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Dr. Jeffrey Muroff, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Jeffrey Muroff DPM is a top Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) in Ronkonkoma, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Jeffrey Muroff DPM is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Jeffrey Muroff DPM is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Jeffrey Muroff DPM is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Ronkonkoma, NY, Dr. Jeffrey Muroff DPM is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Muroff, DPM
  • Ronkonkoma, NY
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What happens if I leave my ingrown toenail untreated?

There really is no way to know for sure it may resolve by itself or it may become grossly infected and potentially less to more serious problems. Much of this depends on your READ MORE
There really is no way to know for sure it may resolve by itself or it may become grossly infected and potentially less to more serious problems. Much of this depends on your general health. Are you young and healthy or you older and not so healthy or diabetic? For example many diabetics may let an ingrown nail go and end up with amputations. I suggest having your toe looked at so you can make an informed decision.

Are arch supports the only way to treat neuroma?

An arch support is not the same as a custom orthotic. Custom orthotics are typically excellent for neuroma unless your shoe gear is too narrow. The initial neuroma pain usually READ MORE
An arch support is not the same as a custom orthotic. Custom orthotics are typically excellent for neuroma unless your shoe gear is too narrow. The initial neuroma pain usually responds well to injection, anti inflammatory medication, wider shoes and orthotics. If all of these fail the neuroma can be addressed surgically, however this will result in some permanent numbness which can be irritating. You should make an appointment to see your podiatrist to alleviate your pain.

Is a bunion a bone growth?

Yes. The bony bump that most people think of as a bunion is a bony growth. It is the result of an underlying structural issue of the great toe joint. Initial treatment should be READ MORE
Yes. The bony bump that most people think of as a bunion is a bony growth. It is the result of an underlying structural issue of the great toe joint. Initial treatment should be conservative and can be variable. Your doctor will evaluate the deformity and recommend the best course of action for you.

What can I do to prevent bunions?

The major cause of bunions is biomechanical. That being said avoiding tight or narrow shoes can certainly aggravate the condition.

How are corns under a toenail removed?

There shouldn’t be a corn under a toenail unless there is an underlying bone spur. This is not that common. It is more likely that you may have a wart. The treatment of these lesions READ MORE
There shouldn’t be a corn under a toenail unless there is an underlying bone spur. This is not that common. It is more likely that you may have a wart. The treatment of these lesions is variable. Therefore your situation requires a professional evaluation for the correct diagnosis and corresponding treatment.

I have pain in my ankle and it may need surgery. Will my diabetes make it difficult to heal my ankle?

Diabetes will complicate any surgery. This does not mean that the surgery cannot be done. Work with your surgeon, primary care provider and endocrinologist to optimize your glucose READ MORE
Diabetes will complicate any surgery. This does not mean that the surgery cannot be done. Work with your surgeon, primary care provider and endocrinologist to optimize your glucose control prior to surgery. After surgery be sure to understand and follow your surgeon’s post operative instructions. If you are unsure of what to do don’t be afraid to ask for clarification. Good luck.

What is the best way to clean your feet when you have diabetes?

Just clean and dry well with a mild moisturizing soap. Take the time to dry well between the toes and visually inspect for any cracks redness or openings in the feet. Do not self READ MORE
Just clean and dry well with a mild moisturizing soap. Take the time to dry well between the toes and visually inspect for any cracks redness or openings in the feet. Do not self treat corns callouses or ingrown nails. Be sure to see your podiatrist and eye doctor on a regular basis.

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

Your podiatrist will numb your toe and remove the offending border. In your situation this will likely be done in a permanent fashion.

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

You not only should see a podiatrist, but from what you are describing you must see a Podiatrist ASAP. All diabetics should be seen by a podiatrist and eye doctor on a regular READ MORE
You not only should see a podiatrist, but from what you are describing you must see a Podiatrist ASAP. All diabetics should be seen by a podiatrist and eye doctor on a regular basis in addition to your primary care and / or endocrinologist. Uncontrolled diabetes often leads to pain, amputations, blindness and kidney failure. Regular care and evaluation can significantly reduce these risks.

