Foot pain may start as a small annoyance, but it doesn’t take long before it reduces your quality of life. You stop doing certain recreational activities, take more time off work, and suffer debilitating pain nearly every day—and no matter what you do, your condition never seems to improve.
At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, we put an end to failed treatments and start fresh to relieve your foot and heel pain. We examine your foot and get to the source of your discomfort—taking the time to explain your condition so that you can make informed choices about your foot and ankle care. Whatever the trouble is, we work together with you to find the solution that will comfort you and bring you relief.
Our Long Island Podiatry Office Can Relieve Your Heel and Foot Pain
Some practices are content to treat only the patient’s symptoms, often using the same ineffective techniques over and over again. Licensed Massapequa podiatrist Dr. Corey Fox believes that treating the root cause of a foot condition is key to success, and is always ready to try new treatments until your foot pain is gone for good. Our podiatry clinic offers many more treatment options than other practices, including high-tech solutions to restore full form and function to your heels and feet.
We can help relieve many foot, nail, and heel conditions, including:
- Heel Pain. One of the most common causes of heel pain in adults is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. Patients with plantar fasciitis often have pain in their heels first thing in the morning, or when they stand up after a long period of sitting. Some patients require custom orthotics, while others may benefit from procedures such as Shock wave treatments, TOPAZ, or amniotic stem cell tissue allograft. We carefully consider the cause of your heel pain to make an accurate diagnosis, allowing us to choose the treatment that will be most helpful to you.
- Diabetic Foot Care. Patients with diabetes must keep constant watch over their feet. The loss of sensation in the feet due to nerve damage (neuropathy) makes it more likely that a patient will suffer an injury without realizing it—and the loss of circulation to the lower limbs makes it more likely that the wounds will not heal properly. We offer comprehensive regular exams for our diabetic patients, including preventive care, education, toenail and callus trimming, and vascular testing. We can also recommend diabetic shoes and inserts and perform neuropathy treatments to prevent injuries from occurring.
- Fungal Toenails. Persistent nail fungus can be unsightly and painful, and many patients struggle to kick the condition for good. If topical and oral medications are ineffective, we can use the Noveon© laser system to sterilize the tissue and kill the fungal microbes that cause this disfiguring disease. This procedure is performed right in the office, does not require invasive surgery or anesthesia, and has a high success rate.
- Bunions, Hammertoes & Neuromas. If nonsurgical treatments for a painful bunion, claw-like bunched toe (hammertoe), or pinched nerve in the foot (neuroma) have been unsuccessful, we can perform simple procedures to correct the problem. Our surgeries are done offsite, but have short recovery times and, in most cases, prevent to condition from recurring.
- General Podiatry. We regularly help patients with plantar warts, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, and foot deformities correct their conditions, as well as advising patients with foot and ankle injuries, such as toe fractures, ankle sprains, and Achilles tendonitis. Even if your condition is not hindering your everyday life, we can perform interventions to stop the problem from getting worse.
Call Us Today and Get Back on Your Feet!
If you’re ready to stop treating your foot condition and fix it once and for all, we are ready to help you. Our friendly staff will be happy to accommodate your needs, and make sure your visit is both pleasant and productive. Call the number on this page or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment today!