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Foot & Ankle Conditions

 

Foot and ankle pain is one of the main reasons people seek out orthopedic care. Conditions such as diabetes or ill-fitting shoes can cause serious complications, which must be treated immediately by an orthopedic foot doctor in Brooklyn, NY.

What Type of Doctor Should You See for Foot or Ankle Pain?

Our podiatrists in Brooklyn, NY treat the full range of foot and ankle problems, including any pain or discomfort from foot abnormalities. If you suffer from vascular, renal, or diabetes-related conditions, your feet may be affected as well. We offer a full range of orthopedic foot and ankle care, including preventative screenings for all diabetic patients and extensive ulcer treatment.

If you are in search of a pediatric foot and ankle specialist, you should visit our pediatric orthopedic specialists. Our specially trained pediatric orthopedic staff is committed to the total care of your child's orthopedic problems, from the simplest fractures to the most complex congenital anomalies.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

We provide advanced foot orthopedic care for a wide variety of ailments. When you schedule an appointment with an orthopedic foot specialist at Maimonides Medical Center, you’ll be evaluated for the following conditions:

Toe Issues

Common toe conditions include bunions, corns, and hammer toes. These conditions can be treated with corrective footwear, orthotics, or surgery.

 

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole, or ankles. Foot and ankle injuries are common during sports activities and can often result in ankle fractures, stress fractures, shin splints, and toe fractures.

 

Arthritis

A common complaint about foot or ankle pain is arthritis. Caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, cartilage in the affected joint wears down. This causes pain and inflammation, which reduces a person's mobility. Our foot and ankle specialists provide a variety of medication and non-operative therapies, as well as surgical options to treat patients suffering from arthritis.

 

Diabetic Foot

As a result of high blood sugar (known as hyperglycemia), many diabetic patients have cell and nerve damage. This can cause a loss of feeling in the extremities, leaving diabetics at a higher risk for foot injuries, calluses, and cuts, which, if left untreated, can lead to infections and further complications. A diabetic foot and ankle specialist provides ulcer care, as well as limb salvage options.

 

Find out more and speak with a specialist.

Call 718-283-7400 to make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist or request an appointment online today.