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Dr. Ken Lefkowitz

About Dr. Ken Lefkowitz

Dr. Lefkowitz is a Board Certified foot and ankle specialist. He has greater than 20 years of experience with medical and surgical issues affecting the foot and ankle. He likes to write about current events, and cutting edge advancements in the field of podiatry. Read More about Dr. Ken Lefkowitz

Calluses

2018-09-24T14:10:35+00:00

A callus, also known as hyperkeratosis, is an area of hard, thickened skin that can occur across the ball of the foot, on the heel, or on the outer side of the big toe. Although many consider them a skin problem, they are indicative of a problem with the bone. Doctor Lefkowitz, of Quality Foot Care, treats calluses [...]

Calluses2018-09-24T14:10:35+00:00

Diabetes

2018-09-24T14:09:15+00:00

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy) affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes and is a major complication that may cause diabetics to lose feeling in their feet or hands. Doctor Lefkowitz, of Quality [...]

Diabetes2018-09-24T14:09:15+00:00

Eczema

2018-09-24T14:47:09+00:00

One in every five adults will be affected with some type of eczema. The main symptoms of eczema are itchy, dry skin that may crack, bleed and possibly become infected when scratched. Eczema can affect any part of the body, but there are five types that specifically affect the hands, legs and feet. ATOPIC Eczema [...]

Eczema2018-09-24T14:47:09+00:00

Flat Feet

2018-09-24T14:53:33+00:00

Known also as “pes planus” and “fallen arches”, flat feet is a medical condition that refers to a person that has a limited or non-existent foot arch. Approximately 20% of adults have flat feet. In years past, flat feet were a disqualification for military service; however that is no longer the case, because asymptomatic flat [...]

Flat Feet2018-09-24T14:53:33+00:00

Foot Health

2018-09-24T15:05:03+00:00

Many of us take our feet for granted, but having healthy feet has a significant impact on our overall health. It has been said that a person will walk the distance of the earth’s circumference three times during their lifetime. Feet have a tough but important job – being repeatedly pounded against the ground during [...]

Foot Health2018-09-24T15:05:03+00:00

Footwear

2018-09-24T15:08:47+00:00

Footwear is a necessity in today’s culture to keep feet protected and the shoes of choice will help maintain proper foot health and reduce any pain and unwanted problems. Good footwear are the ones that will keep your foot supported and remember that not every shoe is good for every activity – which is the [...]

Footwear2018-09-24T15:08:47+00:00

Fungal Nails

2018-09-24T15:10:04+00:00

Nail fungus is an infection of the nail that begins with a slight discoloration (yellow or white spot) on the tip of your toenail. The medical name for a fungal infection is Onychomycosis (pronounced: on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) Signs and Symptoms associated with toe nail fungus may include: Nail discoloration (usually caused by build up dirt and debris [...]

Fungal Nails2018-09-24T15:10:04+00:00

Gout

2018-09-24T15:10:54+00:00

Normally, uric acid dissolves and passes through urine, but in some individuals an excessive amount of uric acid buildup in the blood can crystallize and cause pain and swelling in the joints. This is a condition known as gout. This complex form of arthritis can affect anyone, but men have a tendency to develop gout [...]

Gout2018-09-24T15:10:54+00:00

Haglund’s Deformity / Retrocalcaneal Exostosis

2018-09-24T15:13:36+00:00

Haglund’s Deformity (also known as pump bump or retrocalcaneal bursitis) is a painful enlargement on the back of the heel bone that becomes irritated by shoes. It normally appears as a red, painful, and swollen area in the back of the heel bone. Women tend to develop the condition more than men because of irritation [...]

Haglund’s Deformity / Retrocalcaneal Exostosis2018-09-24T15:13:36+00:00

Hallux Rigidus

2018-09-24T15:14:28+00:00

An unmovable big toe, known as Hallux Rigidus, is the most common form of arthritis in the foot. Hallux Rigidus occurs as a result of wear-and-tear injuries, which wear down the articular cartilage, causing raw bone ends to rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the top of the bone. This overgrowth can prevent [...]

Hallux Rigidus2018-09-24T15:14:28+00:00