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Can My Flat Feet Cause Health Issues? Dec 1st, 2021

When you have pain in other parts of your body, the last thing you may think about is your feet. However, your feet act as the foundation for your entire body, just like the foundation in a building that supports walls, floors, and a roof. And, just like in a...

Understanding the Different Types of Orthotics Nov 3rd, 2021

Foot pain may be a common problem, but you shouldn’t consider it normal. The good news is orthotics can provide relief. In fact, custom-made orthotics can compensate for numerous issues, ranging from flat feet and bunions to Achilles tendon pain and back and knee problems. At Precision Footcare in Midtown...

Do Bunions Heal on Their Own? Oct 8th, 2021

Bunions are a common problem, affecting 10-25% of individuals, especially women. They can occur for various reasons, ranging from foot deformities to medical problems — such as arthritis — to wearing narrow, tight shoes. However, most people with bunions have a family history of the condition.  John Jurcisin, DPM, provides...

The Many Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy Sep 1st, 2021

“Laser therapy” may seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. However, this innovative pain management solution has been in use worldwide for more than 40 years. But, that doesn’t mean the technology is all the same. At Precision Footcare in Midtown East, New York City, John Jurcisin, DPM,...

At-Home Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis Aug 4th, 2021

Do you suffer from foot pain? This problem affects at least 77% of Americans aged 18 and older. And of those struggling with foot pain, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes. Approximately 2 million people have plantar fasciitis, including an estimated 83% of active adults aged 25-65....

Could This Be Causing Your Heel Pain? Jul 14th, 2021

It may not seem obvious, but your foot and ankle are highly complex parts of your anatomy. Together, they contain more than 100 tendons, 33 joints, and 26 bones, and your heel bone is the largest of them all. When heel pain develops, it can be a minor inconvenience or...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore an Ingrown Toenail Jun 22nd, 2021

An ingrown toenail is a fairly self-explanatory problem. Basically, part of your nail starts growing into the surrounding skin. In most cases, this issue affects the big toe and often causes pain, tenderness, redness, and swelling. John Jurcisin, DPM, brings more than 30 years of experience in podiatric medicine to...

How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded? May 6th, 2021

It’s easy to assume that all ankle sprains are created equal. After all, they all involve ligaments, right? That may be true, but these common injuries can cause varying amounts of tissue damage, including tearing. As an experienced podiatrist and foot surgeon, John Jurcisin, DPM, specializes in diagnosing and treating...

Lifestyle Adjustments When You Have Flat Feet Apr 2nd, 2021

When you have flat feet, your soles completely touch the ground when you stand instead of raising slightly at the arch. This condition is normal in infants and toddlers, but it usually disappears as their arches develop. However, sometimes an arch may never form, or it may fall over time...

Why Is the ACL So Easy to Injure? Mar 8th, 2021

Your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, helps hold your knee together. Because of the load it bears, the ACL is also very susceptible to injury.  As a board-certified foot surgeon at Precision Footcare in Midtown East, New York City, John Jurcisin, DPM, specializes in foot and ankle conditions. And, as...

Laser Therapy Feb 5th, 2021

What is Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Laser Therapy manages pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds recovery. How does Laser Therapy work? Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and...

What’s Causing Me to Have Bunions? Feb 2nd, 2021

Bunions may seem like a cosmetic issue, but this painful deformity can cause ongoing pain and decreased range of motion in the big toe. But what causes this problem and what can you do about it? John Jurcisin, DPM, provides state-of-the-art footcare at Precision Footcare, one of New York City’s...

Treatment for Your Flat Feet Jan 6th, 2021

Up to 30% of Americans have flat feet. Basically, when you have flat feet, the entire sole of your foot touches the ground when you stand. This problem typically starts in childhood because your arches don’t develop properly.   Other causes of flat feet include: Foot or ankle injuries Rheumatoid arthritis...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Difference Between Corns and Calluses Dec 1st, 2020

People often refer to corns and calluses as if they’re the same condition. However, they’re actually two different issues. While neither is dangerous, they can be incredibly uncomfortable when ignored. They can also put your feet at risk if you have a medical condition that affects your circulation or ability...

