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Dr. Robert Fuerstman, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Robert Fuerstman is a podiatrist practicing in Kearny, NJ. Dr. Fuerstman is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Fuerstman diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
Dr. Robert J. Fuerstman, DPM
  • Kearny, NJ
  • Accepting new patients

Toenail problems?

Possible fungal or bacterial infection under the nail. Go see a podiatrist.

What to do if your foot hurts after working out?

See a specialist for an evaluation.

What’s up with my ankle?

Get an X-ray to rule out fracture. If no fracture, then treat as bone bruise. Elastic compression to control swelling, ice pack in the evening when swelling may be worst. Extra-strength READ MORE
Get an X-ray to rule out fracture. If no fracture, then treat as bone bruise. Elastic compression to control swelling, ice pack in the evening when swelling may be worst. Extra-strength Tylenol for discomfort. Will probably take a few weeks to resolve.

How do you sleep with ankle swelling?

Enough pillows under your ankles so your ankles are higher than your heart.

Is going barefoot good for bunions?

No, not really, unless you were going to walk barefoot forever. Sure, then your bunions wouldn’t hurt. But as soon as you put a closed shoe on, the discomfort will have worsened READ MORE
No, not really, unless you were going to walk barefoot forever. Sure, then your bunions wouldn’t hurt. But as soon as you put a closed shoe on, the discomfort will have worsened as your foot will have spread.

Why do I still have pain after ankle surgery?

Go back to the surgeon who performed the procedure and question him or her.

How can I relieve my ankle pain?

See a foot/ankle specialist for evaluation.

How long does it take to realign a sprained ankle?

Depending on the severity, anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.

Why does my foot hurt so bad after surgery?

Possible infection, low pain tolerance, surgical handling of tissue. More importantly, what surgery was involved due to on the job accident?

What are the symptoms of heel bursitis?

Firstly, pain can be worse when first out of bed or after rest. Secondly, a fullness under the heel, warm sensation in the heel. Discomfort when pressing deep into the heel. READ MORE
Firstly, pain can be worse when first out of bed or after rest. Secondly, a fullness under the heel, warm sensation in the heel. Discomfort when pressing deep into the heel.

How can chiropractic help a twisted ankle?

Chiropractic cannot help a twisted ankle in my opinion.

How long does it take for a broken foot to heal?

Average 6-8 weeks depending on location and if other comorbidities.

I think I have an ingrown toenail. What does this usually look like?

Pain swelling of the entire toe or part of the toe, odor, fluid draining from the toe.

Wrong orthotics?

Switch back to old orthotics. If knee discomfort subsides, then you will know that the new orthotics are the culprit. If the knee pain persists, then it is possible that the knee READ MORE
Switch back to old orthotics. If knee discomfort subsides, then you will know that the new orthotics are the culprit. If the knee pain persists, then it is possible that the knee issue is coincidental to the new orthotics.

What shoes should I wear for hammertoe?

Unfortunately, the shoes to accommodate hammertoes require a rounded and high toe box. Not very stylish. Additionally, the shoes will NOT prevent the hammertoes from getting worse. READ MORE
Unfortunately, the shoes to accommodate hammertoes require a rounded and high toe box. Not very stylish. Additionally, the shoes will NOT prevent the hammertoes from getting worse. Hammertoes are progressive and gradually worsen.