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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
January 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain  

If left untreated, your foot pain can quickly grow from a simple nuisance to a condition which affects the most simple tasks in your daily foot painlife, such as walking to get the mail outside or playing with your children. Fortunately, your Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY podiatrists can help you get to the bottom of your foot pain and find a treatment to get you back to your active lifestyle. Learn more about common foot issues with Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee.

Different Types of Foot Problems

  • Bunions: Bunions look like a large bump at the base of the big toe and often begin painlessly. However, after time, bunions grow larger, causing the toes to point outward and overlap. Thanks to their location, bunions take the brunt of your body’s weight, causing pain, irritation and swelling.
  • Hammertoe: Hammertoes occur when the toe curls into a claw-like shape which resembles a hammer. The toe normally rubs against shoes, causing painful corns and calluses while the hammertoe itself causes pain and irritation.
  • Heel Pain: Heel pain comes from many causes, the most common being plantar fasciitis. Bursitis, tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, injury and trauma can also cause heel pain.
  • Ankle Pain: Ankle pain can make walking and standing difficult and occurs due to many circumstances. Though ankle pain usually comes from a trauma or injury, such as a sprain, multiple many sprains can cause chronic conditions like ankle instability.

Foot Pain Treatments in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing 
Treatments for foot pain varies depending on your diagnosis. Often, conditions relating to wearing ill-fitting shoes like bunions and hammertoe require only careful monitoring and switching to more comfortable shoes. In their later stages, these conditions require surgery to realign the tissues and bones in the foot and correct the problems. Heel and ankle pain is often treated with plenty of rest to let the body heal on its own alongside over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if at-home treatments fail, your doctor may recommend customized insoles for your shoes called orthotics, braces to help align the foot and ankle, physical therapy or even surgery.

For more information on treating common foot problems, please contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski and Dr. Yakov Haimof at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY. Call (201) 363-9844 to schedule your diagnostic appointment with your podiatrist today!


Up to 60 percent of older adults are affected by a foot disorder, including bunions. Known as one of the more common foot disorders, bunions form as a bony bump on the side of your foot, near the base of the big toe. Bunions can be caused by genes or by wearing ill-fitting tight shoes for long periods of time. Preventing the progression of your bunions involves wearing properly-fitting shoes that accommodate your toes, are not too high in heels, and have good arch support.

Bunions can be very troublesome if they are not treated correctly. If you are having problems with your bunions contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or an enlargement of boney growth, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big toe to become inflamed and painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

  • Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary
  • Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that places stress on feet, such as heels, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development. Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor.

How are Bunions Treated?

  • Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort
  • Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs
  • Orthotics or foot inserts
  • Surgery

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Understanding your body is crucial toward treatment and prevention of knee and foot injuries. Knee and foot injuries can occur as a result of any physical activity, such as running or even just walking. The knee joint in particular is a complex joint, surrounded by ligaments, allowing us to walk and run. Knee injuries can become especially severe if left untreated, potentially leading to a loss of muscle strength and mobility over time. It’s recommended to seek the advice of your podiatrist and possibly follow up with physical therapy treatment. Surgery is also a potential treatment option, depending on the severity of the injury.

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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