Most people don't realize how important their feet and ankles are until
they start feeling considerable pain. If your feet are giving you grief,
you would do well to visit a doctor who specializes in treating foot conditions.
Podiatric medicine can help address the pain in your foot and prevent
it from returning. If you need a reliable foot doctor in the Whitestone
neighborhood of Queens, consider reaching out to the Family Foot Center.
Dr. Zawada has over 23 years of experience administering podiatric medicine
Podiatric Medicine Basics
Podiatry is an important branch of medicine that involves the treatment
of a wide range of conditions affecting the feet and ankles. Learning
about the basics of podiatric medicine can help prepare you for your first
visit to a podiatrist.
Podiatrist Qualifications: Podiatrists undergo a considerable amount of schooling before practicing
medicine. In addition to four years of podiatric medical school, a podiatrist
must have three years of residency training.
Board Certification: Like other specialists, podiatrists have their own certification bodies.
Dr. Zawada is proudly certified with the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and the American Board of Multiple Specialties
Scope of Treatment:
Podiatrists can do everything from prescribing medication to performing surgical
procedures on the feet and ankles. As a family podiatrist, Dr. Zawada is
to provide treatment to people of all ages.
Common Conditions Treated
The feet can develop numerous conditions. If your feet look or feel different
in any way, consider visiting a skilled and knowledgeable podiatrist.
Here are just a few of the most common conditions that Dr. Zawada treats.
Bunions: A bunion is characterized by a bony bump that forms at the base of the
big toe. Bunions often form after years of wearing high heels. Dr. Zawada
offers permanent treatment for bunions.
Fungus: Untreated toenail fungus can cause discoloration, flaky toenails, itchiness,
and pain. Dr. Zawada has the skill necessary to identify your toenail
fungus and create an effective treatment plan.
Ingrown Toenail: Uncomfortable footwear, improper toenail cutting, and injury can all cause
ingrown toenails. If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can cause a nasty
If you have any questions about podiatric medicine, call the Family Foot
Center at (718) 767-5555. Whether you're suffering from heel pain,
fungus, foot pain, toe pain, or any foot problem whatsoever, our Whitestone
foot doctor can offer you an effective solution!