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Dr. Steven Sheskier

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

Locations

University Place Orthopedics

New York, NY

Address

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

My office hours

Saturday: 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

753 Answers
199 Agrees
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
6-8 nweeks: In general most bones in the foot heel in 6-8 weeks. Some are prone to delayed healing ( jones fracture of 5th metatarsal for example). Using pain as ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Pain in the foot or ankle particularly if associated with limited motion/function can cause you to walk different and put a strain on your knee/hip an... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Tearing ligament: "pulling" a ligament probably refers to tearing a ligament also known as "spraining" your ankle.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Gradual increase: A gradual increase in your running program (no more than 10% per week). Adequate warm up and stretching before running. Appropriate running shoes for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Prob SHin splints: There are any number of answers to this on Health ap. Decrease activity, stretch more, cushiony shoes/running shoes, get evaluate by a sport or ortho... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Can be: RA has many treatments from symptomatic to "disease modifying" drugs. RA has many different presentations mostly affecting the joints and tendons. It ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on cause: How quickly Prednisone works , if it works at all, depends on the cause of the joint pain. If you have an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid it ma... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
No: The foot may spread making the deformity more prominent. A bursar may form as well.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Talon noire: French for black her. Skin over bottom of foot especially the heel) is very thick . An injury to the subcutaneous flesh can cause bleeding into this l... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Strain of calf: Strain means a torn muscle.Mostly commonly it is the calf muscles, the gastrosoleus complex. But an achilles tendon injury can be confused with it.See... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
4-6 weeks: Skull fractures heal quickly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Contusion vs fractur: Most likely just a contusion . Elevate , ice and rest for a few days. Will slowly resolve. If however, you hit with great force, heard/felt a "snap" a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Elevate foot: Elevation of the foot higher than you heart usually will reduce the swelling of a fracture. If it worsens despite this seeing your doctor is a good id... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Some types of knee arthroscopy can be performed under local anesthesia with adequate sedation. But a discussion with the surgeon and anesthesiologist ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar faasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.Classically worse first few minutes in morning or after rest. Eases a bit then worsens as the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Complete tear.: You may have sustained a compete tear of the ligaments that help maintain the stability of your ankle.Sometime the ligaments have healed and it is jus... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Thickening of fascia: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the fascia usually where it attaches to the heel bone. It is thickened on MRI as well as ultrasound.... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Low impact: Post traumatic arthritis is very common after a bad ankle fracture (not the metal). Some people take an anti-imfamatory medicine (aspirin) 40 minutes ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Exam and stress xray: An ankle sprain means that the ligaments are torn partially to complete. Ligaments heal in a aprox. 6 weeks in a perfect world. Swelling from the inj... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Ask your doc: Surgeon knows best as to when u can walk on your reconstructed foot depending on the type of repair and fusion done. IN general it is 6-10 weeks be... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Can be: Many skin conditions are hereditary, dry, thick heel skin is one of them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation of the achilles tendon and its paratenon can cause a sound when you walk but it usually is associated with pain. Perhaps the noise is com... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of bo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Attack yes: Sudden onset of pain, swelling, redness and earth of a joint are signs of a gouty attack. The symptoms can last upwards of a 1-2 weeks then slowly su... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Many things: "ankle pain" can be caused by any of the structures that make up the ankle: 1. Joint pain from arthritis 2. Tendon problems 3. Nerve problems 4. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Call doctor: Speak with your surgeon about this and/or call the anesthesiologist who did the block. This is an unusually occurrence and may be coincidental . It re... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Arthritis vs tear: People who have had a previous tear of a meniscus treated with partial or complete excision are at risk for arthritis of the knee in the years followi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Aprox. 3 months: Most knee replacement patients are up and walking in physical therapy the day after the surgery. The skim heals in about 10-14 days. The underlying ti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Get X-ray: See doc make sure you have not fractured one of the many small bones in your hand or wrist.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in ma... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Rest/PT consider srg: If only 30% of the tendon is torn ( usually determined by mri), a period of rest followed by physical therapy will reduce and increase function in apr... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
2-6 weeks: Depending on what is done and your pain tolerance it can take as long as 6 weeks for the pain to be alleviated. Arthroscopic procedures usually feel l... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Get approval from your doctor.. Biggest problem with being seated for a prolonged period of time, it can cause undo swelling so you need to keep it el... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Rheumatologist: Which tests were not ok? A good rheumatologist should be able to sort out whether her problem is an inflammatory condition (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis)... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Depends : Podiatric practice in certain states does not include treatment of conditions above the transmalleolar line (eg the ankle). Some podiatric ttraining p... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
12-36 weeks: Any acute strain ( tearing of a muscle) will take at least 2-6 weeks to heal. It heals with scar tissue where the muscle was injured. It may take unto... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Simply yes it can. See a doctor some cracking , popping etc. Maybe normal but is associated with pain, deformity or dysfunction see a doc.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Success not 100%: Cheilectomy is done for a symptomatic hallux rigidus (dorsal bunion). The bone spurring is due to arthritis in the joint. The degree of which tempers ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Usually not: Stressfractures may take upt to 8 weeks to heal. Your body has to catch up with the stree that your activity has put on it. Wearing a boot can decreas... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Takes 4-8 weeks: Stress fractures of the foot/ankle usually take 4-8 weeks to heal. Restricting the amount of stress your put on the affected bone will speed up the pr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
3-5 days: It is recommended that you rest the affected part for 3-5 days after an injection about any tendon. Iliopsoas is used whenever you walk so just avoid... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Needs evaluation: A unilateral flatfoot often is due to a tear or stretching out of one of the tendons (posterior tibial tendon) that holds up your arch. You may also h... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Nerve comression: Tingling pain in the ankles is usually caused by some form of nerve compression. Compartment syndromes from running increase the pressure in the muscl... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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HealthTap member
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? ?
HealthTap member
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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