The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Podiatry treatment in midtown Manhattan for Manhattanitis

They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere–and your feet will agree. Sure, Manhattan is glamorous high-rises and the pulsating beat of Gershwin, but there are few cities where your feet and ankles will take more of a pounding than in Manhattan, resulting in a condition called metatarsalgia, also known as “Manhattanitis.” Just think about a typical New York Friday:

You walk to the subway, or down dozens of blocks on your way to work. Walk to get coffee. Walk to hail a cab, or go to a show, or take a stroll through the park. Walk throughout the office all day. You’re pounding the pavement, day in and day out. It’s the New York lifestyle. It’s thrilling, yes, but it can also be very bad for your feet.

Bad shoes, increased activity, and walking through the streets of NYC every day can generate some real force on the ball of the foot, specifically on the second metatarsal. Metatarsalgia is a very common condition, often cited as one of the most frequent complaints in NYC podiatry offices. If you’re starting to feel foot pain in the ball of your foot, you need to see a NYC podiatrist.

Dr. Geldwert, New York’s leading practitioner for foot and ankle injuries and chronic conditions, has recently opened a new office in midtown Manhattan, and we have the expertise to help you get back in your dancing heels in no time.

Dr. Geldwert is now seeing patients in a new location on Wednesdays between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm:

Manhattan Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
57 West 57th Street Manhattan, NY-10019.

Treatment is simple. We take a quick X-ray to rule out the possibility of a stress-fracture. We then trace the pain to the source and work on a shoe solution: this could involve special padding, or an orthotic lining. To jumpstart your pain relief, a cortisone injection might be used to reduce inflammation. In the rare case that the pain persists, we can direct you toward options like an outpatient surgical procedure. Dr. Geldwert takes pride in our team’s expertise in minimally invasive surgeries and short recovery times.

Decades of Experience for Any Foot and Ankle Injury in Manhattan

Our team has decades of experience working with athletes and everyone else. We specialize in:

  • Injuries to runners and triathletes
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain

Love New York, but getting a twinge of Manhattanitis? Don’t stress–drop by Dr. Geldwert’s new midtown office today for a consultation.