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Dr. Ernest Isaacson

Podiatry
New York, NY
22 years experience male

Locations

Ernest L. Isaacson DPM PC

New York, NY

Address

30 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(646) 405-0192

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Affinity Health Plan

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

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About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Pain: Accompanied by possible swelling and bruising. Usually there is a history of injury, however some injuries are occult and patients don't remember the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends : Best to ask your surgeon those very questions. It depends on the injury, your health and activity level, and your ultimate treatment goals.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nerve compression: There is a nerve that runs along the side of the big toe joint and can be compressed by a tight shoe or similar pressure. It's possible for the numbne... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Tight shoe: If its confined to the toe on one foot check your shoes. A small nerve runs along the side of the big toe and if compressed can lead to local numbness... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Tendinitis : Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pai... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Infection: Sounds like maybe a skin lesion like a corn has developed an infection. There are other possibilities but its always best to consider the worst case s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends: Need more info as to the location size and history of the wound as well as your relevant medical history. The bottom line is that dead tissue should b... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Not jock itch?: Consider that the diagnosis or treatment is incorrect. A biopsy would offer definitive diagnosis.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Athletes foot: Hard to say for sure without a picture or more complete history but most common cause of an itchy rash in a young man is athletes foot which is a fung... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
If it's jock itch: Both are caused by a fungal infection and the cream should cover most infecting agents. Check with your doctor to make sure the patch is indeed a fun... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Hmmm...: Top choices are sesamoid bone injury, neuroma, stress fracture or pressure in the metatarsal bones. All are readily curable with time and shoe/activi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends: On the type of wound, location, and patient condition as well as other factors. In general can figure around 10-14 days.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Perhaps initially,: But you will recover. Muscle atrophies at a rate of 3% per day with disuse. I wouldn't worry too much about bouncing back after two weeks of not run... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Relax: Takes a lot time for swelling and pain to fully resolve after a fracture. Please do go back to the treating physician for an x-ray and advice on addit... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Metatarsalgia: Most likely, if the pain is under the second metatarsal bone. Important to wear a comfortable soft flat shoe. A cortisone injection in the area will... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See a doctor: Preferably soon. Meanwhile keep covered an stop touching it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Orthotics: It's like adding a cutsom foot bed to all your shoes. Very effective at treating a range of conditions. That and treating any underlying condition c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
More stones?: It's possible you still have some stones in the foot or the puncture may have damaged some of the foot anatomy. I would recommend another x-ray and fo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Hematoma: Depending on where the bruise is you may have a hematoma secondary to muscle injury. Worst case scenario is a blood clot in the leg which should be l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
RICE: Keep it elevated, rest as much as possible. The body wants to heal, we have to let it do so. Make sure to follow up with a podiatrist or orthopedic ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Sure: Like mom said, it couldn't hurt.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Tendinitis : Or possibly muscle strain. Either way should heal with rest supportive shoes and anti inflammatory. Best to have it checked out to confirm.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See a doctor!: I don't know what you did to your ankle either but if you are unable to bear weight it's potentially not so good. Like most things it should heal with... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
About 5 minutes: Give or take, depending on the wound and patient health. Hopefully you have not been actively bleeding since posting your question...
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends: I'm no trauma surgeon but that answer greatly depends on what vital organs or other structures were injured as well as the health and overall conditio... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Neuroma or nerve: If its the big toe it's likely due to shoe pressure especially if a bunion is present. Numbness in other toes if only on one foot is likely due to a n... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Surgery?: That is a rather broad question. Please have this condition evaluated as soon as possible by a physician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
No: Anything is possible, but that doesn't sound right.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See your doctor: There are many possibilities from tendinitis to arthritis. Hard to say without a more complete history. Your friendly local podiatrist should be able ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Might be hard to remove the shoe due to pain. It doesn't make much difference clinically whether or not the shoe is on unless there is an extraordina... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Heal: No pun intended, sorry. Keep it dry watch for any redness swelling and pain that could indicate infection and follow up with your doctor within 1-2 we... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Biopsy: It's hard to say without a picture or a history, but if you have had wounds for that long, and there is nothing in your history or activity that wound... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Do understand: Don't jump to conclusions. Diabetics can live long, healthy and productive lives, as long as you are careful to eat right, watch your sugar levels, a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Not likely: Plantar fasciitis does not usually affect both limbs nor does it cause generalized foot and ankle swelling.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Maybe: The location of the injury on the ankle may indicate the mechanism of injury. As far as the number of sprains and age of injury, an MRI might give a c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See a doctor!: Could be due to diabetic neuropathy, or numbness in the feet due to diabetes which often starts out painful. If your feet are already numb and you ar... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nerves: If you're diabetic then neuropathy is the most likely cause. Otherwise restless leg syndrome is a possibility. Follow up with a podiatrist or neurol... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Very possibly: Keep the area dry and use an over the counter antifungal. Also disinfect the skates with some spray and use an antifungal powder. If no improvement se... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Walking: Bones should be healed by now. As long as the x-ray looks good and pain is minimal it is likely time to start a physical therapy regimen and walking.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Physical therapy: But start with your neighborhood orthopedist and podiatrist. Support and stretching exercises very effective for plantar fasciitis as is cortisone. Im... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
6-12 months: Depending on the type of surgery and extent of tendon involvement. Most procedures allow walking within 2-6 weeks of the surgery, with full recovery ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Tendonitis: Use a high top shoe or boot to stabilize the ankle, and see a podiatrist or orthopedist. There are many good ankle braces that will allow you to walk... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Weak ligaments: If you have a history of sprains or even if you dont the ligaments may be weak. Important to evaluate the cause and consider bracing and a course of p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
University hospital: Look for a vascular or general surgeon with experience in dealing with his condition. The goal should be finding a functional level of amputation to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Shin Splints: Most likely. Scale back on your mileage and gradually increase. Warm up before running, stretch after you run and wear a good shoe, preferably with ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See below...: The diagnosis is clinical- depending on the range of motion and level of pain. Causes are many from genetics, to inactivity to injury to biomechanics... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
3-6 weeks: Depending on the type and severity of injury. That is the usual time frame based on typical injury and treatment but don't hold me to it. Ultimately ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Tendinitis : With a side of nerve inflammation. Most likely part of the injury process and should respond with rice time and conservative care. If the talus fract... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
It will appear gone: If treatment successful will see healthy intact skin with normal lines again. Since those are pesky little buggers make sure your doctor sees it befor... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvem... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Isaacson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Isaacson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
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