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4 Common Causes of Heel Pain May 24th, 2021

Pain in your heel isn’t unusual. If you’ve bruised your heel before or spent too long on your feet, you know how uncomfortable that feels and you’re probably familiar with that ache. Because foot pain is so common, you may not think you need medical care. In fact, patients with...

Summer Is Around the Corner: Protect Your Feet Against Fungal Infections Apr 15th, 2021

Summer brings along many opportunities you don’t get to enjoy in the winter. The sunshine beckons you to visit the pool, play outdoor sports, and wear sandals. Unfortunately, summer is also a time when fungal infections that affect your feet tend to happen. Dr. Svetlana Malinsky understands the joys of...

The Importance of Diabetic Foot Care Mar 16th, 2021

When you have a chronic health condition, you may feel like you spend a significant amount of your time tending to your health. Between various doctors’ appointments, trips to the pharmacy, and taking care of your body, you may wonder when you’re supposed to do anything else. Is it a...

Help for Your Flat Feet Feb 16th, 2021

Have you ever looked at your footprint and realized you could see the entire imprint of the bottom of your foot? If so, there’s a good chance you have flat feet, the most common foot problem in the United States.Dr. Svetlana Malinsky has helped many patients who have pain and...

Why Do I Have Plantar Warts? Jan 17th, 2021

The official name of plantar warts is verrucae warts — they’re warts that appear on the bottom of your feet. They most often affect your heel but may also be on your forefoot; the parts of your feet that hold your weight most are the most likely places for plantar...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Solutions for Your Heel Pain Dec 14th, 2020

Although there are numerous potential causes of heel pain, the most common is plantar fasciitis. Whatever the reason behind your foot discomfort Svetlana Malinsky, DPM, PC, can help you understand the cause and offer solutions to ease the pain so you can do the things you enjoy without suffering.  Seek...

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Wellness Team Nov 12th, 2020

If you have diabetes, you know it’s a complex disease that can have an impact on many different facets of your overall health. In order to successfully manage this disease and live a full, active life, you need a team approach to your health — and a podiatrist should certainly...

5 Unexpected Benefits of Custom Orthotics Oct 16th, 2020

There are two different kinds of prescription custom orthotics, functional and accommodative. Functional orthotics are used to correct abnormal motion, and accommodative orthotics provide extra support and cushioning.  If you have foot pain or trouble with your gait, Dr. Svetlana Malinsky performs a thorough exam before recommending custom orthotics as...

Why Does My Nail Fungus Keep Coming Back? Sep 16th, 2020

Almost 15% of the population of North America has nail fungus, so if you have it, you have plenty of company. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean you have to live with it — even though its persistence may make it seem that way.  The medical name for toenail...

When Should I See a Podiatrist for an Ingrown Toenail? Aug 11th, 2020

An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or top corner of one of your toenails starts growing into the soft tissues of your toe.  An ingrown toenail may simply be tender to the touch early on, but without proper care, it can become a persistent problem that makes it hard...