Following the most recent winter storm, you may be in need of a pair of snowshoes!  Snowshoes are meant for walking on the snow. They work by evenly distributing your weight over a larger area, so you do not sink into the snow. This is why they are much wider and more oblong than our feet.

More practically, you may need help choosing a winter boot. Winter boots are important to prevent injuries that can occur from the snow. Common injuries are broken ankles from slips and falls and frostbite.

Frostbite is injury to your skin and deep tissue due to exposure to very cold temperatures…snowshoes

Your toes may become numb and even white or gray in appearance. In extreme cases, this damage can be permanent. If the injury affects the deeper tissues, you may even develop a condition known as gangrene, or black toe, which can lead to amputations. If you do experience signs or symptoms of frostbite, gently warm your feet in warm water for 30-45 minutes. Do not use hot water, because if your toes are numb, you may not feel this extreme temperature and it can cause burns. Also, leave blisters intact and seek immediate medical attention.

Slip and Fall injuries can result in a broken foot or ankle bones…

During a slip and fall injury, your feet are forced from beneath you. During this time, your ankle can twist and turn forcefully in an unprecedented manor. The force of these injuries, depending on which direction your ankle turns, can cause torn ligaments and even broken bones. Treatment of such injuries can involve immobilization in a short leg cast or walking boot for up to 6-8 weeks. When bones are both broken and displaced, surgery is necessary to put the bones back in their proper position.

For these reasons, proper shoe gear during the winter is necessary. Insulated and waterproof boots are important to keep your feet warm and dry. You will also want boots with good, rubber soles for traction on the slippery surfaces.

Take caution during the remaining winter months, but if you have any foot troubles, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today for your appointment! We are serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls. You can call (845) 298-9074 to schedule your next appointment.

By: Samantha DelRegno DPM


Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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