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Tuesday, 31 October 2023 00:00

The Importance of Daily Foot Care

Our feet, often overlooked and underappreciated, are the unsung heroes that support your body every day. They endure a tremendous amount of stress and strain, yet it is common to neglect their care. Everyday foot care is not just a matter of comfort; it is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being. Neglecting foot health can lead to a host of problems, from painful calluses and ingrown toenails to more serious issues like fungal infections and chronic foot pain. Basic daily care involves washing and drying your feet, trimming toenails straight across, and wearing properly fitting shoes. Incorporating foot massages, stretches, and moisturizing into your routine can also enhance circulation and keep the skin supple. By taking a few minutes each day to care for your feet, you can maintain their health, prevent future problems, and ensure that they continue to support you in every step you take. There are a multitude of methods to maintain foot care. If you are interested in learning more about this, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can guide you toward effective foot care techniques.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2023 00:00

When the Achilles Tendon Becomes Strained

The Achilles tendon, a robust band of tissue connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone, plays a pivotal role in our ability to walk, run, and jump. However, this vital structure is not invincible. Achilles tendon injuries can be painful and debilitating. They often result from overuse, sudden changes in physical activity, or inadequate warm-up routines. Strains, characterized by mild to severe discomfort, may be a sign of overexertion or minor tears in the tendon. In contrast, a complete rupture, often accompanied by a sudden, sharp pain and a popping sensation, is a more severe injury requiring immediate medical attention. The road to recovery varies depending on the injury's extent, with treatments ranging from rest for minor strains to surgical intervention for more severe cases. If you experience an Achilles tendon injury, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can determine what the correct treatment is for you.

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact our podiatrists of CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What Are the Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common injuries are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

  • Inflammation
  • Dull to severe pain
  • Increased blood flow to the tendon
  • Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

  • Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
  • Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

  • Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise
  • Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2023 00:00

Risk Factors and Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are bony outgrowths on the calcaneus bone of the foot. They may cause chronic pain and discomfort as they gradually develop, although in some cases no symptoms are felt. Heel spurs are often associated with local inflammation in the foot's soft tissues or fascia. They can appear under the heel, at the back of the heel, or beneath the sole of the foot. Causes of heel spurs can include muscle strain, excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, and tearing of the heel bone's covering membrane. At risk of developing heel spurs, are people who run or jog frequently on hard surfaces, wear ill fitting shoes that lack arch support. Additionally, heel spurts may develop in people who are overweight, or exhibit abnormal gait patterns that stress the heel region. A common symptom of a heel spur is intermittent pain during activities such as walking or running. Other symptoms include inflammation, a pin-sticking sensation at the bottom of the foot while standing, and discomfort after being at rest. Treatment options focus on pain management, along with wearing proper footwear, and, in severe cases, surgery to remove the spur. If you believe you may have developed a heel spur, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a precise diagnosis and treatment options.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.


The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.


There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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Sunday, 15 October 2023 00:00

Reminder: When Was the Last Time...?

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 00:00

Trench Foot

Trench foot, also known as immersion foot syndrome, is a serious condition resulting from prolonged exposure of the feet to moisture. It damages the circulation and nerve function in the feet. Its history goes back to World War I when soldiers in cold, wet trenches suffered from it due to wearing inadequate footwear. The symptoms of trench foot include blisters, blotchy skin, redness, and possibly tissue loss. It can also cause sensations such as coldness, numbness, and persistent itching. Trench foot is primarily caused by wet feet that do not dry properly, with temperatures that are 30˚F to 40˚F being most conducive. Early treatment is essential, and, if left untreated, trench foot can lead to severe complications such as amputations, gangrene, and permanent nerve damage. Diagnosis involves a physical examination by a doctor to assess injuries, tissue loss, and circulation. Treatment mainly consists of rest, elevation, pain medications, and keeping the feet clean and dry. Prevention includes keeping feet dry, having spare socks and shoes on hand, and airing out feet after wearing socks and shoes, even if they do not appear wet. If you have sustained prolonged exposure of your feet to moisture and have symptoms that are worsening, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Pregnancy is a beautiful journey marked by various bodily changes, and one common occurrence that many expectant mothers experience is swollen feet. This phenomenon, known as edema, can be attributed to several factors. One major contributor is the increased volume of blood during pregnancy. As your body produces more blood to support both you and your growing baby, it can lead to a buildup of fluid in the tissues, causing swelling. Hormonal changes play a crucial role as well. Hormones such as progesterone cause blood vessels to relax, which can slow the return of blood to the heart and result in fluid retention. The pressure from the growing uterus can compress blood vessels in the pelvis, hindering blood flow from the legs and feet. Additionally, gravity also plays a role, as it makes it harder for fluid to return from the legs to the upper body. While swollen feet during pregnancy are common and generally harmless, it is essential to manage them with proper hydration, rest, and elevation. If you experience severe or sudden swelling in your feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you effective relief tips. 

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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