Adler Footcare Blog

Is Your Big Toenail Falling Off and Causing Your Foot Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes, you don’t realize what you have until you’re about to lose it. Take your toenails for instance. Your toenails serve the purpose of protecting your toes, assisting with counter pressure to help with balance, and can even signal certain health problems. They also serve a beauty and pampering function. Many people enjoy getting a pedicure to relax and get their toenails painted purely for aesthetical pleasure. You may not give your toenails a second thought – until you start to lose one. It can be a very painful process, especially when it’s your big toenail falling off.

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Topics: foot problems, Foot Care, toenail fungus

Questions You Want to Ask About Your Foot Problems, But Are Afraid To

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 19, 2016 12:36:03 PM

Sometimes, we have an embarrassing problem that we don’t want to talk about because, well, we’re embarrassed. It’s easy to think that you’re the only one dealing with the problem because no one else talks about it. This is often the case with foot problems. Who wants to discuss a foot fungus, stinky feet or a bony growth on your toe? As it turns out, a lot of people! Check out the article below – you might get an answer to questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask about your feet.

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Topics: foot problems, Foot Care

Should You Use Dental Floss for Your Ingrown Nail Treatment?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

An ingrown toenail is not an uncommon occurrence – we’ve probably all experienced one at some time or another. While unpleasant and often painful, they often go away on their own with some easy at-home treatments. But what should you do when they don’t?

We recently received a comment on our blog article “Foot Care Tips: How Short Should You Cut Your Toenails” from a reader who was given an interesting recommendation for her ingrown nail treatment. Learn what it was and how the best podiatrists in NYC at Adler Footcare responded.

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Topics: foot problems, Foot Care

Why Your Big Toe is Causing You More Than Just Foot Problems

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 27, 2016 1:19:26 PM

Have you heard of turf toe? Although common among those who play football, baseball, soccer, and basketball; as well as dancers, gymnastics and wrestlers, you don’t have to be an athlete to experience this foot problem. Turf toe occurs when there is a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. When you’re walking or running, your body weight comes forward onto your foot, starting at the heel, then moving to the ball of the foot, and finally you propel yourself forward by pushing off of your big toe as your weight shifts to the other foot. Learn how turf toe can affect pain in other areas of your body in the excerpt below, and a treatment option that can help.

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Topics: foot problems, HyProCure, Body Pain

Signs Your Foot Pain is a Result of Overpronation

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you consistently have a callus on the inside of your big toe? Do you feel extra strain on your ankle, shin or knees when walking or running? Does the wear pattern on the bottom of your shoes cause them to wear-out early? Do you experience chronic foot pain or even pain in other areas of your body that’s just become a way of life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be an overpronator.

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Topics: foot problems, foot pain, Running

Bunion Treatments to Try Before Traditional Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If it’s not enough that the bump on your big toe is causing you physical foot pain, surgical bunion treatment can also cause financial pain, so you may want to try everything in your power before visiting a foot doctor.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Arch Rivals: Common Causes of Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 13, 2016 1:47:53 PM

Arch rival, arch nemesis, arch Honey-I-will-pay-you-$20-to-massage-my-feet. You could make many jokes about foot pain while you sit with your feet propped up on a pillow to quiet the throbbing after being on them all day. For some people, this kind of foot pain is sporadic at best. For others, it's a way of life. Some seek treatment, others seek information before scheduling their next adventure at the doctor’s office. If you’re the latter, let’s get acquainted with your body’s sometimes cruel but necessary travel means: the feet.

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Topics: foot problems, Foot Care, foot pain

How Do You Find Heel Pain Relief? Realign Your Feet

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 6, 2016 12:35:21 PM

Did you know that the stress placed on your foot when walking may be approximately 1.25 times your body weight --and even more when running? When you think about this impact on your foot, you may not immediately think about your heel, but it absorbs this impact when it hits the ground and then springs you forward into your next stride. As a result, it’s vulnerable to damage and foot pain. If you’re looking for heel pain relief, there is a procedure that can help you.

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Topics: foot problems, foot pain, HyProCure

Discover the Treatment for Hammertoes That Can Help Your Curly Toes

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 29, 2016 6:10:16 PM

Do your toes looked bent and even slightly deformed? Do they curl enough that you’re embarrassed to show them in public? Are they causing you to have foot pain? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you most likely have hammertoes. They are not fun to live with, but the good news is there is a treatment for hammertoes that gives you a way to live without them.

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Topics: foot problems, foot surgery, HyProCure

Fixing THIS Foot Problem Can Ease Pain Throughout Your Body

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 24, 2016 5:12:10 PM

Your body is an intricate system that relies on each of its parts doing their job to keep you active and, well, alive. Your feet are one of the most hard-working and often overlooked body parts. They literally provide you with a solid foundation. However, when you have foot problems causing you pain and experience pain in other areas of your body, you may not realize that the root cause does have to do with your feet, and that cause is foot misalignment.

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Topics: foot problems, HyProCure, Body Pain