Foot Problems

Hammertoe

A hammertoe is a condition where the toe no longer lies straight but is bent in a claw or hammer-like condition (crooked). Toes can become contracted and the “knuckles” become very prominent and painful. Over time and and with the frequent wearing of stylish shoes the pain can become unbearable. Often corns tend to form over these prominent knuckles to protect the bone underneath. When wearing high-heeled shoes corns can become very painful, sometimes causing redness and irritation of the surrounding skin. This condition is especially bothersome to professional women who find it too painful to wear fashionable shoes that compliment their corporate image. Cosmetic foot surgery entails placing the incision for this procedure(s) in an inconspicuous position (between the toes) so that it is not readily visible (in addition to the toe straightening). This is an NYC FootCare specialty.

Tailor’s Bunions

Surgery involving a painfoul bump near the pinky toe. Visible scarring is minimized by placing the incisions on the side of the foot. This is a departure from traditional incision placement.

Pinky Bunion

This is a bony bump near the pinky toe. Often very painful in dressy shoes. This is the same as a regular bunion only on the other side of the foot. It is also called a Tailor’s bunion. If large enough, it can prevent the wearing of certain types of shoes comfortably. Once the pinky bunion becomes severe enough, treatment is often surgical. Cosmetic foot surgery entails placing the incision for this procedure in an inconspicuous position so that it is not readily visible (in addition to the pinky bunion removal). This is an NYC FootCare specialty.

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