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Dr. Steven Sheskier

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
New York, NY
39 years experience male

Locations

University Place Orthopedics

New York, NY

Address

8th Floor, 95 University Place, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Oxford Health Plans

About

Bio

http://www.nyufootankle.com/ Board Certified orthopedic surgeon Fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine of the knee,ankle and foot. Interested in Dance medicine and nutrition. Clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at New york University-Hospital for Joint Diseases

Specialties
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

936 Answers
247 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Ankle sprains usually get better within 2-8 weeks. If the pain and or instability persists (non painful swelling can last for months) see an orthoped... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: But probably no more than the pain you have from the ingrown toenail already. Away the surgery you are in a post operative shoe with a dressing on whi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
First confirm: First confirm the diagnosis with anmri of your ankle or a ct scan especially if nothing is seen on the plain x-rays.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
See hand doc: There is a possibility u have a fracture of the pisiform bone as well as compression of your ulna nerve which lies i the same area. See hand special... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Internal derangement: Sounds like you have an internal derangement of the hip joint. Could be something as simple as a tight hip capsule that responds to stretching and pt ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Good idea: Prolonged administration of steroid as well as the disease you are being treated for can result in osteopenia. The test that is done is called a "bon... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
At least once: "bunion" or hallux valgus is a condition where the large toe deviates laterally. It may be associated with symptoms. If concerned and or progressive s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
2-3 wk max: This type of fracture heals very quickly (6--8 weeks) it is easily manipulated into place within the 1st few weeks and can be splinted or pinned. Afte... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Go to ER : A blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis can cause the symptoms you are having. Trauma is one of the main causes of clots in an otherwise healthy indivi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Can last 1-2 weeks: Body reacts to surgery in leg in many different ways sometimes as you have described. The surgical dressing if a bit tight can cause these symptoms as... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
More info: Many causes of knee pain. See an orthopedic doctor. Need more info like: history of injury, family history, locking, swelling, trouble on stairs, gett... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Depends : Not necessarily. It depends on many factors: circulation ( good arterial flow and no chronic swelling), whether or not you have neuropathy and how wel... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Classic signs: Pain on valsava (coughing/straining/sneezing) causes increased intra spinal pressure = pain with herniation pain on straight leg raising = stretchin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Severe: Severe in the sense that in order to disrupt both the main lateral ankle ligament (atfl) and injure the deltoid means that you almost completely dislo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Needle or surgery: An attempt at aspiration with a needle under local anesthesia can relieve the size of a ganglion 50% of the time but it often comes back. Surgery to ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Probably not: Dvt classically result in swelling +- pain (from a little to alot). Post -dvt syndrome can hurt for years after the DVT has resolved. See a doc ( vas... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Usually no relationship. Just do not hold breath when straining to complete a lift. See doc for earache.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Many causes: Often due to poor warm up and pre-run stretching. Running shoes that are too stiff can put an extra strain on your calf muscles as well. Physical ther... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Could be...: Could be chronic instability of the joints surrounding the cuboid bone or the onset of posttraumatic arthritis. Need to be seen by a orthopedic or pod... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Expect pain x2 wks: Assuming it is being done for a nonunion or malunion of a clavicular fracture, the severe pain lasts for 3-10 days and is usually controllled with pai... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Metabolism rate: Everyone is different. Write a dietary diet for a week and see actually how much calories you are eating you might be surprised.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
See doc: You need an evaluation by a foot and anke sopecialist or at least an orthopedic surgeon. Bilateral foot and ankle pain can be due to an uderlying arth... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Wrist splint: Wrist splints are available over the counter to rest your wrist joint and the tendons. Taking a long acting NSAID nlike alleve before you start the da... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is n... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
No: Unsupported sitting ( i.e. No arm rests) and poor posture will put increased pressure on your spinal column and discs. This will increase the pain of ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
If weakness = bad: Carpal tunnel syndrome can display a number of different symptoms including the ones you have described. It is "bad" in a prognostic sense if the symp... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
No: Unless you are allergic or lactose intolerant ( whey is produced from milk) it is not harmful.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
4-6 weeks: Skull fractures heal quickly.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Many possibilities: 1. Stiff hindfoot (decreased inversion/eversion) 2.Painful motion due to arthritis 3. Deformity of foot requiring orthotics/surgery 4. Shortening of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
6-12 weeks: The skin heals in 10-14 days. Physical therapy is about 6 weeks and return to full pain free function can take up to 2-3 months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Anatomically: Inversion is an inward motion of the foot through the hind foot (subtler) joint. As you invert the foot the forefoot supinates e.g. The sole goes fro... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
3 months +: First you have to heal the fracture(s) (6-8 weeks) then regain your motion and strength, followed by balance. Physical therapy will help and guide to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
For some: Some people are sensitive to the Lactic Acid that can build up during or after strenuous exercise (anaerobic) and some people decrease the blood flow... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Not necessarily: For insight look at college wrestlers, they wrestle by weight class not height. Strength is a relative to a person's size.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
See doctor: A lump should at least be given the once over by an md. Most lumps are benign (nonmalignant) . But occasionally someone wins the lottery and it repres... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Stairs: Living on second floor has an advantage that you can actually use the stairs as a poor man's "stair master". Go up and down the stairs at a rate that ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe wrong diagnosi: Shin splints can go away without professional care if you actually have shin splints. Stressfractures of the tibia can mimic shinsplints and lead to a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Can happen: Your foot and ankle can swell after an acute injury to your knee that causes a meniscal tear. There has tobe a significant amount of knee injury/traum... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: It is classic symptom for a an arthritic joint to hurt when it rains or the weather changes. It is theorized that it is the falling barometric pressur... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Can indicate: Mri of knee or ankle joint may shows signs of arthritis (fluid, synovitis, cartilage lost, erosions) but these signs are not specific for rheumatoid ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Helps: Exercise will help strengthen and tone the abdominal wall muscles if done regularly. But it will not necessarily show a "ripped 6-pack" if there is ov... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Prolonged pressure on any part of the body can cause problems with the underlying nerves. There are many other causes of paraesthesias , seek medical ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Physical therapy: Pain and alterations in gait due to using crutches can bring on symptoms like this. Your physical therapist can evaluate and treat this type of weakne... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
List: 1. Immobilze the bone and joint above and below it 2. Elevate and ice initially 3. Reduce the bone (straighten them out) 4. Use pain as your guide ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Never completely: There will always be a scar. It takes 3-6mo for the scar to mature and become white and non inflamed (not red). If you go out in the sun wear sunblock... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Unstable ankle: Mri of ankle is just a static picture of the structures around the ankle. You may have a ankle ligament(s) that have healed stretched out. You also ma... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Elevate foot: Ankle sprains (negative x-ray without fracture) can cause pain and swelling the latter lasting up to several months. The ligaments that are torn take... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Gout attacks are caused by uric acid crystals forming in a joint. Any diet , medication or herbal preparation that decreases your uric acid level may ... Read More

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Nov 19, 2013
Dr. Sheskier is an excellent foot and ankle surgeon. Both his diagnostic and operative skills are outstanding!
Apr 4, 2013
Pleasure to know you
Aug 27, 2013
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanku sir. Diagnosed with missed undisplaced talus neck fx. 5 month old on cast from 2 months. Possibility of union without surgery? ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks sir. As according to my doc it is not possible for a person to complete not weight bearing for 24 to 36 month untill revascularizati
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Thanks for your quick reply! After 4 hours of standing at work today my feet went cold and numb. The bruising darkened and increased in area up my ankle about 2 inches.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

S.U.N.Y. School of nursing
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh

Awards

Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Diabetes Association, Professional Section
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