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The Best Lunch Hour Fix Me Up Ever: “The Loub Job” from Dr. Suzanne Levine

Dr. Suzanne Levine’s ‘Loub Job Injection’ at Institute Beaute, New York

We know! Your feet are killing you! It’s summer and it’s beautiful out there in New York. You have made the most of it: jogging, tennis, golf, the beach, aerobics, and just fun in the sun. Your feet are paying the price especially your big toe.

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Sexier Feet In Seconds

How to hide bunions, veins and more, sans surgery

By Suzanne M Levine, M.D.

Sexy, strappy heels lose their allure if they’re wrapped around feet blemished by age spots and spider veins. But it needn’t be that way. Using a touch of makeup (yes the same stuff you use on your face) can take years off instantly! Just start by moisturizing your feet; the oils in the lotion enable makeup to go on evenly and help it endure. Then follow these instructions from celebrity podiatrist Suzanne Levine, M.D. (For more tips from Dr. Levine, visit her blog).

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New Treatment For Peripheral Neuropathy at Institute Beauté

Severe recurrent burning pain on the soles of the feet. Insensitivity of the feet to hot or cold. Unnoticed injuries on the feet. These are some of the manifestations of “peripheral neuropathy.” Peripheral neuropathy includes a very wide range of causes, manifestations, symptoms, and prognoses. Some of the more common causes are: diabetes, chemotherapy, alcoholism, and vitamin deficiencies.

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Picks for Fall: Michael Kors

As a podiatrist who also happens to be a shoe fetishist – or is it the other way around? – I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous shoes that will also fit “problem feet.”

Michael Kors has really hit the jackpot with some of the selections from his Fall 2010 line.  Many of the pumps feature a high cut, which is a distinctive, beautiful look that conveys a classic elegance.   More importantly from a podiatric standpoint, a high-cut shoe is a great choice for a wider foot, especially a wider forefoot.  A high-cut shoe also gives more allowance for bunions and hammertoes – giving you more of that all-important “wiggle room.”  And although some of the narrow toes in this collection aren’t as utilitarian as rounded or square toes, I still found them to be roomy enough to allow for corns.

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Musings on a Glass Slipper

We’ve all heard the story of Cinderella, the classic folk tale a/k/a The Little Glass Slipper involving a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances at the mercy of her evil stepmother and stepsisters whose life is transformed because she can fit her foot into a tiny glass slipper.  The tale has so many variations that span all cultures.  In French folklore it’s called Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de VerreIn and in a 19th century German version of this rags-to-riches story, the evil step sisters get the brilliant idea of tricking the prince by chopping off parts of their feet to get the slipper to fit.   If it had worked Cinderella might have still been doing housework as one of the wicked women ran off with her prince.

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