Welcome to City Podiatry


  Office : (212) 755-8858

Conditions Treated

City Podiatry is equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs.

List of common issues serviced include:

 

Achilles Tendinitis

Can present as swelling in the back of the heel or ankle area and with mild or severe pain. The pain may come on gradually, after injury or may only occur when you walk or run. You may have less strength and range of movement in the ankle.

Arthritis

Causes joint pain and progressive stiffness that develops gradually.  You may notice painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness. Arthritis can affect many joints of the body and is common as the we age and also after injury.

Athlete’s foot

Also called Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection of the skin, occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Symptoms include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging, and burning. People with athlete’s foot can have moist, raw skin between their toes.

Bunions

A bony painful bump that forms at the base of the big toe joint. Bunions can be hereditary, caused by weak foot structure, wearing tight shoes, injury, and limb length discrepancy. Sometimes, they develop with arthritis and become stiff over time.  It can hurt when you walk and wear shoes.

Callouses and Corns

Are hard and sometimes painful skin that most often develop on the tops and sides of feet and between the toes. They’re benign and can also be found in weight-bearing areas and can hurt when walking and wearing shoes.

Diabetic Foot care

High blood sugar levels over time can cause nerve damage and circulation problems. Poor circulation makes healing and infection very difficult to heal. Left unnoticed or untreated, sores, ingrown toenails, and other problems can lead to infection which can be limb or life threatening.

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers usually are located on the bottom of the feet and are caused by neuropathic (nerve) and vascular (blood vessel) complications of the disease. Nerve damage due to diabetes causes altered or complete loss of feeling in the foot and/or leg. This is known as peripheral neuropathy. Ulceration’s that become infected can be limb and life threatening.

Flat Feet

Also known as pes planus or fallen arches is a postural deformity in which the arches of the feet are collapsed, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.

Fungal Toenails

Also called Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection which occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments which can cause them to naturally overpopulate. The same fungi that causes athlete’s foot, and ringworm can cause these contagious nail infections.

Geriatric foot Care

Problems in the foot develop as a result of the aging process or systemic disease. Common causes of pain and disability in the elderly are arthritis, fat loss, nail and skin problems, corns and calluses, along with circulatory and structural problems.

Gout

A metabolic disorder in which uric acid causes arthritis, especially in the smaller bones of the feet, and most commonly, the great toe joint. It causes severe episodes of acute pain.

Hammertoes

Occur from a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint which causes the joint of the toe to bend and become stiff in a contracted position. This can cause pain and an inflamed corn on the top of the toe making walking and wearing shoes uncomfortable.

Heel spurs

Is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the back or bottom of the heel bone. They are frequently associated with achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Ingrown toenails

Can be caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe that are too tight, injury, fungus, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin.  Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected.

Injuries

Common foot injuries include ankle and foot sprains, fractures and dislocations. These injuries can happen from an accident, increased in activity or from over use.

Metatarsalgia

Is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. It could be a result of running, jumping and fat loss to the ball of the foot. There are other causes as well, including foot deformities, high heels, and shoes that are too tight or too loose.

Neuroma

Is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve”. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Pediatric Foot care

Some common children’s foot problems include: heel pain, in-toeing or out-toeing gait, toe-Walking, bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, ingrown toe nails and plantar warts.

Plantar Fasciitis

A painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot.

Poor circulation

Is often a sign of other health issues, such as obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and diabetes. Another common cause of poor circulation is peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a condition that restricts normal blood flow to and from the heart. While poor circulation in the feet is not a disease on its own, it’s often the sign of another medical health issue that prevents proper circulation of blood to the legs and feet. Many abnormalities can lead to this condition, which is often accompanied by symptoms of pain and numbness in the legs, feet, and toes.

Surgery

Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot. See our doctors for surgical consultations of: bunion, hammertoe, bone spur, chronic ligament/tendon or fascia pain, fractures, and cosmetic skin and bone concerns.

Urgent Foot Care

We will see you right away and address your needs. This is quicker and much less expensive than your typical Emergency Room or Urgent Care facility. Our Podiatrists are trained to evaluate and treat all ailments involving the foot and ankle both medically and surgically. We have digital X-ray on site.

Warts

Plantar warts appear on the soles of the feet.  These are caused by a common skin virus that are contagious though contact especially in public areas where many people are barefoot like gym showers, public pools, spas. You can also get one from someone you live with.