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Long Beach Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Services in Long Beach

Long Beach Sports Medicine

Long Beach Sports Medicine

You can’t perform at your best if your feet hurt. That’s for sure. Professional athletes can use every advantage possible to gain an edge, but so can amateurs and you weekend warriors. At New York Podiatry Care, we are dedicated to helping you to have strong, healthy feet and ankles so that you will play at your peak.

What are the most common reasons for seeking out our Long Beach sports medicine? Among them are corns, calluses, athlete’s foot, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain. Your feet can take quite a beating when you’re playing. Our goal is to diagnose and treat what you’re experiencing right now, and to help you avoid the same problem in the future. Direct treatment is important and necessary, of course, but expert advice and guidance is also a big part of our Long Beach sports medicine. Let our foot doctor help you to select the footwear that will be appropriate in providing the support and roominess you need to avoid injuries, growths, and other concerns. Corns and calluses form as the result of friction. Athlete’s foot is contacted from a fungal infection, and is easily transmitted from person to person, so be careful when touching other people’s towels and clothes, and wear shower shoes or other protective footwear when walking in communal showers or locker rooms. As for achilles tendonitis and heel pain (from either plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or both), supportive shoes are a must for avoiding them. And orthotics are both a treatment and a preventive measure to consider. Of course, you can depend on expert diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment which may range from topical and oral medications to physical therapy and even surgery.

Call our office and set up your visit so that you can benefit from our Long Beach sports medicine.

 

New York Podiatry Care
756 East Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
(917) 259-6557

Podiatrist in Oceanside NY

Bunions and Hammertoes in Oceanside NY

Podiatrist in Oceanside NY

Podiatrist in Oceanside NY

Today, there is really no reason to live your life with foot pain since there are so many foot treatments available. At New York Podiatry Care, our top-notch podiatrist in Oceanside NY, Dr. Sarah Kim, can provide you with treatment for many different foot problems, including problems resulting from bunions and hammertoes.

Bunions and hammertoes are two of the most common reasons why people come in to see our podiatrist in Oceanside NY. They both can cause foot pain, which can make it difficult to live your everyday life, or even enjoy going for walks in the park. Both hammertoes and bunions can be treated in several different ways. When a person has a bunion that is causing them pain, the bunion can be removed with bunion surgery. Our foot doctor will assess your individual situation and let you know which type of bunion treatment will work best for you. Some people go through their lives with bunions, and are never really bothered by them. Other people come to our office to have their bunions treated while they are small, to reduce the chance that they will become bigger and more painful. If a person has a hammertoe, it can be a rigid or flexible hammertoe. If a hammertoe is flexible, it can still be moved. However, if left untreated, the hammertoe will eventually become rigid and cause a lot of pain for the patient. When a person has a rigid hammertoe, the toe is stuck in a position that looks like an upside down “v.” Arthritis can set into the joint and the hammertoe can be very painful for the patient. In addition, since the toe cannot be straightened, it will rub against the top of the shoe and can develop corns which can be quite painful, as well. The only way rigid hammertoe can be corrected is with foot surgery.

For an appointment to be seen by our podiatrist in Oceanside NY for treatment of your bunions, or hammertoes, simply contact our office today.

New York Podiatry Care
756 East Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
(917) 259-6557