Here’s a question I get pretty often: why feet? And I answer, because I love feet. And usually I’ll add a comment about how it’s a good thing I’m not a gastroenterologist or a urologist or something along those lines.
Here’s a question I get pretty often: why feet? And I answer, because I love feet. And usually I’ll add a comment about how it’s a good thing I’m not a gastroenterologist or a urologist or something along those lines.
Ok kids time for a little word association. Tell me the first thing you think of when I say - plantar fasciitis. If it starts with an F no need to articulate the sentiment, but you might want to read on.
Shocking, yet not surprising, the year is coming to a close and it’s already time to shop bargains on turkey and squash.
It’s relatively late at night in the city as I write this, and many of my dear Manhattan podiatry patients may be wondering what it is I’m doing at this late hour, other than filling the annals of this most holy and sacred blog with more consecrated verbia
Summer’s over now kids, although if you’re like me summer is just winter with heat. Still, I do get a little pit in my stomach as Labor Day looms large on the calendar and the waning days of summer transform into the crisp breezes of autumn, and other line
It’s an attention grabbing title isn’t it? Well sorry kids it’s a bit of a misnomer. It’s a common question, but no there actually isn’t a laser procedure for bunion correction- not as far as I know and not in this decade.
Well kids, summer is finally here. School is over, the weather is hot, fireflies are lighting up, and the feet are exposed. And that means it’s all out there - warts and all. In my NYC podiatry practice I like to think we treat them all pretty well, and no
Yes, it’s April already, despite what your weather dude says. If you are lucky enough to be in NYC, you’ve been enjoying some warmer weather recently.
In honor of Foot Health Awareness Month, we will be offering free foot screenings at our Bronx location on Thursday, April 4th. RSVP to reserve your free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 863-3338.
Here’s an interesting dispatch from the annals of presidential chicanery and frivolity to the annals of this very sacred and holy NYC podiatry blog.
Interesting article in the @NYtimes recently. And being the dinosaur I am, I read it on paper (remember, it is called a newspaper kids), and I still listen to a CD once in a while and even have a fax machine.
My dear NYC podiatry family, I think we will deviate a bit from the normal format and take care of those who take care of us.
Well my dear NYC podiatry patients, it’s time for true confession so let’s keep this one between us. I’m a bit of a Broadway fan, perhaps even approaching full nerd status, which is fairly consistent with the remainder of my personality.
As long as we are on the topic of nails, and the slings and arrows that they are heir to, let’s discuss, in the hallowed halls of this great and knowledgeable helping friendly blog, a question that is presented to me on average every day.
Well my dear NYC podiatry patients, here we are at the dawn of a new year. Full of possibilities, promise, potential and - wait for it - pfungal ptoenails.
Well my dear NYC podiatry patients, we’ve done it once again. By the time you read this it will be either the waning last few gasps of 2018, or the infancy of 2019. Either way it’s time to celebrate, reflect, and maybe plan.
Well it’s been some time since we’ve connected, and in that time the world is still round as far as I can tell, most of my dear NYC podiatry patients are still bipedal locomotive machines, and 2020 is not even around the corner.
Ernest L. Isaacson, DPM PC, a quality podiatry practice with locations in Manhattan and the Bronx, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website.
Ok #Eagles fans. I get it, and I have to say I’m impressed. Those of you who know me know that despite my modicum of against all nerd odds running prowess, I am less than interested in sports, and less than athletic.
The year is marching on, my dear NYC podiatry patients, and we are surrounded by a rapidly evolving news cycle, cascading world events, a grotesquely entertaining government, all wrapped up in a noisome cover of fake news from all sides.
Well, not really, it’s just a catchy title. Although it is 2018 already, and I’m still waiting for the flying car that will supplant my morning commute over the rails of the not quite yet reliable Long Island Railroad.
Well my dear NYC podiatry patients, it’s final. I’m in the #TCSNYCMarathon for 2017.
Labor Day is winding down, which means the summer has had its last gasps. That’s bad news for all you kids out there, and great news for your parents! Since Labor Day is a celebration of workers everywhere, we ironically take the day off from work.
And the nose runs. Forgive me, the borscht belt dies hard in my culture. Now that we are well into the dog days of summer and in light of the climate change that has enveloped us all in a haze of oppressive hot air and calamitous storms.
