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Podiatry services offered in Bronx, NY

When you have a foot or ankle problem, quality podiatry care can keep you walking and help you avoid severe outcomes like hospitalization and limb loss. At multispecialty medical practice Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., in the Bronx, New York, Nirmala Tummalapenta, MD, works with a broad range of medical specialists, including podiatrists, to deliver the best in foot and ankle care in their office . Click the online scheduler or call the office to make your appointment now.  

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the medical specialty that examines, diagnoses, and treats problems in the feet and ankles. Podiatrists treat foot and ankle problems stemming from disease, injury, and deformity, while always keeping your holistic whole-body health in mind. 

What conditions does podiatry address?

Your podiatry specialist at Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., treats a wide array of foot and ankle issues, including: 

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Plantar warts
  • Toenail fungus
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Corns and calluses
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Haglund’s deformity (pump bump)
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, gout)

In addition to treating current problems, your provider can take preventive steps to help you avoid complications. For example, podiatrists specialize in diabetic foot care, including advanced wound care strategies that help you avoid amputation when you have a serious diabetic foot ulcer.

What are the most common podiatry treatments?

Podiatry at Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., helps you with all aspects of foot and ankle health and function, including:

Routine maintenance

Routine maintenance appointments are important for everyone with a history of foot problems and for all people who have diabetes and vascular disease. 

These factors all significantly increase your risk of developing foot ulcers or other issues, so it’s important to see your provider at least once a year for foot health checkups. Additionally, your provider can help with toenail trimming, corn and callus care, and other routine care when you need it.

Treatment of acute issues

New issues such as foot or ankle pain, difficulty walking, swelling, and ingrown toenails all need immediate attention. 

These and other foot and ankle issues usually respond to conservative methods like orthotics, foot exercises, splints, anti-inflammatory medication, and minor procedures in the office. 

Treatment of long-term issues

Long-term issues like neuropathy and foot deformities require regular care to prevent symptoms from progressing. Conservative methods often relieve symptoms effectively. But to correct underlying issues like structural deformities, you may need surgery. 

Your podiatrist can perform surgery, often using minimally invasive methods with tiny incisions, to correct serious foot problems permanently if needed. 

Boulevard Medical HealthCare/Tender Medical Care, P.C., provides the best in comprehensive whole-body medical care from top to bottom, your brain (neurology) to your toes (podiatry). To make your appointment, call the office or click on the online booking feature now.