Dr. Jay Mermelstein, DPM, DAPM, Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Primary Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Jay Mermelstein, DPM, DAPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Primary Podiatric Medicine

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105 Stevens Ave Suite 301 Mount Vernon NY, 10550
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Dr. Jay Mermelstein is a podiatrist practicing in Mount Vernon, NY. Dr. Mermelstein is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Mermelstein 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.

Education and Training

NYCPM DPM 1988

Board Certification

American Board of Podiatric Medicine

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Dr. Jay Mermelstein, DPM, DAPM's Expert Contributions
  • How long does it take to recover from a bone spur surgery?

    Depending on the surgeon’s procedure, the healing time can vary. I can only give general information because I have no idea of your medical history, age, etc. The best advice is to ask your doctor who is performing the surgery and they can give you a better idea. Thanks for the question. READ MORE

  • Is my foot broken?

    By broken, I am assuming you mean fractured. You should see a medical professional. Based on the history, they would probably send you for X-rays. There are occasions where more advanced imaging is necessary, i.e., MRI, CT, etc. You should have it evaluated as soon as you can, in case you have a fracture. Good luck and thank you for the question. READ MORE

  • I have constant foot pain?

    You should be evaluated by a Medical Professional ie. Podiatrist. The main goal is to obtain an accurate diagnosis so proper treatment can be provided. Pain is one way our body tells us something is wrong. A week of pain without improvement is an excellent reason to have it evaluated. READ MORE

  • Toenail?

    You should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. Thank you, Jay Mermelstein, DPM DABPM  ACPM READ MORE

  • Working an 8-hour shift with wet feet?

    I would see a medical professional. You did not specify if it was clean or dirty water. Considering there can be microbes anywhere. When your feet are in a moist environment for hours, you are more prone to fungal and bacterial infections. A medical professional can make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Jay Mermelstein, DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • How do you get rid of ankle pain after surgery?

    The best advice I can give is to speak to your surgeon. They may have certain protocols for pain relief. Oftentimes, physical therapy is utilized.There is usually pain after surgery, but it should be proportional to the procedure performed. I would first talk to your surgeon and take it from there. Without a history, physical exam it is difficult to give specific advice. Thank You, Jay Mermelstein, DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • What does a pinched nerve in the foot feel like?

    A pinched nerve may also be called a nerve entrapment depending on the situation. Patients have said it feels like any one of these symptoms. Numbness tingling shooting or electrical type of pain or sensation. A podiatrist, orthopedist, or neurologist can help make a definitive diagnosis which is extremely important. Thanks, Jay Mermelstein ,DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • How do you get rid of a ganglion cyst on your foot?

    With a ganglion cyst, conservative measures are drainage and inserting a corticosteroid. This sometimes needs to be done more than once. Some doctors, depending on the location, may opt to surgically excise the ganglion. Remember location on the foot, history first or 5th time? These are some of the variables a doctor would consider. Remember, a comprehensive history is very important for the best results. Jay Mermelstein, DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • How do you reduce swelling after ankle dislocation?

    I am assuming you were diagnosed by an orthopedist because you said it was dislocated. I would have you ask your doctor that diagnosed it. Some general advice is elevation proper immobilization. Again, there can be differences in dislocations so the best advice is to ask the orthopedist that diagnosed your dislocation. READ MORE

  • Throbbing pain on the sides of my feet?

    Without knowing further information, it would be irresponsible to accurately diagnose exactly what is going on. Remember, accurate diagnoses for proper diagnosis is necessary for proper treatment. I do think it is safe to say that whatever was going on was created or exacerbated by running. Best advice is to see a foot doctor for an examination. Thank You, Jay Mermelstein, DPM PC READ MORE

  • Knots on the bottom of my feet?

    You should see a podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis. Without actually examining your foot I can only say some possible reasons. If they are in the skin only they may be hard skin. When they are circular and penetrate to the deeper layers they may be a porokeratos or another term is an IPK which is an abbreviated term. In a case like that an exfoliative agent can help. If the bumps are below the skin there are some cases of benign plantar fibromas which are different then previously described. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. Thanks, Jay Mermelstein DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • Toenail issue?

