Orthotics in Brooklyn
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom made to fit each patient’s specific needs and to treat painful conditions such as flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and neuromas. Orthotics are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, by slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.
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Ingrown toenails are caused by the growth of the toenail into the surrounding nail fold. Symptoms include pain and swelling at the site. Chronic, painful ingrown toenails can usually be teated, permanently, with a simple procedure that prevents the regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
These infections may start out as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, your nail may discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges, causing an unsightly and potentially painful problem. These infections should be treated as soon as possible. If left untreated, they can lead to dangerous blood infections.
Diabetic Foot Care
Foot care complications are very common for diabetic patients and we emphasize the control of blood sugar to avoid these problems. Should diabetic foot problems occur, it is imperative that they be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Bunions, Hammertoes, Corns and Calluses
Bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses are very common conditions. They can be treated on an accute basis which will provide temporary relief or they can be removed permanently.
Laser Surgery for Fungus Nails
Laser surgery is among the newest ways of treating nail fungus. With this treatment, we use specifically designed lasers to easily and effectively kill the fungus that lives in and under the toenail.
Flat feet are often inherited and deserve early evaluation when others in the family have a history of foot and postural problems. Although flat feet are often the root of foot and postural weakness, not all flat feet need care. Signs of pain, deformity, difficulty in fitting shoes and performance issues caused by flat feet that are nor capable of supporting the posture for a lifetime are best handled aggressively and the sooner the better. Weakness, tiredness and muscular cramps are additional telltale complaints that are relieved with flat foot treatment. Non surgical care of flat feet include special shoe and shoe modifications as well as custom foot orthotics and in advanced cases braces. In advanced cases, reconstructive foot surgery may be necessary if these methods fail. The Podiatrist will coordinate shoe therapists, medical doctors and physical therapists to work as a team to maximize the long term benefits of flat foot care.