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Dr. Fred DeLucia sworn in as Honorary Police Surgeon of the New York City Police Department

Swearing-In Ceremony for Dr. DeLucia as Honorary Police Surgeon of the New York City Police Department by Commissioner William Bratton and Police Chief James O’Neil. This photo was taken one day prior to the retirement of the long career of Commissioner Bratton and the induction of Police Chief O’Neil to the post of the new police commissioner of the NYPD. Dr. De Lucia was given a great honor to be …Read More

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP to Relieve Your Foot and Ankle Pain

Athletes and active individuals who suffer from tendon injuries or osteoarthritis may finally get relief from a quick, non-surgical procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment has become more popular and has received significant attention from the media as several professional athletes have attributed their success to it. What is PRP? PRP is made from a person’s own blood. Platelets and liquid plasma portions of the blood contain many factors that …Read More

Bunion Pain? Surgery May Be A Step In The Right Direction

  What do you consider when buying shoes, style or comfort? Majority of women, and men, buy shoes based on style alone and this comes at a cost. Bunions and hammertoes are common unsightly foot deformities caused by fashionable shoes. Many continue to suffer with the pain and put off any treatment, especially surgery, often due to a lack of information about treatment options. A bunion is a bump at …Read More

Ensuring Children’s Health

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association’s (NYSPMA) 1,200 doctor-members are focused on educating parents regarding the importance of having healthy feet and shoes that fit properly.   Since sports can play a key role in children’s activities, parents and other caregivers should be aware of the injuries that can result from running, turning and twisting and contact sports.  Foot pain, at any …Read More

Custom Foot Orthotics

“I think I need orthotics” is a statement that I often hear in the office. Most of the time,patients don’t even know what that means, but after researching on the internet, it is the conclusion that they have come to. But before we get to that, let’s set the terminology straight: an orthosis is the custom device that you put in your shoe to control abnormal motion, provide support, and …Read More

Foot and Ankle Surgeons of New York Announces Opening of Manhattan Office and Addition of New Surgeon

FAASNY provides Long Island and New York City area with the best surgical and non-surgical treatments for the foot and ankle. FAASNY was established in New Hyde Park, NY by Dr. Fred DeLucia and Dr. Joseph Alencherry, who both have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the lower leg and foot. They are also surgically trained in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, enabling …Read More

Frostbite Can Take The Fun Out Of Winter

As Jack Frost makes his presence known, many New Yorkers will be enjoying the benefits of the snowy season, skiing, sledding and skating.  But when winter is nipping at your toes it can be downright dangerous if frostbite strikes your feet. Extreme exposure to cold over a prolonged period can lead to a serious foot condition, but you do not necessarily need to be exposed to frigid temperatures to get …Read More

Step Up Awareness After Diabetes Diagnosis

If you are one of the 26 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, there are multiple issues that need to be monitored and managed.  Throughout November, *National Diabetes Awareness Month*, the members of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association are encouraging everyone who has received the diabetes diagnosis to watch for warning signs signaling serious complications.  The podiatrists’ message is that managing diabetes starts from the bottom up, with regular …Read More

Advancements In Bunion and Hammertoe Surgery

My foot really hurts today! This is a phrase uttered daily by many people who don’t even give it much further thought. These achy feet are often, especially in women, due to painful bunions and hammertoes. Most put off medical care for these conditions, as they are either unaware of what’s available or have heard that treatment, especially surgery, is often complicated and painful. However, this is no longer true …Read More

Reconstructive Foot Surgery And Cosmetic Techniques

There is an ever increasing interest in cosmetic surgery, and the foot is no exception. While it is no secret that most women infatuate over Molono Blahniks  and Louboutains, men are also becoming more fashion conscious. Foot surgeons are seeing an increase in inquiries regarding “cosmetic” foot surgery from both sexes.  There has been some controversy on this topic recently as the desire to wear high-fashion designer shoes have resulted …Read More