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Dr. Karim Badawy

Podiatry
Cedarhusrt
9 years experience male

Locations

The Foot & Ankle Restoration Center

Cedarhusrt

Address

551 Central Avenue Suite 21A, Cedarhusrt
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

BCS Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

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About

Bio

Restoring Your Motion With World Class Care

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

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Edema: Foot swelling is due to edema usually from inflammation.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Paraesthesia: This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Antifungals/Consult: Hello, Athlete's foot with blister formation is usually indicative of a specific type of dermatophyte called Trichophyton Mentagrophytes. The issue b... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Ecchymosis: Hello, What you describe is bruising, after a forceful trauma there is damage to the superficial veins that if traumatized will bleed into the surrou... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Nerve related..: Hello, Tingling or numbing in the feet is usually a nerve related issue. This can be due to a multitude of issues, more commonly neuropathy, trauma &... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Psych Consult: Do not advise this... please consider the consequences. If these feelings persist consider a psychiatry consult.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Minimally Invasive..: Hello, This procedure is designed to address quite a few pathologies while being as respective to the surrounding soft tissues as possible. This allo... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Multiple Causes: Hello, There are many causes of scaly feet, most commonly it is usually related to skin hydration, infectious cases, or symptoms of common skin disor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Ligamentous Weakness: Hello, This can be related to lateral ligament instability weather it was duet to previous trauma or heredity predisposition. Conservative and surgic... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Possible..: Hello, Depending on the severity of the sprain. If not so severe protected weight-bearing could be advised. If severe and it is not rested, you risk ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Ganglion Cyst: Hello, This sounds like a Ganglion cyst. Think of it as a herniation of synovium. Its no wonder they are usually located originating from a tendon sh... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Inflammation: Hello, Capsulitis weather in the foot or elsewhere in the body, is inflammation of joint covering/tissue that surrounds it. Capsulitis is usually fou... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: Hello, Sweaty feet are usually a result of over active sweat glands in the feet. These are usually the apocrine glands and they tend to produce a secr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Possible: Hello, It is possible if there are other comorbidities associated with your health. Otherwise pain would be accompanied with such a fracture.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Possible bone damage: Hello, What you are describing could be related to injuring the cartilage/bone inside your ankle when the sprain occurred. It is important to get this... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Infection protocol: Hello, It is important to evaluate for infection with an injury like this. make sure your tetanus shots are in order. Local wound care and infection ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Tendinitis: Hello, This could possibly be tendinitis due to overuse. Another thought could also be activity related, exertional compartment syndrome.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Rehab Difficult: A haglunds deformity is a bony protrusion along the back of the heel, usually in the outside ( dorsolateral). It can occasionally get inflamed and bec... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Yes: Hello, It is quite possible for you to "jam" your ankle just as you would "jam" other joints. Its important after recovery from the pain and swelling... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Ligament Damage: Hello, This could be a sign of ligament damage to the out ankle. Usually associated with trauma.
A member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
CROW Walker: Hello, Ultimately the goal of surgical reconstruction is to be able to prevent a below the knee amputation and for the patient to be able to ambulate... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
R.I.I.C.E.: Hello, The above mnemonic is the gold standard for ankle sprain treatment. Rest, Ice, Immobilization, Compression, and elevation. The key is to prote... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Proprioceptive Train: Hello, Studies have show that after an ankle sprain rehab is recommended, specifically proprioceptive training via balance board excersizes. The idea... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Exam and Gait: Hello, After an injury to the ankle, one would evaluate how much pain with mobility is present, ability to bear-weight, gross physical appearance, p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Tendoitis/ShinSplint: Hello, This sounds like muscle fatigue, inflammation, and lactic acid build up as a result of shin splints. The anterior tibia muscle is stressed and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Treat the Cause: Hello, The "cure" for heel fissures would be to try to find out the cause/ source of what is causing the heel cracks. Often addressing the source of... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg.: Hello, Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg. This can be due to but not limited to damage/weakness ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
