If you are on Facebook (and with billions of users and counting, really who isnâ€™t?) you have likely seen the plethora of foot selfies or â€œfâ€elfies. Images of perfectly polished toenails and sun kissed skin with sparkling aqua marine water and white sand in the background can be particularly obnoxious during winter months when you are trapped in a polar vortex, but summer is almost here, which means its your turn to put your best feet forward so your whole social network can like them.
But â€œitâ€™s hard to maintain feet over the winter, so you may have your work cut out for you,â€ says Krista Archer, DPM, a New York City-based podiatrist.
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Neal M. Blitz, DPM, a New York City-based reconstructive podiatric surgeon and the Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York, has changed the playing field for people with bunions with his signature Bunionplasty(SM) procedure. Bunions are â€œbumpsâ€ on the joint at the base of the big toe that form when the bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place. As a result, the toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing the bunion and lots of pain!
The surgery, along with an implant he developed to hold the bone steady, has allowed for a much shorter, cast- and crutch-less recovery after bunion surgery. This allows many sh
HBOâ€™s Sex and The City has been off the air for years (not counting syndication), but actress Sarah Jessica Parker is making news again as Carrie Bradshaw, her beloved SATC character.
Yes, Carrie Bradshaw loved stilettos as much as she loved Mr. Big and her cronies, but unfortunately this love of all things Manolo is responsible for the actressâ€™s current foot problems, and now she is going on a Jimmy Choo-free diet.
“For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels,” Parker recently told Net-a-Porter. “I worked 18-hour days and never took them off.” (She wound up at the foot doctor after she slipped in a cheaper pair of heels while filming “I Don’t Know How She Does It”.)
As a former athlete and marathon runner, Dr. Krista Archer is a podiatrist and foot surgeon who especially enjoys treating sports-related and exercise-induced injuries. As a fashion lover, she understands the torture behind gorgeous high heels and is determined to make them wearable. And as a former pedicure lover, she is developing products to make going to the salon less worrisome and more rewarding. Above all, Dr. Archer prides herself on attention to detail as well as excellent cosmetic results, and is committed to providing pain relief and solutions to a variety of foot problems including plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, heel pain, bunions, corns, calluses, and arthritis. An Associ