Blog Archive

Does Your Ingrown Toenail Require Medical Attention? Nov 11th, 2020

Ingrown toenails can be a pain — literally! The redness, swelling, and irritation of this common condition make even normal movement something you’d prefer to avoid. Some at-home methods may alleviate the discomfort of an ingrown toenail, but if home treatments don’t eliminate the swelling and tenderness in a few...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy Oct 14th, 2020

Are you experiencing abnormal sensations or pain in your feet? If you have chronic tingling, pain, or numbness in your feet and hands, you could have a more severe issue than you realize — for example, peripheral neuropathy.  Evan Breth, DPM, and Neha Khanna, DPM, along with the rest of...

These Shoes Could Be The Only Footwear You Ever Need to Pack Aug 31st, 2020

Shoes pose a tough dilemma for travelers. They take up a lot of space in a suitcase, so you can never bring as many pairs as you might want. And if you're trying to pack a week's worth of clothing into a carry-on, the shoes you wear to the airport...

5 Ways You Can Reduce Foot Pain at Home Jun 26th, 2020

Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from foot or heel pain? More often than not, the root cause of their discomfort stems from plantar fasciitis. This uncomfortable condition results when the long, fibrous band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes becomes damaged or inflamed.  At...

Is Your Foot Pain Caused by Bursitis? Jan 1st, 2020

So, you’re dealing with uncomfortable, oftentimes debilitating foot pain, and you don’t know what’s causing it. It doesn’t help any that there are so many ways to hurt your feet and so many causes of foot pain.  If you’re experiencing issues in any joints in your feet, namely the heels...

Recognizing the Signs of Diabetic Foot Problems Dec 1st, 2019

Diabetes, an incurable disease characterized by an inability to manage your blood sugar, can make life tricky. You need to watch what you eat, monitor your glucose levels, maintain a healthy weight, and be diligent about exercising. It seems unfair to add one more thing to that list. But if...

Tips for Preventing Hammertoe Nov 1st, 2019

When you’re suffering from the pain of hammertoe, there’s little comfort in knowing that 60 million Americans share your condition. Most remain undiagnosed and untreated, and it’s estimated that only about 10% of sufferers have surgery in any given year.   Left untreated, severe hammertoe can shut down your daily life,...

How To Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Oct 1st, 2019

Your ankle is an amazing and complex joint. It bears your weight, and moves in all directions to keep you stable with each step, jump, hop, and movement. It’s composed of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Although your ankle is impressively mobile, moving it too far in any direction can...

The Most Common Foot-Related Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them Sep 1st, 2019

From increased aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility, to stress relief and improved mental health, sports play an important role in keeping you healthy — as long as you don't get injured. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stay in tip-top shape.  Here at Progressive Podiatry in Brooklyn,...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Sprained Ankle Jul 23rd, 2019

You turned your ankle playing tennis, but you figured it was nothing to worry about and went on with your game. Bad move. You may have sprained your ankle, which is no trivial matter.  Left untreated, a sprained ankle can lead to an unstable ankle, which is prone to more...

How Minimally Invasive Surgery Can Help Treat Your Bunion Jun 14th, 2019

When bunions develop in your feet, they make walking painful and awkward. And if you’re a woman, wearing cute shoes is next to impossible. Here at Progressive Podiatry, we want to get our patients back to pain-free walking. Our podiatrists, Dr. Breth and Dr. Khanna, can treat your bunions with...

What Causes Athlete’s Foot? May 20th, 2019

There a good chance you’ve experienced it before — your toes and the bottom of your feet begin to itch. The itchiness won’t go away and is only relieved for the few seconds that you scratch it. You’ve got athlete’s foot. Unfortunately, this fungal infection and its symptoms are nearly...

How to Improve Ankle Strength to Avoid a Sprain Apr 17th, 2019

Do you dread the severe pain of an ankle sprain? It’s a common injury that can take you out of work and other activities for a few days or even weeks. At Progressive Podiatry, we understand the importance of prevention in keeping your ankles healthy. Before we discuss ways to...

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Feet Mar 5th, 2019

Since diabetes centers on sugar levels in your blood, many people aren’t immediately aware that the disease increases their risk of developing foot problems. The connection isn’t immediately obvious until you understand the impact that elevated sugar levels have on your body. There are, unfortunately, two major diabetes complications that...

Which Running Shoe is Right for You? Feb 13th, 2019

  One of the first steps to healthy running is wearing supportive running shoes. Neglecting to wear proper footwear can lead to a variety of foot problems that can cause injury and impede performance. Feet are generally categorized into three types: low/flat arch, normal arch, and high arch. Look below to...

5 Tips For Preventing Toenail Fungus Feb 11th, 2019

Toenail fungus is a common issue caused by a fungal infection in your toenails. Several different microscopic organisms can trigger these infections. In most cases, the first sign of a toenail infection is a small yellow or white spot beneath your nail. But as it progresses, it can cause additional...

Why Minimally Invasive Surgery Could Be Your Best Option for Treating Chronic Foot and Ankle Issues Jan 7th, 2019

Foot and ankle pain affects nearly one in five people, according to the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. If you experience such pain and it lingers on and on, making life less pleasurable and more difficult, you may be a strong candidate for minimally invasive surgery. In years past,...

Choosing the Right Shoes Can Prevent Sports Injuries: Know What to Look for Dec 11th, 2018

Can choosing the right sports shoe help prevent foot and ankle injuries? Absolutely! The question is how to know which shoe is the right one. Since your feet and gait are unique to you, the right answer isn’t always obvious. There are, however, some general observations that can help you...

Why You Need a Board Certified Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Care Team Nov 16th, 2018

If you’re one of more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, you may already realize how important it is to have a diverse, knowledgeable team of doctors and health care professionals who specialize in diabetes management. Your diabetes care team is with you each step of the way, monitoring...

7 Home Care Tips to Prepare for Bunion Surgery Oct 31st, 2018

Are you preparing for bunion surgery? Don't wait until after the surgery to find out that your home wasn't ready for you. Taking small steps now helps you have a smooth recovery. Follow these seven tips to prepare your home for your bunion surgery. Body 1. Schedule at a good time Are you...

5 Reasons to Consider Custom Orthotics You Didn't Know About Sep 24th, 2018

If you walk into your local pharmacy, the foot care section offers up a dizzying array of insert options that all promise to relieve your foot pain and offer critical support. But do they work? Yes and no. Over-the-counter orthotics can often offer a temporary fix, but for a long-term...