Primary Foot Care

Enough probably can't be said about the importance of healthy feet, literally the foundation for the rest of the human body. We are dedicated to providing each patient the proper treatment and preventive foot care regimen.

Senior & Elderly Foot Care

Elderly and senior foot care in Kingston NY Ulster CountyThe elderly are prone to many foot disorders that can leave them compromised or effect balance and gait if not prevented or treated. Arthritis, ingrown toenails, fungal nails, diabetic ulcers, and corns and calluses can be more problematic as we age, so regular checkups and proper preventive care are strongly suggested.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetics suffer from 2 major foot problems, Nerve Damage (Peripheral Neuropathy) and the Loss of Circulation (Angiopathy). Diabetic patients should be committed to proper foot care as they are always at risk for developing foot ulcers and infections which, left untreated, lead to gangrene. Common ailments; corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, can become serious and threatening conditions for a diabetic. Hospitalization and, in some cases, amputation of the foot or leg is required.

Hammertoe Treatment

Hammertoe arises when toes become deformed, crooked or contracted. Treatment begins with wider shoes and padding and, in most cases, orthotics are prescribed to correct the imbalance. Surgical removal of the bone deformity can be offered as an outpatient service if the condition is severe.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common foot problem but can be quite painful, especially if the irritated nail becomes infected. In many cases the ingrown toenail can be treated palliatively and painlessly so that all pressure from the nail is gone. In those cases where the nail becomes chronically ingrown and the patient wants a lasting cure, the doctor will remove the nail or a portion of the nail and cauterize the root so it will not grow back. The procedure is relatively painless and normal physical activities can generally resume the next day.

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin but can advance deeper. Treatment may include freezing the wart, using chemicals to cauterize the wart, and medicines that enhance the patient's own immune system to help remove the warts.

Orthotics

Custom fit orthotics Kingston NY Ulster CountyOrthotics are custom-fit, prescription shoe inserts that relieve a multitude of foot pain and ailments. There are numerous orthotics options and fit is crucial. Prescription orthotics are our specialty so you can be confident in getting the right orthotic from Dr. Sumber.

Flat Feet

Flat feet or flat arches are best diagnosed and treated in early childhood with the use of custom orthotics to prevent the advance of the problem. Adults are also treated with custom orthotics to prevent further arch collapse and relieve pain and fatigue.

Laser Nail Treatment 

Laser nail treatment Kingston NY Ulster CountyFungus nails, also known as mycotic nails or onychomycosis, appear as yellowish discoloration and thickening with underlying debris of the toenails. Our painless Laser Nail Treatment is performed without drugs or anesthesia in a single office visit.

Sports Medicine

Each sport has its own demand on your feet. Dr. Sumber specializes in understanding these demands and can offer preventive and therapeutic treatments to ensure your feet are up to whatever sport you choose to pursue.

Heel Pain

Heel pain is usually caused by a condition called Plantarfascitis, whether or not a heel spur is present.. There are many treatment options before visiting a surgeon including steroid or cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications, heel cups and cushions, orthotics, and targeted exercises.

Palliative Foot Care

Dr. Sumber has the expertise, experience, and compassion necessary to ensure his patients are receiving the most effective and comprehensive care for chronic foot issues.

Bunions, Corns, & Calluses

Bunions are bony protrusions, while calluses and corns are areas of thickened skin found on the bottom or the top and sides of the feet respectively. Dr. Sumber will evaluate your specific condition and help you plan the most effective course of action.