Dr. Ernest Isaacson

Podiatry
New York, NY
23 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

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(646) 405-0192

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Specialties
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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 female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Not likely: Plantar fasciitis does not usually affect both limbs nor does it cause generalized foot and ankle swelling.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Surgery?: That is a rather broad question. Please have this condition evaluated as soon as possible by a physician.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
No: Anything is possible, but that doesn't sound right.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Swelling: Not a lot of information from your question. Going to presume the weeping is clear liquid in which case it's likely that the wound is near a swollen l... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Diabetes and Smoking: The two most common causes of peripheral arterial disease. Even in 2013, there is untreatable vascular disease, either due to limitations of medicine... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Strain or tear: Either is common and should heal with time and rest, about 2-3 weeks.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
When you can jump : That will need a period of rest and rehabilitation. If you can't jump your body is telling you it's not ready. Make sure you are following up with you... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Not likely: Unless you have rickets or a severe metabolic syndrome or other deficiency. The effects are not that quick but it's certainly a good idea.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Where?: If it's the heel then you likely have plantar fasciitis. Wear a comfortable shoe stretch and take an anti inflammatory medicine if necessary. If anoth... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Resist: Best not to stick a coat hanger or any other object inside to itch the wound. However the itching may indicate an allergic reaction to the dressing or... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
With difficulty: The wound would have to be actively bleeding and you would need a break in the skin in order for the virus to penetrate. There also needs to be enough... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Compression hose: Sounds like venous stasis dermatitis, an inflammatory condition of the skin caused by varicose veins or swelling. Needs compression and might also do ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Duct tape: It is very slow but can work in many cases. Generally warts eventually go away but not always and it is best to treat before they become more painful.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
You get better!: Well, that and with rest, rehabilitation and time. The doctor might take an xray or refer you for mri, prescribe a brace, pain meds and maybe some phy... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
No: Although internal hardware can occasionally become loose and cause local irritation it would not directly affect your knees.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Probably: Depends on the cause but that is a potent anti inflammatory that should provide some relief for most conditions. However it is not a pain pill so the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Physical therapy: As a start. Bracing can help but ultimately if there are torn ligaments and instability surgery is a viable option.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Maybe: Can wait for the line of dead tissue to define itself, and at that point may be able to remove tissue. However, must watch for infection, make sure t... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Tendinitis. : Can be treated starting with rest and anti inflammatory in short term and a good arch support in the long term. Don't delay.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends : On symptoms. If its an old injury and painful the fragment can be removed or fixated back into the leg. If acute injury immobilize. If its not painful... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Plantar fasciitis...: If the pain is in the heel. Many musculoskeletal conditions are most painful after a period of rest, including this one, also known as heel spurs, wh... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Indirectly: If it's severe, the stress can cause an elevation in bp. Usually would only expect that in a patient with a history of hypertension, barring a case o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
X-ray : That's the short answer. If you can walk on it it's probably not broken.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
About 6 weeks: Of course that all depends on injury type severity and your health.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
So many possibilites: Arthritis or tendonitis are probably the top two possibilities, but the list is long and depends on the history and type of pain.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
Orthotics: Can provide support cushioning and balance. Physical therapy and cortisone injections may help as well. And if all else fails surgery can help to rest... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
RICE: Rest ice compression elevation. Can take at least 2-3 and often 4-6 weeks to heal. See a doctor to ascertain the degree of injury and for a good treat... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 23 years experience
By going to hospital: Depends on the location and injury. Assuming you are not currently on the sidewalk bleeding out its probably a pretty good idea to see a doctor for th... 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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thanks so much dr. but where can i find alfredson protocol with images for exercise and can i play during it
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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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