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Swift Therapy: The Answer For Plantar Warts Aug 19th, 2020

Swift ® Therapy isn’t just a treatment, it’s the answer for plantar warts.  For anyone who either has a plantars wart or knows someone who has a wart can attest to how frustrating it can be to get rid of. Why is that?  Warts are a symptom of the Human...

Top 5 Treatment Options for Warts Aug 10th, 2020

Warts are a common viral skin condition we see in Podiatry quite often. Foot warts are derived from the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV for short and can be quite stubborn. Sometimes warts can resolve on their own but if left untreated can persist for several years. Although they are...

Top 3 Reasons to Treat Plantar Warts Aug 3rd, 2020

Viral Transmission and recurrence HPV virus can spread via contact HPV can remain dormant in the body Even if you wart goes away, there is a high recurrence and resurfacing of the wart unless the route cause of the wart, that being the HPV is treated properly Pain and Mobility...

The 6 Truths About Plantar Warts Jul 5th, 2020

Warts are the most common viral infection of the skin. 7 – 10% of the general population are affected Plantar Warts are a symptom of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV-1; HPV-2; HPV-4). This virus can appear out of nowhere and be painful depending on where on the foot it is located...

Top 5 ways to identify a callus or a wart: Jun 30th, 2020

Pain – Calluses are painful whenever direct pressure is applied. Warts are typically painful when the wart is squeezed side-to-side Location on Foot – Warts can occur anywhere on the foot where as a callus forms due to pressure spots on the bottom or sides of the feet Timing –...

'COVID Toes' - The Virus is now showing signs on the feet Apr 18th, 2020

We have recently learned about another condition possibly linked to COVID-19 and it involves your feet and hands. The dermatological presentation can look like red-purple discoloration, the skin may become raised, bumpy and can even develop ulcerations. Some people with the condition have related to warm/hot skin that burns and...

TeleHealth Medicine: What is it? and is it right for me? Apr 9th, 2020

Virtual Health Email The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has quickly changed our daily lives, and Kalmar Family Podiatry is doing everything we can to help during this public health crisis. Have a foot or ankle issue? No matter if it is something mild or emergent, we are here to help!...

Orthotics: What are they all about Jan 27th, 2020

What Are Orthotics   Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct abnormal biomechanics in the feet which can lead to irregular, walking patterns, ankle pain or foot pain. Also called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrists often prescribe/make orthotic devices to correct...

Is Your Child Complaining of Heel Pain? Sep 23rd, 2019

A child may have heel pain due to a number of reasons being: Severs disease or calcaneal apophysitis Bone bruise or overuse injury Stress fracture Achilles Tendinitis Bursitis Plantar Fasciitis The most common cause of heel pain in adolesecents is calcaneal apophysitis or severs disease. This is a form of...

Don’t be Sidelined By An Injury This Fall Season Aug 19th, 2019

School is almost back in session.  But before the books are open, the school sports fields are covered with young athletes eager to make a team this fall. Whether your child is a student-athlete in middle or high school, playing for a travel sports team, or just playing a backyard...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): What's all this hype about? Aug 2nd, 2019

So what is PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma is taken from ones own blood. Your blood contains red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets. These platelets contain hundreds of proteins known as growth factors that aid in healing. Through platelets an army of stem cells are recruited.   Now imagine...

5 EASY STEPS TO REMOVE A SPLINTER Jun 24th, 2019

What is a splinter? A splinter most often is a shard of wood but it could also be a thorn from a bush, a small piece of plastic or even a piece of metal. Fortunately, 9 times out of 10 a splinter is a non-event and can easily be removed...

Kevin Durant and his Torn Achilles Tendon Jun 13th, 2019

Kevin Durant went down like someone hit him in the back of the leg. This is a very typical finding in acute Achilles tear injuries. What is the Achilles tendon and what is the function? The Achilles tendon is made up of 2 muscles – the gastrocnemius and the soleus....

3 common Foot and Ankle injuries During Spring Time May 16th, 2019

What is Plantar Fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that attaches to your heel and extends the bottom of your foot to the toes.  Plantar fasciitis pain usually presents as pain on the bottom of the foot after rest which may improve with walking.  Early fasciitis...

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Common Running Injuries Apr 23rd, 2019

The expert team at Kalmar Family Podiatry in Huntington, New York, has provided the Top 5 ways to prevent common running injuries to keep your foot and ankle pain free while exercising. Best thing anyone can do is to slowly and gradually increase his or her training and mileage. Studies...

Do you think your feet are getting flatter? Jan 29th, 2019

Do you think your feet are getting flatter? Well, they probably are to some degree. Not all flat feet are painful or cause symptoms. Painful flat feet can be treated. With flat feet, the arch flattens and the entire sole of the foot has contact with the floor when standing....

Know The Early Symptoms of Diabetes Nov 2nd, 2018

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms of diabetes: Urinating often Feeling very thirsty Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal...

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis? Oct 10th, 2018

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. Osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “silent crippler” since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn’t diagnosed until a person experiences...

Are you going to the ski resort this February Break? Feb 7th, 2018

Skiing at a resort or gliding across an indoor ice rink makes for great winter recreation. But to make sure you finish your day with a mug of hot cocoa instead of a cast and crutches, follow these handy tips: 1. Make sure skates, ski boots or snowboard boots fit...

Winter Tips For Diabetic Foot Care Jan 31st, 2018

If you are living with diabetes, the onset of winter can be dangerous for your feet. Colder temperatures combined with poor blood circulation and possible nerve damage in your extremities can make your feet vulnerable to infection, serious complications or possible amputation. 1.Keep feet dry. Take these precautions to keep your...

Winter's Balancing Act Jan 26th, 2018

Winter’s popular women’s boots typically feature tall, spiked heels and narrow, pointed toes. These boots can make your feet unstable on snow- and ice-covered surfaces. A stylish low-heeled winter boot is a lot more fashionable than a cast and crutches. We recommend that women scuff up the soles of new...

Custom Orthotics and Braces Oct 12th, 2017

Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Arthritis & more... Many foot and ankle conditions are caused by poor foot position or alignment and can be dramatically improved with use of custom orthotics. The purpose of orthotics is to hold the foot in a certain position while controlling the amount of motion the...

Welcome to Our Blog Feb 8th, 2014

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Huntington, NY area, we’re excited you are here. With the podiatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in...