Are you having trouble with your feet? Are you looking for a Central Park South foot doctor with years of experience and tremendous skill? Dr. Jonathan Thurm is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric medicine and completed a residency in foot surgery. He has been in private practice since 1989. Dr. Thurm is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the most prestigious board available. Dr. Thurm uses minimal invasive surgery (MIS). MIS allows to correct foot deformities and pathologies through a very small incision. Utilizing this special technique, there is much less exposure, soft tissue injury, swelling, and scarring thereby reducing pain. There is also no use of pins, wires or screws that can break or need to be removed with another surgery. MIS allows patients to walk on their feet immediately without the need of casts, crutches or canes. Most patients can return to work the next day after most procedures, meaning less down time and a quick return to normal activities.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is effectively treated by the Central Park South foot doctor. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated. If your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people but it also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can occur in one foot or both feet. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if your feet roll inward too much when you walk, you have high arches or flat feet, you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces, you are overweight, if you wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out, or if you have tight Achilles tendons of calf muscles. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on and you may feel it the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.
There are several non-invasive treatment options available to treat your plantar fasciitis. These may include a combination of stretching exercises for you to continue at home, shoe modifications, foot taping and padding, possible injection of an anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and the use of oral medications. The mission of this leading Central Park South foot doctor is to get you well again, quickly and efficiently. So take the first step today, and let Dr. Thurm help you put your best foot forward.