Foot Pain

Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in Upper East Side/Midtown, New York, NY

Foot pain is a common problem, affecting up to 87% of Americans at one time or another. At Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine, on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City, board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Robert Maccabee, DPM, has more than 10 years of experience diagnosing and treating foot pain with effective and minimally invasive therapies. Call Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine today to schedule an appointment, or book your visit online. 

Foot Pain Q & A

Why is foot pain a common problem?

Your feet have dozens of bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. These tissues support your upper body weight and assist with basic activities like standing and walking.

Unfortunately, general wear-and-tear and the way you walk (gait) place your feet under duress. Aches and pains are more likely the older you get.

What are the common causes of foot pain?

At Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine, Dr. Maccabee treats foot pain caused by various issues, including:

  • Corns and calluses
  • Bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Athletic injuries
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fallen arches (flat feet)
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Plantar warts
  • Morton’s neuroma

Sometimes, foot pain occurs due to other medical conditions. For example, you’re more likely to suffer from foot pain if you’re overweight, pregnant, or have diabetes.

When should I see a podiatrist about foot pain?

Make an appointment at Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine if you have persistent foot pain that keeps you from work and exercise. That’s particularly true if the pain occurs suddenly, is due to a recent injury, or occurs alongside an open wound. 

How does a board-certified podiatrist diagnose foot pain?

Dr. Maccabee reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including what the pain feels like, where it occurs, and if it’s worse during certain activities, like walking the dog or climbing stairs.

He asks you to walk around the exam room to assess your gait and posture and orders X-rays to check the alignment of the bones and joints in your foot and ankle. 

After pinpointing the source of your symptoms, Dr. Maccabee develops a personalized treatment plan to reduce discomfort and encourage healing.

How does a board-certified podiatrist treat foot pain?

At Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine, Dr. Maccabee treats foot pain with a conservative, hands-on approach. He might suggest:

  • A splint or cast
  • Wart removal
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • A mobility device, like crutches or a cane
  • Losing weight
  • Stretching before exercise
  • Wearing more comfortable shoes with better support

Dr. Maccabee recommends surgery if your foot pain is due to a severe fracture or torn or ruptured tendons and ligaments. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures that involve minimal scarring, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.

Call Advanced Footcare & Sports Medicine today to schedule a foot pain appointment, or book your visit online.