Should I stay away from pedicures?

If you are in good health and are not diabetic and have no other circulation or nerve problems it is probably ok. Avoid this if you have thickened fungal nails it is also best READ MORE
If you are in good health and are not diabetic and have no other circulation or nerve problems it is probably ok. Avoid this if you have thickened fungal nails it is also best avoided. In addition do not leave nail polish on for extended periods as this breeds fungus

How are bunions removed?

Bunions are removed surgically. There a variety of procedures depending upon the surgeons evaluation. More importantly you should be evaluated and good conservative treatment should READ MORE
Bunions are removed surgically. There a variety of procedures depending upon the surgeons evaluation. More importantly you should be evaluated and good conservative treatment should be attempted prior to surgical intervention.

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

Do you have pain when you walk long distances in warmer weather? If the answer is yes you may have a biomechanical problem. If it is the cold only you may have a vascular problem. READ MORE
Do you have pain when you walk long distances in warmer weather? If the answer is yes you may have a biomechanical problem. If it is the cold only you may have a vascular problem. You should be evaluated ASAP.

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

This is something that is best evaluated by a professional. It is likely not harmful but shouldn’t be ignored.

Can bunions indicate an underlying foot problem?

Bunions are a biomechanical problem. They do not mean that you are in poor health. Painful bunions can progress and lead to increasing pain and difficulty walking. Depending upon READ MORE
Bunions are a biomechanical problem. They do not mean that you are in poor health. Painful bunions can progress and lead to increasing pain and difficulty walking. Depending upon the severity there are several ways your podiatrist will address this problem. See your podiatrist as soon as possible.

Why do I find it hard to flex my toes?

This is a difficult question without knowing your specific history. Some people do just lose flexibility of the toes over time do to arthritic changes and/or toe deformity, i.e., READ MORE
This is a difficult question without knowing your specific history. Some people do just lose flexibility of the toes over time do to arthritic changes and/or toe deformity, i.e., hammertoes or claw toes. Other cases may be more complex and involve nerve issues. If this is a sudden onset problem it is probably more worrisome than if it has occurred gradually. If this problem has come on suddenly or is accompanied by spasm, numbness, or pain, it should be evaluated immediately.

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

You should have this checked by a professional. There are other things that may mimic a wart. Also most over the counter removers have directions that may cause you harm.

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

There are a number of reasons this may be happening to you. Make sure your shoes are not too small and be sure to wear socks. If your feet sweat a lot this may also contribute READ MORE
There are a number of reasons this may be happening to you. Make sure your shoes are not too small and be sure to wear socks. If your feet sweat a lot this may also contribute to the problem. There are also a number of medical conditions that cause blistering. If your shoes fit well, you are wearing socks and your skin is not wet you should be evaluated by your podiatrist.

What is the treatment for hammer toe?

There are a few ways to address this problem. Depending upon your mother’s general health surgery may be an option, however this may entail more than just hammertoe correction. READ MORE
There are a few ways to address this problem. Depending upon your mother’s general health surgery may be an option, however this may entail more than just hammertoe correction. The initial approach should be conservative utilizing shoe gear modification, injection and / or orthoses. Your podiatrist should be consulted to determine the best course of action for your mother.

How can I prevent foot issues?

Wear supportive well fitted shoe gear. Wear white cotton socks that wick away moisture. Change shoe gear frequently. Ideally get two of the same pair of shoes and alternate daily. READ MORE
Wear supportive well fitted shoe gear. Wear white cotton socks that wick away moisture. Change shoe gear frequently. Ideally get two of the same pair of shoes and alternate daily.

I get cramps in my foot very frequently. What could be wrong?

This may be musculoskeletal in nature or possibly related to medications or metabolic conditions. This needs to be evaluated