Wednesday, 25 November 2020 23:15

foot painDr. Baldinger often hears patients complain of feet that are tired and achy at the end of the day. It really is not normal for feet to be tired. There is always a reason behind having tired, achy or sore feet.

The most common cause of tired feet is the foot flattening out more than it should. This results in excessive stretching of all of the structures on the bottom of the foot, or on the top of the foot. All day long, you’re tugging on these ligaments and tendons, and over the course of a day, they get inflamed and painful, so by the end of the day, your feet are feeling tired and achy.

Yes, Dr. Baldinger can help you with effective treatments to get rid of your pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Suffern and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs. Call 845-425-8686 for your appointment today.

Friday, 20 November 2020 22:37

family feet 4Your children have flat feet.  In fact you, your spouse and your extended family may have flat feet.

Just because everybody has flat feet, doesn’t mean you have to accept flat feet for life, or the standard treatment.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact Harry G. Baldinger, DPM from New York. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What is flat foot? 

There are two types of flat feet, rigid and flexible.  A flexible flat foot is one that is flat to the ground when standing, but the arch returns when you sit.  A rigid flat foot cannot form an arch.  Flat foot can be mild or severe. This article is about flexible flat foot.

What are Symptoms of Flat Feet?

Your child may complain that he/she cannot walk far, participate in school activities, or stand for a long time. You can never find shoes that fit properly, or shoes wear out too quickly.

Your child is not lazy or a complainer.  The pain is real and pediatric flat foot is a disaster waiting to happen.

You may be beginning to develop bunions, hammertoes, heel pain or even knee, back or hip pain. Tears of the posterior tibial tendon are one of the most common symptoms. As the posterior tendon is constantly stretched and stressed it eventually get damaged and tears.  Much foot pain is caused by your untreated flat feet deteriorating.

You have been to the doctor and you know there is not much to do except wear orthotics.

Not true.

What are the limits of orthotics for Children?

Orthotics, when made correctly, hold the foot in the correct neutral position.  The foot arches when standing.  This may relieve discomfort, but it will never correct the shape of the foot or prevent the problem from getting worse as the child grows.

What new treatments are available?

 Dr. Baldinger offers advanced treatment to correct pediatric flat foot. You are not only correcting the foot, but the entire alignment of the body.

The procedure is done in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia.  A tiny stent is implanted through a tiny incision.  No bones, joints or growth plates are disturbed.  Your child can walk immediately after the procedure and typically resumes normal activities in six weeks. The procedure is safe for children as young as five.

What should I do for my baby?

Yes, you may be able to notice flat feet in a baby.  The best advice is to have an evaluation. When you child is walking and ready for shoes Dr. Baldinger dispenses a special prefabricated orthotics for babies with flat feet.  The orthotic will improve the gait, balance and walking comfort of your baby.

You can solve flat foot for life. Yes, no more flat feet. No more pain.

Dr. Baldinger keeps you moving.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Suffern and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs. For more information, or to schedule an appointment call 845-425-8686.

Friday, 13 November 2020 22:25

podiatrist 2 “Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Harry G. Baldinger, DPM from New York. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

You strive for success.  At home, at work and in your community.  You are on your feet a full day, every day.  Your feet deserve the best to keep you going.  Dr. Baldinger provides you with:

Personal service

Safe, no wait appointments

Experience

Expert Care

We solve the lingering, nagging problems that slow you down.  You don’t have to live with foot pain.

Ask yourself.

□ How many times has your ingrown nail been corrected?

□  Why are my orthotics not working, not fitting into my shoes or sitting in a drawer?

□  How do I control gout attacks?

□  Why do I still have pain when I have been to the physical therapist, clinic and orthopedist?

□ How do I prevent recurring infections in my feet?

□  Why am I always embarrassed when I have to take off my shoes and socks?

If you checked off any of these boxes see Dr. Baldinger.  To learn more about our office visit drbaldinger.com.

Dr. Baldinger keeps you moving.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Suffern and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 845-425-8686.

Friday, 06 November 2020 22:25

family shoesEveryday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Harry G. Baldinger, DPM from New York. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

We have all been caught by surprise by an invisible 125 nanometer microorganism.  Although we are all home I want to urge all my patients to continue maintain their foot health.  Yes, there is a lot you can do at home to keep your feet healthy and prevent more serious problems.

Updated Office Information During the Coronavirus Epidemic:

  • My office is open in Monsey only for urgent and medically necessary visits only if you have not been exposed to the coronavirus or currently experiencing symptoms.
  • All counters, door handles, implements and chairs are disinfected between patients.
  • Private appointments are available if you want to avoid others in the waiting room.
  • Help is available via phone too. Call if you don’t know if your foot problem is a medically acute and needs immediate attention.

How Do I Know When My Foot Problem is an Emergency?

  • If you suspect and infection. The signs of infection are skin or nails that are inflamed, have an open wound, and have drainage.
  • Sudden pain, swelling or numbness in your feet.
  • Joint pain in the toe or ankle that prevents you from walking.

How Can I Care For My Feet At Home?

The steps to care for your feet are easy, and I want to stress how important it is to take good care of your feet, as it can directly affect your overall health and lead to more serious problems. 

  1. Disinfect surfaces, implements, pedicure bowl.
  2. Wash your feet every day and dry them well, especially between the toes.
  3. Change your socks every day. Throw out old worn out shoes.
  4. Use a scrub, or pumice stone to remove dead skin, spot treat rough skin or thicker callused areas. If your calluses recur frequently try medical grade silicone padding or an orthotic to cushion the area.
  5. Cut nails straight across to prevent ingrown nails. Clean implements before and after use. 
  6. Avoid using a blade or any other sharp implement to cut calluses or to dig out ingrown nails.
  7. Moisturize dry areas daily to prevent cracks and maintain healthy skin.
  8. Foot soaks are great to relax and relieve stress.
  9. Wash your hands after taking care of your feet.

The items you need for home care are available at pedicurian.com.   They include premium anti-fungal soaps, OTC fungal medication, implements, moisturizers and products to help control sweat and smell.  Many products are diabetic friendly. Free shipping is available to all our patients.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Suffern and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs. Call us at 845-425-8686 for an appointment if this sound like you.

Wishing all our patients health and safety now and always.

Harry G. Baldinger, D.P.M.

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