Summer Running, Happens so Fast

It’s hot here in NYC, and probably where you are too. It’s a great time to run, with a little preparation and a lot of perspiration. While I shvitz here in the dining room I’d like to offer my dear readers and patients a few tips on running in the heat of the NYC summer. […]

The Lady has a Cramp

Come a bit closer, my young NYC podiatry patients I want to talk about something slightly embarrassing. It happens at night when we are in bed, trying to sleep that sleep of dreams, although it can also happen during the day. It’s a bit painful and causes the extremities to become stiff and rigid. I […]

Getting Nailed

Another cold week in the nuclear winter of 2015 in NYC.  Yes I ran today, and managed to eek out 10 miles, but after the blustery blizzardy bone chillingly cold NYC winter which we have endured, I’m getting a bit fed up.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m no sissy – at least in this department […]

Can You Still Run With Ball of Foot Pain or Morton’s neuroma?

Continuing our theme of superhuman feats, and feets, that we started on Superbowl Sunday, let’s talk about the ultramarathoners.  And specifically the achievements of one ultramarathoner in particular who happens to be a patient of mine, although he may just occupy another universe, after running 100 miles in one race.  It’s the story of a […]

Is Running Really Bad for Your Knees?

Running can be good for the mind, body, AND the knees. Never thought you’d hear that one coming from your local NYC podiatrist, did you?  Well I’m all about dispelling myths and other commonly held beliefs.  For example: high heels- not really so bad, sugar- also not so bad in moderation, Affordable Care Act- going to solve […]

What is Post-traumatic Arthritis and How is it Treated?

The #TCSNYCMarathon is over, and now the fun starts.  The post-run parties, celebrations and triumphs, the blisters, loose toenails and impossibly sore muscles (can always spot the marathoners after the race – they’re the ones grunting down stairs).  Continuing our most thrilling and exciting discussion about various types of arthritis, it seems appropriate to discuss […]

Could Your Ankle or Big Toe Pain Be Osteoarthritis?

It’s a big week here in NYC.  The World Series is happening, two teams are playing, and one will likely beat the other for the championship.  Yes, it is thrilling.  Locally, we are getting stoked for the NYC marathon, and the plethora of blisters, stress fractures, tendonitis and nail trauma that is sure to come […]

What To Do About Heel Pain That Won’t Heal

It’s marathon season in NYC, and no, I’m not talking about binge watching entire seasons of Orange is the New Black or House of Cards on Netflix. It’s time for the big one, the #NYCmarathon, and my current and potential patients are gearing up.  Among the big fears New Yorkers harbor about the marathon, along with falling onto a […]