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ServicesDr. Leonora Fihman is a podiatric physician and surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. She combines state of the art implants and fixation devices with the latest and most innovative procedures available today to obtain the best possible aesthetic and functional result with little to no pain.

The main focus of her practice is the complete satisfaction of all of her patients. Every effort is made to ensure that her patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a comfortable and confidential setting.

One of the goals of this website is to provide you with an extension of care. As you navigate through the site, you will find a wealth of information and services available. Dr. Fihman treats all aspects of foot and ankle structural disorders, including lower extremity muscular, neurological, vascular and skin conditions.

During your consultation, Dr. Fihman always performs a thorough evaluation, explains her findings in detail and creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You will find her warm and direct approach for treatment very comforting. She involves her patients in their care and is easily approachable for questions and concerns.

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What are corns and calluses? They are thick, hard layers of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.  The body produces extra skin for protection.  A corn is a buildup of skin that develops on parts of...

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What is chronic ankle instability? Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by recurring giving way of the outer side of the ankle.  Repeated ankle sprains causes this condition.  Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing...

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Ganglion Cyst What is a Ganglion Cyst? Ganglion cysts are the most common benign fluid filled masses which commonly occur on top of the foot.  They typically form around tendons or joints.  The word “ganglion” means knot which describes the...

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What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle.  A thick ligament called the flexor retinaculum courses over the tarsal tunnel, which includes tendons, nerves, arteries and veins.  Tarsal...

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What is a Plantar Wart? When skin is infected by a virus a small growth develops on the skin.  The most common location is the bottom of the foot, but warts can develop anywhere on the body.  Warts can appear as a single wart, which often...

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What is it? The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis.  There are many other causes for heel pain such as stress fracture, fat pad atrophy, arthritis, compressed nerve, tendonitis or cyst.  Heel pain must be properly diagnosed to...

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Keryflex is a safe, nonsystemic in-office application that restores the appearance of patient’s natural nails. Patients’ nails affected by fungus, nail dystrophies and trauma can be remodeled. The patented resin creates a flexible, non-porous nail...

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Platelet rich plasma or PRP has been a breakthrough in the stimulation and acceleration of bone and soft tissue healing. It uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. When there is an injury or...

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What is hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to higher temperature or exercise.  The sweating may be so severe that it soaks through your clothes and drips off our hands or feet.  This can...

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A bunion deformity is a misaligned big toe joint that can become swollen and tender, causing the big toe to deviate towards the second toe and a bump or bunion to form on inside (medial aspect) of the big toe joint. As time progresses, the angle...

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What are shin splints? Shin splints are pain along the tibia (shin bone), which is the large bone in the front of your lower leg.  The medical term is known as medial tibial stress syndrome. This pain is common in runners, dancers and military...

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What is a stress fracture?  Many stress fractures are overuse injuries.  A stress fracture is a small crack or bruise in the bone.  This is a common injury in runners and athletes who participate in sports such as soccer and basketball.  Stress...

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Flexible Flatfoot in Children What is flexible flatfoot in children? A flexible flatfoot is considered to be a variation of a normal foot.  The muscles and joints of a flexible flatfoot function normally.  Most children are born with very...

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What is it? An ingrown toenail is when the nail plate has grown into the sides of the nail with or without an infection.  The skin becomes irritated when the nail digs into the nail borders and can cause pain, redness, swelling and warmth to the...

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Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Generally called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrists sometimes prescribe orthotic devices to...

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What is the Achilles Tendon?  The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body.  The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.  The chief function of the Achilles tendon is to bring...

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What is a Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a benign fibrous knot located in the arch of the foot.  It is embedded within the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot.  It...

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What is a Sesamoid? Athletic activities have caused an increase in sesamoid-related problems.  Sesamoids are two small bones located at the ball of the foot beneath the big toe joint.  These bones are very small, but a source of disabling pain...

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Morton’s Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma) What is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a benign thickening of nerve tissue and the most common in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes.  With chronic irritation,...

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What is Hallux Rigidus? The term hallux rigidus is used to describe a degenerative arthritic process that causes a functional limitation of motion of the big toe joint.  There is pain and stiffness in the joint.  The big toe joint plays a crucial...

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The goals of light-based (laser) treatments are a shorter treatment regimen, minimal to no local side effects and no systemic side effects. Light-based treatments have the ability to penetrate the nail to eliminate fungus through a thermal...

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What is Gout? A recurrent acute arthritis that affects joints and the most common joint in the foot that it affects is the joint of the big toe.  Gout is more common in men aged 40 to 60, but it can occur in younger men and woman as well. Causes...

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What is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments typically on the outside of the ankle.  Ankle sprains remain the most common musculoskeletal injury.  Only a small fraction of patients with ankle sprains develop...

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This presents as pain directly beneath the 1st metatarsal (big toe joint) caused by inflammation or damage to any of the two small bones (sesamoids). Treatment includes offloading in a special shoe, orthotics, cortisone injections and occasionally...

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What is a Tailor’s Bunion? A tailor’s bunion is a prominence of the distal lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal head.  Similar to a bunion on the medial side, there is an increase in the angle between the 4th and 5th metatarsals.  This causes...

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What is a hammertoe? Hammertoe is a bending of one or both joints of the lesser digits (digits 2-5).  Hammertoes become a problem when wearing shoes because the abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe and cause painful corns and calluses. ...

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What is athlete's foot? Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes,but can appear anywhere on the foot.  It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within closed toed...

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It is estimated that approximately 17 million Americans have diabetes mellitus with almost 1 million new cases diagnosed each year.  Diabetes is a multisystem disease that effects the cardiovascular, renal, retinal, nervous and immune systems,...

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What is toenail fungus? Toenail fungus is a very common condition in which the fungus invades the root of the nail.  Fungus is everywhere in the environment and only becomes harmful when it invades through minor cuts or after injury. Fungus likes...

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