For the most part, they are very efficient lines of transmission, communicating signals between our brains and just about every other part of the body, both detectable and undetectable, save for the toenails, which makes my job just a bit easier.
When I last left you, my poor dear NYC podiatry patients, we were discussing the vicissitudes of pain in the ball of the foot. Since that time the foot still hurts, we are still walking, and it’s just a bit hotter.
Well that day is upon us again, or it passed a few weeks ago, depending on when you’re reading this. It’s time to celebrate a major portion of the British Empire voting to leave a large government and downsize to a smaller leaner independent island.
We are in the throes of Spring here in NYC, on the cusp of Memorial Day and the beginning of summer.
For those of you out there in the blogosphere who are reading this, and you know who you are, you may at some point in the recent or distant past have visited your friendly local NYC podiatrist, or maybe even a not so friendly distant podiatrist.
No, not a city that actually gets up and walks, that would be Inception like surreal. I mean a city in which the people walk. That’s our fair town, NYC, and I would like to consider myself your erstwhile tour guide, as it were.
It’s a light week here in NYC, and time for some light blog-fare. If you have been here, you have slogged through a snowstorm that wasn’t all it was forecasted up to be, and now we are left with a slushy icy mess and one more snow day checked off the schoo
Way back when life was grand and everything simple and nice - a few months ago - we discussed in the annals of this most sacred and hallowed blog a few medical miracles that we may take for granted, namely anesthesia and diagnostic radiology.
Here we stand once again, my dear NYC podiatry patients, in the post bowl descent back into the mundane.
Well it’s a new year. And after a recent trip to a place full of exposed toenails, I have come to a few conclusions.
Well it just seemed appropriate and a lot cleaner than the John Oliver farewell to 2016. Sure has been an interesting one, a lot of changes on a micro and macro level, and capped off by the tragic demise of Princess Leia.
It’s getting to be the winter doldrums here in NYC, cold enough for the toes to hibernate for the season, thus leaving the owner of said toes without a trace of a reminder of the fungus that may lurk deeply within those nails.
Another year has almost passed us by. Hard to believe that it’s been a year since we had a belly full of turkey - or a reasonable non-animal facsimile - and a mailbox full of boxes with smiley faces on them.
So much to write about here in NYC, and so little time before the country completely collapses, depending on your world view.
It’s getting cold here in NYC, so cold I had a fleeting thought that Al Gore might be wrong about this whole climate change business, which makes me doubt other so called scientific facts such as time travel, cold fusion, and that gravity nonsense.
Now that the Nobel Prizes have been announced, and a real musician finally got his due - who needs a Grammy anyway - it’s a good time to continue our discussion of medical miracles with something that happens every day in your NYC podiatry office.
Flu season is upon us, I think. Seems like it’s about now that the flu injection is forced upon us by the paternalistic and domineering medical community in violation of our good American civil liberties. Viva la virus!
This week, it’s on. Just when you thought this blog couldn’t possibly get any more esoteric or banal, I out-nerd even myself.
It’s that time of year once again. Yes kids, it’s time for you to go back to school so your parents’ vacations can start. Ha. We know how that goes.
Hey there sports fans and NYC podiatry patients, unless you’ve been living in a cave in Abbotabad for the past two weeks, you know we just had an Olympic Olympics.
Is it 2016 already? Seems like those Olympics really sneak up on us, what with the heat, humidity and hot air that permeates the summer and this particular election season.
It’s the dog days of summer here in NYC, and maybe time for a bit of light reading, something that can be stuffed in an overstuffed bag, taken to the beach, and then taken out while sitting on a lounge chair.
You’ve probably seen these flipping through Harriet Carter or the Dr. Leonard’s catalog, somewhere between a custom monogramed dog sweater and- ahem- personal massagers.
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.
These are weighty times in which we live. The country and world are out of control, the election is a disaster, apparently we did something uncool to the ozone layer, and I think the Stanley Cup finals are over.
Yes, that Prince. A bit of a confession - I’m not much of a fan of the music, and I haven’t listed to any albums since I got Purple Rain on cassette for my Bar Mitzvah, but I give him props for creativity and ingenuity.
And the livin’s easy, as they say. Or maybe not. Because at your local NYC podiatrist’s office we are just gearing up for the summertime fun, and aches and pains and sprains and strains.
