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Midtown Foot Care
Dr. Katz also specializes in the PinPointe Laser Treatment for nail fungus removal. Why should you take care of your feet… think about what your feet do for you. The average pair takes 8-10 thousand steps per day pounding pavements, bouncing up and down stairs and standing on lines – always supporting 3-4 times your body weight. No wonder feet get sore or develop problems, problems that can be taken care of or prevented easily. Stop by today at one of our convenient locations in downtown and midtown Manhattan and give your feet the care they need and deserve.
Dr. Harvey Katz (Podiatric Medicine & Surgery) is a Board Certified Podiatrist and Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics.
Dr. Katz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of New York Stony Brook. He then completed his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He continued his post graduate training there, specializing in podiatric medicine and surgery.
Dr. Barry Katzman specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatrists have expertise in orthopedics, radiography, sports medicine, dermatology, and surgery. Dr. Katzman is often consulted for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, diabetic foot care, arthritic foot care, wound healing, ankle injuries, bunions, hammertoes, calluses, corns, neuromas, running and general sports-related injuries, orthotics, and toe deformities.
The PinPointe Laser Treatment is the first clinically proven laser devise to effectively remove nail fungus and help restore clearer and healthier nails.The chronic condition of nail fungus can impact your quality of life and for patients that also suffer from diabetes or immune disorders, it can lead to serious health problems. The treatment of a nail infection is difficult because the infection may be under and inside of the nail,
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. It is a concentrate of the patient’s own blood which has been processed to increase the amount of platelets available to help aid in healing injured tissue. PRP is concentrated down to 3-5cc which is injection into the affected area. We currently treat common foot conditions with PRP to assist in the speed of healing and to improve overall function of the affected structures.
A bunion is excess bone or misaligned bone in the joint and it is one of the most common big toe problems. Besides causing pain, a bunion changes the actual shape of your foot making it difficult and uncomfortable to wear shoes. The good news is that bunions are treatable, contact Dr. Katz for an evaluation of your bunion problems. What causes Bunions? Though they mainly occur on the big toe, they can also develop on the 5th (little) toe.
Corns are thickened layers of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction. Corns form when the pressure point against the skin traces an elliptical or semi-elliptical path during the rubbing motion. The center of the corn, which is at the point of pressure, gradually widen over time. The hard part at the center of the corn resembles a funnel with a broad raised top and a pointed bottom. Corns may have a dry, waxy, or translucent appearance.
Buckling or curling under of any of the toe joints is the condition known as Hammer Toe. Over time these toes may become painful and make movement more difficult. The joints at the end or middle of the toe, as well as the joint near the ball of the foot, may be affected. Toe joints buckle or curl under because of a muscle imbalance or tight tendons.Types of Hammer Toes include Flexible and Rigid. A Flexible Hammer Toe is exactly that, you can straighten out the hammer toe with your fingers.
The main supportive structure of the foot is its arch. When the arch loses strength, the bony framework begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten. This weakness in the middle of the foot causes strain at the joints of both ends of the foot.
There are many causes of flat feet. Some are born with it, other acquire them due to arthritis, trauma, or musculoskeletal disorders. The excess strain from flat feet can cause other problems such as bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs, corns, arch strain, etc.