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WHAT’S UP WITH NAIL FUNGUS? Nov 30th, 2018

As a condition, nail fungus is one of those ailments you find yourself wondering: who do I go to for treatment? The most common type of nail fungus is that which affects the toes -- primarily our big toe. If toes are a podiatry issue, but nails are usually considered skin, which...

HAMMER TIME, OR HAMMERTOE? Nov 30th, 2018

So you’ve heard of bunions… the bony protrusion at the base of the big toe bone that becomes red, inflamed, and enlarged, causing the big toe to point inwards. It seems like everyone knows what bunions are all about -- but what about hammertoes? Bunions mostly only affect the big toe and...

A RESOLUTION FOR THE RIGHT FIT Nov 30th, 2018

With the New Year reigned in and our resolutions set in stone, chances are you’re thinking about ways to get healthier this year. The most common method of getting fit is, of course, exercise! However, when you’re someone who frequently visits the podiatrist for foot and ankle issues, getting fit...

SURGERY: WHAT TO EXPECT Nov 30th, 2018

In the New Year many folks are finally taking the plunge and considering that surgical procedure their podiatrist has been suggesting. It can be a scary thought, even if you’re getting a minor procedure for your foot or ankle. There is a lot to consider, and many people find the decision making...

HAS SALT SATURATED YOUR SHOES? Nov 30th, 2018

It’s no news that this winter has been a harsh one! With the snowfall and icy conditions, the roads, sidewalks, and pathways have all been dusted to the brim with salt to melt the ice. It’s a blessing and a curse -- on one hand, salt is crucial in preventing...

WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR TOENAILS Nov 30th, 2018

When it comes down to the grind, sometimes we forget about our toenails. Compared to the nails on our fingers, our toenails often take much more of a beating throughout our lifetime. They help carry our weight, they get trapped in sweaty shoes, they can get stubbed and be cut too short… you...

PODIATRY 101: MORTON’S NEUROMA Nov 30th, 2018

It’s time to talk about neuromas! If you’re familiar with neuromas, you likely know that when it happens in the feet, it’s referred to as “Morton’s neuroma.” A neuroma is a pesky little ball of an irritated nerve in between your toes. A neuroma can develop for several different reasons...

STANDING DESKS: FRIEND OR FOE? Nov 30th, 2018

Have you been following the most recent trends in the office environment? If you have, you might be familiar with the concept of standing desks. They’ve been around for quite some time but only recently have become more popular in the modern workplace. Some leading health professionals say that “sitting...

HOW TO KNOW IF IT’S TIME TO GO! Nov 30th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what might be a good reason to see a podiatrist? Or maybe you find yourself asking what the most common issues are that have people scheduling themselves to see their podiatrist as soon as possible. The answer is different for everyone, but despite our differences, there...

BUNIONS VS. HAMMERTOE Nov 30th, 2018

Are you a fan of high heels varying in height? What about those steel-toed boots that might be half-a-size too small? Whichever floats your boat, both of these types of shoes come with their own unique set of podiatric issues if not fitted correctly or worn in moderation. If you’ve...

5 WAYS TO ASSESS YOUR CIRCULATION Nov 30th, 2018

Improving the circulation of blood in your legs and feet might not be something you have ever consciously thought about -- unless, of course, you have diabetes -- but is our circulation something we should be thinking about more often? Your podiatrist sure says so! Have you ever had your foot fall...

HELPING YOUR HEELS FEEL BETTER Nov 30th, 2018

The types of aches and pains we can experience in our feet and ankles seems endless sometimes, doesn’t it? Surely, it doesn’t have to be - but talking about it and addressing the problem with your podiatrist is the first step to feeling better. Get it… step? Anyways, this week it’s time to focus...

3 WAYS YOU MIGHT BE AT RISK FOR FALLING Nov 30th, 2018

Do you know if you have a high risk of falling? Unfortunately for some people, they don’t realize they’re a high risk until they have already experienced a fall. While some accidents are thankfully minor, others can send a person to the hospital due to their injuries. It’s a good...

3 FACTS ABOUT THE RIGHT FIT Nov 30th, 2018

This spring, let’s make a deal: Find a properly-fitting pair of shoes so that your feet and ankles will feel better! Sound good? We know it sounds easier said than done, but you might be surprised at just how easy it is! Wearing appropriately fitted footwear for your feet and...