Got a burning question here in NYC, one that I’m quite sure keeps many of my NYC podiatry patients up at night. No it’s not You Know Who versus What’s Her Name - that’s an easy one.
For those who may not have anything better to read out there in the blogosphere or social media, we have been talking about the flat foot, its causes and treatments.
It’s been busy here for my NYC podiatry patients, but there is always time to save some more lives. And in this case it’s by treating the societal scourge of…flatfoot. And before anyone starts making the obvious law enforcement jokes, let’s have at it with
Well, in a way, perhaps slightly inaccurately. You see, my dear NYC podiatry patients, today we are going to speak about your feet, and specifically your flat feet.
Pay attention here kids, because I’m about to change your lives and save you a bundle of money, and no, you don’t have to switch your car insurance.
It’s not always easy to find inspiration for these most inspired and inspirational blogs, although sometimes the inspiration just surrounds, as it does now, at 36,000 feet.
It was just another day in my NYC podiatry practice. I walked in the room and there she was. Sitting on the exam chair with her bipedal appendages at the end of a lower extremity artfully propped up on the happy feet towels.
Discuss amongst yourselves. Here’s something else for you: Netflix occupies 25% of the total internet bandwidth; which says a lot for the content contained within the other 75%.
This one’s for you ladies out there, and you know who you are. Of course my hombres can listen too, and you might even learn something about the more feminine gender, well, in most cases anyway (holding back the obvious joke about a certain 70’s Olympian).
It’s the New Year. Hope you had a ball. Actually, I can guarantee you had a ball. Two of them, in most cases.
Well kids, it’s that time of year again. Break out the egg nog, ambiguous holiday greetings, and your credit cards, because it’s time to drink, connect, reflect, gift, and gift again, not necessarily in that order.
Oh it’s just a bit inflamed. Uh huh. Right. Just another platitude doctors feed their patients, right up there with “this won’t hurt a bit” and “of course your insurance covers this.”
Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now it’s holiday season, which apparently has something for everyone to love and hate in our multicultural society.
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.
If you’re in the market for any elective or non-elective orthopedic or podiatric surgery, this blog is for you. If you’re not, think of it as a metaphor for life.
MRSA is an acronym for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, which is a resistant form of the most common infecting organism in skin and soft tissue infections, staph aureus, the source of the ubiquitous “staph infection.”
As we may have discussed previously in the hallowed halls of this NYC podiatry blog- who knows, there have been so many and I’m not as young as I was when I wrote the last one- there is a fat pad that exists on the bottom of the foot.
Time to get a bit personal, so it’s a good thing this blog is just between me and my dear NYC podiatry patients.
Is it September already? Seems just last week it was August. Sorry kids, summer is coming to a close.
Now where were we? Ah yes, we were talking about Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark whatever his name is and their matching lower extremity injuries and fracture boots. Of course that’s not to mention their matching biceps and flat abs.
It’s a real drag to have to wait in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, even our NYC podiatry office, despite the bright and cheery demeanor of my most excellent staff, free coffee, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.
Yes it’s true, my dear NYC podiatry patients, the endless winter has really and officially been vanquished, and now we have a summer that’s hot as blazes to complain about.
If you’ve been following the presidential race, and really, what else is there to do, you might also have noticed the abundance of Republican candidates.
Continuing our theme from the last fun-filled and thrills-a-minute blog, we are addressing forms of compression socks.
Well the short answer is it takes a music file, and removes all the unnecessary information that makes it sound good, and turns it into something short and hissy enough to fit onto your iPhone or Google phone, if that’s your thing.
Once in a while I feel a bit…clairvoyant. Not like the psychic in NYC who recently took someone to the tune of $700,000.
It’s always so much fun to regale my audience in the blogosphere of the thrills and chills that occur in a daily basis in my NYC podiatry practice.
It just seems that sometimes there’s no escaping your genes, and by default, your parents.
You know how this one goes kids. Once upon a time, there was a foot. One day this foot was injured. Or had surgery.
Nice day today in NYC, and especially in Long Island where I had the pleasure of running the #LImarathon once again, specifically the half.
Among the many questions, I am asked in the course of my day as perhaps NYC’s most devilishly handsome and consummately modest podiatrists are: Is this going to hurt?
