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By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates
August 19, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Treat Heel Pain with Orthotics from Your Podiatrist in New York City

Walking and running abnormalities can cause inflammation of the ligaments, tendons, and plantar fasciitis that surround the hind foot, which is a common cause of most heel pain in New York City in adults today.  Dr. Meisler, your podiatrist in New York City, works with each individual patient to find the cause of heel pain so that a proper treatment plan can be created with orthotics or other measures. NYC Heel Pain

Because heel pain can interfere with everyday tasks, it is important to seek treatment from Dr. Meisler, your New York City podiatrist, to relieve the pain.  Heel pain in New York City is an inflammation of the connective tissue called the plantar fascia, which stretches from the base of the toes across the arch of the foot to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone.  Over-pronation is the most common cause of heel pain. This occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively while walking and flattens your foot, lengthens the arch, and places added tension.

If you suffer from heel pain, you might benefit from custom orthotics in New York City. Orthotics fit comfortably into your shoe to provide added support for your feet while standing, walking or running. As a patient in New York City orthotics help to decrease discomfort and improve function in not only the foot, but also in other parts of the body so that everyday tasks are not painful.

Foot pain is never normal and should not be ignored.  When you begin to experience pain in your foot it is important to visit Dr. Ken Meisler, your New York City, NY podiatrist, for proper diagnosis and treatment.

For more information on custom orthotics, view our Orthotic FAQ page. 

By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates
August 15, 2013
Category: Foot Care
Tags: orthotics  

Foot ScannersYour feet are the foundation of your entire body, supporting you when you stand, walk and run. But when your feet are functioning poorly, signs and symptoms of altered biomechanics usually result in pain, instability, and poor performance.

The good news is that a custom-made orthotic from Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates can relieve your chronic foot pain by supporting the bone structures of your feet, allowing these structures to work together properly. Orthotics help correct structural problems and conditions such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis; arch pain; pain related to diabetes or age; and many other foot pains related to bunions, sprains and other conditions.

State-of-the-Art Foot Scanners from Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates

Now when patients come into our New York office, we can use our state-of-the-art foot scanner to provide a dynamic, biomechanic assessment of the foot. Our new foot scanning technology offers precise mapping of the contours of the feet, resulting in a more accurate orthotic fitting for each patient. The process is extremely fast and accurate, and using this advanced technology, we can create the most comfortable and suitable solution for the correction of your feet.

If you are experiencing foot pain or instability, visit Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates for a thorough biomechanical assessment. After an evaluation of your foot, we can use our advanced foot scanning system to manufacture the best orthotic specifically for you and your feet.

If your feet hurt, your entire body hurts. At Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates our goal is to design and fabricate the most effective custom orthotic devices to help relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery!

By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates
August 01, 2013
Category: Foot Care

CryotherapyWhen your feet hurt, your entire body hurts, especially when you're suffering from painful neuromas or heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Generally, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or orthotics can effectively treat the pain. But when these conservative treatments aren't enough, chronic heel pain may require surgical treatment.

At Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates we can treat irritating heel pain and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly with a new, fast-acting procedure known as Cryosurgery. For decades, this technique has been used for various areas of the body and is now proving to be very successful at helping treat and manage foot and ankle conditions.

The Procedure

Also known as Cryotherapy, Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed comfortably in our New York office in just one appointment to alleviate pain and nerve problems of the foot.

Using localized freezing temperatures to deaden the irritated nerve, the treatment involves inserting a probe into the tissue of the foot. The extreme freezing temperatures produce an anesthetic effect, reducing inflammation to the site and causing a mild "numbing" effect for as long as it is applied. The freezing inactivates the nerve and, as a result, painful nerve irritation is relieved.

Benefits of Cryosurgery from Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates include:

  • Painless procedure
  • Use of local anesthetic
  • In-office performed procedure
  • Minimal to no down time from walking, work and other activities
  • Decreased use of pain medications that can cause complications
  • No stitches, hospitalization or sedation are required

Cryosurgery has proven to be an effective and popular alternative for treating many chronic and painful foot ailments that involve irritation of an isolated nerve of the foot. If you're looking to get rid of your heel pain, but haven't had much success with conservative treatments, visit our New York office and find out if you are a good candidate for Cryosurgery.