Case Studies
General Foot Pain and Discomfort

This gentleman had an ulcer at the tip of his 3rd toe.  He had the ulcer for months and tried various home remedies as it only grew larger.  He was worked-up for diabetes, vascular problems and neuropathy, and had none of these problems.  All it took to clear this up was a simple crest pad, which keeps the weight off the tip of the toe.  The ulcer cleared up in only a couple of weeks.  He continues to wear the crest pad and remains ulcer-free, now a year later.

Performed By - Dr. Howard R. Fox, DPM, FACFS

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what are the treatment options for a 12 year old girl that has growth plates that have not fused with the 5th metatarsal yet.

I have a 22 year old wound on my ankle. For the past 6 months I have been experiencing pain when I am standing for prolonged periods of time or when I walk or run a mile or so. What gives?

what can i do for pain in left heel

Having an occasional toe nail coming in under the old one seemed normal for me. About 5 yrs ago my right big toe got infected and had to be pulled off. Then the nail grew back did an exchange of nails one top of each other and then is fine now. But the double nail thing started again on my left toe I thought no big deal its happened before. But a couple of weeks ago i went to clip them and noticed that my big toe nail is still short it has not grown. The under nail or the top nail. It doesn't hurt or anything it's just odd. Should i be worried?

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You can't find a more compassionate and caring doctor then Dr. Fox. He is an asset to his profession. The office is a pleasant environment where there is hardly ever a long wait. It is wonderful to find a doctor who genuinely cares about his patients.
- Denise D.
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  • Podiatrists
  • BA (chemistry), Syracuse University
  • DPM, NY College of Podiatric Medicine


Fox, HR., Karschmer, AW, Management of Diabetic Foot Infections Including the Use of Home Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, October 1996, W.B. Saunders Company. (Solicited.)

Fox, HR, Management of Acute Gouty Arthritis, (letter), Journal of the American Medical Association, June 1982, Volume 78, No. 6.

Fox, HR., Podiatric Management of the Patient with Renal Disease, Journal of Foot Surgery, March 1985, Volume 25, No. 2.

Fox, HR., Firschein, D, Practitioner-Measured Variation in Pre-Operative X-Ray angles in Hallux Abducto Valgus Surgery, Journal of Foot Surgery, January 1989, Volume 28, No. 1 (Research Grant from the American College of Foot Surgeons).

  • Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Podiatric Surgeons


  • Chief of Podiatry, Bayley Seton Hospital
  • Director, Diabetic Foot Clinic, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • President, NY Division, New York State Podiatric Medical Association
  • Chairman, Ethics & Grievance Committee, New York State Podiatric Medical Association
  • Item Writer, National Board of Podiatry Examiners
  • Examiner, State Board of Podiatry, NY

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