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  • Foot & Ankle

    Foot & Ankle image Your feet and ankles support the rest of your body — they are an essential part of almost everything you do. That’s why our foot and ankle specialists believe in treating what may seem like even minor injuries or conditions as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

    Conditions We Treat

    We specialize in the treatment of a wide variety of foot and ankle disorders, including such problems as:

    • Ankle sprains and strains
    • Ankle fractures
    • Ankle instability
    • Flat foot
    • Fractures in the foot
    • Bunions
    • Hammer toe
    • Rheumatoid arthritis in the foot
    • Achilles tendon tears or ruptures (partial or full)
    • Overuse related injuries

    For any injury of the foot or ankle, the correct orthopedic treatment is essential in order to heal the injury properly and prevent future problems. From diagnosis to rehabilitation, Mount Sinai West’s experts will work closely with you to treat your condition and return you to normal mobility.

    Foot and Ankle Treatment Options

    Some treatment options for disorders of the foot and ankle include:

    • Ice packing and rest may help with some simple sprains, strains, stress fractures in the toes, and other injuries.
    • Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or cortisone injections, may be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation for everything from arthritis to bunions.
    • Foot taping or padding may be recommended for bunions, heel pain, and other disorders.
    • Physical therapy may help reduce pain from disorders such as bunions or arthritis, or may be used as a strengthening program with ankle instability. Physical therapy is also generally recommended following orthopedic surgery.
    • Splinting, bracing, or casting may be used for sprains, strains, fractures of the ankle or foot, and other injuries.
    • Orthopedic surgery may be the answer if the pain does not respond to any of the more conservative treatments above. Surgical procedures may be used to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle problems, including severe sprains, fractures, ankle instability, arthritis, bunions, hammer toes, and ruptured Achilles tendons. Arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery may be used to confirm a diagnosis or to perform a procedure. Whenever possible, non-surgical treatment is our first course of action, but if surgery becomes necessary, we offer the latest techniques with state-of-the-art technology.

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    Faculty Practice Physicians

    Vulcano, Ettore  Ettore Vulcano, MD
    1-877-MD-ORTHO (1-877-636-7846)    
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    Mount Sinai West Orthopaedics
    425 West 59th Street 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10019