Laboring Day

Labor Day is winding down, which means the summer has had its last gasps. That’s bad news for all you kids out there, and great news for your parents! Since Labor Day is a celebration of workers everywhere, we ironically take the day off from work. In any case, to paraphrase the poet of duel […]

The Feet Smell…

And the nose runs. Forgive me, the borscht belt dies hard in my culture. Now that we are well into the dog days of summer and in light of the climate change that has enveloped us all in a haze of oppressive hot air and calamitous storms- and that’s just from the politicos- it’s time […]

That’s Some Nerve

Sensitive little things, those nerves are. Always firing off signals, transmitting messages, and giving orders. For the most part, they are very efficient lines of transmission, communicating signals between our brains and just about every other part of the body, both detectable and undetectable, save for the toenails, which makes my job just a bit […]

NY-euroma in my NY-erve Part 2

When I last left you, my poor dear NYC podiatry patients, we were discussing the vicissitudes of pain in the ball of the foot. Since that time the foot still hurts, we are still walking, and it’s just a bit hotter. Time to be a bit proactive and talk about solutions to the problem. After […]

NY-euroma in my NY-erve

We are in the throes of Spring here in NYC, on the cusp of Memorial Day and the beginning of summer. The trees are budding, birds are chirping and the kids are getting super hyper and ready to be liberated from the shackles of the bondage we call school for another summer of mayhem and […]

Ortho-docs

For those of you out there in the blogosphere who are reading this, and you know who you are, you may at some point in the recent or distant past have visited your friendly local NYC podiatrist, or maybe even a not so friendly distant podiatrist. And whatever complaint with which you were encumbered upon […]

We’re Not Mushrooms, We’re Fungi

It’s getting to be the winter doldrums here in NYC, cold enough for the toes to hibernate for the season, thus leaving the owner of said toes without a trace of a reminder of the fungus that may lurk deeply within those nails. But whether your nails are as green as the tree in the […]

Bubbles Anyone?

This week, it’s on. Just when you thought this blog couldn’t possibly get any more esoteric or banal, I out-nerd even myself. For this week, dear NYC podiatry patients, we are going to cover the frothy, bubbly topic of – wait for it – hydrogen peroxide. I’ll wait while you put that new iPhone down. […]

Comfortably Numb

It’s the dog days of summer here in NYC, and maybe time for a bit of light reading, something that can be stuffed in an overstuffed bag, taken to the beach, and then taken out while sitting on a lounge chair, only to be discarded with the detritus of summer fun and ocean refuse, or […]

It’s Device, It’s Dilemma, It’s not so Delovely

You’ve probably seen these flipping through Harriet Carter or the Dr. Leonard’s catalog, somewhere between a custom monogramed dog sweater and- ahem- personal massagers. It’s the ubiquitous bunion or hammertoe brace, promising to straighten out the toes, strengthen the foot, realign the joints, and on the way can even do windows. So my dear NYC […]