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Conditions Treated

Foot Care of New York's doctors are all New York Licensed Podiatrists with expertise in a wide variety of foot and ankle problems.  Foot Care Of New York is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as digital X-ray, sonogram, fluoroscope, neurometer, Doppler ultrasound, and just recently introducing the newest and most powerful in-office O-Scan MRI system to effectively diagnosis your foot or ankle problem(s).  We also offer a comprehensive array of therapies, including a luxurious warm whirlpool, ultrasound, and e-stim; all of which are used to reduce swelling, heal tissue and relieve your pain. At Foot Care of New York, we believe the majority of patients can be alleviated from their pain by using the most advanced non-surgical therapies, comprehensive conservative treatments, and state-of-the-art surgical techniques if necessary.

Foot and ankle conditions treated at Foot Care of New York include:

Arthritis

Foot arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints in the foot, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid of the joints. Each foot has 33 joints that can be affected. In addition, the joints of the tarsus bones of the ankle where they connect to the metatarsal bones of the foot can also be affected. Symptoms include early morning stiffness, limitation in motion of joints, recurring pain or tenderness in any joint, swelling, redness, or heat in the joint.

Treatment: Physical therapy, exercise, medication, and the use of orthotics.

Common Nail Problems

The most common toenail problems are ingrown nails, thickened nails and black-end nails. Many common nail problems can easily be prevented by wearing the right shoes, and trimming nails properly.

An ingrown nail is the result of a nail growing into the skin that surrounds it. This often occurs at either edge of the big toe. Ingrown nails are caused by improper trimming, inherited nail deformities, injuries, fungal infections, or pressure. Ingrown nails can cause pain at the tip of the toe or all the way to the base of the toe. The pain is often worse while walking. An ingrown toenail may lead to infection, inflammation, or a more serious condition. If the nail is infected, you may see pus or redness; that would be when you should come in and see one of our doctors.

Our doctors will trim the corner of the nail or remove one side of the nail to relieve symptoms and to access the infected area. Severe infections may require antibiotics and temporary or permanent removal of a portion of the nail. A local anesthetic would be used for this procedure.

Thickened nails can be the result of injuries, pressure from shoes, fungal infections or conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis or vascular disease (possibly appearing brittle, thick, or yellow). The nail may feel painful when pressure is put on it. Eventually, the nail will loosen and fall off.

Our doctors may trim the nail, and if infection is present will prescribe topical or oral antifungal medication. If pain persists, the entire or part of the nail may need to be surgically removed. Do not attempt to remove the nail yourself.

A black-end nail is usually caused by sudden or repetitive injury to a toe. This may occur during sports that involve running or stopping quickly, or if a heavy object falls on the toe. If your toe is black and blue, but not injured, see one of our doctors immediately.

Call (212) 661-3300 to schedule your preferred appointment at Foot Care of New York, or request an appointment online at your choice of our two New York City locations.

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