Is Stiletto Style Worth Painful Foot Deformity?
USA- New York, NY | Oct 22 2012 | (22:55:00 - EDT)
Love those heels? Wear them all the time? So much so that your feet are starting to look like your heels? What….you say? Stiletto Foot…..it’s a term coined by Dr. Oliver Zong of NYC Footcare in Manhattan. “It refers to a foot that has begun to take on the shape of a stiletto heel. The fore foot becomes triangular in shape just like the front portion of the heels,” says Dr. Zong.
With Stilletto foot there is almost always the presence of a significant bunion deformity, hammertoes (usually all of them), and often a tender-to-the-touch tailors bunion which Dr. Zong affectionately calls the pinky toe bunion.
“That area (pinky toe bunion) often appears red, inflamed, and can be quite painful in shoes along with the pinky toe”, states Dr. Zong. As he often explains it to his patients, “the front of the foot gets smooshed and over time becomes custom-molded to the shape of the shoe. At some point it’s hard to tell the foot from the shoe. What’s needed is a Stiletto-plasty. We need to separate these women from their shoes!”
Correction of the deformities often requires a series of procedures to completely remodel their damaged feet. Procedures to straighten the big toe, eliminate bunions, smooth out pinky bunions, shorten toes, slim feet and/or toes are just some of the elements needed to revamp a stiletto foot into a normal looking foot again. In essence, a complete Foot Facelift, which is the name of the procedure Dr. Zong has given to reconstructing and remodeling an entire forefoot, is necessary to repair the damage.
NYC Foot Care is a full service podiatry care center in lower Manhattan. Dr. Oliver Zong is a podiatrist in Manhattan's influential Financial District. As one of the premier cosmetic foot surgeons in the country, he serves as the Director of Surgery at NYC Footcare and is on the Board of Directors at Gramercy Park Surgery Center.
Besides traditional and cosmetic foot surgery, Dr. Zong is also an accomplished cryosurgeon and co-founder of the Podiatric Cryosurgery Center of New York.
He is an attending physician at NYU Downtown Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Cabrini Medical Center, Gramercy Park Surgery Center & Fifth Avenue Surgery Center. Dr. Zong is in private practice with two locations in Lower Manhattan & is co-owner of NY Serenity Day Spa in beautiful Scarsdale, NY.
Source and Images Courtesy: NYC Footcare
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