PREVENTING SHOE BUYER’S REMORSE Nov 30th, 2018

Since we’re seemingly skipping the spring season and heading straight to summer, it’s time to talk about new shoes. When it comes to buying a new pair of shoes, nothing is worse than realizing later on that they’re a bad fit. They may be a cute pair of shoes -...

4 TIPS FOR FUNKY FEET Nov 30th, 2018

There’s no need to be embarrassed, everyone experiences food odor sometime in their lives. For some of us, however, it happens more often than we’d like it too! Don’t worry, there are more than enough ways to help prevent and treat odorous feet. Did you know that teenagers and pregnant women...

CALLING ALL CORNS & CALLUSES! Nov 30th, 2018

Did you know that according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the month of April is “Foot Health Awareness Month?” You have Dr. Les J. Glubo’s word - this is no April Fool’s joke! There’s no better time of the year than here and now to start addressing any concerns you might...

CYCLING, BIKING, AND YOUR FEET Nov 30th, 2018

Today’s fitness world is all about high intensity, high impact physical activity. Though we would never discourage someone from being physically active, it’s never one-size-fits-all in the fitness world! A popular form of high-intensity exercise is a form of biking, called “cycling.” Compared to a traditional bike, a cycling bike is a...

LIVING ‘WIDTH’ WIDE FEET Nov 30th, 2018

Feet are complex structures that serve an extremely important purpose for our bodies - there’s no doubt about that. But what happens when our feet are wider than what’s considered “normal?” For those of us with wide feet, it can be a lot more difficult to find comfortable shoes that...

GET TO KNOW YOUR BABY’S TOES! Nov 30th, 2018

Spring has sprung and so has the growth of your baby’s feet! There’s so much to watch out for while your baby is growing and developing, but their feet are especially important to keep an eye on. Keep them on the right track by keeping their feet in mind! Here are...

TAKE YOUR FEET ON VACATION, TOO! Nov 29th, 2018

Chances are you’ve either already planned or are starting to plan your vacation(s) this summer! The goal of a vacation is to have fun and relax, right? Let’s make that dream a reality and take it one step further. Go the extra mile this time around by keeping your feet...

FOOTNOTES FOR FATIGUED ANKLES Nov 29th, 2018

Have you ever had one of those days where you wish you could just buy a new pair of ankles? We sure do! If you’ve experienced multiple ankle injuries in your lifetime, you know all too well how easily a worn ankle becomes fatigued -- never mind accidentally tripping or stretching it...

PINT-SIZED PODIATRY Nov 29th, 2018

You did it. You had a child and have successfully reared them from infantry to the one or two years of age. Up until now, your baby has worn soft little booties simply for the sake of shielding their tiny toes from the elements. However - they have started exploring...

BUNIONS, BIG & SMALL Nov 29th, 2018

Among many of the ways our feet can develop problems throughout our lifetimes, bunions are by far one of the most common. Typically, when someone hears the word bunion, they think of the type of bunion that affects the big toe. Bunions are characterized as a bony growth at the outermost edge...

WHEN PLANTAR FASCIITIS PIQUES Nov 29th, 2018

Have you recently been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? You’re not alone. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs affect one in every 10 people -- that means at least a handful of people you meet every day are bound to have plantar fasciitis as well. The difference between yourself and others is...

PROS & CONS OF SKIING Nov 28th, 2018

We know it’s a bit early to consider, but the skiing season is right around the corner and it’s time to prepare! If you have skied in the past, you know just how exhilarating and fun it can be. For those of us who are new to skiing, trust us...

DON’T FORGET TO SUNSCREEN YOUR FEET! Nov 27th, 2018

When you hear about cancer awareness, typically what comes to mind would be more common forms of cancer: breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, etc. It’s an undeniable truth that every form of cancer deserves its own awareness and research funding...but when it comes to skin cancer, don’t you often think...

LIFE HACKS FOR OUTDOOR COMFORT Nov 27th, 2018

Do you have any goals you’ve set for yourself this summer? It’s officially July and summer is just two months away from ending - this is your reminder to get started! If you’re like us, one of your many goals (besides finishing several of those home improvement projects we started last year)...

