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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

Hammertoe Deformity


  Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to resemble a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the [...]

Hammertoe Deformity2018-09-24T15:15:33+00:00

Heel Fissuring


What are heel fissures? Do you have heel fissures?  In other words, is the skin on the heels of your feet cracked and dry? At first glance, you might think that cracked heels or heel fissures isn’t a serious problem, but if you leave it untreated, it can lead to serious medical problems. A lot of people [...]

Heel Fissuring2018-09-24T15:17:21+00:00

Heel Pain


Heel Pain Is Rarely Considered A Life Threatening Condition, But It Can Disrupt Your Life (and especially your exercise routine). Common causes of heel pain include: Posterior Calcaneal Exostosis, also known as “pump bump" is common among young women This abnormal bone growth is caused by the constant pressure [...]

Heel Pain2020-05-13T19:15:46+00:00

Ingrown Toenails


Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the [...]

Ingrown Toenails2018-09-24T15:21:24+00:00

Morton’s Neuroma


A neuroma is an abnormality of a nerve that has been damaged either by trauma or as a result of an abnormality of the foot. Neuromas occur most often in the ball of the foot, causing a pinched and inflamed nerve. In cases of chronic nerve pain from neuromas, surgery may be recommended. Doctor Lefkowitz, of Quality Foot [...]

Morton’s Neuroma2018-09-24T15:22:25+00:00

Nail Problems


Black Toenails Black or darkened toenails are essentially bruised nails and can result from a variety injuries or problems. Darkened nails may occur as a result of the toe hitting the end or the top of the shoe toe area. Sometimes, the bruise can lead to a fungal nail infection. Doctor Lefkowitz, of Quality Foot Care, [...]

Nail Problems2018-09-24T15:23:13+00:00

Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur Syndrome


Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at [...]

Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur Syndrome2018-09-24T15:24:04+00:00

Plantar Warts


“Verruca plantaris” or plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The contagious virus will enter the body via small cuts or abrasions on your feet. Also, the HPV strain of virus that causes plantar warts can be caught by sharing a bath towel. Warts, in general, are a viral infection of the skin [...]

Plantar Warts2018-09-24T15:25:08+00:00

Rheumatoid Feet


Arthritis is a condition that occurs when cartilage around the bones becomes inflamed and fluid begins to accumulate in the joints. Hands and feet are the first areas of the body to become affected by arthritis. Arthritis related pain in the feet is much worse than in other areas of the body because of the [...]

Rheumatoid Feet2018-09-24T15:27:21+00:00

Sprains & Strains (Sports Injuries)


Foot and ankle injuries can be minor or serious, but in either case, they should be addressed immediately, so that there are no complications in the healing process. Foot fractures refer to any type of break in the structure of the foot. Signs that you may have incurred a foot fracture may include: pain, swelling, [...]

Sprains & Strains (Sports Injuries)2018-09-24T15:28:15+00:00