Avoiding Hammertoes

Can wearing shoes that do not fit properly cause hammertoes? Hammertoes tend to develop when the muscles in the toe, usually the second or third toe, get out of balance. As this happens, pressure builds up in the tendons and joints that ends up pushing the toe into a shape resembling a hammer. Often, the…

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Understanding Modern Ankle Replacements

Here in New York, we get a lot of questions about how ankle replacements work—and if they are the right option for everyone. That answer, of course, depends on a lot of factors, including the severity of your ankle concern and the overall health of the patient. Regardless, we are always happy to offer clarity…

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The connections between baseball and feet

In an action-packed game like baseball, injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether you root for the New York Mets, Yankees, or another team, you’ve probably seen a player or two sit out a game or even a season due to a foot or ankle issue. While all sports are accompanied by…

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How Serious is an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Sometimes the phrase “your “Achilles’ heel” is not just a metaphor. It may be that your area of weakness, at least for a time, is actually located in that particular body part. When stretched beyond its normal limits, the Achilles tendon may tear or rupture, an extremely painful injury. Whether or not the injury occurs,…

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