Foot Doctor

Foot Doctor in Wall Street, Midtown, and Harlem NYC

If you’re having issues with your feet or ankles, a podiatrist is a physician to visit for a diagnosis and treatment options. At New York Foot Experts, we have experienced podiatrists who specialize in treating foot and ankle problems. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in New York City.

Foot Doctor Near Me in Wall Street, Midtown, and Harlem NYC
Foot Doctor Near Me in Wall Street, Midtown, and Harlem NYC

Table of Contents:

What does a foot doctor do?
How do the feet and ankles work?
How can a foot doctor help me?
When should I see a foot doctor for foot pain?

What does a foot doctor do?


A foot doctor is better known as a podiatrist, these physicians and/or surgeons provide treatment to the feet, ankle, and connecting mechanics of the leg.

Podiatrists are like other types of medical physicians as they study for four years, but complete their training and podiatric medical school.

Podiatrists are able to treat anyone of any age, they mainly trade a wide range of general conditions; however, some specialize in certain areas of medicine.

How do the feet and ankles work?


Ankles are flexible structures that have bones, joints, muscles, and as well as soft tissue that allows individuals to be able to stand up and perform daily activities like walking, running, and jumping.

There are three different areas of the foot, starting off with the hindfoot which takes care of the heel and the ankle. This phone supports the leg bones and forms around the ankle, with the heel bone being the largest bone in the foot.

The midfoot is a collection of bones that create the arch of the feet. These bones include three cuneiform bones, cuboid bone, and navicular bone. Finally, the forefront which contains five toes as well as five longer bones.

All of these muscles, tendons, and ligaments within the feet and ankles allow them to create complex movements that are needed in everyday life for balance and motion.

How can a foot doctor help me?


Many times, individuals may visit a podiatrist if they are feeling any pain or showing signs of swelling within their feet or ankles, there are other reasons why you may need to visit a podiatrist to help you with your foot or ankle issues. A few of the reasons it’s time for you to make an appointment with your podiatrist are:

⦁ Nail fungus

With the growing popularity of getting pedicures at nail salons, often many will be contracted a fungal toenail infection. This can leave the nails to become discolored, thick, and painful, and can be easily spread to other toenails.

⦁ Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is not one most common fungal and put infections to contract. While It can’t be treated easily with over-the-counter creams or sprayers, if you were continuously having athlete’s foot come back it’s time to visit a podiatrist.

⦁ Diabetes

Individuals that suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes or a higher risk for foot issues due to poor circulation, infection, ulcers, and nerve damage. If you are a diabetic, it is highly recommended you visit a podiatrist at least once a year for a foot exam.

⦁ Ingrown toenail

If you ever suffered from an ingrown toenail, you have probably been tempted to try and remove yourself or even visit a local nail salon to help. In reality, a podiatrist is the best person to visit to remove an ingrown toenail, particularly if the area has become infected, they can numb the area to help with the removal process.

⦁ Bunion(s)

A bunion is a volleyball that develops on the joint of the big toe or the smallest pinky toe. This condition can become very painful as it becomes bigger. Is highly recommended to visit a podiatrist to review your treatment options.

⦁ Corns or calluses

Corns and calluses result as thickened areas of dead skin becomes too thick to the point it’s painful. A podiatrist is able to remove any of that hard and thick skin to alleviate any of the pain you may be feeling as well as prescribe medication to help treat the corns and calluses.

⦁ Joint pain within the ankle or foot

While joint pain in the ankle and foot can be easily treated with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, you need to find the root cause of the pain in order to make sure it doesn’t return. By visiting a podiatrist, you were able to review a long-term treatment plan to make sure joint pain with an ankle and feet will not return again.

⦁ Constant heel pain

You can have heel pain occur from anything, with a visit to the podiatrist you were able to have it x-rayed performed to review the root cause of the pain and figure out a treatment plan.

⦁ Signs you may have sprained or broken your ankle or foot

Podiatrist deals with foot and ankle injuries every day; this is why they have a clear choice of physicians to visit when you may have sprained or broken your ankle or foot.

⦁ Numbness, swelling, and/or pain in the ankle or foot

Sudden pain, numbness, or even swelling that occurs for no apparent reason may be a sign of a serious issue that requires a visit to a podiatrist.

When should I see a foot doctor for foot pain? 


Many of the foot issues we deal with every day can easily subside with just a little bit of rest in time. However, for others, they may need to see a podiatrist like our experienced podiatrist Dr. Daniel Drapacz, DPM at New York Foot Expert. If you have been dealing with a foot injury, experiencing any pain in the foot or lower limbs, or dealing with any issues of the feet it is best to visit a podiatrist. A few things you should be aware of, and immediately visit a foot doctor if you experience are:

⦁ You begin to feel pain in either foot for the better half of a day
⦁ The pain you’re feeling starts to get worse
⦁ He started to notice swelling, or the swelling is getting worse
⦁ If you feel any sensations like the tingling, burning, or numbness in your feet and/or ankles

If you begin experiencing any tingling, burning, or numbness in your feet and ankles, you may have caused an injury to the nerves within your feet. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where you have injured the nerves within the feet. Some patients have noticed pins and needles sensations in their feet before being diagnosed with neuropathy.

As time goes on, neuropathy can start to cause infections, burns, and have you lose your footing and cause a fall. This is why it is so crucial to visit a podiatrist if you begin feeling any of the mentioned issues above, so you are able to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Contact New York Foot Experts for foot and ankle problems. For more information call us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Wall Street Financial District NY, Harlem NY, Midtown NY, Lower Manhattan NY, Brooklyn NY, and Yorkville NY.

Locations for New York Foot Experts

Harlem, NYC

  • 470 Malcolm X Blvd Suite 1P, New York, NY 10037
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Wall Street, NYC

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