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Bayside foot specialist

Bayside Foot Specialist

Fungal infections in Bayside

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! This Bayside foot specialist provides services that cover a wide range of conditions. These include gentle routine and diabetic foot care, foot injury care, orthotic therapy, hospital or office based foot treatment, and laser treatments for toenail fungus. He uses 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.

Toenail fungus is diagnosed through clinical cultures and identification of the involved organism. It is usually a thickened and yellowish-brown discolored nail plate surface. In most cases, the infection starts at the end of the toenail and progressively involves the remainder of the plate. The vast majority of fungus nails are asymptomatic or painless and for many, are more of a cosmetic problem than anything else. Most authorities agree that fungus nails are not contagious between people but a progressive involvement from one toe to another is still a confusing issue for many. Dr. Feldman, your Bayside foot specialist, is skilled at treating toenail fungus using technologically advanced laser treatments.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of lasers to treat toenail fungus in 2013. Lasers produce coherent light energy of a sufficient strength and of a specific wavelength, which when projected into tissue is absorbed, producing heat and destroying tissues. Other tissue components are unaffected and are therefore spared. It is proposed that some lasers might work by heating up the nail sufficiently to discourage fungal infections. Another approach to laser treatment of the nails uses a fractional CO2 laser to burn holes in the nail plate through which topical antifungal medications can effectively penetrate. To discuss the use of lasers for your toenail fungus, or to learn about Dr. Feldman’s other podiatric services, give this Bayside foot specialist a call today.

260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11358
(516) 830-3331

Bayside Bunion Treatment

Treating bunions in Bayside

Bayside bunion treatment

Bayside bunion treatment

Foot problems can pose issues on a daily basis, especially since most of us rely on our feet to get us from place to place, whether we are walking long distances or simply getting across our own homes to go about our day. Foot problems, especially those that cause pain, can make daily life a chore and a difficult one at that. One common cause for foot pain and discomfort is bunions, and for Bayside bunion treatment, our podiatrist Gary B. Feldman, DPM is here to help.

Bunions are a common foot deformity that can vary in size as well as severity. Bunions can happen, or be caused by, many things. There are also certain factors that can contribute to the formation of bunions as well, including the types of shoes you regularly wear, how often your feet experience stress, strain and friction, and even simple genetics. Regardless of the cause of your bunion, having a bunion can be painful. A bunion forms when friction and pressure cause the joint belonging to the big to drift outward. This can widen the foot in shape and it can also change the trajectory of the big toe itself, causing it to point inward and even overlap or jut into the second toe. This can be quite painful, and the widening of the foot can make wearing closed shoes very painful as well as quite difficult. Here with Gary B. Feldman, DPM, you can have your bunions assessed. Depending on the severity of the situation, your treatment may vary. In some cases, bunions can be treated by simply changing your shoes and wearing something more sensible with lots of support, if the bunion is mild. For more advanced cases, surgery may be needed to correct the joint and realign it all together. When it comes to Bayside bunion treatment, it all depends, and Dr. Feldman us here to find the perfect solution for you.

If you need Bayside bunion treatment, then visit us here at the offices of Gary B. Feldman, DPM to get the care you need today.

260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11358
(516) 830-3331

Bayside Orthotics

Orthotics in Bayside

Bayside orthotics

Bayside orthotics

Orthotics, also known as orthoses, are custom foot supports that are designed to fit your feet much better than over-the-counter arch supports. Bayside orthotics help to balance the biomechanical inadequacies of your feet and legs. Orthotics offer many benefits to patients as the help to correct foot and ankle conditions and alleviate symptoms caused by them.

There are numerous reasons patients use Bayside orthotics. Some of the most common reasons patients use orthotics are to treat: heel and arch pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain, such as chondromalacia patellae and runner’s knee, and lower leg tendonitis; which is a problem with the Achilles and posterior tibial tendon, and “shin splints”. “Shin splints” is a term used for lower-leg pain that’s located below the knee on either the outside portion of the leg (anterior shin splints) or the inside of the leg (medial shin splints). Orthotics are also used to treat other conditions such as: flat feet, heel spurs and neuromas. Flatfeet is a condition in which the arches of the feet are flattened to the extent that the entire soles of the feet touch the floor when you stand up. The condition often causes problems with your knees and your legs because it can alter the alignment of your legs. Heel spurs are calcium deposits that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. They can sometimes cause heel pain. A Neuroma; also known as a pinched nerve or nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue that is usually located between the third and forth toes. It’s a very painful condition with some very unpleasant symptoms such as pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness between the toes and the ball of the foot. Foot orthotics are an asset to patients with flat feet, heel spurs and neuromas because they help to alleviate unpleasant symptoms and also help to correct abnormal walking patterns by changing the angles by which the foot impacts a walking or running surface.

To learn more about Bayside orthotics, you should consult with our podiatrist. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11358
(516) 830-3331

Bayside Foot Doctor

Treating fungal infections in Bayside

Bayside Foot Doctor

Bayside Foot Doctor

Treating fungal infections in a timely manner is essential because fungi flourish in warm and moist environments and are easily transmittable from one person to another. Our Bayside foot doctor can diagnose, evaluate, and address your fungal infections and prevent them from growing worse.

Fungal nails form due to small cuts in the skin around your nail or the openings between the nail and the nail bed. You can catch it from touching moist items, such as towels, or anything that has touched the foot of someone who has a fungal infection. Communal showers and pools are major culprits for getting fungal infections, which is why our Bayside foot doctor recommends that you wear shower shoes or other protective gear rather than go barefoot in such situations. If you notice that your toenail has turned a yellowish-white, gotten thicker, or has split from the skin, these are all indications of fungal infection and reason to come in and be examined. You may find it difficult to wear shows due to the infection. Even walking or standing might become painful in some circumstances. It is important to act quickly. The infection could end up spreading to the other toenails and the surrounding skin. Permanent damage is possible. Our Bayside foot doctor will focus on both treatment and prevention of recurrence. Topical or oral anti-fungal medication is typically effective, though if not then removal of the toenail may have to be considered. To prevent future fungal infections, make sure to wash and dry your feet thoroughly before going to bed. Apply anti-fungal cream to the entire foot each night, gradually tapering off. After bathing, apply powder to your feet so that they will remain dry.

Fungal infections in your toenails can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but with proper professional care and attention, they can be managed and treated effectively.

161-01 29th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358
(718) 690-9620