Hours of Operation:
|Monday||10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
Payment Plans: Aetna
Payment Plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Payment Plans: Cigna
Payment Plans: Humana
Payment Plans: Medicaid NOT Accepted
Payment Plans: UnitedHealthcare
Podiatric Sports Therapy
L&S Podiatry was established in 1992 and started in Queens, New York and moved to Manhattan in 1993. We were originally at 50 eat 42 Street but moved to our present location in November 2001. Dr. Levine and Dr. Stern both graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Levine in 1990 he did a 2 year preceptorship at Penn Podiatry and has been in private practice since 1992. Dr. Stern did a 5 year preceptorship at Penn Podiatry and went into private practice in 1992.
One of the most common misconceptions about podiatry is that we only cut nails and callouses. To become a podiatrist, one must go through 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of podiatry school and then postgraduate training from 1-3 years. We are trained as doctors of the feet. We can treat soft tissue and bone up to the ankle and soft tissue up to the knee.
Some of the most common issues we treat are;
2) hammer toes
6) shin splints
7) plantar fasciitis
8) heel spurs
9) ankle sprains
10) painful corns and callouses
11) fungal infections of the skin and nails
12) excessive perspiration
What most people do not understand about the feet is that they are the foundation of the body. If your feet do not work properly the rest of your body will follow. The example I use is the leaning tower of Pisa, since the foundation is sandy the whole building has been affected and leans. The same is for the human body. If the feet do not function correctly, every other joint does not function correctly. Since only 2% of the world population functions correctly the majority of the world is out of alignment in one way or another. A 5 degree change in the function of the foot, affect the ankle, knee, hips, lower back, spine, shoulders, neck and head, leading to a 1 degree change at the neck. This is why it is very important to take care of the feet.
One of the most efficient ways to control any misalignment is by the fabrication and utilization of custom molded orthotics. Most people have seen the advertisement for Dr. Scholl's custom orthotics that can be purchased in the store. These can actually be worn by thousands of people with the same foot type. A custom orthotic is like a pair of eye glasses. You got to the eye doctor get the examination and the optometrist makes the lenses and frames to your specific measurements. Custom orthotics are the same they are molded to your feet and designed for only you. No one else should wear these devices.
Cutting of nails and callouses, treatment of heel fissures and ulcerations, treatment of fungus. Through our general care, we not only provide you with the treatment but educate our clients on preventative measures.
Treatment of Diabetes, arthritis and gout. Our goal is to improve your overall health by preventing, diagnosing and treating these long-term conditions. We will provide you with the resources necessary to care for your condition.
Fabrication of biomechanical orthotics. We shape and build custom orthotics in a variety of styles to fit your level of activity and the unique shape of your feet. Recommendations will also be made on other low-cost alternatives.
Treatment of soft tissue injuries, ankle sprains, plantar fasclitis, heel spurs, shin splints, tendonitis. These are common ailments that plague athletes. Our goal is to treat and improve the issue so that our patients can maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
Removal of warts, fungal nails, ingrown toenail surgery, hammer toe surgery, bunion surgery. As trained doctors of feet, our practitioners have undergone 9 to 11 years of professional medical training.