New York Medical and Vascular Care
Cardiologists, Vascular Doctors, Podiatrists, Gastroenterologists, Physical Therapists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians Serving Patients in Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Flatlands & Midwood, Brooklyn, New York, Astoria Queens, New York, & Manhattan, New York
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Foot Disorders Q & A
What is a foot disorder?
Foot disorders include any condition that affects your foot’s normal structure or function. Your foot is a complex body part composed of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves that all work together to support locomotion.
Any condition that affects the normal function of one or more of the parts of your foot may lead to a foot disorder. Common foot disorders include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprains
- Bunions and hammertoes
- Athlete’s foot
- Toenail fungal infections
- Foot or ankle wounds
- Corns and calluses
- Flat feet
- Plantar warts
These conditions may cause foot or ankle pain or affect your body mechanics and cause pain in your knees or hips.
When do foot disorders require medical care?
You should also seek medical care for your foot disorder at New York Medical Vascular Care if you have a history of diabetes or vascular condition.
These chronic health conditions affect circulation and healing in your feet. Without proper treatment, any foot disorder may lead to more serious complications, such as a nonhealing ulcer, infection, or limb loss.
New York Medical Vascular Care also provides comprehensive wound care to support the healing of foot or ankle wounds.
What happens during a foot disorder consultation?
During your exam, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history, then performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and function of your feet.
Your provider may request diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, or X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
How are foot disorders treated?
The experts at New York Medical Vascular Care develop individualized treatment plans for foot disorders based on the underlying cause and your medical history. The multispecialty practice provides many treatments at the office, so you do not need to visit other clinics to get the care you need.
Treatment for your foot disorder may include:
- Activity modification
- Physical therapy
- Podiatry care
- Disease-specific medication
- Wound care
New York Medical Vascular Care schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your foot disorder and adjust your plan as needed.
For comprehensive management of your foot disorder, call the New York Medical Vascular Care location nearest you, or book online today.