Want to talk a bit about pain this week. Not the losing the World Series, or breaking up with your girlfriend or even the world of pain in the Big Lebowski kind of pain.
I don’t really know how much cold the nuclear winter dished out last week; I was on greener pastures in a warmer climate, in a magical place full of kingdoms and castles.
Little confession from your NYC podiatrist. I’m not in NYC. Down in the sunshine state, keeping away from all yeast which in this case includes both leavening and fungus.
It’s bone chillingly cold out here in NYC, we are recovering from yet another snowstorm, and in this endless nuclear winter it’s hard to think about anything but keeping warm.
As you may have learned by now, the body is quite an amazing machine. The ability to excel and achieve is matched only by the ability to repair and heal.
Continuing our theme of superhuman feats, and feets, that we started on Superbowl Sunday, let’s talk about the ultramarathoners.
Confession time here. I’m not a huge sports fan. Sorry, but look at it this way - don’t you want your NYC podiatrist to be an uber-nerd?
That’s one I get a lot. If I had a nickel for every time a NYC podiatry patient asks me that after foot surgery for bunions, hammertoes, heel pain or tendonitis, I’d come home with a few bucks at the end of the week.
Now that we know running is probably good for the knees, the question arises: how is it possible that Clark Kent is totally unrecognizable as Superman merely by donning a pair of nerdy glasses and a suit?
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 it’s come down to this. After a whole year of saving lives one toe at a time, interacting and hopefully helping many very interesting and engaging patients, and writing this blog almost every week, the year is coming to a close.
I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy living in NYC sometimes. It’s crowded, noisy, expensive, full of traffic and worse- Yankees fans (no offense).
So you got warts. Or fungal nails, or athlete’s foot, or bunions, flat feet, or calluses. And to make it all worse, your parents are blaming your shoe choice.
Can you believe Thanksgiving passed already? It seems like the last Thanksgiving was only one year ago! Don’t know about you, but for me time sure does fly when I’m saving lives, one toe at a time.
Lance Armstrong does it. Baseball players do it. Professional lifters do it. That’s right, I’m talking about steroids, baby!
For those who have been paying attention, (and no, there won’t be a test, and no that line isn’t funny anymore, and yes we can stop using it), we have been discussing various types of arthritis and how they affect the foot and ankle in the past few weeks.
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).
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.
Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti day, at least that’s what Anthony says. But any day is a good day for gout, especially Monday.
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.
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.
So it’s back to school here in NYC, and even though it’s a short week, and if your kids are like I was back in the day, they will try to avoid gym class by any means necessary.
Ok celebrities, here are a few do’s and don’ts for you. Don’t snap pictures of your broken feet, or any other exposed body parts, unless you want the world to see them.
Big news out of the NY Giants camp a few weeks ago. Geoff Schwartz dislocated his big toe during a pre-season game.
In over 11 years of practicing NYC podiatry, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some, shall we say, interesting feet. Toes that, due to nature or nurture, point to many different directions of the compass and feet that look, well, painful.
Uhh, do you really think I’m going to say no? I mean this is a NYC podiatry blog, so it’s probably a foregone conclusion that the answer is a resounding yes, but let’s spend a few minutes discussing the science and justifying the cost.
It started out as a normal Friday in the brightly lit corridors of my NYC podiatry practice. She was sitting in the chair, legs propped up on the footrest, sitting ever so daintily on the happy feet disposable foot towel.
There’s a great movement afoot in this country, with lots of grass roots support to weed out those who oppose the potential referendum.
Anyone who’s watched those OTC orthotic commercials (I’m gellin’!), has been to any running shoe store or read too many health magazines has been exposed to the evils of pronation and how it’s ruining our feet, our children, and society at large.
It’s summertime in NYC, and while I don’t condone the idea of men exposing their toenails in public (sorry), I have to face the painful reality that men, and certainly women are walking the mean streets of the five boroughs of NYC with open toes.
There are some real thrills and chills happening these days on the world sport stage.
It’s a reasonable concern, I suppose, and one that is commonly brought into my NYC podiatry practice.
Not so fast, NYC Freudians, not that kind of therapy. We are talking about something decidedly different. Something that can relieve pain, improve range of motion, optimize gait, and change your life. No it’s not orthotics, although that works too.
