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Nathan Plaskey

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Nathan Plaskey is a podiatrist practicing in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Plaskey is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Plaskey 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.
6 years Experience
Nathan Plaskey
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is the pain in my heel a heel spur?

Could be a spur or could be plantar fasciitis. There are some stretching and icing. Possible injections or other modalities.

Is there any way to prevent plantar warts?

Don't go barefoot in gyms or near public swimming pools. You may just be more susceptible of getting them.

I keep getting bunions--what should I do to prevent them?

Depends on the surgery that was done. The wrong procedure may have been chosen for you and that is the reason why they returned.

What should I avoid doing after my ingrown toenail removal?

There are not many restrictions. I had a patient run a marathon the next day.

Is Vick's really a treatment for athlete's foot?

I do not know if Vick's works. I know some doctors will say use it for fungal nails. I would use an antifungal cream or something to help. They sell those over the counter. You READ MORE
I do not know if Vick's works. I know some doctors will say use it for fungal nails. I would use an antifungal cream or something to help. They sell those over the counter. You may always need something prescribed.

Do bunion correctors work?

I have not seen them work. There are a few physicians who say inserts will correct it. I did have a patient tell me her chiropractor reduced her bunion. If it is painful then yes READ MORE
I have not seen them work. There are a few physicians who say inserts will correct it. I did have a patient tell me her chiropractor reduced her bunion. If it is painful then yes I would see a doctor. If it does not hurt then wait and see if it does become painful.

How can I prevent heel pain?

There are icing and stretching that can be done to reduce the pain. Sometimes an injection. Sometimes modification in shoe gear can help.

What happens if I leave my ingrown toenail untreated?

If it is in pain then yes it should be taken care of. If there is an infection it should be taken care of more quickly. If the infection stays and gets to the bone you can lose READ MORE
If it is in pain then yes it should be taken care of. If there is an infection it should be taken care of more quickly. If the infection stays and gets to the bone you can lose your toe or foot

Is a bunion a bone growth?

It is a deformity in the bone. The firmness you're feeling is most likely bone.

Are arch supports the only way to treat neuroma?

They are not. There are other options.

What can I do to prevent bunions?

If it was fixed correctly there is a small chance it returns. If it was not fixed with the right procedure there is a greater chance it returns. To prevent it possible inserts READ MORE
If it was fixed correctly there is a small chance it returns. If it was not fixed with the right procedure there is a greater chance it returns. To prevent it possible inserts and proper shoe gear.

How are corns under a toenail removed?

Sometimes the nail has to be removed (that can be painful), other times it can just be paired down.

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

There is no specific way to clean your feet. You just want to do a daily exam to make sure of no cuts or sores.

What can I do for my dry and cracked heels?

You'll probably want a lotion and use it a few times a day to keep the skin moisturized. Sometimes you may need a prescription one.

What is the cause of my foot pain?

You may have a pinched nerve somewhere in the foot possibly in the tarsal tunnel area. I would recommend seeing a physician.

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

It may not make it hard but it may make it longer. Sometimes with diabetes it takes longer to heal.

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

Yes. That is a good idea. Could prevent further complications down the road for you.

Should I stay away from pedicures?

Depends. Most of my patients still go and have their nails done. I have some that think they gave them a fungus and ingrown toenails.

How can I prevent foot issues?

There are ways to help prevent foot problems. The use of proper shoe gear and/or possible inserts.

How are bunions removed?

Usually surgery is needed to remove the bunion. Depending on where the deformity is depends on the procedure and recovery time.