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Because of Hurricane Sandy we are closed today. Please take all precautions and be safe! If you have any questions about your appointments, you can give us a call tomorrow at 212.986.3888.
The average person walks more than 115,000 miles in a lifetime (in NYC it might be closer to 150,000 miles). Every walking step you take exerts pressure on your feet up to three times your body weight. Running exerts pressure up to ten times your body weight. We cram our feet into ill-fitting shoes, subject them to the unnatural angles of high heels, pound them on pavement and asphalt, smother them in airless socks and shoes, or simply stand on them for hours on end. It’s no wonder that the skin, 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments in each of our feet sometimes can’t stand up to the pressure. Shin splints, bunions, heel spurs, nail problems, swelling, inflammation and soreness, as well as knee and back pain are common injuries caused by walking and running.
Women are especially at risk. Of the 356 women involved in a survey by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Association, 80% had some kind of foot pain… No surprise when you consider 88% of them were wearing shoes that were smaller than their feet.
“Ankle and foot pain can typically be caused by acute injury, repetitive stress as in running or sports, or by other parts of the body referring pain to that area. It can even be caused by improper footwear or by the way you walk. Finding the cause and getting the appropriate treatment is essential in helping you move around the city with ease and without pain.”
- Dr. Brian Kessler, Medical Director at Spine and Sports Medicine
New York foot pain is a very common problem because of the walking culture and constant pounding on New York City pavement. If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain NYC, call us at 212.986.3888 to schedule an appointment or get more information on how you can get on the road to recovery.
Ice baths may reduce muscles soreness 15-20% after a vigorous workout. Because there may be negative side effects to frequent ice baths, save them for after extreme workouts.
Cold-Water (Ice) Baths
Why Drink Almond Milk?
Gluten is a mixture of plant proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and corn and has been linked to a variety of health problems and digestive issues. More recently, gluten-free has become an increasingly popular health and lifestyle choice for a small group of the population - with good reason. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people with gluten sensitivity had a higher risk of death, mostly caused by cancer and heart disease.
Gluten-related health problems have continued to rise in recent years and despite the increase in popularity amongst a small community of health-food seekers and organic lovers, gluten awareness has remained limited with the overall population. The increase in consumption of processed foods has likely contributed to the increase in gluten-related health issues because almost all processed foods contain gluten. In addition, the wheat engineered today contains more gluten than the natural wheat that was grown decades ago.
Health Problems Caused or Worsened by Gluten Consumption