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By Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry
February 22, 2021
Category: heel pain

Plantar fasciitis symptom is severe heel pain caused by damaged tissue and inadequate rest to allow for healing. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed and, if ignored, can have long-term harmful effects.

What are the signs of Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Tenderness or inflammation in the heel.
  • Pain or discomfort when you take your first step in the morning or after getting up from an idle position.
  • Heel pain after exercising or engaging in intense physical activity, especially running or jogging.
  • Burning sensation in the foot in general, or in the heel in particular.

However, experts recommend that a little resting period and some preventive measures can eliminate this problem.

At Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry, our experts suggest the following ways to manage your pain:

  • If the pain is caused after exercising, take some time off and let your feet repair the damaged tissue.
  • Avoid strenuous activity and choose relatively easier sports that do not put too much pressure on your feet, like swimming.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with soft padding and extra heel and arch support for better balance and to avoid injuries.
  • Elevate your feet while resting to avoid swelling and inflammation.
  • If you are overweight, maintaining a healthy weight will reduce pressure on your feet and prevent such conditions.

If your heel pain is persistent and is not improving despite adopting precautionary measures, schedule an appointment or visit any of our two convenient office locations: Brooklyn - Heights, NY (718) 624-7537 or Brooklyn, NY (718) 567-1403, so that our experts can examine your feet thoroughly and devise an appropriate course of treatment accordingly.

Our podiatrists are experienced in treating a wide variety of foot conditions, including sprains, injuries, stress fractures, bone or joint deformities, diabetes-related problems, fungal or bacterial infections, and more. Contact us today and benefit from our advanced technologies and high-quality services geared to ensure that your podiatric needs are served in the best possible manner.

By Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry
October 12, 2020
Category: Foot Care

A lot of us don’t think about the health of our feet until they start to hurt or cause us problems. Our feet do so much for us, yet we do so little to keep them in good health. The truth is that many people are either unsure of where to go for treatment or think it's normal to have continuous foot pain. However, by ignoring foot pain we are causing more harm to ourselves. If you notice any changes in your feet, whether, in appearance or how they feel, you should immediately notify your podiatrist, a specialized medical professional trained to assess, diagnose, and treat foot-related injuries and disorders.

Today Dr. Joseph C. Stuto, Dr. Joseph A. Stuto, Dr. Lisa Fuchs, and Dr. Momna Younas at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY, share three signs that should prompt you to speak to a podiatrist right away.  

  1. You have swollen feet. Persistent swelling in your feet is not something to ignore. It could be a sign of a serious medical condition that requires a trip to the doctor.
  2. You have diabetes. Diabetes puts you at a higher risk of developing different foot problems like neuropathy and ulcers. Even a minor issue could lead to complications such as amputation and loss of limb if left untreated. Any signs of discoloration, cuts, pain, sores, and infection around the lower extremities should be looked at by a podiatrist right away. Your daily foot care regimen plays a critical role in diabetes management.
  3. You have constant foot pain. If you are experiencing unusual pains in your feet and ankles, it warrants a trip to the podiatrist. Foot pain that starts for no apparent reason can signal the onset of arthritis and a variety of different health issues.

Your feet require proper care and attention. Even changes that may seem small are worth the attention and may even save one's life. Do not hesitate to contact us at either of our two offices in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 or (718) 567-1403, to schedule an appointment with our foot doctors who are experts in determining the best treatment plan for your foot condition.

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
April 20, 2020
Category: foot care tips

Feet are complex structures designed to make us mobile and execute our movements swiftly. They face the maximum risk by carrying our entire weight, and yet are likely to get the least of our attention.

While we may take them for granted, our feet are usually the first ones to suffer if there is anything wrong in our body. This is why at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY, our experts always advise listening to your feet.

Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • Foot cramps are a sign of dehydration. Your body needs water and maybe lacking some essential nutrients, which is why your feet may be cramping.

  • Burning feet or itchy skin is usually a sign of skin infection. Check your feet daily for any changes in the color or texture of your skin. Consult a podiatrist if you notice anything unusual.