It’s warm here in NYC. Nice. About bloody time. That means it’s time to get out, get active, and develop some real foot pain.
Memorial Day has passed, and as it passes, so we transition into the lazy summer months, here in NYC and beyond. Time for warm weather, long days, and…foot wounds.
I have a little confession to make: I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars. Sorry. Never seen it. I’ve also never seen American Idol or The Voice. For the record, The Price is Right might be the most entertaining show on TV.
After an ingrown toenail procedure, treatment of a foreign body wound, muscle aches, ankle sprains, swelling, and, it would seem, just about every other foot and ankle ailment, the question is often asked whether or not Epsom salt would help.
Spring has finally arrived here in NYC. I’m happy to report that I have run a half marathon this week, and my quads are recovering nicely, thank you.
He’s back. The fastest man ever is back running after a recent unspecified running injury.
In this season of emancipation and freedom, I didn’t want to pass over a story I recently read, that is apparently old news to my NYC podiatry patients.
Ok my runners, the long cold lonely winter has finally (probably) passed and spring is here.
It’s not exactly worthy of three boldface capital lines in the New York Times, but it’s news to a lot of people, most of them far south of the legal voting age.
The calendar has decreed it, so it must be true. The transition has finally been made from the long cold lonely winter to a nice NYC spring. Damn the weather, it’s time to show our toes once again.
The time has come, my dear NYC podiatry patients, to talk about that most lowly, yet annoyingly painful foot malady: the dreaded corn.
Let’s try a little word association.
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?
Well, the Olympics are over. It sure was exciting. All the skiing, and slaloming, and bobsledding, and skating, and all that. No Olympic tobogganing yet - but my kids continue to dream.
It wasn’t much of a contest this year, and the victory was boringly lopsided.
If you follow college football the way I follow college football then you will likely have no idea what I’m talking about, because I really don’t follow college football.
It’s frightening but it occurs with all too much frequency in my NYC podiatry practice and in the surrounding areas.
No need to worry here, it’s nothing you don’t want dead already. We’re talking toenail fungus here, and believe you me, if you’re one of my NYC podiatry patients you will want these little guys dead.
Love that Dr. Oz. He has started a real conversation in this country on healthy living, eating, and exercise.
2013 is winding to a close, and I’m still not convinced that we pronounce it “twenty thirteen” vs “two thousand thirteen”. I’ll figure it out before the millennium is up.
Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers has returned to play after an Achilles tendon rupture in mid-April.
Don’t take it personally, you’re in good company. Most of us are created, well, somewhat unevenly. And how does this affect my NYC podiatry patients?
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.
Why yes kids, it is. As many patients in my NYC podiatry practice know, November is National Diabetes Month.
Well, you're not alone. Up to 80% of the developed world suffers from low back pain at some point. It's the most common pain complaint as well as the most common musculoskeletal reason for an emergency room visit.
Well, this is awkward. It might be time for Peyton Manning to get his Mezuzas checked or get a new lucky rabbit’s foot after sustaining not one, but two ankle sprains, one on each ankle.
Remember the easy carefree days of the mid 90’s, when life was simple and all we had to worry about was which plaid shirt to wear, who Arsenio’s next guest was going to be, and when the next Spice Girls tape was coming out?
It is well documented that many patients I see in my NYC podiatry office have at least one foot, and it is our stated goal to maintain that status for as long as possible.
Yes, it is possible. In this case, it may be a Tailor’s bunion or a bunionette. It's true, that bump on the outside of the foot may in fact be more than just a bone; it may be a bunion.
In the last exciting and fun-filled blog we were talking about corticosteroids, and their use on a daily basis in my NYC podiatry practice.
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.
As my loyal NYC podiatry readers may recall, a few weeks back we talked about Victor Cruz, and his heel injury.
Apparently, an ingrown toenail can be quite complicated, especially when an NFL contract is involved.
A few blogs back, we talked about the horror, the horror, of the painful big toe joint, or Hallux Rigidus.
Honestly, I have no idea what any of that means. But in my NYC podiatry practice there are many football fans, including those who root for the New York Giants (cue applause, if that’s your thing).
In my NYC podiatry office, many patients with pain in the big toe joint similar to, yet unlike a typical bunion that’s more crooked than a congressional delegation, the big toe is straight, painful and has limited motion.
