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What is Bunionplasty℠ and am I a candidate

What is Bunionplasty® and am I a candidate as a 47 year old male in NY with bunions? The Bunionplasty® technique allows for the incisions to be hidden –  avoiding unsightly visible scars on the top of the foot to allow for a more aesthetic outcome.  Special plastic surgery techniques are performed to minimize scarring.  … Read more »


Downtime after Bunionplasty℠

If I go ahead and have Bunionplasty® on my right foot, how long will I be unable to walk? I am a 36 year old mother of two and living in New York I need to be able to plan my downtime. Walking after bunion surgery is allowed in nearly all cases, no matter the… Read more »


I keep hearing about cosmetic foot surgery

I keep hearing about “cosmetic foot surgery”. What is the difference between this and regular foot surgery and am I a candidate at a 22 year old woman in NYC? Many patients seek out the best podiatrist or best foot surgeon for cosmetic foot surgery in hopes of having an unsightly foot problem, such as… Read more »


Want to correct my bunions but do not want noticeable scars

As a 46 year old woman in New York, I value the short few months I can wear sandals and want to correct my bunions but do NOT want noticeable scars. Is there a way to avoid this? In my Manhattan bunion surgery practice, patients specifically seek out our Bunionplasty® surgery to avoid noticeable scars… Read more »


My mother has awful bunions. Are bunions hereditary?

I am a 27 year old woman in Manhattan and my Mother has AWFUL bunions. Are bunions hereditary? Bunions (medically known as hallux abductovalgus) can be awful indeed.  Genetics can play a role in the development of bunions.  If your mother or grandmother has bunions then you could be susceptible to develop them too.  So,… Read more »


I currently have a fungus growing on my toenails

I am a 37 year old female and I live in New York City. I currently have a fungus growing on my toenails. I heard the medication for nail fungus is harmful to your liver – Is that true? Many women can get fungal toenails, which can be unsightly as the nail turns colors and… Read more »


What exactly is a hammertoe

I am a 49 year old female who lives in New York. I had a co-worker say something about the way my toes looked. What exactly is a hammertoe and how do I know if I have it? A hammer toe is a condition where the toe becomes buckled or crooked at the toe knuckle. … Read more »


I have recently noticed that my feet have been burning and itching

As a 35 year old woman living in Manhattan I am constantly on the move. I have recently noticed that my feet have been burning and itching. Why is this? There are several causes for burning and itching feet, especially for busy new yorkers.  Some people can gets a fungal rash (called Tinea Pedis) which… Read more »


Does overweight = heel pain?

I am a 43 year old woman and I live in New York City. I am currently overweight. Could this be the cause of my heel pain? Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, may be worsened by being overweight.  Of course the more overweight you are, the more pressure on the heels.  Some people with heel… Read more »


Bunions run in my family and I am now suffering from this issue

I am a 52 year old female living in Manhattan. Bunions run in my family and I am now suffering from this issue. If the pain in my feet continue to get worse I know that I will need to have surgery but is surgery the only option for bunions? Bunion surgery is indeed an… Read more »