Starrett Podiatry -  - Podiatrist

Starrett Podiatry

Podiatrists located in East Harlem, New York, NY & West Harlem, New York, NY

Foot Pain Specialist

While you may be able to ignore a variety of aches and pains for a period, foot pain is hard to ignore; your feet carry the weight of your body every day. The podiatrists at Starrett Podiatry specialize in the treatment of even the most complex foot problems to get you healed and fully functional as quickly as possible. Schedule your consultation today in one of their six New York offices located in East Harlem and West Harlem in New York City; Flushing, New York; Brooklyn, New York; and Mott Haven and Belmont in Bronx, New York.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

If you’re experiencing foot pain, you’ll likely need to see a podiatrist to identify which of the dozens of potential causes are leading to your pain. The most common culprits include plantar fasciitis, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, ingrown toenails, and stress fractures.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

Podiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems. They use personal and family medical history, physical examination, X-rays, or lab tests to diagnose the underlying condition.

The diagnostic tests your podiatrist orders will vary depending on the signs and symptoms you’re experiencing and their findings during a physical examination.

Is there anything I can do to alleviate foot pain at home?

You can alleviate foot pain that lasts a few days or less at home by resting your foot, applying ice three times a day for 20 minutes each time, and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications.

If your foot lasts longer than a few days, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to prevent further complications.

Why is treatment important?

Treatment is essential for several reasons:

  • Several foot disorders are progressive, which means they get worse over time without treatment
  • The way you walk — your gait — impacts the alignment of the rest of your body. Foot problems and misaligned gait can contribute to knee, hip, and back problems
  • The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely you are to require surgery

Can my primary care provider treat my foot pain?

Primary care providers will often treat foot pain caused by common, minor ailments like corns or calluses. However, most primary care providers will refer you to a foot doctor, or podiatrist, for complex or more severe problems like hammertoe, fractures, or plantar fasciitis.

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist at Starrett Podiatry?

Starrett Podiatry doesn’t require you to have a referral, but your insurance company may have requirements. Talk to your insurance company’s member services department before scheduling an appointment to ensure you’ve met all requirements to receive maximum benefit.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Starrett Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Cigna
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
Empire Plan
Fidelis
GHI
Healthcare Partners
HealthFirst
HealthNet
HIP
Humana
MagnaCare
Medicare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "From beginning to end Starrett Podiatry showed nothing but professionalism and expert knowledge in their field."

    Ernesto A.
  • Yelp

    "My first time in the office was great. They are very professional and caring. I would recommend this place to anyone with foot issues."

    Yummy L.
  • Yelp

    "The surgeons had great bedside manner and explained everything that was going on with my foot. I found the staff easy to work with."

    Michael R.
  • "They provided me knowledge on my diagnosis and also with the necessary tools for a speedy recovery."

    Georgie D.
  • Yelp

    "The foot consultation I received was thorough and explained in a way I could understand. I am now pain free and thankful to have a podiatrist nearby I can trust."

    Patrick L.
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