Podiatry Specialist

Dr Emily Women's Health Center -  - Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr Emily Women's Health Center

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Bronx, NY

Your feet do a lot of work. By the time you’re 40, you’ll have walked 65,000 miles on them. Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower. At Dr. Emily Women's Health Center in the Longwood area of the Bronx, New York, the team can determine the cause of your foot pain and provide the most appropriate care to help you get relief from your symptoms. For an appointment, call the office today or book online. If you have questions socialize with us on Facebook or Instagram @DrEmilyHealth

Podiatry

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Our podiatrist is a medical specialist dedicated in treating and caring for your foot and ankle. they can treat injuries, as well as complications from issues like diabetes.

Conditions Podiatrist Treat at Dr Emily Health

  • Heel pain. A common cause of heel pain is heel spurs, a buildup of calcium at the bottom of your heel bone. You can get them from running, ill-fitting shoes, or being overweight. Treatment often starts with over-the-counter pain meds and may include shoe inserts called orthotics. Nevertheless, some people need surgery.
  • Arthritis.  Each foot has 33 joints. Arthritis results from, swelling, inflammation and wear and tear on your joints.  A podiatrist might recommend physical therapy, drugs, or special shoes or inserts to help with your arthritis. Surgery also might be an option if other treatments don't work well for you.
  • Bunions and hammertoes. These are problems with the bones in your feet. A bunion happens when the joint at the base of your big toe gets bigger or knocked out of place. That makes the toe bend toward the others. A hammertoe is one that doesn't bend the right way.
    Nail disorders. These include issues like an infection in your nail caused by a fungus or an ingrown toenail. That's when a corner or side of a nail grows into your toe instead of straight out.
  • Fractures and sprains. Podiatrists regularly treat these common injuries when they affect a foot or ankle. They also work in sports medicine, treating foot problems athletes have and recommending ways to avoid them.

Reasons to See a Podiatrist

Make an appointment at Dr Emily Health when you have:

  • Foot pain
  • Thick or discolored toenails
  • Cracks or cuts in your skin
  • Growths like warts
  • Scaling on peeling on your soles