Dr. Steven Bernstein

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fort Lee
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Lee

Address

1608 Lemoine Ave , Suite 205, Fort Lee, United States
Directions

Fax

8002779009

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Specialties
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

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136 Answers
146 Agrees
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Drop foot: Yes. Surgery can be performed to correct the drop foot usually an ankle fusion vs tendon transfers would be indicated.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Fx vs sprain: Fractures and sprains are very different conditions fractures involve the bones and sprains involve the soft tissue such as ligaments each are u... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Hardware: Can go either way. Depends on if the hardware is bothersome after you heal the fracture. Plates and screws are used to hold the bones in place til... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle xrays: Should not cost you more than $150 for a complete ankle series.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Avulsion fx: Answer is yes. It will take about 4-6 weeks to heal. You need to be in a camwalker boot for at least 3 weeks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Re injury: Sounds like the metatarsal may be still broken. You need an xray before you keep full weight bearing.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Gout: You can not have alcohol during gouty attacks.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Shin balls: Usually these balls are herniated muscle and fascia.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Swollen feet: Beer bloats you more than whiskey.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Torn ankle ligament: At least for 2-3 weeks in a camwalker.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Consult: It would be best to consult an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Jones fracture: If you have a true jones fracture, this may take up to 8-10 weeks to heal. It depends as well on the amount of displacement of the fracture. Elevatin... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Bruising: Bruising 2 weeks post operative is a concern. Please consult your surgeon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Bunions: Get a physician consult only if your bunions cause you pain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Hallux limitus: Good question.... Without seeing you and seeing your xrays/records it is hard to give an accurate opinion. However, the procedure that is propos... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
No: Need an emg/ncv test to determine if the toes are affected by the disc issue neurontin is usually rxed for neuropathic local pain.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
No: Plantar fascitis may actually feel better in high heels.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Not common: Did you have cancer? Mets can go to the feet and ankles but are not common. However, chemotherapy can cause ankle pain if you suspect this, get a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains usually heal in less than a week go with the saying... "an ankle sprain is not ankle sprain if it lasts longer than a week" there... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle sprain: Need a full ankle consult has this happened to you before?
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle fx: Will take 4-6 weeks to properly heal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Steel plate: The steel plate prevents the metatarsal from bending this increases healing of the bone.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Red spots: Question... Did you have surgery on your fractured ankle? If so, it can be a latent infection either way, please seek an orthopedic consult.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
TTS and veins: First you would need a circulation test including the veins then consult a vascular surgeon for the compression and an ankle specialist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle sprain: R= rest i= ice c= compression (ace wrap) e= elevate.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Pain: Pain and swelling.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Foot surgery: Most foot surgery involves out patient centers. The more complex procedures or procedures that involve medically ill patients such as diabetes usua... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Elevate feet: There is pitting and non pitting edema if you can push in the swelling its pitting so get a consult from your internist for high blood pressure ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Osteomyelitis: Usually a bone culture as well a bone biopsy is performed for a bone infection. Anything is possible as far a bacterial infections did your foot... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Get exam: Get exam and X-ray by a foot and Ankle specialist Probably MRI as well
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Venous stasis can cause neuropathic pain in the feet.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Foot swelling: Do you have a reason the foot swells? If not then compression socks, might help.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Fractured ankle: Your entire ankle may hurt or just a part of the ankle such as the inside or outside of the ankle. You need an exam and an xray seek a consult wit... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Numbness: Please seek a medical consult. Can indicate anything from an entrapped nerve in the feet. But more likely indicates a lower back issue since the... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Infection: Start warm water soaks in epsom salt consult your doctor you may need an antibiotic.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Talus fracture: Must get an mri you may have a delayed union of the talus or other issues recommend a scond opinion.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Tailors bunion: Surgery is indicated if you have pain and life style changes as a result of the tailors bunion.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Sprained ankle: Usually takes 2-4 weeks for a sprained ankle swelling to resolve.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ligament repair: The chrisman snook ankle ligament repair is pretty much a historic type of ankle surgery. It has a long recovery and the most common issue post ope... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Dislocated toe: Sounds like the doctor was successful in relocating your toe. 24 hours or 24 days?
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Broken ankle: Sounds like you need to see an ankle specialist. You should not be swollen at this point. You may need the hardware removed as well as repair of you... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Achilles' tendon: A lump on the achilles' tendon can be tendinitis to a partially torn tendon. Please get a medical consult and an mri depends on the MRI result to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Tarsal coalition: A tarsal coalition is a fibrous, cartilagenous or a bony bridge between 2 bones in the hindfoot area. It is congenital it may or may not be painful. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle pain: I highly recommend to seek a medical consult for a full evaluation of your ankle pain. There are many causes.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Socks: Yes. You can use socks on the feet even though there is no medical problems.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Fractured foot: You most likely have traumatic arthritis that set in or your bones have shifted a bit to create the deformity. If non painful, then no treatment is n... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Bunions: Bunions come in all shapes and sizes.... That is a complex question, however conservative therapies can be effective early on... Surgery is reserved... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Heel pain: Can be tarsal tunnel syndrome vs plantar fascitis.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Ankle stiffness: Your achilles may be getting tight for a multitude of reasons. Please get an examination and you most likely can use some physical therapy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Bruised toe nail: If there is blood under the nail, it should be drained otherwise just conservative measures such as soaking the toe in epsom salts and warm water wil... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bernstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bernstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do notice I cannot last long in Heels but I love to wear them. Is there a certain type I should wear?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have physical therapy again tomorrow and will talk to the therapist and call the dr afterwards.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have tried shoe inserts, massaging, night splints, and stretching . don't know w

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Hackensack Region, NJ - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
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