You may have heard it by now, if you're as celebrity obsessed as I am.
It’s a nice day in NYC, the bunion, hammertoe, heel spur, or other foot and ankle surgery is done, and the dressings have been removed, and surprise- your gender has been reassigned!
The weather is hot, hot, hot here in NYC, and my NYC podiatry patients are thinking about… their bunions.
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.
It's a new year, and if the patients of my NYC podiatry practice haven’t done so already, it’s time to set some goals and get moving.
If only we could order up scar-less, painless, bloodless bunion surgery.
Or sister, as it were. This is an equal opportunity blog.
That title is way funnier in an English accent, and not just any accent, it has to be working class London ala Eliza Doolitle before she became a Fair Lady.
Well, Memorial Day has passed here in NYC and everywhere else. And despite the forecast that would indicate otherwise, summer has officially begun.
I’m no fan of all this reality TV, and save the gossip news for the magazines in the checkout counter and (ahem) the racks in the exam room of my NYC podiatry practice.
If you’re like my other NYC podiatry patients, and are considering bunion surgery, then it is quite conceivable that you’ll prefer a screw to assist in holding the position of the bones while recovering from surgery.
Look no further than your own toenails, or perhaps your loved one or roommate.
It’s the universal cry for help. And in this case, it’s also a blog topic written in the beginning of May, when we in NYC may hope for an end to “the long cold lonely winter”, as George Harrison so eloquently phrased it.
To paraphrase Colonel Kilgore: someday, this winter’s gonna end. And when it does, many of the patients of my NYC podiatry practice will expose their feet and toes, and by default, their toenails.
Is it April already? It must be, because as you’ve probably heard, this is National Foot Health Awareness Month, the month in which we become aware of our foot health.
Devastating. Gruesome. Catastrophic. Grotesque. Just a few of the words used to describe the injury sustained by University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware on the night of March 31st.
So you woke up this morning with an annoying pain along the inside or outside of the ankle. Or you were running, playing basketball, power walking, or bouncing on the power stick and there was this sharp pain behind one of the ankle bones.
I had the opportunity to work the medical tent at the finish line of the NYC half marathon last Sunday.
Here’s an interesting story about one Sarah Jessica Parker.
This is big news. Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (#2) will undergo Achilles surgery to repair a sore Achilles tendon. His tattoos, reportedly, will still remain intact.
In Part 1 we discussed pain in the ball of the foot, and boy was it thrilling!
Delivering bad news - it’s the part of this job that I hate the most. And today it’s bad news for Camp Rock 4. Our favorite Disney and X Factor teen star, Demi Lovato, has sustained an injury to her right fibula.
Well, the season is over. In NYC, the season was over some time ago anyway.
Well, Superbowl Sunday is upon us once again, the culmination of a season of Sundays spent enjoying one of the top American pastimes, punctuated by a few exciting moments of thrill fueled by screaming, jumping, and fist pumping.
It's really cold here in NYC, and most people are keeping their toes thoroughly bundled up.
Oh, Lance. I hate to do it, but I just have to speak my mind about our national hero/punching bad, the cyclist and erstwhile marathon runner Lance Armstrong.
I had a great run yesterday - full of hills, valleys, mountains, rocks, and all set over a three thousand year old backdrop.
It’s been 12 years since this millennium started, and I have to tell you I am still left with some very important questions.
Interesting story circulating about one Mr. Tom Cruise, who it seems, sustained a rather unique injury to his foot while filming his latest movie Jack Reacher.
There was an expression, back in the day, that went something along the lines of, “No pain, no gain”. Many of you might remember this one.
If not for the fact that global warming has officially taken hold, I would be dedicating this blog to running in winter weather - tips, quips and prevention. With the temperature getting colder here in NYC, it seems reasonable to review the basics.
November has been declared National Diabetes Month by the American Diabetes Association, which makes this a great time to talk about facts, care and prevention of complications, and how it relates to the patients in my NYC podiatry practice.
Don't feel like reading through a bunch of text? No worries!
We are busy digging out here in NYC, as the news footage can well attest. It was indeed quite a storm, and for a time everything slowed down, including NYC podiatry and even blogging about NYC podiatry.
