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 […]

Inspiration Without the Perspiration

It’s fall here in NYC, or as Barney would say, autumn. That means the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling, leaves are changing, and the year is winding down. In a few short months we will be talking about a new year, which, in the lunar calendar has already started with Rosh […]

Spring Running Tips

Ok my runners, the long cold lonely winter has finally (probably) passed and spring is here.  It’s possible, but not likely that we will have more snow this season, but barring another polar vortex, I think we can look forward to some great outdoor running days for the near term.  In your face, Al Gore!  For those […]

Justyna Kowalczyk Gets a Gold Medal Even After a Foot Fracture

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing.  And it sure is thrilling.  Skiing, figure skating, bob sledding, and that great Olympic tradition – curling.  Ok so what exactly is that sport?  Because I’ve swept a few floors in my day, I might just be qualified.  But I digress.  The news was filled last week with the […]

Fall into a Run

The leaves are falling here in NYC, the air is cool, it’s just after Thanksgivukkah, the NYC Marathon ran almost one month ago, and the days are short.  In other words, it’s time to get out and take advantage of the best running season of the year. It’s really never a bad time to run, […]

When the Tough Get Cold, the Tough Warm Up!

The winds of change are blowing through the mean streets of NYC, and I’m not just talking about the mayoral race set for this November.  Of course I’m not talking about the mayoral race because my mother told me never to talk politics or religion in the office.  I would just say, however, thank heavens […]

So You Think You Can Run?

I ran two miles this morning.  Not so exciting, right?  Well like anything else, that depends on your perspective.  For my meshugeneh ultramarathoners who may come limping into my NYC podiatry office, that distance is almost literally a walk in the park.  Then again, for some other patients who may only be accustomed to running for […]