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For too many people, foot pain is considered to be a trivial matter or something that simply happens as you get older. On the contrary, foot and ankle issues can disrupt your life, keep you from doing the activities you enjoy, and, in some cases, even lead to bigger issues, so they shouldn’t be treated lightly. The good news is that we can help!
Southern Tier Podiatry
Here at the Vestal, NY office of Southern Tier Podiatry, we offer treatment for an array of foot problems with the ultimate goal of enabling our patients in the Greater Binghamton New York area to do the activities they wish to do, pain-free. To accomplish this objective, we provide careful, accurate diagnoses and create effective treatment plans. Further, we aim to educate our patients in the hopes that preventative measures can help keep them safe and healthy in the first place.
In order to provide the highest levels of care and service, we utilize on-site digital x-rays, custom orthotic devices, biomechanical examinations, and gait analysis. Unlike many other practices, we are pleased to offer Saturday appointments to better accommodate our patients.
Dr. Marilyn Boyuka earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) in 2001 from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) before beginning her residencies in primary podiatric medicine and foot & ankle surgery.
Since 2005, Dr. Boyuka has been practicing podiatric care for residents in the Greater Binghamton community. She opened Southern Tier Podiatry in the spring of 2012 with the goal of creating a practice based on excellence and state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation to effectively treat foot and ankle injuries and conditions.
Establishing the root cause of why you are in pain is Dr. Boyuka’s priority, as this can help determine the appropriate course for treatment. Although she is board-certified and surgically-trained, Dr. Boyuka places an emphasis on exploring all nonsurgical options before considering the use of a surgical procedure.
Foot and Ankle Services
At Southern Tier Podiatry, we treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
Sports Injuries – Working out and athletic participation are great ways to stay in shape, but they also come with the risk of injury. The good news for our patients is that many common sports injuries can be successfully treated with conservative care. Even better, there are ways to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place, and we offer tips to do so.
Heel Pain – As a major part of your physical foundation, the heels face tremendous amounts of pressure throughout the day. This can lead to such common issues as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and Sever’s disease. If you or a loved one is experiencing heel pain, Dr. Boyuka can diagnose the condition and create a treatment plan to address the situation.
Bunions and Hammertoes – Toe deformities can lead to pain, impaired foot function, and even increase the risk for other issues, like corns and calluses. Our staff is ready to help by providing the necessary treatment, whether it is conservative care or a surgical procedure.
Ingrown Toenails – Ingrown nails are rather common and happen due to improper trimming methods, excessively tight footwear, or physical trauma. No matter the cause, we are ready to provide treatment to relieve pain and decrease the risk of potential infection from this condition.
Bone Fractures – Accidents happen. Sometimes, this means that a broken foot or ankle is the result. Southern Tier Podiatry provides treatment for broken bones and stress fractures so your body can mend properly and without complications.
Pediatric Foot Issues – Children sometimes have foot issues, too! When they do, simply bring your son or daughter in and let Dr. Boyuka provide the gentle, effective care he or she needs.
Excellence in Foot Care in the Greater Binghamton Area
If you are suffering with the pain from a foot or ankle issue and need it resolved, give us a call at (607) 217-5668 and schedule an appointment with Southern Tier Podiatry. You can also contact our office by simply filling out the online form found here on our website.