Dr. Gary B. Feldman, DPM stands apart from most doctors in many ways. He has provided exceptional podiatric care for over 30 years at three convenient locations. In addition, he makes house calls if needed! His podiatric services cover a wide range of conditions. These include gentle routine and diabetic foot care, Flushing foot injury care, orthotic therapy, hospital or office based foot treatment, and laser treatments for toenail fungus. We use the latest state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the doctor, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. From the moment you walk into our office, you will receive a warm and friendly greeting from our staff. We treat all of our patients like family.
If you need Flushing foot injury care, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Feldman is an expert at treating ulcers and wounds. Foot ulcers are sores on the feet that can involve just the skin’s surface or can develop into more serious wounds, possibly leading to the loss of a limb. People with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are particularly susceptible to foot ulcers. In fact, about 15 percent of all people with diabetes will develop a foot wound or ulcer at some point in their lives. Practicing good foot care can prevent foot ulcers before they start. There are other contributing factors as well. Leg and foot ulcers can be a problem for people with nerve damage due to alcoholism, those with vascular issues, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and sickle cell anemia, among other conditions.
An ulcer on the foot looks like a red sore, most commonly found on the ball of the foot or under the big toe. If the sore gets infected, you will see pus and it will smell bad. Untreated foot ulcers can develop gangrene and lead to an amputation. To prevent this from happening, your Flushing foot injury care consists of a diagnosis and examination to see how deep the wound goes. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your wound. The ulcer on the foot is cleaned and any dead or dying tissue is removed. A cream that promotes healing may be applied and the wound is dressed. Dr. Feldman will provide you with numerous suggestions to encourage healing. For this or any other podiatric condition, make an appointment to see this compassionate healer.