157-02 CrossBay Boulevard, Suite 202 Howard Beach, NY 11414(718) 835-0100
Cross Bay Foot Care Center

Podiatrist-Made Foot Orthotics

Foot pain has many different causes but almost all foot pain is helped by custom, podiatrist-made orthotics.  The in soles in one’s shoes are often made with cheap materials and are only made and fit for a “generic” foot shape.  Since everypne's foot shape is different, this means that your feet may actually be harmed by the in soles in your shoes and sneakers.  They do not align with your walking pattern or match your foot shape and as such, foot comfortability suffers leading to a range of foot problems.

One solution is to subsitute your current harmful in soles with custom-made orthotics.  These orthotics are crafted by Dr. Weinstock and made with high quality materials to greatly improve foot comfort.  Such orthotics both match your walking pattern and foot shape providing maximum support while walking.  Many of Dr. Weinstock's patients are amazed at the difference they feel after just a few days of wearing these orthotics.

Another thing to look out for when dealing with foot pain is if you are wearing the correct shoes or sneakers for your feet.  Different shoes are made for different foot types.  Many people are not aware of this fact when purchasing their shoes.  For example, you may have a high-arch foot type but are accidentally wearing shoes that are made for people with flat feet.  During your visit, Dr. Weinstock will go over your foot type with you and recommend what type of shoes are best for you.

Changing Your Footwear

Wearing inappropriate shoes and in soles are one of the main contributors to foot pain and foot condition such as bunions, achilles tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis.  By making sure you have the right shoes and orthotics, you can avoid a lot of future foot problems as well as be much more comfortable throughout the day.  The important of taking care of your feet cannot be understated.

If you are having foot pain, it is definitely time to make an appointment at the Cross Bay Foot Care Center.  As a podiatrist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Weinstock is extremely confident that she can solve whatever foot issue that you have.  Importantly, Dr. Weinstock is a specialist in non-surgical foot treatments.  She only provides natural treatment and helps her patients avoid risky foot surgery.

There are different ways to make custom orthotics depending on your lifestyle.  For example, you will need a different orthotics if you work on your feet all day in a labor job vs. someone who has a desk job.  Taking care of your feet should be second nature and with the right shoes and orthotics, you are taking a big leap in protecting your feet for life.

Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Weinstock.


Best Two Treatments For Arthritis In Your Feet


Arthritis in the feet and toes is extremely painful, especially because it is located in an area of the body that is constantly in use. As a foot doctor, I help patients relieve arthritis pain in their feet, ankles and toes. 


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy are the two most powerful non-surgical and natural treatments that help repair damaged cartilage tissue in a joint.  These procedures effectively reverse the degenerative process of Arthritis as they are able to add new cartilage to the joint and repair current damaged tissue.



Both treatments are applied as a non-surgical injection and use only the body’s own healing properties.  For examples, Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy for foot, toe, and ankle arthritis applies platelets that are derived from a patient’s own blood.  A blood sample is taken and using a centrifuge system, platelets are separated from the rest of the blood’s contents creating a dense platelet rich plasma.  This PRP contains over 30 growth factors and has a high success rate to repair damaged Arthritic tissue.  The PRP is injected into the areas of arthritis to stimulate a renewed healing response of the joint or joints.


Stem Cell Therapy for foot, toe, and ankle arthritis applies stem cells harvested from a patient’s bone marrow or fat tissue. During a non-surgical stem cell treatment, Stem Cells, once harvested, are applied to the joints in the foot.  Stem Cells are an extremely powerful material in the body capable of tremendous healing.  Stem Cells can physically transform into new cartilage tissue and replace current damaged cartilage tissue.  It also adds to the current cartilage tissue even if there is none to be found.


A Stem Cell treatment is one of the most effective non-surgical procedures that can act as a safe and effective alternative to joint replacement surgery.   


I will find a non-surgical solution for your arthritic pain.  Both PRP and Stem Cell Therapy have an amazing success rate to reduce pain and inflammation of the joint.  Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule a consultation with me.


Finally Get Rid Of Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar Fasciitis pain is experienced as heel and foot pain.  The plantar fascia band is a thick band of tissue that connects your toe box to your heel bone.  It is the band of tissue located in the arch of your foot.  Pain in this area signifies plantar fasciitis, a very common foot condition.  


I specialize in helping patients with long-term plantar fasciitis whom have suffered with this foot condition for months or even years.  Using natural PRP Therapy, it is possible to accelerate the healing process of Plantar Fasciitis.


The main reason why long-term Plantar Fasciitis fails to heal is that there is usually a small tear in the Plantar Fascia band.  This small tear cannot heal due to the body’s normal walking.  Unless someone goes on a significant rest for several weeks, this small tear often does not heal on it’s own.  Most people with plantar fasciitis continue normal activity and with a mild case of Plantar Fasciitis, this is fine but with a small tear, this foot condition may not heal.


PRP Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis


PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis uses the platelets found in a person’s blood to accelerate the healing of cell tissue.  Platelets are a profound healing property in the blood used to heal tissue damage.  At the Cross Bay Foot Care Center, I, Dr. Weintock, create platelet rich plasma using a centrifuge.  This is where the platelets of the blood are spun to form a dense platelet-rich plasma that contains over 30 growth factors.


