, often causing a painful sore over the bump. But what may...

Sprained Ankle Sep 7th, 2018

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among athletes and nonathletes alike. But whether you rolled your ankle during a soccer game or simply lost your footing on uneven ground, it’s important to seek a proper diagnosis so you can receive the kind of care that helps you...

Plantar Warts Sep 7th, 2018

You may cringe at the very idea of having a wart, but these small growths aren’t nearly as repellent as they’re made out to be. Plantar warts -- which typically appear on the weight-bearing areas of your feet -- may be bothersome and stubborn, but they’re also benign and highly...

Plantar Fascitiis Sep 7th, 2018

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that stretches across the sole of your foot to connect your heel to your toes sustains repetitive, microscopic tears that lead to collagen degeneration and acute inflammation. Initially, plantar fasciitis injuries cause mild to moderate heel pain...

Foot Pain Sep 7th, 2018

Your foot/ankle complex is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 different tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Although your feet are strong, flexible, and stable, they’re also prone to a wide range of conditions, biomechanical problems, and injuries. What causes foot pain? It may...

Heel Spur Sep 7th, 2018

As the largest of the 26 bones in the foot, your heel bone often bears the brunt of excess wear and tear caused by intense activity or poor foot mechanics. Over time, this can lead to the development of a heel spur, or a hooked growth on the underside of...

Achilles Tendonitis Sep 7th, 2018

If your weekend tennis match has left you with heel pain and a tender calf, you may be experiencing the effects of Achilles tendonitis. This common overuse injury, which affects the band of tissue that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, is usually caused by placing too much...

Hammertoe Sep 7th, 2018

Universal Footcare Neha J. Pathak, DPM PODIATRIST LOCATED IN CHELSEA, NEW YORK, NY The set position of a hammertoe deformity can cause persistent discomfort and leave you prone to developing painful corns and calluses. The condition, which usually affects the second, third, or fourth toe, is characterized by a stiff...