Blog Archive

Pain in the Plantar Plate (Ball of Foot Pain) Feb 17th, 2020

As a wise man from Anatevka said: sounds crazy, no?  But in our little forefoot there is indeed such a structure, that exists to hold our toes in position, and sometimes, what can I say, goes a bit meshugena!  And what does that part of the foot do?  That I can answer in...

Hammer (toe) Time Jan 20th, 2020

Now that I have your attention and you have that song running though your head, or perhaps just the riff sampled from the original Rick James bouncing around in your cerebral cortex, it’s time to talk toes. And specifically a question that is posed to me probably a lot more...

Treat Toenail Fungus In the Nick of Time Dec 13th, 2019

Don’t know about you, but most of my stockings this year are stuffed with feet. The lights - of whatever flavor makes you happy - are up, days are short, weather is cold, but before long it will be time to bust out of the boots and galoshes, and expose...

Sweet Feet Nov 18th, 2019

It’s not what you think.  It is, however, an attention grabbing title and that, my young NYC podiatry patients is quite intentional.  This month, the month of November, the one between October and December, the one that rhymes with shmovember, is national Diabetes month here in our great land.  And as the arbiter...

In-office Hammertoe Treatment Oct 22nd, 2019

The weather is getting cold here in the Bronx and that toe that is rubbing on your summer sandal isn’t looking to feel any more comfortable in your winter boot.  Yes, the pesky hammertoe that rubs on shoes, ruins closets, and generally makes a mess out of otherwise perfectly good quality...

Is a Screw Used in Bunion Surgery? Sep 18th, 2019

It’s not as bad as it sounds. Over the past 16 years of treating my near and dear podiatry patients in Parkchester and all over the Bronx, I have met a lot of people, discussed a lot of procedures and repaired a lot of bunions (among many other maladies and...

Lovin’ Summer Aug 7th, 2019

It’s not over yet, even though it seems to just evaporate away, doesn’t it. Like I tell my dear NYC and Bronx podiatry patients, at this point in my life summer is like winter with better weather and slightly less traffic - but only slightly. Before it completely ends and...

Independence Day Jul 3rd, 2019

Hello again to my dear Bronx podiatry patients. Today is July 3rd, one day before we celebrate the birth of our now and always great nation. Don’t interrupt your barbecue and beach plans just to read this most holy sacred and hallowed blog post, but do put down the Kylie...

Do I Need Bunion Surgery? Jun 20th, 2019

This is one of the most common questions I receive in my office, right after, “Why would you want to work on feet?”  Frankly the first is a bit easier to answer, although my stock answer for the second is simple: because I love feet!  And that generally shuts down the line...

Get Some Support With Custom Orthotics May 31st, 2019

Memorial Day has come and gone and summer is officially here. It’s time to get out once again, and getting out means getting supported with orthotics. How can custom orthotics help? It’s an intuitive concept - shoes feel better with a custom foot bed. Whether your arches are very high, somewhat...