ETL Podiatry

Experienced Podiatric Care in Queens and Melville, NY

Melville Office: (631) 549-8637

801 Walt Whitman Rd. Melville, NY 11747

Briarwood Office: (718) 657-8921

84-75 Main St. Briarwood, NY 11435

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toenail health

Your Toenails Can Indicate Health Problems

The color and texture of your toenails can indicate problems such as nutritional deficiencies, systemic diseases such as diabetes, and bacterial and fungal toenail infections. Signs of many problems often show up in your extremities first, so your toenail condition should be monitored regularly. Toenail changes that may indicate other health issues include: Dark or

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plantar fasciitis

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

The wide, fibrous tissue that spans the bottom of your foot can become irritated and inflamed from too much stress, causing serious pain and discomfort. This condition, called plantar fasciitis, can also strike those who have been inactive for a while and then suddenly decide to start exercising. Complications often radiate to the heel area

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sprained ankle

Treating a Sprained Ankle

A twisted ankle that causes a severe sprain is a very common occurrence. People who have had previous ankle injuries that were not properly treated are more susceptible to having future sprains. This is because repeatedly spraining your ankle and not getting proper treatment from your podiatrist causes chronic instability in the joint that may

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custom orthotics

Using Custom Orthotics To Stop Foot Pain

Custom-made orthotic shoe inserts and braces are fabricated and molded to fit your precise foot shape. When used in combination with properly fitted footwear, orthotics will alleviate and treat a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. Properly formed and fitted custom orthotics can also postpone or entirely prevent the need for surgery in many

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foot fungus

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot Fungus

Peeling, itchy, and burning skin are the symptoms when an athlete’s foot fungal infection gets all over your feet. While the physical effects are annoying and even debilitating, the foot odor can also be quite unpleasant. The fungi that cause this infection are very prevalent in the environment, so the best way to avoid getting

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toe pain

Why Does My Big Toe Hurt?

Having a painful problem with your big toe can be very debilitating since your big toe is instrumental in helping you to stand and walk. Pain in the big toe can be caused by a variety of causes including disease and injury. 3 main causes of big toe pain include: Gout—This is a painful condition

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4 Foot Problems To Expect as You Get Older

Our bodies really take a beating over the years, and as we get older our feet become more susceptible to a variety of ailments and conditions. Getting enough exercise and eating right are obviously important for overall health. While the effects of aging can be slowed down somewhat, most people will experience one or more

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4 Great Tips for Healthy Feet

Taking good care of your feet is an excellent way to improve your overall health and to avoid injuries. Your feet create the foundation for the rest of your body to stand on. When they are healthy and well supported, you avoid potential injuries to your knees, hips, and back as well. Four tips for

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Treatment for Fallen Arches (Flat Feet)

The unmistakable fact that our feet form the foundation for the remainder of our body is particularly true when we are talking about the ramifications of having untreated flat feet. If your feet are not properly supported and aligned, the effects can cause alterations to the way you walk that can travel to your knees,

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ingrown toenails

Ingrown Toenails Can Be Prevented

Dealing with an ingrown toenail can be a real pain. When your sharp nail pushes into the tender skin on the edge of your toe, it will cause redness, swelling, and oozing which may be the sign of a fungal toenail infection. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid getting an ingrown

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