  • If your feet are always cold, it could indicate poor blood flow in your lower limbs. This may be due to diabetes or nerve damage caused by neuropathy.

  • Plantar fasciitis can be identified if you experience excessive heel pain or you may have developed calcium deposits in your heel that also cause extreme pain.

  • Flat feet and arch pain are common especially if you are overweight. Your feet may be suffering from excessive pressure resulting in pain and discomfort.

If you feel that your feet are in pain or your movement is not easy, contact our two offices in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 or (718) 567-1403 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Stuto immediately. For the safety of our patients and staff, we’re now offering telemedicine. Stay safe and keep your feet safe from harm as well. If they are healthy, there is a high chance of your entire body being healthy and happy.

By contactus@brooklyn-podiatrists.com
August 22, 2019
Category: Foot Injuries
Tags: Foot Pain   Ankle Sprain   ankle injury  

While most ankle sprains occur due to sports activities, it is common to experience sprains due to other reasons as well such as tripping, injuries and the like.

There is no doubt that ankle sprains need to be treated by a doctor or a medical professional; however, here are a few tips to safeguard your ankles effectively:

 

  • The ‘RICE’ method is quite well known to treat ankle sprains, i.e. rest, ice application, compression, and elevation.
  • Rest is critical as any damaged tissue inside your feet and ankles will not get any time to recuperate and return to health if you do not allow any time between your physical activities.
  • Physical therapy not only protects your feet and ankles, but it also helps in speeding up the healing process and alleviating issues like joint pains, bone deformities, arch issues, etc.
  • Wearing the right footwear that is shock-absorbent and softer on the heels is useful to enhance the health of your feet. Sudden movements, especially in intense workouts, may result in sprains and injuries if proper footwear is not used.
  • Orthotic inserts are also an excellent tool to ensure stability and balance, thereby reducing your chances of spraining your ankles.

At Joseph Stuto, DPM, our podiatrist is not only equipped with the latest technology but also possesses vast experience in treating a diverse range of foot conditions like fungal toenails, bunions, arthritis, diabetic nerve damage to the feet, ingrown toenails, fractures, sprains and more.

If you have any foot pain or if you require any further information regarding the health of your feet, feel free to contact us or visit any of our offices located in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403. Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Joseph Stuto can examine your feet and prescribe the right course of treatment accordingly.

By contactus@brooklyn-podiatrists.com
August 13, 2019

Orthotic inserts are the most widespread and safe solutions to a number of foot and ankle problems. While standard inserts are available over-the-counter, orthotic inserts that are customized by a podiatrist to treat a specific problem are more effective.

Here are some of the most frequent issues that can be addressed by using orthotics:

  • Inflammation of the tissue under your foot that connects the heel with the toes, also known as plantar fasciitis;
  • Heel and arch pain caused by inadequate support or ill-shaped shoes that harm the shape of your feet;
  • Soreness due to Achilles tendonitis;
  • The occurrence of bunions and other bone and joint deformities are mostly seen as a result of wearing poorly-fitted shoes;
  • Corns and calluses that cause your skin to become hard and scaly, making you prone to fungal infections and bacteria;
  • Swelling and pain experienced at the ball of the foot arising from excessive stress on the feet;
  • Muscle sprains and bone fractures may be avoided due to enhanced stability and a stronger grip.

Depending on the kind of foot condition our patients have, our podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Stuto can recommend either a soft orthotic insert or a hard one, designed exclusively to treat the particular issue that you are encountering.

It is important and more beneficial to get the inserts customized according to the shape of your feet. If your insert does not provide your feet the support it is supposed to, your feet could suffer even more.

Know that your orthotics can take you a long way if you let them. Make the right choice and use the inserts for your well-being. For your queries regarding orthotic inserts, or any questions regarding the condition of your feet, feel free to contact Joseph Stuto, DPM at (718) 624-7537. Our team of experts is experienced and trained to treat a diverse range of ankle and foot disorders and are here to address your concerns.