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What Causes Plantar Warts? Aug 1st, 2022

Plantar warts are some of the most common foot warts. They’re rough, flat growths that usually form on the bottoms of your feet, but they can grow almost anywhere. If you've noticed a wart on your foot or your child’s foot, you might wonder what caused it and whether it...

Orthotics: How They Can Treat Your Flat Feet Jul 1st, 2022

The arches of your feet are a relatively small part of your body. But did you know they have a huge impact on your overall wellness? Healthy arches provide critical support for your feet. Your feet then support your legs, your legs support your back, and so on. If you...

The Link Between Diabetes and Hammertoes Jun 1st, 2022

Hammertoe is a foot condition that makes the middle joint of your toe permanently bend up. It’s caused by an imbalance between the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet, and it can be painful if left untreated. Millions of Americans have hammertoes. And if you have diabetes, your risk of...

Why PRP Injections Might Be Your Answer to Losing Your Heel Pain May 1st, 2022

As the largest bone in your foot, your heel works hard. It not only connects your foot to your ankle, but it also supports the majority of your weight when you stand, walk, and run. And when your heel hurts, you notice. Heel pain is one of the most common...

Will My Ingrown Toenail Heal on Its Own? Apr 1st, 2022

Ingrown toenails are a common foot problem. They develop when the edge of your toenail grows into the skin of your toe, and they’re often painful. Anyone can get an ingrown toenail, and your risk increases if you clip your toenails too short or suffer an injury that damages a...

What to Expect With Plantar Warts Treatment Mar 8th, 2022

Warts are benign (noncancerous) growths that form on your skin. They’re extremely common, and they affect about 33% of children and teens, and up to 5% of adults. Warts range in size, shape, and location. They can appear almost anywhere, from rounded lumps on your fingers to flat lesions on your face,...

Can Custom Orthotics Fix My Hammer Toes? Feb 1st, 2022

About 7 million Americans have hammer toes, making it one of the most common types of foot deformity in the country. A hammer toe causes a permanent bend in one or several of your toes, and it's most common in the second, third, or fourth toes. Hammer toes get their...

What Kind of Problems Can Flat Feet Cause? Jan 4th, 2022

Do your feet get fatigued quickly? Are you bothered by pain in your arches or heels? You could have flat feet, a condition that develops when the arches of your feet aren’t as high as they should be. About 18 million American adults have flat feet, while another 8 million...

What Makes for a Foot-Friendly Shoe? Dec 9th, 2021

Nearly everyone knows the feeling of aching feet at the end of a long day. Your feet contain some of the smallest, most delicate bones in your body — yet they are responsible for supporting your body weight and carrying you through life. Whether you’re standing, walking, or running, your...

Can My Bunions Be Corrected? Nov 11th, 2021

A bunion is a bony lump at the base of your big toe. Bunions are a common type of foot deformity, and nearly one in three adults over age 65 has one. Bunions develop over time, often getting worse over the years. They can be caused by genetic predisposition and...

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails Oct 15th, 2021

Your toenails are made of a hard protein called keratin. The nails naturally grow on the surface of your toes, but clipping your nails too short — or stubbing your toe — can force the sharp nail edge into the soft skin alongside it. When a nail starts growing into...

Orthotics: Store-Bought vs. Custom Sep 17th, 2021

Foot pain can stem from a wide range of problems, including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, warts, bunions, hammer toes, and even ingrown toenails.  At Performance Footcare of New York, we treat all of these conditions and more as part of our expert and comprehensive podiatric services. Often the best treatment...