Welcome to the City Footcare Podiatry Blog

Greetings!  I started this blog to talk about foot problems.

As a podiatrist in New York City (NYC) I get to see so many diverse foot problems.  The name of the blog came from my Google Analytics.  The most searched term to find me on Google has been “Best Podiatrist NYC”.  So, as a humble person, I cannot take credit for the title completely.

What I would like to do is present actual cases of my patients that come in.  (Names withheld of course.)  Every day I see the usual common problems like plantar fasciitis (heel pain), neuromas (nerve pain), ingrown toe nails, nail fungus (onychomycosis), tendonitis, joint pain, fractures, bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, joint dislocations, soft tissue injuries, tendon tears, ligament tears (strains and sprains), and many other common foot problems.  Additionally, everyday more obscure pathologies come in that challenge my diagnostic abilities.  I do x-rays, ultrasounds, fluoroscopy and MRI’s.

Every Friday I do foot surgery.  This is the most rewarding part of my job.  Here, I get to use my mechanical ability to go in there and fix things.  Prior to going to medical school I did carpentry work in order to pay for University.  I am really good with my hands and tools.  I am able to think analytically and visualize the anatomy in three dimensions.  I love to modify and refine old procedures as they apply to each individual’s unique pathology in my surgeries.  I like to think that my surgical abilities are truly a gift and I love to teach my residents to be better surgeons.  My residents love working with me and learning things that other podiatrists don’t teach them.

Going forward I will try to write a little bit here and there and talk about podiatry and anything else that comes to mind.  Being my first post I doubt many people will see this, but hopefully I’ll build a following.  Please feel free to email me and comment.  I will write back.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

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Best Podiatrist NYC
 
City Footcare, PC
20 E 46th Street New York, NY 10017
212-871-0800
www.cityfootcare.com
cityfootcare@gmail.com
Specializing in foot surgery, bunion surgery, hammertoe surgery, cosmetic foot surgery, general podiatric surgery.

3 Comments

  1. John on August 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Very interesting stuff! Hoping that one of your future blogs will address my problem, bunions. I only have one and it rarely bothers me but I noticed that its getting worse. Walking on irregular surfaces like the beach really aggrevate it, but I have more good days than bad. What would you recommend?

    • drsilver on August 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

      Hi John, thanks for reading my new blog!

      I will post a case of a bunion very soon. I do bunion surgery pretty much every Friday… I’ll post a case when a patient comes in and I take some photos. I may even get to it this afternoon as I have a young lady who had bunion surgery 5 days ago coming in for her postoperative visit later.

      To answer your question, I am conservative when it comes to bunion surgery. I often advise my patients not to have surgery unless you get to the point where you either can’t fit into the shoes you want to, can’t do the activities you want to, or have regular pain with daily activities. I can be talking into doing some bunion surgery for cosmetic reasons but I always advise the patients to seriously consider it first. In my residency I trained with plastic surgeons who taught me all the tricks to making incisions heal with little to no scars.

      Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for a post on bunion surgery! Lawrence

  2. Kylia on August 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hey Dr. Silverberg! Cool blog. I like that you provided some background about yourself in this first post. I also like the pictures and discussions of how you’re helping people get back on their feet. Good work!

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