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Dr. Daniel Drapacz, D.P.M.

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Daniel Drapacz is a podiatrist practicing in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Drapacz is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Drapacz 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.
33 years Experience
Dr. Daniel Drapacz, D.P.M.
  • New York, NY
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What is the quickest way to heal a sprained ankle?

Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

Do podiatrists treat ingrown toenails?

Yes, that is part of our specialty.

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

Redness, pain, swelling, and drainage in either corner.

How are calluses treated?

There's a variety of treatments ranging from shaving to removal of underlying bone problem. See a podiatrist and have X-rays in order to evaluate.

What is the meaning of the term ballerina foot?

Primarily from being on point.

Can anyone get athlete's foot?

Yes. it is contagious. The sooner you seek professional treatment the better.

Can I run with flat feet?

Running will not worsen your flat feet though you may develop pain in your arches. You may want to try a pair of custom molded orthotics to prevent further arthritis damage due READ MORE
Running will not worsen your flat feet though you may develop pain in your arches. You may want to try a pair of custom molded orthotics to prevent further arthritis damage due to your condition.

Is my ankle sprained?

The soft tissue around the ankle can take up to three weeks to heal. It's always best to have an X-ray and see a doctor because a severe ankle sprain can cause chronic problems READ MORE
The soft tissue around the ankle can take up to three weeks to heal. It's always best to have an X-ray and see a doctor because a severe ankle sprain can cause chronic problems on the ankle if not treated correctly within the first three weeks.

Why am I experiencing ankle pain after two years of arthroscopic surgery?

Most likely something occurred during the procedure so they were not able to complete the work properly also it is possible to have further damage from the procedure. It's probably READ MORE
Most likely something occurred during the procedure so they were not able to complete the work properly also it is possible to have further damage from the procedure. It's probably best to go to the same doctor or to seek a second opinion and have the ankle reevaluated You should be pain-free immediately after surgery, and the recovery is approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
If you're experiencing pain this long after surgery, something is probably wrong.

I have a corn in my foot. Can corn cap remove that?

A corn is a problem in the skin caused by a bone prominence. A corn cap or pedicure may remove the hypertrophied skin temporarily. To get rid of the corn permanently you may require READ MORE
A corn is a problem in the skin caused by a bone prominence. A corn cap or pedicure may remove the hypertrophied skin temporarily. To get rid of the corn permanently you may require a minor outpatient procedure to smooth the bone.

I have a painful, swollen ankle following an injury. What to do?

You should see a ankle and foot specialist for "stress" X-rays in order to rule out fracture and/or ligament injury. An MRI maybe indicated.

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