The winds of hurricane Sandy have stopped blowing here in NYC but we now anticipate the winds of change that will surely rain down upon us on Election Day.
Time for a personal confession. Being the prototypical nerd, I read a story yesterday and thought that the creator of Spiderman had injured his toe.
It's playoff season here in NYC, and although my feelings for the Yankees have not been disguised in this forum, once in a while it's nice to root root root for the home team, especially since my Red Sox have once again disappointed. Sigh.
There are many bunions out there in NYC and in the country at large, and perhaps as many treatments available for a bunion deformity.
Word is out this week that Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' star third baseman missed Wednesday's game due to a bruise sustained after fouling a ball off his foot.
It has been well documented within this blog that I am not a big fan of a certain New York baseball team and still harbor allegiances toward a certain Boston team that shall remain nameless.
Well it’s that time of year again - the second bookend of summer signifying the end of the warm days, easy nights, and rest and relaxation.
I remember the patient vividly. A very pleasant elderly gentleman, a navy veteran of World War II, a retired mover, who came to the ER with his daughter because he couldn't take the pain anymore.
t's the high school nerd in me that is not very well concealed. The news is out today that the filming of Iron Man 3 had to be halted to due Robert Downey Jr.'s ankle injury.
Well, the London Olympics have come to a close. It's been quite a romp, and though I didn't really follow it too closely, I have to say I am proud as an American to see that we had quite a showing - 104 medals, vs. 87 for China, the number two.
Last night I was witness to an inspiring event. Nearly 100,000 people gathered in a large sports arena to witness feats of talent, hard work, and accomplishment.
Big news out there in celebrity vacation-land. While on vacation, Rihanna dropped a bottle on her foot while bartending, resulting in a broken toe and making for an interesting tweet.
My poor beloved Red Sox. Don't tell anyone, but my Boston roots once again betray me and I must confess my true baseball allegiance as a member of the Red Sox nation.
The news is out, and I'm sorry to say that the diva is going down. Yes, Cher is postponing her tour to recover from foot surgery.
Ah, the life of a Hollywood starlet. Dashing off to Pilates, Starbucks in hand, goes the bombshell.
Big news in baseball, especially here in NYC. NY Yankees' star pitcher, Andy Pettitte, was hit in the leg by an errant ball and sustained a left ankle fracture.
Your feet that is. And how is that done? Well of course there is reconstructive surgery, but that may be a little extreme for certain conditions.
Let's talk. About exercise that is. I've heard all the excuses: No time for exercise, no money to join a gym, too hard, too many people. Blah blah blah.
We are going Gaga for those crazy meshugena heels! They are cool, I guess, and sort of painful looking, but are they bad? In my NYC podiatry practice, I see all kinds of foot ailments.
I read an interesting article on WebMD last week. Yet another article about the perils of wearing flip flops.
Gretchen Reynolds, Phys Ed editor for The New York Times, explains in her new book, The First Twenty Minutes, many truths and myths of running and exercise. I haven't personally read the book, but I did enjoy the article and interview.
The news is out that Kristen Stewart sustained a foot injury on the set of the latest Twilight Saga movie.
Well it’s over. My first marathon is behind me, and I am now a runner.
For the past few months, I have been chronicling my journey to the Long Island Marathon, or at least Tweeting my training runs.
An interesting picture of Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, has been circulating recently. Said picture shows his toes going west, young man, with a surprising degree of overlap, and toenail polish.
A rather interesting photo surfaced in the British newspapers, featuring Chelsea Clinton, whom you all remember as the daughter of the former President and current Secretary of State Bill Clinton, wandering about the streets of Manhattan in a fracture boot
There’s been a lot of buzz lately around Maria Menounos’ recent performance on Dancing with the Stars despite apparent injuries to both feet.
Just when I thought I was in pretty good shape, running regularly, eating right, training for the Long Island Marathon, along comes Kathy Martin to tear me down.
According to a tweet on March 12th, @EvaLongoria injured her foot dancing on the set of Desperate Housewives and posted a photo of her foot on ice.
Perusing the NY Times Magazine last week, I was startled to discover one of the icons of my formative years, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, sporting a CAM walker boot.
Ah, the pitter-patter of little feet. We all look forward to hearing it, and it is a great source of joy.