    Without examination or medical history, I cannot give you an exact diagnosis. One likely possibility is that there is clearly separation between the nail plate and bed. There may be a localized infection due to the repetitive microtrauma of the nail hitting the shoe. You should consult a foot specialist and be seen in the office in case a procedure is necessary. READ MORE

  • Can you walk after toenail removal?

    In general, yes. A great has to do with how bad the ingrown toenail was. If it was infected or was very painful before walking for a day or two might be beneficial to take it easy. Also, to reduce pain while walking a post-op shoe can help reduce discomfort because it reduces any pressure on the ingrown site. So, again, to answer your question, the answer is yes, unless your doctor advises otherwise. READ MORE

  • Foot issues?

    Best advice is to be evaluated. From the info you gave, calluses are caused by shearing force or more pressure in a particular area, unclear from question if surgery was done in regards to callus. The itching can have many different reasons from dermatitis, athletes foot infection fungal sometimes bacterial as well. It is important to rule out neurological issues as they too can cause burning and itching sensations. An in-person evaluation would probably be best. Jay Mermelstein, DPM DABPM READ MORE

  • Can a podiatrist treat foot fungus?

    Absolutely, a competent podiatrist can treat foot fungus and toe nails. Dr. Jay Mermelstein, DPM READ MORE

  • When do you see a doctor for a sore ankle?

    When there are no signs of improvement, i.e., pain, swelling, or discomfort. Usually, if it is bothering you, it is a good idea to seek advice from a medical professional. Dr. Jay Mermelstein READ MORE

  • How do I know if my ankle injury is serious?

    Pain swelling bruising are clinical signs . Your pain level though subjective is also important. You should see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further evaluation. You may need x-rays and depending on the clinical picture an MRI may be helpful. READ MORE

  • Can a podiatrist perform surgery?

    Podiatrists can perform surgery. It is important that the podiatrist is properly trained in surgery for the best outcomes. Board certification in surgery is a plus. READ MORE

  • What's wrong with the bottom of my feet?

    A complete medical history must be taken to consider all factors. Anything from improper shoe gear to plantar fasciitis to neurological or other issues. You really need to be evaluated by a podiatrist or other medical professional who is properly trained. READ MORE

  • What causes toenails to be thick and yellow?

    A possible cause may be fungus, but the other potential reasons to have ruled out. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist or other appropriate health professional. If it is fungus, I have not seen patients with success with store bought topical treatment. One final tip if it is a fungal nail, sanitization of your shoe gear is critical to prevent reinfection. READ MORE

Professional Memberships

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105 Stevens Ave Suite 301 -
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
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et to know Podiatrist Dr. Jay Mermelstein, who serves patients in Mount Vernon, New York & East Windsor, New Jersey. 

Dr. Mermelstein is a board-certified podiatrist who has been in practice since 1988. He maintains two offices, one in Mount Vernon, New York and the other in East Windsor, New Jersey. There, he specializes in treating podiatric medical conditions of the foot and ankle using the most current and state-of-the-art equipment and treatment practices. He also integrates quality of care with communication and compassion, as well as emphasizes patient education in medical conditions and proper footwear. His goal is to provide the highest quality of foot care.

Dr. Mermelstein is also affiliated with Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon, New York. Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital is a 176-bed, community-based teaching hospital that has been serving the medical needs of the community and region since its founding in 1891.

Dr. Mermelstein earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1988. He then went on to complete his residency at the same College in 1989. Dr. Mermelstein also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. 

Dr. Mermelstein is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Mermelstein is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). The ABPM exists to offer podiatric physicians a comprehensive board qualification and certification process in podiatric medicine and orthopedics.

Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Podiatrists treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments, including calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, and arch problems. They also treat foot and leg problems associated with diabetes and other diseases. 

Dr. Mermelstein is married with two children. He is an avid animal lover and has four dogs of his own.

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