Overview of Feet and Ankle Problems

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Overview of Feet and Ankle Problems Our feet are essential in our daily lives, whether it be for walking, running, driving, or a number of other activities. Since we use our feet so regularly, injuries or problems with the feet may arise due to many factors including congenital defects and heredity, degenerative diseases, fungal, viral […]

What to Consider When Buying Shoes

When it’s time to buy a new pair of shoes, many people will immediately jump to style over substance. While the pair you just bought may be aesthetically pleasing, if they don’t fit you correctly, the health of your feet is at risk. At Great Neck Family Foot Care, we want all our patients to […]

Nutrition for Your Feet and Ankles

Many of us tend to take our feet for granted. It’s easy to just come back from a long day of work, kick off your shoes, sit back, and relax. We also tend to put off foot pain as just a natural occurrence or something that “time will heal.”  But did you know that your […]

Ingrown Toenails

Some people can go through life without ever facing issues related to their toenails. However, others are not so lucky. One of the most common issues our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care deals with is the development of ingrown toenails. While they are often not a serious medical threat, there are times when […]

Fungal Problems

Have you recently looked down at your feet and noticed something is off with your toenails? Do you live with a persistent itching or burning sensation on your feet or in between your toes? If you answered yes to these, you may be dealing with a fungal problem. At Great Neck Family Foot Care, this […]

Foot Self-Exam

Here are some helpful hints for checking if your feet are healthy and problem-free: Skin: Do you have any calluses, corns, blisters, rashes, or irritations? Are you experiencing areas of friction or pressure due to ill-fitting footwear rubbing against the skin? Also, a bluish, reddish, or purplish tinge to the toes or feet can signal […]

Foot Odor and Smelly Feet

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What Causes Sweaty, Smelly Feet?   Our feet have over 250,000 sweat glands, which means problems with foot odor are quite common, especially amongst very active people. When we sweat, thousands of bacteria accumulate and feed off of the oils we emit, causing an unfortunate and undesirable smell. Since the feet are already prone to […]

Foot Care for Seniors

Most people experience some sort of foot problem with age; however, it is important to know that foot problems can be a symptom of several serious health issues, such as diabetes, poor circulation, nerve problems, and arthritis. At the first sign of a foot problem, seniors should contact a health care provider such as a […]

Foot Care at Work

Most patients may not be consciously aware of their foot-related issues while at work, however, it is much more important than we often realize. Whether your job involves long periods of standing or potentially dangerous working conditions, it is important to wear appropriate footwear to avoid injuries to the feet and toes while on the […]

Foot and Toe Stretching Exercises

When it comes to exercise to keep the body physically fit, the feet and toes should not be neglected. They are a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and nerves that endures constant pressure and stress, making them susceptible to pain from injuries and general wear and tear. Here are foot and toe […]