Podiatry located in Midtown, New York, NY


Podiatry services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Podiatry diagnoses and treats and can help prevent foot and ankle problems ranging from fractures, sports injuries, and structural abnormalities to bunions, hammertoe, and athlete’s foot. Grand Central Podiatry: Ernest Levi, DPM, delivers exceptional podiatric services from their offices bordering East and West Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Levi is an experienced foot doctor and podiatric surgeon whose patients trust him to care for all their family members. Call Grand Central Podiatry: Ernest Levi, DPM, today at 607-536-4515 or book an appointment online for world-class podiatry services.

Podiatry Q&A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the medical specialty dealing with foot and ankle health. Dr. Levi is an experienced foot doctor offering conservative podiatry care to adults and children 4 and older. He excels at surgery for advanced cases.

What foot conditions does podiatry treat?

Common foot conditions podiatry treats include:


Bunions are bone deformities at the base of the big toe. This steadily worsening condition can be very painful, making walking difficult.

Flat feet

Flatfoot is a condition where most or all of the foot’s sole meets the ground when standing. Flat feet often cause no problems, but they can be troublesome and cause severe pain for some people.


Hammertoe is a condition marked by a bend in the middle toe joints. They remain flexible at first but become rigid without treatment.

Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are layers of hard skin caused by ongoing friction. They usually affect weight-bearing areas or parts of the feet that rub against the insides of your shoes.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes intense heel pain that can make walking difficult.

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a widespread fungal infection usually appearing between the toes. Because fungi breed readily in warm, damp environments, keeping your feet clean and dry is necessary to avoid athlete’s foot.

Dr. Levi also diagnoses and treats ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and fungal toenails.

What ankle problems does podiatry treat?

Ankle disorders treated by podiatry include:

Heel spurs

Heel spurs are bony protrusions that make walking difficult if they become painful.

Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains are common injuries — more than three million people sprain their ankles each year in the United States. Sprains happen when the ankle ligaments stretch severely or tear.

Dr. Levi also offers specialized diabetic foot care. Diabetes is a long-term illness that affects many bodily systems. Restricted blood circulation and numbness from nerve damage make people vulnerable to diabetic ulcers (open wounds) on the feet and ankles.

What treatments does podiatry offer?

Podiatry treatments include:

  • Rest
  • Icing
  • Avoiding painful activities
  • Strapping
  • Splints or braces
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Taping
  • Custom-fitted orthotics (shoe inserts)
  • Footwear changes
  • Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Steroid injections

Some patients require surgery for misaligned fractures or to reconstruct or fuse the bones. Dr. Levi is an expert in surgically repairing and reconstructing torn tendons and ligaments.

Call Grand Central Podiatry: Ernest Levi, DPM, today at 607-536-4515 or book an appointment online to benefit from first-class podiatry services.