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Dr. Robert Kornfeld

Podiatry
New York, NY
42 years experience

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Integrative Podiatric

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

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179 Answers
83 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of the offending side of the toenail is safe, easy and minimally painful post-op. It is the most definitive approach. Otherwise, per... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Nail fungus: The answer is yes. These organisms are alive and present in the GI tract. They are supported by sugars. There are many reasons why they may be flouris... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Calf pain: As long as your calf pain is not coming from a clot. That would be associated with deep calf pain and swelling of the leg and foot. If it is a clot, m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ligament: The lateral collaterals are the ligaments that support the bones. The meniscus is the actual joint surface called cartilage.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
DNCB not recommended: Dncb is a benzene derivative and it is well known for causing severe allergic reactions. There are many other much safer and effective ways to treat a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Vein dysfunction: You are most likely dealing with a problem with the venous return of blood to the heart. A diagnostic ultra-sound is indicated.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Dr. Scholl's: Many pharmacies carry the product line.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Get diagnosis: First, see a podiatrist and get a diagnosis. There are many reasons for foot pain.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Gout: It is very typical for gout attacks to be episodic. What we do find if the uric acid levels are not controlled is the attacks coming more and more fr... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Heel pain: This sounds like a phenomenon known as post-static dyskinesia where pain increases with rest. Most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis - an inflammat... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Achilles tendinitis: My experience after 30 years in practice is that aggressive physical therapy, prolotherapy and orthotics work very well.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Fusion: I would not worry about the fusion, however, the adjacent joints may have been injured when you fell. See your surgeon and have it checked.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Numbness and tinglin: This could be sciatica, saphenous or tibial nerve compression or something else. A neurologist should be consulted.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Leg discrepancy: If it is significantly short, there are staged surgical procedures that can lengthen it. Otherwise, putting a heel lift on the short leg will level yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : Eliminate white flour, white sugar and white rice. Do not overconsume complex carbohydrates. Get tested for food sensitivities that could elevate infl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Holistic medicine: It is the practice of medicine that takes into consideration the "whole person" in diagnosis and treatment. The causes of pathology are addressed thro... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ankle fracture: An x-ray would be the best way to tell.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Chronic foot pain: Chronic foot pain is often caused by an inefficient primary inflammatory pathway (this type of inflammation detoxifies and repairs injured cells). Whe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Weak ligaments: Depending on the severity of the condition, you can also consider prolotherapy which is an injection therapy to strengthen weak ligaments.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ankle pain: The first thing is to get a diagnosis and then treatment can be discussed.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swelling: The most common reasons are local inflammation, dietary issues, vein dysfunction, pulmonary issues, cardiac issues or kidney issues. Start by seeing a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Loose ligaments: This can either be a congenital issue or acquired after ligamenbt injury that did not properly heal. It is important to be evaluated by a podiatrist t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Foot cramps: This may be a sign of circulatory problems, arthritis or functional problems of the feet that strain them and make them overwork.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swelling of feet: Yes. The back pressure will translate into pedal edema.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Type II Diabetes: Type ii diabetes can cause changes in circulation to the feet and can be a cause of toe cramps. Cramping occurs when the blood supply to the muscles i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ingrown toenail: Conservative care by cutting away the offending portion of nail periodically should suffice.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Holistic medicine: After obtaining a medical degree, either an M.D., D.O., d.P.M., d.D.S., d.M.D., d.C., r.N. N.P., etc., you can then go on to study and become certifie... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Foot pain: Since x-rays only show bone, it is a good idea to have a soft tissue image performed either by sonogram or mri. You may have tendinitis or some other ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swelling: See your doctor immediately to rule out congestive heart failure or a lung disorder.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Coxsackie virus: Also known as coxsackie virus. It usually causes lesions of the hands, feet and mouth.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Tremors: There are many types and causes of tremors in the muscle. It is prudent to see a neurologist and rule out parkinson's disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Foot pain: If you supply some information on how it began and the type of symptoms you have, we may be able to shed some ligh ton this.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Heel pain: You should be evaluated by a podiatrist. Heel pain is commonly caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia (arch ligament) or the achilles tendon. Sw... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Numbness of foot: If you had a crushing injury to the foot and the nerve tissue was also crushed, the likelihood of return to normal sensation is low. However, I have f... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Hallux limitus: Patients with an unstable 1st metatarsal will experience jamming of the joint when trying to propel and will often develop pain in that joint. The com... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Hematoma: See a podiatrist. This is called a sub-ungual hematoma and should be drained.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: This is a complex inflammation to treat with just shoes. However, stiff soled shoes with a mild heel elevation can be helpful.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Edema: Healthy venous return depends on muscular contractions that are no longer available due to the drop foot. Therefore there is increased pressure in the... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swelling: There is much in the differential for swelling, however, unilateral swelling in the absence of pain is most often related to vein dysfunction. A venou... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Non weight bearing: No. Actually, it is important to be active but not to excess. This condition often worsens from long periods off the feet.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: The pain comes from the body's inability to repair the injured tissue. Facilitating healing depends on increasing blood flow to the tendon, stimulatin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Eat once a day: Yes. This is going to slow down his metabolic activity and make it more likely for the body to save every calorie it can. This leads to weight gain an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swollen feet: Carbohydrates do not directly cause fluid retention. However, refined carbohydrates do put the body under free radical stress and that can accelerate ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Ankle sprain: An ace bandage is inadequate at best since it does not offer even compression or support. Since ligaments do not have direct arterial blood flow, aggr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Diabetic neuropathy: The pain can be burning in nature, there can be hypersensitivity to touch, there may be combinations of numbness, tingling and burning or complete num... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: If your diagnosis is plantar fasciitis and after 2 years of treatment you have not been helped, then it stands to reason that either the treatment is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Nerve pain: Most likely a morton's neuroma which is a swollen and thickened nerve from compression and chronic irritation.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kornfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kornfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This lump came up on 13th July and went Down on September20th it's on. Top of the foot at big toe base. It glows white, hurts when shoes on
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Than you. We have been tested with no answer coshings is what is thought thank you so much for the reply
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Stress causes flares almost immediately. Thank You!

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