What many of us know as ‘pigeon-toe walking’ is actually a common condition seen in many toddlers called “Intoeing.”
It’s still annoyingly cold here in NYC, although who’s to complain about the relatively balmy winter we’ve had, especially compared to the winter wonderland of last year.
No matter what sport you play, the type of shoe you wear while playing your favorite game is one of your most important pieces of equipment.
The feet bear a lot of stress from day to day. That’s why podiatrists recommend stretching as a great way to revitalize and strengthen the feet.
Stress fractures are notoriously misdiagnosed and under treated. In many cases, symptoms may persist for an extended period of time before the diagnosis of a stress fracture is even made.
The feet of children grow and change rapidly during their first year, reaching almost half their adult foot size.
Whether you’re training for your very first marathon or preparing for your tenth, it’s important to begin your training program on the right foot.
The Achilles tendon is the strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This lower leg tendon enables you to walk, jump, stand on your toes and climb stairs. You rely on it virtually every time you move your foot.
When it comes to exercise, your feet are one of the most overlooked parts of the body, enduring tremendous strain and stress during a hard workout.
Treating an array of problems of the foot and ankle at Ernest L. Isaacson DPM, PC, we put the best of technology to work in diagnosing many biomechanical injuries and abnormalities that cause pain and discomfort when walking or running.
Your feet are the foundation of your entire body, supporting you when you stand, walk and run. But when your feet are functioning poorly, signs and symptoms of altered biomechanics usually result in pain, instability, and poor performance.
When your feet hurt, your entire body hurts, especially when you're suffering from painful neuromas or heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
With age, it’s not uncommon to experience pain and stiffness in your feet and ankles. Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early indication of a more serious condition known as arthritis.
An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries to the ankle, resulting from a fall or a sudden twist that forces the ligaments out of their normal position. It’s no wonder so many athletes suffer from ankle sprains every year.
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, located in the back of the lower leg and connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle.
It's not uncommon to experience foot pain after a long day of work or a vigorous sport activity, especially as we age. A long day of shopping or yard work can leave feet tired, heavy, swollen and achy- a problem we can all relate to at one time or another.
A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important in the development of the feet.
With our feet bearing the weight of our entire body, it’s no surprise that carrying excess weight may increase the chance of developing foot problems.
Dry, cracked heels are not only unsightly, but they can also be a source of pain and embarrassment.
With age, many people experience changes in their feet. This may include a change in their shape; a loss of the fatty pads that cushion the bottom of the feet; thinner, drier skin and brittle nails; and even arthritis.
It finally seems that the doldrums of winter have blown out of Manhattan and the greater New York City area.
While high heel shoes may look stylish or complement your favorite outfit, they are rarely the best option for a woman's feet.
Also known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus can be painful, irritating and embarrassing. When there is trauma to the nail, the nail bed is lifted allowing fungus to penetrate and invade the nail bed.
Maybe you've heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in the wrist that occurs when swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel squeezes and irritates the median nerve.
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.
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.
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
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.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot.
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.
Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also called the metatarsal region.
Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, can be embarrassing, annoying and painful.
A hammertoe is one of the most common toe conditions, usually stemming from muscle imbalance in which the joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toe are bent into a contracted, claw-like position.
If your child has ever complained of not being able to sleep at night due to leg pain, he or she may be experiencing what many people refer to as growing pains -- a common occurrence seen in kids during their growth and development years.
It's a quiet Sunday morning in the NYC Isaacson house, no heel pain, bunions, podiatry or foot pain to think about, just me, the kids and a long run to enjoy.
The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all day and the sweat unable to evaporate, bacteria will begin to grow rapidly.
If you're a runner, it goes without saying that your feet take the brunt of the punishment. In fact, for runners the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the body.
The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces.
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems, often developing from a combination of poor circulation and nerve damage.
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction.
A bunion is an abnormal, bony prominence that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe.
Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception.
Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our Manhattan office.
Looking for a safe, easy and inexpensive way to stay healthy, increase your energy level and improve your figure? Start walking.
The summertime is a great time to show off your new sandals and allow your feet to breathe. But since the warmer months can be rough on your feet, it's important to give your feet a little extra care to keep them looking great and feeling healthy.
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.
If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, then you know just how unpleasant this very common foot condition can be.