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NEW - Heel Pain and Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Friedman uses a Dornier ESWT machine to provide an alternative to surgery, for heel and arch pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis. The Dornier ESWT machine uses shock waves to stimulate the body's own repair mechanisms which helps relieve pain. To do this, conducting gel is applied to the troubled area of the foot. The “therapy head” then administers a shock wave to the afflicted area, which is controlled by one of our technicians. This treatment generally takes 20 minutes, and allows patients to leave the office wearing the same sneakers they came in wearing. Click here for more information.


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Foot Health: If you can roll up your flip-flops like a burrito, they’re not good for your feet

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels
KyForward columnist

May 8, 2014

The name says it all. For many – men and women – warm weather means flip-flops, and for some, the flappier and flimsier the better!

Wearing flimsy flip-flops can be a real problem for your feet, however. With only the smallest bit of material holding your foot in place, your toes are forced to grip the flip-flops, struggling to keep them on. After a while, this constant gripping can result in an unhealthy usage of your muscles which can cause tendinitis or tendon inflammation.


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Doctors Caution: Skin Cancers Can Be Painless

A press release from the NYSPMA
May 8, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control have declared May as “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA), which represents more than 1,200 specialists across the Empire State, is urging New Yorkers to pay special attention to the skin on both the top and bottom of their feet.

Skin cancers of the feet are more often related to viruses, while harmful sunrays may be the primary cause of skin cancers on parts of the body that receive sun exposure. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are foot specialists, trained to recognize and treat conditions that present on the skin of the foot


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Ensuring Children’s Health - Advice for Parents on Keeping Kids Active

A press release from the NYSPMA
April 7, 2014 - New York, NY -  April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association’s (NYSPMA) 1,200 doctor-members are focused on educating parents regarding the importance of having healthy feet and shoes that fit properly. Since sports can play a key role in children’s activities, parents and other caregivers should be aware of the injuries that can result from running, turning and twisting and contact sports. Foot pain, at any age, is never normal.


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Tips for runners and walkers after the L-O-N-G winter

A press release from the NYSPMA

New York, NY – March 10, 2014 – The days are longer, the temperature has nowhere to go but up, and our thoughts turn to getting fit for warmer weather’s revealing wardrobe. For many, that includes getting back into a running or walking regimen and, as race season approaches, it’s important to get the most out of your exercise routine while avoiding injuries.


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Shoe Buying Tips

Many foot problems can be a direct result of wearing ill fitting or improper shoes. Ill fitting shoes can result in minor foot irritations such as blisters or swelling, but can also aggravate more serious foot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, plantar fasciitis and arch or heel pain. Buying properly fitting shoes is the simplest and single most effective way to prevent common foot injuries, and deformities.


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