Overview of Feet and Ankle Problems

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Overview of Feet and Ankle Problems Our feet are essential in our daily lives, whether it be for walking, running, driving, or a number of other activities. Since we use our feet so regularly, injuries or problems with the feet may arise due to many factors including congenital defects and heredity, degenerative diseases, fungal, viral […]

Sports Injuries

As an athlete, few things can be more devastating than suffering an injury that forces you to the sideline. At Great Neck Family Foot Care, we’ve helped athletes deal with missing time in the past. Our podiatrist is well versed in diagnosing and treating the common sports injuries that affect your feet. To learn more […]

Shin Splints

Have you begun to experience pain along the front of your lower leg, right around the shin bone?  Has this pain started as a result of an increased running or exercise program?  If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you may be dealing with shin splints. Here at Great Neck Family Foot Care, our team […]

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon is an important leg tendon that attaches the calf muscle to the inside foot bones, keeping the arch in its position and providing support when walking. The tendon commonly becomes torn or inflamed due to overuse, high-impact sports, and falls, which can result in flatfoot, instability, and decreased arch support over […]

Peroneal Tendon Injury

Peroneal tendons are also known as stirrup tendons because they run parallel along the outer ankle bone, attaching to the inside and outside of the foot near the arch. Their function is to stabilize the ankle and foot. Injury to the peroneal tendons can occur suddenly during sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, or […]

Osteochondromas

Osteochondromas occur underneath the toenail when benign bone tumors form in that area, typically after injury. Most common in children and young adults, osteochondromas account for approximately 50% of all benign bone tumors. Most of the time, osteochondromas do not cause pain; however, discomfort can result if they irritate surrounding tissue. If osteochondromas deform the […]

Osteochondritis

Osteochondritis is stiffness, swelling, and pain in the ankle joint due to lesions or fractures that form on the joint surface as a result of previous twisted-ankle injuries. Osteochondritis can affect persons of any age. Symptoms of osteochondritis resemble those of an ankle sprain, such as swelling, pain, and a difficult time putting weight on […]

Fractures

There are many bones in the human foot, some of which are very small. In fact, almost 25% of the body’s bones are housed in the feet. Thankfully, a fractured, or broken toe or forefoot bone is usually not serious or disabling. However, foot bone fractures are still painful and require proper diagnoses and treatment. […]

Broken Ankle

A broken ankle is an immensely painful and debilitating injury that can limit your ability to perform even the most basic physical movements. Full recovery often takes at least a couple of months from a broken ankle. If you have suffered from a broken ankle, contact Great Neck Family Foot Care, a podiatrist in Port […]

Ankle Sprain Injuries

As one of the most common forms of ankle injuries that can be sustained, ankle sprains can be difficult to manage without the help of an ankle specialist. Living with a sprain can make simple actions such as walking around and completing everyday tasks difficult or even impossible. Because of this, it is imperative that […]