Welcome To Our Podiatry Blog!

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Brooklyn area, we're excited you are here. With the podiatry industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote podiatric awareness as a vital part of your healthy, active lifestyle.Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including the latest developments in podiatry, podiatric treatments and helpful foot care advice from Dr. Perlstein and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure the long-term health of your feet.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

-- Dr. Perlstein

Knowledge is Power – Fun Foot Facts that Affect Your Health!

The amount of knowledge you can compartmentalize in your mind is astounding, and science says you use such a small portion of your brain. Knowledge is power, and the following fun facts you may already know – or not – are little tidbits for you to haul out and apply when circumstances call for it. You never know when a piece of information becomes pertinent and may help you through a difficult time.

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Not so Graceful Aging and the Effects on Your Feet

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were an elixir for youth, or perhaps a fountain of youth? Well, sadly enough, no one has discovered it yet! It seems the best you can do is to maintain your overall health the best you can and accept the fact that time marches forward. What about your feet? Do they march forward? Or as you age does marching become more of a chore?

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Treatments for Diabetic Foot Problems Yield Positive Results

There are over 25 million people in the US alone who have diabetes and it is a growing concern that is reaching epidemic proportions. This has become such a major concern in recent years and the medical profession is struggling to keep up.  They are also struggling and get ahead of the demand for new technology, a way to treat people, prevent amputations and allow individuals to continue to lead reasonably normal and rewarding lives. Several fairly Continue reading

Ingrown Toenails – A Common Dilemma

Ingrown toenails are one of the most commonly treated of all nail ailments. They may sound insignificant, but they can become very sore if left untreated. They are particularly serious for patients with diabetes because they can quickly become infected, infect the bone and lead to ulcers on the foot, which are difficult to heal due to poor circulation.

An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail curves, instead of growing straight, and begins to grow into the soft flesh at the side of your nail. Continue reading

Help For High Arches

High arches are far less prevalent than flat feet and they are just what the name implies – higher than normal arches. Many times they are non-problematic, but they can sometimes cause pain. In those instances, you want to seek professional advice from a podiatrist who can do a complete evaluation and develop a treatment plan that will help to relieve the pain.

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Plantar Fasciitis in the Competitive Athlete

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions suffered by competitive athletes and falls into the category termed overuse injuries. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes and supporting the arch. When this soft tissue becomes inflamed Continue reading

Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle

Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle

Tendonitis is one of the most common sources of foot and ankle pain. A tendon is strong tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation around this tendon causes pain and sometimes swelling. Taking a break from the aggravating activity will usually relieve the painful symptoms.

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Eliminate Pain – Walk in the Clouds

Pain Can Be Cured By A Walk In The Clouds

Metatarsalgia is a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints in the ball of the foot. This condition can occur as a result of physically strenuous activities that involve a lot of running and jumping, or it can be brought on by inadequate cushioning Continue reading

Preventing Athlete’s Foot – The Best Offense is a Good Defense!

With much of the nation roasting under record breaking temperatures, your feet are probably in a sweat most of the day. These are not ideal conditions for the prevention of the fungus commonly referred to as athlete’s foot.  Athlete’s foot is easily spread and intensely annoying, so the best way Continue reading

How to Decide if Your Podiatrist is Right for You

There are plenty of resources for finding the right podiatrist, especially in big cities where your options seem to be limitless. Between web searches, family, friends, and your own doctor, you can find quality reviews of any number of doctors. But after you’ve found and visited a foot and ankle specialist, you can still decide whether or not it’s the right podiatrist for you. 

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Five Tips for Dealing with Corns and Calluses

Your feet go through a tremendous pounding every day. Rubbing, bumping, and cramming your feet every which way can take its toll on your foot health after a while. Blisters, cuts, scrapes and hangnails are regular foot problems. Slightly less regular than those problems are corns and calluses, which can happen when your foot gets too much friction or rubbing from shoes or regular work.

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To Shoe or Not to Shoe Children’s Feet

The development of a child is a fascinating and exciting time. For parents, it seems there are new milestones every day. One of the major events for a child early in their development is when they take their first steps, and begin their life of walking.

When most adults walk, shoes are typically a given. But adults walk farther and Continue reading

Arthritis Prevention: How You Can Keep Yourself out of Pain

Arthritis can be a terribly painful affliction, especially because it usually affects the smaller joints in the hands and feet, which are some of the most used bones in the body. It generally begins affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60. Doctors have not been able to pinpoint a single cause Continue reading

What to Do after You Sprain Your Ankle

So you’ve rolled your ankle playing volleyball, shooting hoops, walking on an icy sidewalk, missing a step on the stairs, or doing one of any countless activities that leaves the human body vulnerable to such an injury.

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Shin Splints: How to Ease Your Lower Leg Pain

Although a shin splint is commonly used to describe various pains between the ankle and the knee, it actually refers to a specific inflammatory condition of the tibia — a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome.

A type of “overuse injury” to the legs, the most common causes of shin splints include excessive running, poor conditioning and over-pronation (flattening of the arch). The result is pain in the front or inside of the lower leg that usually gets worse with a sudden increase in distance or intensity of training. Shin splints are Continue reading

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet

Looking fabulous in your favorite pair of heels does have a price. In fact, poor fitting shoes are a frequent cause of foot problems and discomfort, including calluses, corns, bunions and blisters, just to name a few.footwear
All footwear eventually shows signs of wear and tear. Inspect the condition of your own shoes, and if they appear stretched out or worn, you probably need a new pair. Creasing of the midsole is also a good indication that your shoes have lost their cushion and support.

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A Look at Painful Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are benign growths that develop on the bottom of your feet caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV) – the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body. Some people are more susceptible than others to HPV, and not everyone will develop plantar warts if they come into contact with the virus. Individuals with weak immuneplantar warts systems or damaged skin on the Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Toenail Fungus with New PinPointe FootLaser

Characterized by thick, unsightly, discolored nails, fungus-infected toenails can be irritating, embarrassing and painful. For years, the only treatments available for toenail fungus were topical and oral medications or removal of the nail. Typically, the medications were largely ineffective and removal of the nail plate was painful and debilitating.
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Morton’s Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. In the foot, the most common occurring neuroma develops at the base of the third and fourth toes. This condition is referred to as Morton’s neuroma.
There are typically no physical signs of Morton’s neuroma, such as a lump or a knot. Instead, symptoms may include:

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Pregnancy and Foot Pain: How Mothers-to-Be Can Relieve Aching Feet

During pregnancy, it’s not uncommon for women to experience an array of aches and pains all over the body. Among these complaints are tired, swollen, achy feet- a common and painful symptom experienced by mothers-to-be during their nine months of pregnancy.
One of the most common foot problems that occur during pregnancy is swelling, or edema, which results from the extra accumulation of blood Continue reading