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What your foot doctor in Manhattan wants you to know
You can protect your feet from common foot problems including injuries, ingrown toenails and heel pain. Your foot doctors at Foot Health Podiatry in Manhattan, NY, want to share the facts about help for your common foot issues.
Foot injuries can occur from playing sports, accidents and a number of other causes. You can also get a foot injury if you have a chronic medical condition like diabetes. To avoid foot injuries, it’s important to:
- Always wear appropriate footwear if you are playing a sport
- Replace worn out footwear with supportive, comfortable footwear
- Examine your feet daily for open cuts or bruises, especially if you are diabetic
If you experience foot pain that gets worse when you put weight on your foot, you may have a fracture. In cases of fracture, it’s best to visit your foot doctor, who may place your foot in a cast to help healing and help you begin a physical therapy regimen. For severe fractures, surgery may be indicated.
An ingrown toenail can cause pounding pressure and pain underneath your toenail from excess fluid accumulating under your toenail. You can avoid ingrown toenails by following a few simple steps, including:
- Don’t cut your toenails too short
- Always cut your toenails straight across, with no rounded edges
- Wear supportive shoes with plenty of room for your toes
Heel pain can be caused by stepping on sharp objects, causing a heel bruise, or excess calcium deposits, known as a heel spur. The most common cause of heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue which runs across your heel. Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating, often causing sharp, acute pain when you put weight on your feet.
If you have heel pain, you can try resting to take weight off of your heel. Your foot doctors at Foot Health Podiatry are experts at treating heel pain and can provide custom orthotics to help cushion your heel. They may also suggest corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation. In severe cases, surgery may be indicated.
You don’t have to suffer from common foot issues when help is just a phone call away. If you have foot pain, it’s time to call your foot doctors Dr. Sorelis Jimenez, Dr. John Fletcher and Dr. Kamilla Danilova at Foot Health Podiatry in Manhattan, NY, to get some relief. Call today and feel better tomorrow!
Davis Love III has recovered from surgery on his right foot, which corrected two toes and a hammertoe, and is back in Apalua, Hawaii, to practice. Love is in his 30th year of his pro golf career, and won the Kapalua International twice. He had been dealing with foot problems but decided to have surgery with the hopes of getting back into his career. He now finds himself fully recovered and plans to play a full schedule of more than 20 tournaments.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Cosmetic reconstruction
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.