Prime Care Medical Group
Iffat Sadique, MD
Family Practice Physician & Primary Care Physician located in Brooklyn, NY & Queens, Jamaica, NY
Foot and ankle problems can cause pain and mobility problems, especially for people with diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic issues. Prime Care Medical Group is a top provider of podiatry services for patients at their Brighton Beach and Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, and Queens, Jamaica, NY, locations, preventing and treating both acute and chronic issues affecting the feet and ankles.
Podiatry Q & A
What are Bunions?
Bunions are bony growths that develop at the base of the big toe. Without treatment, they can force the toe joint out of alignment, causing considerable pain and eventually resulting in arthritis. As the joint moves out of alignment, crowding occurs and the big toe may eventually cross over the other toes, making it difficult to find comfortable shoes. Mild bunions may be treated with custom orthotics, but more severe bunions typically require surgery.
Is it OK to Remove Corns and Calluses At Home?
Ideally, corns and calluses should be treated professionally. Any treatment that removes skin poses a risk of infection and many at-home products contain acids that can burn surrounding healthy tissue, resulting in additional pain and tissue damage. Having corns and calluses treated professionally can avoid these risks while providing relief that lasts longer. Patients with corns and calluses that recur can benefit from custom orthotics designed to relieve pressure and making walking and other activities more comfortable.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a strong band of fibrous tissue that extends from the toes to the heel and provides support for the curved arch portion of the foot. This tissue band can become stiff and inflexible over time, especially with age, or it can be irritated from an injury or calcium deposits called bone spurs that form along the heel. People with plantar fasciitis have pain when walking, especially after being inactive for a long period such as during sleep. Plantar fasciitis can be treated with special splints to gently stretch the plantar fascia, sometimes combined with custom orthotics to prevent the condition from recurring. In more severe cases, injections of medications to relieve inflammation and pain may also help.
What is Diabetic Foot Care?
People with diabetes can develop nerve damage and circulatory problems that can increase their risk of dangerous foot infections which in turn can lead to amputations. Diabetic foot care includes regular exams and treatments aimed at keeping the feet as healthy as possible so patients can enjoy greater mobility and prevent serious issues from developing.
Dr. Sadique accepts most major insurance plans. Co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service. Certain services provided at our clinics are not covered by insurance companies - requiring patients to pay in full for such services. Self-pay appointments are $40 plus fees for any blood work done. *Please note that the insurances accepted at each location vary. For a full list of insurances accepted at each clinic, click here.