GETTING REAL ABOUT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Nov 27th, 2018

In the United States today, over 54 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis. A potentially debilitating disease, arthritis is often viewed as an inevitable part of growing old. While the majority of elderly people do eventually develop arthritis, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence to pain and...

WHAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW ABOUT LACING SHOES Nov 27th, 2018

It seems so simple. You go to the shoe store, you find a pair of shoes that are comfortable, properly fitting, and supportive, you purchase them as is and call it a day. Did you know that there’s something missing from that timeline? A crucial and often missed opportunity passed you...

FOOT WISDOM FOR YOUNG FEET Nov 27th, 2018

As children and teenagers develop into young adults, chances are they may take interest in joining a sport or other physical activity with their school or neighborhood community. Getting your kids started young with their own podiatrist and maintaining healthy fitness practices is not only wise, but it pays off in the...

3 WAYS BETTER CIRCULATION BENEFITS YOU Nov 27th, 2018

Are you looking for ways to improve your circulatory health? There are many reasons why someone might be invested in improving the circulation of blood through their feet, ankles, and legs. For most people, it has to do with being diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes can sometimes lead to poor circulatory health...

FITNESS & FOOT ODOR Nov 27th, 2018

While some people can live out their entire lives without ever experiencing foot odor, others aren’t as lucky. Foot odor can plague some people on a regular basis, or it can be selective and only cause a stink when you’ve recently experienced a lot of physical activity. This can sometimes...

UNDERSTANDING ORTHOTICS Nov 27th, 2018

Have you ever thought about getting orthotics? When you hear that word, what comes to mind for many people are larger, chunky shoes that you often see older folks wearing. While those serve a fantastic purpose for some people, that’s not all orthotics are! There are many different kinds of...

WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY FEET Nov 27th, 2018

There are many ways to get in shape these days - running, CrossFit, cycling, kickboxing, the list goes on...but did you know there is one tried-and-true way to get fit and stay fit without breaking an excessive sweat or going too hard on your body? Walking! The next time you visit Dr....

NEWS FOR NARROW FEET Nov 27th, 2018

What a world it would be if everyone had ‘normal’ feet, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone! For some, their feet might be difficult to size due to high arches or a wide foot. For others, narrow feet are a common foot problem! While it might seem like...

HANDLING HAMMERTOE (LIKE A PRO) Nov 27th, 2018

Imagine that one day you’re looking down at your feet and you notice something off about your toes. You notice that the second or third toe in from your big toe looks a bit different than the others. While your other toes lay pretty flat, you might have one that...

TOP 5 SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS Nov 27th, 2018

Are you thinking about saving up for a motorcycle? Maybe you used to ride a motorcycle but it’s been a long time since and you’re hoping to get back into the hobby. Either way, if you foresee a motorcycle in your life soon, you can never be too prepared. When...

HEALING YOUR HEEL PAIN Nov 27th, 2018

Have you suffered from heel pain for a long time? Has it been diagnosed? If it hasn’t, ask yourself what might be preventing you from having your discomfort diagnosed and treated properly. When it comes to finances, we understand - sometimes it can be tough to predict what our diagnosis...

TELL TALE SIGNS OF TOENAIL FUNGUS Nov 27th, 2018

You may not think it can happen to you, but toenail fungus is quite common. The symptoms can be minor and difficult to notice for quite a long time until the infection worsens. For some, it starts as a tiny dot of discoloration on their toenail and never gets worse...

WHEN YOUR FOOT TAKES A FALL Nov 27th, 2018

Imagine this: you’re walking along the edge of a beautiful pond in the park with friends and family. There was some rainfall earlier in the day but you’ve looked everything over and it seems to have dried. While walking, you step up onto a curb made of slick, new material....

NORMAL PAIN VS. NERVE PAIN Nov 27th, 2018

If you’re a frequent flier to your podiatrist, Dr. Les J. Glubo or Dr. Dawn O. Figlo, you’re probably pretty skilled already at identifying some types of pain in your own feet and ankles. You may feel a twinge of discomfort after a certain movement and think, “oh, I must have...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INFECTIONS Nov 27th, 2018

One of the most common and easily developed types of ailments are infections. You can get an infection in or on just about any part of your body, including your feet and ankles. Our foot doctors here at Grand Central Footcare - Dr. Les J. Glubo, Dr. Dawn O. Figlo,...