Welcome to our FAQ’s page where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions.
A podiatrist is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions such as: bunions, heel pain, heel spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate university training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatric physicians are required to take State and National exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.
A common deformity of the foot in which either the second, third, or fourth toe is bent at the middle joint, so that the tip of the toe is bent downward while the middle of the toe is cocked upward resembling a hammer. The hammer toe deformity is the most common deformity of the small toes. If not treated, a hammer toe may become rigid and require surgical correction in order to correct the deformity. Symptoms and signs associated with hammer toe include corns or calluses on the affected toe and pain in the affected area. It may be difficult for people suffering from hammer toe to find comfortable shoes. A common cause of hammer toe is wearing shoes that do not fit properly. Poorly-fitting shoes can hold the toes in an abnormal position and result in tightening of the muscles required to maintain that position. In particular, shoes that have high heels and are narrow at front tend to push the toes into an abnormal, bent position.
A bunion is a localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe. The joint is enlarged (due to new bone formation) and the toe is often misaligned. It is frequently associated with inflammation. It can be related to inflammation of the nearby bursa (bursitis) or degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis). Bunions most commonly affect women. Ballet dancers are prime candidates for bunions. Tight- fitting shoes a high heels can contribute to bunions. The treatment of bunions includes rest, a change in shoes, foot supports, medications or surgery.
No, just wounds of the leg and foot
Yes. Of course.
Always easier if you tell us what insurance they have. We will verify all insurances for our patients.
We have same day appointments available everyday from 730 am till 4 pm Monday through Thursday
We are also close to 163rd street mall where buses drop off all the time.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday : 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Your insurance card, any referrals or medical records that are neccesary, list of all your medications – if any and any copay’s/money that is due.