Do I Need Treatment for My Ingrown Toenail? Nov 1st, 2020

Ingrown toenails can be incredibly uncomfortable, but they’re usually not a cause for concern. However, some situations warrant a trip to see a specialist. In this blog, John Jurcisin, DPM, of Precision Footcare in Midtown East, New York City, discusses some of the causes of ingrown tonsils and when you...

What’s Causing My Heel Pain? Oct 6th, 2020

Approximately 2 million people seek medical treatment for pain in the heel or arch of their foot every year. This common complaint is often due to plantar fasciitis. However, while that’s one of the main culprits, it’s not the only cause of heel pain. As a board-certified surgeon at Precision...

Three Types of Orthotics Sep 3rd, 2020

Orthotics are a popular therapy for a wide range of foot conditions. But that doesn’t mean they are a one-size-fits-all solution.  At Precision Footcare in Midtown East, New York City, John Jurcisin, DPM, specializes in podiatric medicine, especially sports injuries and foot deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes. Unlike mass-produced,...

Treatment Options for Hammertoe Aug 18th, 2020

When you have hammertoe, your toe curls downward with the middle joint at the peak, giving it a hammer-like appearance. This condition can happen in the second, third, or fourth toe. In a healthy toe, tendons, ligaments, and muscles keep your toe lying flat and straight. Hammertoe can develop when...

Podiatry and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 7th, 2020

It's no secret that the novel coronavirus has altered how society does things, and the medical community is no exception. Many providers have even postponed nonessential services. Now, as the world reopens, we're all taking steps to provide the medical attention you need as safely as possible. While these precautions...

Tips for Protecting Your Feet Against Fungal Infections This Summer Jun 24th, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably get more physically active in the summer, thanks to the return of warmer weather. And, when it comes to having fun in the sun, nothing beats peeling off those socks and shoes and digging out your favorite pair of sandals. Unfortunately, warmer weather...

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy When Preparing For a Big Run May 5th, 2020

Running can do wonders for your health, but it can wreak havoc on your feet — especially if you start training for a half or full marathon. Common foot issues associated with distance running include: Blisters Corns and calluses Athlete’s foot Lost toenails Plantar fasciitis Fortunately, you don’t have to...

Playing Sports? Prevent Sprained Ankles and Other Injuries by Following these Tips Apr 30th, 2020

Believe it or not, you don’t have to play contact sports to sustain an injury. An estimated 8.6 million sports- and recreation-related injuries occur each year, and general exercise is the most frequently mentioned cause. Of these injuries, 42% affect the lower body, and one of the most common injuries...

How to Select the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet Mar 16th, 2020

There are lots of great reasons to take up running. Not only is it a good way to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, but it’s also a fantastic stress reliever. Unfortunately, this form of exercise can also be hard on your feet. So, taking the right steps...

5 Tips for Preventing Corns and Calluses Feb 18th, 2020

It’s easy to assume that corns and calluses are just a cosmetic issue. But these common foot problems can cause intense pain, make it difficult to walk, and even cause infections or skin ulcers.  While corns and calluses have a lot in common, they describe two different foot issues. Both...

6 Steps To Prep Your Home Before Foot Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

If you’re preparing for foot surgery, there’s a lot to consider for the big day, but what about when you return home? While you still have your full mobility, there’s a lot you can do to prep the homefront to make your recovery as hassle-free as possible. Though some suggestions...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Dec 2nd, 2019

Maybe you sprained your ankle while playing soccer or on your evening run. Or perhaps you sprained it while walking down the stairs or taking the dog for a walk. Regardless of how you did it, if you don’t take care of a sprained ankle correctly, you increase your risk...

When an Ingrown Toenail Requires Help From Your Podiatrist Nov 11th, 2019

Have an ingrown toenail? Join the club. At least 40 million adults over the age of 21 have suffered from an ingrown toenail, so you aren’t alone. In many cases, you can resolve an ingrown toenail with proper nail and foot care at home. But in some cases, you’ll need...