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Dr. Jay D. Helman, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

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Dr. Jay D. Helman, DPM
  • Pearl River, NY
  • University Tex Sw Dallas
  • Accepting new patients

Is a bunion a bone growth?

A small amount of a bunion is caused by bone growth. The majority of the bump is bone deviation within the joint. This is why bunion surgery requires bone repositioning with removal READ MORE
A small amount of a bunion is caused by bone growth. The majority of the bump is bone deviation within the joint. This is why bunion surgery requires bone repositioning with removal of a small amount of bone.

What can I do to prevent bunions?

Assuming the surgery worked well, there should be nothing to worry about. What you might consider as a fail safe is a properly fabricated orthotic.

How can I prevent foot issues?

There are many reasons for developing foot problems. The best preventive is comfortable supportive shoes. You might also want to consider support stockings to prevent varicose READ MORE
There are many reasons for developing foot problems. The best preventive is comfortable supportive shoes. You might also want to consider support stockings to prevent varicose veins.

What is the treatment for hammer toe?

Surgery to straighten the toe is the obvious answer. You might want to consider soft leather shoes with leather lining and well cushioned shoes.

I frequently get blisters on my feet when I wear shoes. Why does this keep happening?

the obvious reason is your shoes don't fit properly. Second cause is excessive perspiration. Try foot powder.

I have a bone growth under my heel and it hurts. What should I do?

If the bone growth your referring to is a heel spur. You might find relief, (if you have an high arched foot) with a 3/8 inch heel lift.

What is the best way of recovering from a sprain?

Depends on the severity of the ankle sprain. Better see your podiatrist for proper evaluation and diagnosis. In the meantime, ice, compression, and elevation.

I have had repeated sprains in my ankle. Will it keep happening? What can I do?

Work with a yoga board to improve balance. Get some elastic bands and work on strengthening your leg muscles. If it continues, see your podiatrist.

Is dipping feet in hot water with Epsom salt supposed to help my heel spurs?

Hot water and Epson salt might feel good but will do nothing to alleviate your heel spurs. Try stretching your arch by pulling your toes toward your nose and wear a shoe with 1/2 READ MORE
Hot water and Epson salt might feel good but will do nothing to alleviate your heel spurs. Try stretching your arch by pulling your toes toward your nose and wear a shoe with 1/2 to 1 inch heels. Seeing a Podiatrist would be your best move..

Why does my foot feel heavy?

They might be swollen. See your Podiatrist for proper diagnosis

Why do I keep getting an ingrown toenail?

There is a nail procedure to permanently eradicate the side of the nail growing into your skin

Why do my feet hurt every time I run?

Depends on what part of your foot hurts. See your podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis.

How can I control the bad smell from my feet?

Use Drysol antiperspirant nightly, place baking powder in your shoes and newspaper over night to remove odor and moisture. If this fails, then see your podiatrist.

Why do I keep getting blisters even after switching shoes?

Most likely your heels are slipping up and down. Need to snug up the fit around your heels. Either tape a 1/4 inch piece of felt on the tongue of your shoe or wear heavier socks READ MORE
Most likely your heels are slipping up and down. Need to snug up the fit around your heels. Either tape a 1/4 inch piece of felt on the tongue of your shoe or wear heavier socks and tighten your laces.

Ingrown toenail surgery now have thick ridged nails

The thickening and ridging maybe a result of shoe trauma ( ie: either hitting the top or front of the shoe) when walking. The yellow maybe a fungal infection. I would recommend READ MORE
The thickening and ridging maybe a result of shoe trauma ( ie: either hitting the top or front of the shoe) when walking. The yellow maybe a fungal infection. I would recommend seeing your Podiatrist for an accurate assessment.

Why are my ankles swollen?

sound like venous insufficiency. Try wearing support stockings. My start with 18-21 mm compression knee high. If issue continues to persist see your internist.

Foot pain in the morning

maybe caused by a old mattress causing lower back pressure. Or it may just be lower back issues. Best to have it checked out by your back specialist.