Foot Pain Specialist

Grand Central Footcare -  - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Grand Central Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East and Murray Hill, New York, NY

Unless you have time to sit and let your feet rest for several days, your foot pain is quite likely to worsen with each step you take. Before you get to the point where foot pain starts keeping you from your daily routine, see how Les J. Glubo, DPM, FACFAS, and Dawn Olsen Figlo, DPM, of Grand Central Foot Care can help. The skilled podiatry team at the practice’s state-of-the-art New York City clinic — near Midtown East and Murray Hill — offers comprehensive foot pain solutions and if needed, minimally invasive surgery. Schedule your visit online or over the phone.

Foot Pain Q & A

Why do I have foot pain?

Your feet are made up of an intricate network of dozens of bones, connective tissue, and muscles. These components rely on each other to function. But if one little thing goes wrong, or gets injured, you can have foot pain. Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs or bursitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Sprained ankle
  • Fractures, gout, or arthritis

Foot pain doesn’t mean there’s something necessarily wrong on the inside. Rather, you could have a topical issue. Your lingering foot pain can stem from ingrown toenails, corns or calluses, athlete’s foot, or plantar warts.

When do I need to see a podiatrist for foot pain?

The expert podiatry team at Grand Central Foot Care wants to see you as soon as your foot pain starts. After all, early intervention is always best. But if you recently had an injury or have undiagnosed severe foot pain, make sure you get in right away, especially if your foot pain is:

  • Making it difficult for you to bear weight on the front
  • Associated with tenderness, swelling, or inflammation
  • Keeping you from work or daily activities
  • Continuing to get worse

Because your foot pain can possibly be a sign of a broken bone, even if it’s a stress fracture, you also need to head to the clinic right away if you have a bump or notice that a bone may be protruding through your skin.

What is the best treatment for foot pain?

While there’s no one-size-fits-all foot pain treatment, you certainly have plenty of options at Grand Central Foot Care. Dr. Glubo and Dr. Dawn have access to in-house digital X-ray and ultrasound imaging, so they can diagnose your condition on the spot in most cases. Some of the most common treatments for foot pain include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Protective boots and footwear
  • Custom orthotics or arch supports
  • Ultrasound-guided therapeutic injections
  • Multiwave locked system (MLS®) laser therapy

While surgery is almost always a last resort, sometimes it’s unavoidable. You might need surgery for foot pain to repair bone, reconstruct torn tissue, or remove damaged tissue or bone. No matter which treatment is right for you, you can feel confident that the team at Grand Central Foot Care can help.

You won’t have to live another day with foot pain once you start treatment at Grand Central Foot Care. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.