Foot Services Overview
Institute Beauté in New York City offers progressive foot treatments, pain relief, surgeries, and solutions for overall foot health. Dr. Suzanne Levine is a leading innovator in podiatry, winning multiple awards, earning the respect of her peers, and is the go to doctor for television, print, and online media.
Below, is a list of some of the most popular and signature treatments, foot services, and procedures developed by Dr. Suzanne Levine.
Her New York City foot treatments are done in-house and include: bunion surgery, burning feet, dropped metatarsal treatment, excess foot perspiration & smelly feet, foot facial treatment, haglund’s deformity,hammertoe, heel spur, laser treatment for fungal nails, loub job (for arthritis, injection, neuroma, oblique tilt-up osteotomy,orthotics, pillows for your feet injections, plantar fibroma, subungual exostosis, tailor’s bunion, toenail procedures, wart removals and more.
If you do not see a foot service for your particular foot condition below, please do not hesitate to contact us. You are encouraged and advised to discuss any of your podiatric concerns with Dr. Suzanne Levine during your consultation.
You may browse our foot services by symptom or area of foot pain. We look forward to speaking with you.
What is a Bunion Deformity? - The bony bump on the side of your big toe is a form of arthritis. It indicates that degenerative changes are taking place in the joint underneath. The bunion can cause your first toe to push outward against your second toe, resulting in a deformity of one or both toes.
LOUB JOB INJECTION
More women have been experiencing a condition referred to as “stiletto metatarsalgia”. “The Loub Job®” Injection is a new, cutting edge treatment created by Dr. Suzanne Levine to alleviate the symptoms of this condition upon request.
DROPPED METATARSAL TREATMENT
Do you have pain in the ball of your foot — the part of the sole just behind your toes? Does it get worse when you stand, walk or run and improves when you rest? High heels are often a culprit in the development of a dropped metatarsal. Luckily, multiple procedures are available to correct this problem.
PILLOWS FOR YOUR FEET INJECTION
Loss of fat on the bottom of the foot is common as we age, especially in women. This can result in pain and burning, particularly in the ball of the foot. Dr. Levine and Dr. Lautin pioneered a new treatment, Stiletto RX®: Pillows For Your Feet® (aka; Pillows For Your Feet Injection), to combat this fat loss using ultrasound guidance and injectable implants.
LASER TREATMENT FOR FUNGAL NAILS
Toenails are the cause of problems for many people. Fungus and infections often lead to problems such as thickened nails. Fungal toenail issues can be treated with the precision and minimized pain and discomfort of a laser.
Orthotics in NYC is more of a specialty service within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis by definition is “an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system”.
Toenails are the cause of problems for many people. Ingrown toenails press into the skin on one or both sides of the toe, damaging the skin and potentially causing repeated infections. Torn toenails can similarly damage the skin. Fungus and infections often lead to problems such as thickened nails.
FOOT FACIAL TREATMENT BY DR. SUZANNE LEVINE
Dr. Levine’s fabulous, innovative, and luxurious Foot Facial® treatment will leave your feet baby soft and feeling fresher than ever. This five-step, 45 minute treatment has been featured on Extra, The Today Show and Access Hollywood.
TOE SHORTENING SURGERY
Toe shortening surgery is an optional procedure that straightens and shortens toes. Any of the toes may be considered long, but the 2nd toe is most commonly long. Usually it is performed on the second and third toes, but it can be done on the others, as well.
FEET POLYDACTYLY TREATMENT
Feet Polydactyly is a rare, congenital condition present from birth on one or both feet. In the foot, it is more common to have an extra toe on the outside of the foot. These toes may be fully functional, complete with nerve endings, bones, and even joints. In the other hand, they may be just fleshy and non-functional.
TARSAL COALITION TREATMENT
Tarsal coalition is a problem of the back part of the foot which causes motion abnormality. This occurs because the bones of the back part of the foot are fused together. Genetics and injuries are the causes of this condition.
ANKLE ARTHRITIS TREATMENT
Ankle arthritis commonly results from a history of trauma to the ankle. Traumatic injuries such as ankle fractures may damage the joint structure or create malalignment leading to arthritis. Another reason which can lead to this condition is biomechanical imbalance.
SHORT TOE LENGTHENING SURGERY
A short toe (Brachymetatarsia) is characterized by one or more metatarsal bones in the foot being shorter than usual, due to a growth disturbance. It usually affects the fourth metatarsal bone, though it could affect any toe. The toe itself has usually normal length, but the bone the toe attaches to in the arch, is short.
FLAT FOOT TREATMENT (FOOT LIFT)
A flat foot is a term used to describe a collapsed arch a collapse in the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and sagging of the heel valgus.For-foot flattens and pushed outwards. There are two kinds of flat feet.
BIG TOE JOINT ARTHRITIS TREATMENT
Big toe joint arthritis is characterized by an erosion of cartilage, which results in pain and stiffness in the toe joint. The big toe joint is located at the base of the big toe. Since this joint moves every time you take a step, becomes painful, enlarged and inflamed, leading to limitation of motion and eventually rigidity.
ANKLE FRACTURE TREATMENT
An ankle fracture is basically what we call as “broken ankle”. This means that one or more of the ankle bones are broken. There are two leg bones (the tibia and fibula) and one foot bone (talus) which forming the ankle. Most commonly, the bone that breaks is the bone on the outside of the ankle (the fibula).
A tailor’s bunion is a deformity of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of your pinky toe. These aren’t as common as regular bunions, but they can cause similar symptoms.
Hammertoe is a permanent deformity of one of your toes — most often the big toe’s neighbor — in which the toe joints have become bent up and twisted. This condition is often painful and aesthetically unattractive and even embarrassing.
HEEL SPUR TREATMENT
Heel Spur is a bony protrusion on the bottom of the foot caused by a growth of calcium that has begun to project downward and touch the plantar fascia (the thick piece of tissue underneath the skin on the sole of the foot).
Plantar warts occur on the sole, heel, and ball of the foot. Anyone can contract the virus that causes plantar warts, and they most often occur in children and young adults. Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the areas that feel the most pressure.
HYPERHIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING)
Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating, and it usually involves the underarms, hands and feet. Individuals can experience this condition in an overall generalized sense or localized affected area. It can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem.
A progressive burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Burning feet may also be referred to as tingling feet or paresthesia. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common.
HAGLUND’S DEFORMITY TREATMENT
Haglund’s Deformity is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel that can lead to inflammation, irritation, and pain. It is most common in young women, because it is often caused by the rigid backs of pump-style shoes.
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. If you have severe foot pain, numbness, or tingling, and often feel like you need to take off your shoe and rub the bottom of your foot, you may have a neuroma.
EXCESS FOOT PERSPIRATION & SMELLY FEET
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating commonly seen on the hands and feet. Hyperhidrosis is a fairly common disorder, causing both embarrassment and often bacterial growth and bromhidrosis (smelly feet).
PLANTAR FIBROMA TREATMENT
A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. If there is a noticeable lump in your arch that feels firm to the touch, you may have a plantar fibroma.