They are not...: Hello, Diabetic foot ulcers are not contagious and not everyone with diabetes will obtain one. With proper glucose control and timely/monitored footc... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
28: Hello, There are 28 bones when you include the sesamoid bone located in one foot. The human foot is very complex and is an architectural marvel.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Possible Causes ...: Hello, Cramping in the legs usually indicates some form of dehydration, a need for stretching or an electrolyte imbalance. When my patients supplement... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Residual Pain..: Hello, Usually after an ankle sprain, some pts feel no pain but are unstable in the ankle, some are stable but feel pain within the joint, and some ev... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Nummular eczema: Hello, Your description may have given it away. This could possibly be nummular eczema. Nummular eczema can appear after a skin injury such as burn o... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Outpatient...: Hello, The surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure (pending your health status), orthopedists and podiatrists both perform surgeries related... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Bone Resection: Hello, Orthopedists and podiatrists preform haglunds type procedures. It depends on how involved the bony prominence is along the posterior heel. Usu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
The type of surgery that is involved all depends upon the extent of the posterior calcaneal bony protrusion.: Hello, Depending on the size and location of the prominence, a surgeon maybe able to get a way with removing as much of the prominence as he can with... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Consult PCP: This is indeed alot going on... sorry you are going through this .. dont suffer contact you PCP so she/he can run testing and workup. Feel Better!
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Yes: Hello, In addition to ICE, rest and nsaids, I also recommended protected weight bearing to all my patients with ankle sprains. Its important to allow... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Classic Symptoms: Hello, What you are describing could very well be a ganglion cyst. Think of it as a firm herniation of synovium, the fluid with them will occasionall... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
At least 3 weeks..: Hello, Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of mot... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
RICE/Imaging: Hello, It appears that you are having chronic ankle pain which can lead to chronic ankle instability. Some of the remedies used for actue sprains can... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Examination: Hello, A dark spot that has appeared all of a sudden will warrant further examination to help rule out skin cancer. A biopsy maybe warranted. Consult... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Neuropathy: Hello, Although more info is required, numbness and tingling in the feet is commonly related to peripheral neuropathy. There is a multitude of cause... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Manageable: Hello, There are surgical and conservative treatment options out there that are available for this disorder. Seek a specialist consult and exam.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Weakness: Hello, Weakness located in the anterior leg muscles cause drop foot. Usually due to damage to the common fibular nerve or sciatic nerve, can also be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Yes, But Don't: Yes, its possible by over supinating but dont do that. Once the ligaments loose their integrity and attenuate, its hard for then to heal and return to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Not Really: Standing alone is not a good from of exercise. Jogging or running is a much better way to loose calories and great fro the cardiovascular system.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Depends: Hello, Based on what will happen during your procedure will dictate the post op course. With soft tissue work only, 2 weeks of non weight bearing will... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Can be Helpful...: Hello, Using a CAM walker can relive up to 70% of the ground reactive forces that go through the lower extremity. which can be very helpful to reli... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Removal..: Hello, It is important to get to the source of skin lesion. A proper physical exam maybe just enough to diagnose and treat this lesion. A skin biopsy... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 9 years experience
Malignant Cancer: Hello, Out of the three skin cancers noted along the lower extremity, Squamous Cell, Basal Cell, and Melanoma, Melanoma is a cancer that can metastas... Read More

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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you, doctor. Went to see PCP this morning, she said it's muscle ache, not lymph nodes. Scheduled to get ultrasound of thyroid gland + hormones.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, ive been sleeping on my back cause of hip implants, but at least now i know whats happening
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 2013MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL

Awards

NYCPM Valedictorian Class of 2013
Summa Cum Laude (St. Francis College)
Magna cum laude Medical School Graduation (NYCPM)

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Publications

Peripheral Nerve Schwannoma: A Review of Varying Clinical Presentations and Imaging Findings.
Nontoxic Natural Inhibitors of X-Xanthine Oxidase
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