For over 30 years, Dr. Howard Dinowitz has provided exceptional foot and ankle care at his podiatry office in Bergen Beach. His laid-back, personal approach to podiatry is matched by the advanced technology that he uses for his patients’ needs. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from The City College of New York, Dr. Dinowitz earned his podiatric degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his post graduate residency program at The New York College of Podiatric Medicine with an emphasis on Foot Biomechanics and Surgery. He offers a wide array of podiatric services including custom orthotics, nail care including laser surgery for fungal nails, diabetic foot care including treating wounds and ulcers, bunions, and care of corns and calluses.
If you suffer from a foot wound or in Stuart, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Dinowitz is an expert at treating ulcers at his podiatry office in Bergen Beach. Foot ulcers are sores on the feet that can involve just the skin’s surface or can develop into more serious wounds, possibly leading to the loss of a limb. People with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are particularly susceptible to foot ulcers. In fact, about 15 percent of all people with diabetes will develop a foot wound or ulcer at some point in their lives. Practicing good foot care can prevent foot ulcers before they start. There are other contributing factors as well. Leg and foot ulcers can be a problem for people with nerve damage due to alcoholism, those with vascular issues, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and sickle cell anemia, among other conditions.
An ulcer on the foot looks like a red sore, most commonly found on the ball of the foot or under the big toe. If the sore gets infected, you will see pus and it will smell bad. Untreated foot ulcers can develop gangrene and lead to an amputation. To prevent this from happening, your wound will be diagnosed at the podiatry office in Bergen Beach to see how deep the wound goes. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your wound. The ulcer on the foot is cleaned and any dead or dying tissue is removed. A cream that promotes healing may be applied and the wound is dressed. Dr. Dinowitz will provide you with numerous suggestions to encourage healing. For this or any other podiatric condition, make an appointment to see this compassionate healer.