Podiatrist Recommendation

Posted by: Adrian

Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 01:30 PM

Anyone has a good podiatrist recommendation in NYC? My left ankle is getting worse and worse. I have to stop bouldering because I can't deal with the soreness after a long session. Took a fall yesterday and my ankle is inflamed!!!
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 02:01 PM

I have been mocked by podiatrists in nyc for mentioning the word ankle. Sounds like you may need an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. unfortunately i cannot recommend anyone.....good luck with healing.
Posted by: SethG

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 02:45 PM

I believe podiatrists in New York are forbidden by law from working on ankles. I'm not sure who you need to see but I think you'll be wasting your time with a podiatrist. I'm sorry your ankle's not doing well.
Posted by: chip

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 03:42 PM

Hard to believe, but NYS law does not include ankle for podiatrists. One of the reasons I don't practise there. I can ask around a bit for recommendations in that area for you.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 03:45 PM

Wow, really? I'm clueless about what NYS law allows. Any help is appreciated. On the side note, should I start looking for Orthopedic doctors? My insurance company only list orthopedic surgeons, not sure if there is a difference between surgeon and doctor.
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 03:56 PM

hey chip, i actually just made an appointment to see my pcp in rosendale so that i can get a referral and hopefully some pt. been having some re-occuring issues with my ankle,achilles, calf since february...any ideas? thanks

sorry bout tha hijack
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 03:59 PM

Adrian, what is the specific problem with the ankle?
I had a persistent sprained ankle a few years ago. I went to an Active Release Technique (ART) guy. I had about 6 sessions, one per week, and my ankle has never bothered me since. ART breaks up scar tissue, improves blood flow, etc. and the guy also gave me some strengthening exercises.
He is in Manhattan and is also a chiropractor. He is in my insurance network and treats all kinds of athletes.
Look into ART and see if this might be appropriate for you.
I will also ask my runner friends about a couple of NYC sports med doctors they have recommended - good docs that do not tell you to stop running smile
Posted by: chip

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 04:28 PM

I don't know anything about the orthopedic surgeons local to New Paltz/Rosendale. For podiatrists, Tumen(sp? has a good rep and Jonathan Sumber also, both in Kingston. I don't have any other personal knowledge around the area.
In these situations, you can usually expect your PCP to give you good advice, as their reputation is also on the line with the referral.
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 04:33 PM

thanks chip.....good to hear as dr tumen is currently my podiatrist.
Posted by: fotovult

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 04:44 PM

Try some turmeric - I have been using daily for months and it has worked wonders with my tendonitis. Powerful anti-inflammatory and added benefit of strong anti-cancer properties as well.
Posted by: Valpine

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 04:50 PM

Look for an orthopaedic surgeon that is a sports medicine specialist as well as an ankle specialist. Most ortho practice websites will have bios for the docs. Look for ones that have been team doctors. They are much more likely to understand your need to get back to you sport. I had a bad ankle fracture and I figured out that most ortho docs feel the only goal is to get you back to work...what use is that?

I recently had a shoulder issue (rotator cuff tendonitis) and went to a shoulder/sports medicine ortho surgeon. He told me if you tell me this I'll just tell you to rest it but if you tell me this I'll give you a cortisone shot and no rest necessary. Basically he was coaching me to say what I needed to say in order to get insurance to cover the injection. It worked...I was back to full climbing ability in 1 week. He was a hockey team doctor...it was his job to get those guys back to playing as soon as possible...and he did the same for me.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 05:00 PM

Thanks, Valpine! I'll look around. My insurance company website doesn't show any profile other than the title (MD, blah blah).

Lisa, I sent you a pm.
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 05:10 PM

cool....how do you take it?
been using black cherry juice concentrate as it is supposed to give similar results.
thanks
Posted by: fotovult

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: charliebutters
cool....how do you take it?
been using black cherry juice concentrate as it is supposed to give similar results.
thanks


Turmeric is awesome, often recommended for chronic arthritis, and been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicines.

Great cooking with soups, meals, etc but down and dirty daily I dust my breakfast cereal/oatmeal or make a cup of tea with it:

6-8ox almond milk
1/4-1/4 tsp turmeric
little honey

Cook on stovetop, careful not to scald, add honey after done cooking.

Can also make a paste with black pepper and h20 - cook mixture on stove and paste lasts for a week to add to toasts, meals etc.

I order in bulk from mountain rose herbs - I think it's like 7 bucks a pound for organic.
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Podiatrist Recommendation - 05/23/11 06:08 PM

thanks again