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Dr. Anthony M. Caristo, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

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Dr. Anthony M. Caristo, DPM
  • Newark, DE
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What can I do for my dry and cracked heels?

Cracked heels are likely a sign of dry skin, however, if your feet perspire often, it can be related the the excess moisture. I would recommend being evaluated by a foot and ankle READ MORE
Cracked heels are likely a sign of dry skin, however, if your feet perspire often, it can be related the the excess moisture. I would recommend being evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to determine the best treatment options

Should I see a podiatrist for my feet If I have diabetes?

Patients with diabetes need to be diligent about inspecting their feet. I do think you should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) especially if you are having READ MORE
Patients with diabetes need to be diligent about inspecting their feet. I do think you should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) especially if you are having pain. They can discuss the possible problems that can develop and discuss good habits to reduce risk.

I have an ingrown toenail. How would it be removed?

Ingrown toenails are a common problem. This can more than likely be done in the office with local anesthetic. Recovery usually takes a few days. I recommend you contact and foot READ MORE
Ingrown toenails are a common problem. This can more than likely be done in the office with local anesthetic. Recovery usually takes a few days. I recommend you contact and foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to discuss options

How are ingrown toe nails removed?

Ingrown toenails are a common problem. This can more than likely be done in the office with local anesthetic. Recovery usually takes a few days. I recommend you contact and foot READ MORE
Ingrown toenails are a common problem. This can more than likely be done in the office with local anesthetic. Recovery usually takes a few days. I recommend you contact and foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to discuss options

How are bunions removed?

Bunions develop due to a muscle imbalance. Correction will require surgical intervention. I recommend you be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to determine READ MORE
Bunions develop due to a muscle imbalance. Correction will require surgical intervention. I recommend you be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to determine the extent of the condition, all underlying causes and what is the most appropriate treatment

Should I stay away from pedicures?

Pedicures can be risky, especially if you have underlying medical condition, such as diabetes. You need to make sure the salon you go to disinfects the instruments they use and READ MORE
Pedicures can be risky, especially if you have underlying medical condition, such as diabetes. You need to make sure the salon you go to disinfects the instruments they use and they are not too aggressive. I would not recommend pedicures if you have diabetes or other medical conditions, such as vascular disease, unless it is supervised by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist)

What should I do to prevent my feet from hurting in the snow?

Walking in snow is a unique challenge. The sidewalks are slick and the walking surface can be very uneven depending on how the snow will pile up. I recommend wearing supportive READ MORE
Walking in snow is a unique challenge. The sidewalks are slick and the walking surface can be very uneven depending on how the snow will pile up. I recommend wearing supportive shoes, especially high top boots for extra support. Also, it will be a good idea to be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) to see if there are other biomechanical influences contributing to your pain

I have a small growth around my ankle. Could it be serious?

Any type of a growth should be evaluated, especially if it is new or has changed recently. I recommend you schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) READ MORE
Any type of a growth should be evaluated, especially if it is new or has changed recently. I recommend you schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) so it can be examined and a proper work up be performed

Can bunions indicate an underlying foot problem?

Bunions develop due to a muscle imbalance in the foot. I recommend you be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle specialist (podiatrist) to discuss options

Why do I find it hard to flex my toes?

Stiffness of the toes can be due to several reasons, such as arthritis. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon (podiatrist) so a diagnosis READ MORE
Stiffness of the toes can be due to several reasons, such as arthritis. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon (podiatrist) so a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment can be initiated

Can heel pain be treated surgically?

Pain in the heel can have several causes. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon (Podiatrist) so a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate READ MORE
Pain in the heel can have several causes. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon (Podiatrist) so a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment can be started. Being a diabetic, you should be evaluated on a regular basis

Why does my ankle sprain easily?

Once you sprain your ankle, you are prone to repeat injury due to weakness of the ankle ligaments. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon READ MORE
Once you sprain your ankle, you are prone to repeat injury due to weakness of the ankle ligaments. I recommend you make an appointment to be evaluated by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon (Podiatrist) so a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment can be started.

My foot looks like it has a wart on the bottom of it. How can I get rid of it?

A lesion on the foot may or may not be a wart. I would recommend you be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) so the proper diagnosis can be made which will guide READ MORE
A lesion on the foot may or may not be a wart. I would recommend you be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) so the proper diagnosis can be made which will guide us to the most appropriate treatment

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

Blisters can occur for several reasons. Shoes that are too loose or too tight can cause this. If your feel perspire, you can develop blisters related to athlete's foot. I recommend READ MORE
Blisters can occur for several reasons. Shoes that are too loose or too tight can cause this. If your feel perspire, you can develop blisters related to athlete's foot. I recommend you be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) so a thorough examination and history taking can occur to get you the best treatment

Why could my feet be so itchy?

If your feet sweat often, this can contribute to itching and scaling of the feet. This is likely athlete's foot (tinea pedis). I recommend you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist READ MORE
If your feet sweat often, this can contribute to itching and scaling of the feet. This is likely athlete's foot (tinea pedis). I recommend you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation so the proper diagnosis and treatment can be initiated.

I have a strange pain in the bottom of my feet. What could be the reason for this?

There is a big ligament on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. If this ligament is overused, it can become painful. I recommend you make an appointment with a podiatrist READ MORE
There is a big ligament on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. If this ligament is overused, it can become painful. I recommend you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation

I have white spots on the bottom of my feet. What could these be?

If your feet sweat often, you can develop this type of problem. I recommend you be evaluated by a podiatrist for a complete history and physical examination so working diagnosis READ MORE
If your feet sweat often, you can develop this type of problem. I recommend you be evaluated by a podiatrist for a complete history and physical examination so working diagnosis can be established and treatment then be initiated

Could foot odor be a sign of an infection?

Foot odor is usually due to too much moisture on the feet. If you sweat a lot, this can contribute to the odor. I recommend you be evaluated by a podiatrist so the correct diagnosis READ MORE
Foot odor is usually due to too much moisture on the feet. If you sweat a lot, this can contribute to the odor. I recommend you be evaluated by a podiatrist so the correct diagnosis can made and a treatment plan initiated

My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?

This may need to be addressed with your primary care practitioner or your ob/gyn. I recommend you be evaluated by your primary care practitioner or ob/gyn and see if there is READ MORE
This may need to be addressed with your primary care practitioner or your ob/gyn. I recommend you be evaluated by your primary care practitioner or ob/gyn and see if there is a condition that needs to be addressed. If they are unable to find anything, I recommend then seeing a podiatrist for an evaluation

Why do I keep getting blisters even after switching shoes?

If your shoes rub, you will continue to get blisters. I would recommend an evaluation by a podiatrist to see if you have a possible bone spur on the back of the heel, which can READ MORE
If your shoes rub, you will continue to get blisters. I would recommend an evaluation by a podiatrist to see if you have a possible bone spur on the back of the heel, which can be contributing to this problem