This profound healing material is then placed in the plantar fascia band to stimulate the repair of the small tear.  It works wonders and my patients are amazed at the different they feel after a few weeks of healing.


Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is how you heal Plantar Fasciitis that just won’t seem to go away.  Along with PRP Therapy, it is important to wear the right shoes and orthotics for your feet.  Different foot shapes need different shoes for support.  Many people do not know this when shopping for shoes and end up buying shoes with a shape that may actually harm their feet.


In some cases, this is how a person ends up with Plantar Fasciitis in the first place.  As a podiatrist, I will advice you on not only the right shoes to wear for your lifestyle and foot shape but also how to use custom orthotics to provide the maximum amount of support for your feet.    


Plantar Fasciitis can be cured.  Call (718) 835-0100 and schedule your consultation.


Your Guide To Bunion-Pain Relief


Having a bunion is no picnic and actually, can be quite painful.  There are multiple strategies to relieving bunion pain and shrinking the size of your bunion.  Previously, podiatrists thought that the only way to shrink bunion size was with surgery but as an experienced podiatrist, I am able to apply non-surgical and natural treatment to reduce the size of almost any bunion.


Firstly, let’s discuss what you can do to relieve some bunion pain and relief.  The first step is changing your footwear.  Often, uncomfortable footwear like high-heels or narrow shoes places constant stress on your big toe joint causing an inflammation of the big toe joint, tissue damage, and the enlargement of a bunion.  By wearing the right shoes and supportive orthotics, you can begin the healing process of your bunion relieving pain and inflammation.


During your office visit, we will go over what shoes will be most comfortable for your feet and for your lifestyle.  Often, people buy shoes unaware that different shoes are made for different foot shapes.  For example, people with flat feet should be different shoes than people with high-arched feet.  We will go over what to look for when buying shoes so that you buy shoes that actually help your foot to heal and stay comfortable.


Secondly, custom, podiatrist-made orthotics are very helpful in relieving bunion pain.  They align with your foot’s shape and walking pattern and provide tremendous comfort and support for your feet.  At the Cross Bay Foot Care Center, I create custom-made orthotics that will help you receive the support you need to reduce bunion pain.


Next, I may recommend bunion pads to provide you protect while bunion begins healing.  This will prevent excess pressure being placed on your bunion giving it more room to heal without stress.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Bunions


Finally, one of the best bunion treatments is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy.  This treatment is incredible in repairing damaged tissue and reducing inflammation.  When you can repair tissue in the big toe joint, it can shrink and even return to it’s original size.  In addition too comfortable footwear, PRP Therapy has tremendous potential to shrink bunion size and repair damaged tissue.


The platelets that are used for PRP are derived from a blood sample, where platelets are separated from the rest of the blood’s materials and create a dense platelet rich plasma.  This plasma contains over 30 growth factors to repair damaged tissue.  It is being used throughout medicine to naturally and non-surgically accelerate the recovery process of various injuries.


Bunion pain doesn't have to last forever.  Call (718) 835-0100 and schedule your consultation with me, Dr. Debra Weinstock.

Heal Achilles Tendinitis

The achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf bone and if you are experiencing pain at this area in the back of your ankle, you may be suffering from Achilles Tendinitis.  The only real risk of Achilles Tendinitis is a rupture, which is not only extremely painful and disabiling but also often requires surgery.  Getting treated quickly by a podiatrist for Achilles Tendinitis is the best way to relieve this common foot condition.  

Achilles Tendinitis is often an painful condition making it difficult to pursue normal activity without pain.  In some cases, Achilles tendinitis includes a small tear of the Achilles Tendon making it more difficult to heal.  


The first step is to schedule a consultation at the Cross Bay Foot Care Center so I can diagnose your foot problem and begin treatment.  As a podiatrist, I help patients everyday overcome painful foot problems and usually, treatment begins with conservative methods. 


One of the most important methods of treating Achilles Tendinitis is making sure you are wearing the right shoes.  Many people wear shoes that are actually harmful for their feet or don’t properly align with their unique foot shape.  During your visit, we will go over what shoes are best to keep your feet healthy. 


Next, we will set you up with a custom pair of orthotics that are customized to your walking pattern and foot shape.  My patients are amazed at the difference they feel in comfort after wearing custom, podiatrist-made orthotics for just a few days.  The insoles of most shoes are made from generic, cheap material and can irritate the foot causing foot problem.  Custom orthotics provide the maximum amount of comfort for your feet.  


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Achilles Tendinitis


The best non-surgical treatment for short-term or long-term Achilles Tendinitis is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy.  I, Dr. Weinstock, take a small blood sample and use it to create Platelet Rich Plasma.  This plasma contains tremendous healing properties and over 30 growth factors.  The PRP is then placed in the Achilles Tendon accelerating the healing process of damaged tissue.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is key in healing an Achilles Tendinitis condition that has not healed for months.  


This problem can go away within weeks but you need the right treatment and advice.  With decades of experience, I have helped my patients relieve themselves of painful foot condition using natural treatment. 

Call (718) 835-0100 and schedule your consultation.  

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