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A podiatrist is a physician who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the lower limbs. Also known as a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a podiatrist specializes in diagnosing abnormal conditions of the foot and ankle, such as injuries, skin conditions, and other problems that can cause discomfort and pain.
Dr. Falivene serves patients in the greater New York area, including Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau County. If your foot discomfort is interfering with your normal activities or causing concern, he can help you heal and put your best foot forward.
A visit to a podiatrist can help ensure the overall health of the foot and ankle. Our feet absorb the stress of our day-to-day movements and athletic activities. If you recently have had an injury, such as a sprain or fracture, a podiatrist such as Dr. Falivene can treat the injury and help get you back to optimal function.
If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, you may want to make an appointment with a podiatrist. Diabetes, for example, causes many problems systemically and regular evaluation by a podiatrist can help prevent wounds, amputation and numbness or burning sensations in the feet.
Skin and nail problems may also be a reason to consult a doctor of podiatric medicine. If you have itchy or irritated skin in the foot area, a podiatrist can help you manage problems.
In addition to treating structural problems, a podiatrist can recognize and treat certain dermatologic conditions. Our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Falivene, treats all problems that affecting feet, including: