Foot Problems Specialist

As a leading New York City podiatrist, Dr. Glass provides top-quality, state-of-the-art care for a wide range of foot problems right in his Midtown Manhattan office.Patients can get the best care and the most effective results for their foot problems.

Foot Problems Q & A

by Andrew R. Glass, DPM

What are the most common causes of foot problems?

The foot comprises hundreds of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. That translates to the likelihood of a multitude of problems. While some foot problems occur as a result of sports injuries, falls or other impacts, many other foot problems develop as a result of aging, arthritis or other systemic illnesses or diseases.  Other foot problems can occur from ill-fitting shoes and improper arch support. A few anatomical problems, like hammer toes or bunions, may even be caused by inherited factors that cause you to walk in a certain way. Dr. Glass is skilled in determining the underlying causes of foot problems so he can recommend the best treatment for each patient's individual needs.

What are common foot problems?

These foot problems include:

  • Gout and arthritis
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet and fallen arches
  • Calluses and corns
  • Turf Toe
  • Heel spurs
  • Stress fractures
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nerve Damage


How are foot problems diagnosed?

Dr. Glass uses advanced techniques for the diagnosis of foot problems, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed right in his office. An MRI scan uses no x-ray radiation but instead relies on radio and magnetic energy to form images of the internal structures of the foot, including the soft tissues. As these rays are transmitted through your body, hydrogen atoms send out waves in response, forming highly detailed cross-sectional images that can be used to diagnose problems and even evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Of course, in addition to MRI, Dr. Glass also relies on a comprehensive exam and patient history, as well as x-rays when necessary.

Do all foot problems require surgery?

No, many problems can be managed conservatively, with orthotics, exercises, and changes in your walking habits, or even your lifestyle. Other issues respond very well to oral or injected medications. When surgery is required, most procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques to reduce risks and improve healing for optimal results.

Major Insurances Plans Accepted

At New York Podiatric Medicine & Surgery P.C., we accept most insurance plans as full or partial payment. Patients are responsible for deductibles and coinsurances. Please contact our office if your insurance plan is not listed.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr.Glass knew what he was talking about; and was willing to listen; answer questions and explain procedures. Not every Doctor will do that."

    Nina H.
  • " I returned to him recently for treatment again because my toes were jammed as a result of running the NYC marathon this year. Again, I found him to be excellent..."

    Sovanni B.
  • "Dr. Glass and staff are awesome. He took the time to show me my sons X-rays and explained every detail. Highly recommended."

    Tashana M.
  • 'Dr. Glass was very thorough in his examination of both my feet and the explanation of the surgical procedures he would use to correct my problems."

    Karen G.
  • "The pain I had for so many years is gone just after a few weeks of recovery from surgery. I would recommend anyone who is experiencing foot pain to schedule."

    Inez
  • "The experience in Dr. Glass's office is unmatched. . These guys are superb.. had a free cab to send me back home after surgery. . I'm just so grateful I found him."

    Anonymous
Location
NY Podiatric Medicine & Surgery P.C.
315 Madison Ave, #2301
Midtown Manhattan

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-844-2275
Fax: (212) 867-3845
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