Progressive care for bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and flatfeet.
If you suffer from any of these conditions, you may have been told that surgery is the best solution. But Dr. Goldstein takes a conservative approach to treatment, and he can often alleviate painful foot problems without surgery.
When surgery is the best option for lasting relief, it is usually performed by Dr. Goldstein at an outpatient surgery center. An anesthesiologist is always on hand to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Bunions – If conservative, nonsurgical measures don’t bring relief from your bunion pain, Dr. Goldstein may correct the deformity with a “bunionectomy” procedure, in which he surgically realigns the bone, ligaments and tendons to restore your big toe to its proper position.
Hammertoes – Hammertoe is a term used to describe a crooked, deviated or contracted toe. Dr. Goldstein can treat hammertoes with protective foot pads or surgery, if needed.
Neuromas – Neuromas are caused by the thickening of the outer coating of a foot nerve. Dr. Goldstein may recommend custom orthotic shoe inserts, injection therapy or shoe style/size. If symptoms become severe, surgical removal of the neuroma can provide lasting relief.
If your foot’s arch loses its strength, the foot’s
framework begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten. Dr. Goldstein
may prescribe special custom orthotic shoe inserts, physical therapy and
medication to relieve pain and inflammation.