Tuesday, 23 May 2023 00:00

Many people take their feet for granted and do not give them a second thought until they have foot pain. The feet carry the weight of the body, and foot pain may happen from the pressure they endure on a daily basis. It is beneficial to wear shoes that fit correctly, which may prevent uncomfortable foot conditions from developing. The ball of the foot can be affected by an ailment that is known as metatarsalgia, which can cause pain and inflammation. People who enjoy running and jumping activities can be prone to developing this condition, and wearing shoes that have cushioned insoles may help to absorb the shock. One of the most common reasons patients experience heel pain may be from plantar fasciitis. This can happen as a result of an irritated plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. Any type of foot pain warrants a visit to the podiatrist, and it is suggested that you contact this type of doctor who can effectively diagnose and treat any foot ailment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Yuen Podiatry PC. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Flushing, Elmhurst, and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2023 00:00

When an individual is pregnant, they might notice that the size of their feet has significantly increased. This is due to the fact that the hormone known as relaxin is released during pregnancy, which can cause the feet to expand and get larger. New mothers often ask how common it is for a woman’s feet to increase during pregnancy. The answer is that 60% of women have seen their feet get longer, and 70% of women have seen their feet get wider. Therefore, it is a relatively common phenomenon. Increasing foot size is just one of many different potential changes that your body might go through during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to be, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for an appointment.

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with one of our podiatrists from Yuen Podiatry PC. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Flushing, Elmhurst, and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 09 May 2023 00:00

When runners go from 5K runs to longer distances, their feet often start to hurt more. This may be the result of wearing running shoes that are too small, do not fit properly, or don’t provide the proper cushioning or arch support. Here are a few tips from experts that can help to keep your feet healthier as your running goals change. It starts with the shoes. It may be wise to measure your feet again to get the correct shoe size before purchase. Your feet are likely to expand more during longer runs, so make sure to account for that. It is also important to pay attention to the insoles, which add arch support and help absorb shock with each step. If you have specific foot problems, custom orthotic insoles from a podiatrist may be needed. Increase the amount of exercises you do to strengthen the feet so they will be able to handle increased mileage. Finally, post-run foot care is essential. This may include icing the feet, keeping them elevated, and stretching them. For more information on how to keep your feet healthy while running, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

All runners should take extra precaution when trying to avoid injury. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists of Yuen Podiatry PC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

There are a lot of mistakes a runner can make prior to a workout that can induce injury. A lot of athletes tend to overstretch before running, instead of saving those workouts for a post-run routine. Deep lunges and hand-to-toe hamstring pulls should be performed after a workout instead of during a warmup. Another common mistake is jumping into an intense routine before your body is physically prepared for it. You should try to ease your way into long-distance running instead of forcing yourself to rush into it.

More Tips for Preventing Injury

  • Incorporate Strength Training into Workouts - This will help improve the body’s overall athleticism
  • Improve and Maintain Your Flexibility – Stretching everyday will help improve overall performance
  • “Warm Up” Before Running and “Cool Down” Afterward – A warm up of 5-10 minutes helps get rid of lactic acid in the muscles and prevents delayed muscle soreness
  • Cross-Training is Crucial
  • Wear Proper Running Shoes
  • Have a Formal Gait Analysis – Poor biomechanics can easily cause injury

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Flushing, Elmhurst, and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 08 May 2023 00:00

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

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