Adler Footcare Blog

Tips from a New York Podiatrist: Caring for Your Feet Through the Ages

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Sep 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

September is Healthy Aging Month! No matter how old you are it’s important to take care of your feet. The younger you start the less problems you’ll have later in life. You’re never too old to start living a healthy lifestyle. Your feet are a big part of that too. They participate in just about everything you do to promote aging gracefully.

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Defensive About Your Bunion? Get Help from a New York Podiatrist

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

You and your friend are sitting outside at the park on a warm summer day. You lie down on your stomach, cross one ankle over the other, and watch the kids playing ball nearby. As you put your head in your hands and soak up the lovely summer rays you imagine you’re on a beach far, far way listening to the waves roll in and out, until your daydream bubble is popped by the voice of your friend, Taylor.  

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Tips from a New York Podiatrist

Tips from a New York Podiatrist: Don’t Ignore Foot and Ankle Pain While Hitting the Slopes

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 18, 2014 12:56:00 PM

It’s the time of year to hit the slopes for many avid skiers and snowboarders or anyone looking for a cozy weekend away. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, skiing and snowboarding puts you at a higher risk for foot and ankle injuries. Did you know that a podiatrist specializes in both foot and ankle injuries? For this reason, a New York podiatrist from Adler Footcare explains common foot and ankle injuries that might occur while skiing and snowboarding, and what to do if they happen. 

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains occur the most when it comes to skiing and snowboarding because it’s easy to land on the outside of your foot and cause your foot to twist inward too far. When this happens it causes the tissue and ligaments to tear or be stretched too far, resulting in pain, swelling, and bruising. If ankle sprains are left untreated they can weaken the ankle and make it more likely for future injuries.

If you find yourself with an ankle sprain a New York podiatrist recommends keeping weight off of the ankle and letting it heal, then wearing an ankle brace inside your ski or snowboarding boot for awhile. 

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Topics: Foot Care, Tips from a New York Podiatrist, foot pain

Tips from a New York Podiatrist About Foot Care and Aging

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 18, 2014 12:54:00 PM

You’ve heard the phrase we get better as we get older, but this isn’t necessarily true for our feet. It’s important that you take care of your feet through every life stage, but if you’re just now realizing the significance of this, it’s not too late to start. A New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare offers tips for taking care of your feet in the later years of life.

 

Your feet have taken you on many different paths. They may have experienced years of wear and tear exercising or playing a sport without properly fitting foot wear. They may have been forced into the latest fashion high heels as you dress to impress and climb the corporate ladder. They may have experienced many vacations enjoying the sand between your toes, but been routinely exposed to situations where it’s easy to contract fungal infections - like swimming pools or unsanitary pedicure practices. Your feet may even be genetically predisposed to get issues like bunions. Years of wear and tear may have been hard on your feet, but you can prevent future foot trouble.

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Tips From a New York Podiatrist: Don't Go Barefoot in the Locker Room

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 22, 2014 3:00:00 PM

You’re at the gym and just killed a workout. You stumble into the locker room in a hurry to take a quick shower before your lunch break is over. Shoot! You forgot your flip-flops to wear when you’re in the shower stall. One time won’t hurt right? Besides, the gym probably cleans the floors daily and how much bacteria could really be on that tile. It looks clean, right? 

Wrong! Make sure to read these tips from a New York podiatrist before you put your feet at risk.

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A New York Podiatrist Hits the Nail on the Head with Treatment for Hammertoes

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

You don’t have to be in the construction industry to experience hammertoes. In fact, they are actually a common foot deformity that occurs for a number of reasons. The good news is a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare can offer you helpful treatment options.

What is a hammertoe?

A hammertoe is an abnormal bend in the middle joint of the second, third, fourth or little toes. It gets its name because when it bends this way the toe resembles a hammer. 

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Topics: Tips from a New York Podiatrist, foot pain, foot surgery

A New York Podiatrist Explains the Fuzzy Term “Minimally Invasive Surgery”

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Each type of industry has buzz words or phrases that are frequently used but are difficult to completely understand what they mean. They are well, unclear and “fuzzy” – like the gray matter on your TV when a channel doesn’t come in clear. A few that come to mind are “unified communications” in the telecommunications industry; “alternative energy” in the environmental industry; “search engine optimization” in the online marketing industry; or “minimally invasive” in the health industry. When it comes to podiatric procedures, minimally invasive surgery is an amazing thing. A New York podiatrist from Adler Footcare explains exactly what it is and why it’s so effective so you have a clear understanding.

 

Minimally invasive surgery in layman’s terms

 

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A New York Podiatrist Presents “‘Twas the Night Before Treatment”

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 23, 2013 11:56:00 AM

We hope you enjoy reading this poem from a New York podiatrist about how Adler Footcare can help treat problems causing you foot pain.

 

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Tips from a New York Podiatrist: Don’t Forget About Your Feet in the Winter

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 20, 2013 1:12:00 PM

Winter is here and nobody likes to have frost bitten feet. You are probably already cozying up in your wool socks and boots to keep your feet warm and dry in the rain and snow. Just because your feet can’t be seen, doesn’t mean that you should forget about them in the winter months. Winter weather can cause some issues for your feet that are easy to maintain if paid attention to.

 

The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare recommend the following for your feet in the winter:

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Act Now and Follow These Tips to Get Enrolled in Marketplace Insurance

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 18, 2013 4:29:00 PM

As part of Health Care Reform and the Health Insurance & Affordable Care Act, everyone now has the opportunity to get health insurance. If you’re planning on purchasing health insurance for 2014 through the federal government’s website Healthcare.gov then you’ve no doubt either experienced or have heard about the glitches when people have tried to enroll. There have been numerous technical difficulties and people are frustrated, to say the least. To help with the enrollment process we’ve uncovered these 7 Tips to Get Enrolled in Marketplace Insurance. Good luck!

 

Posted by Randy Dotinga, WebMD Health News

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Topics: Tips from a New York Podiatrist