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I've been doing some aggressive research lately (it's how I found your incredible website) and realize now that my symptoms are not consistant with the diagnosis.
….after reviewing your amazing site (great for the avg. jill). So thank you very much!!!
I am really, really impressed with your plain-speak explanations for the various conditions.
This was an extremely helpful site. I have an appointment on the 18th and your info. Was right on target…..
A well organized site containing much information written in a manner that the average reader can comprehend.
I found your website and articles most interesting.
Thank you for a quick response. I think your site is the best information site on foot pain and I have viewed many.
I came to your website, footspecialist.net via www.foot-pain explained .com which I think is also your website? I thought explanations for different types of problems were well addressed and thoughtfully stated for the patient in mind.
You have an amazing and extremely informative site. I enjoyed looking through all of the data and stats.
Thanks again so much for the information in the article. Very interesting.
Great article. I have had plantar fasciitis since I was in high school……..
Dear Dr. Mitnick,
The orthotics arrived four days ago and I slipped them into my shoes immediately. I was skeptical as to the usefulness of the item, they really didn't look very exotic. I have to say though, after using them for just four days, I have experienced grand relief from my foot pain. Even the very first day, I was able to do a lot of work while on my feet with at least a 75% reduction of pain. It has only gotten better every day, and I go nowhere without my shoes with the orthotics.
I had been experiencing extreme heel and sole pain for about six months and had to take extended breaks off my feet many times a day as well as regular doses of Ibuprofen. Since getting the orthotics, my life has returned to normal and I feel good again.
Just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation for a very effective item, I had no idea what a change this item could affect.
Thanks for the Response, you hit it on the head.
Redondo Beach, CA
Thank you for your time and expertise in answering my question…..
First, thanks for putting together this website. Its the most informative site I have found dealing with foot problems.
Last June I started having pain and swelling at …….
First of all, thank you for having all this useful information available in one place. I've been through most of your website and based on my research, pain and evaluations I think I've narrowed things down quite a bit.
Thank you for the best site I have found when researching foot pain.
Thanks for replying so quickly. I was a bit concerned. I think your website is great, and chock full of info.....
Thank you so much for your reply which seemed to be right on. I have researched many sites but you put me on the right path to the possible answer. My foot pain may not rule the rest of my life after all! I believe I'll make a sign that reads, "THE END IS NEAR!"
Thanks Very Much,
West lafayette, IN
Dear sir...no doubt you get positive comments re your site...May I please be added to the list of your admirers. In all of my years of web surfing I would say your site is right there with the very best.
Thank you for taking the time to write the terrific info you provide and for putting things into laymen terms for us mere mortals. I pray you have much on going success and thank you again for a deed well done.
As for me I did not find much help for my symptoms and will continue on my quest. Were you anywhere in the South I would make and appointment...Thanks again dear sir...m.e.
Tampa, Florida 33624
Hi. This is a great site! I'm a healthy middle aged woman who is in good health, but.....
Just a wee word of thanks for your wonderful website...It is a terrific service...Thank you for providing your knowledge and help...With highest regards, m ebeling
Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
Hi. I come to your site often looking for information. It is really informative and I appreciate it very much. I have RA and have been having considerable amount of foot pain......
Thanks very much for the wonderful informative site.
Thank You for my answer! I have been schedule for a bone density scan, allingment, and I am in the process of getting orthotics made, and checking out the natural remedies.
What a great web site!
Yes I want both pair of orthotics. You don't have an option of ordering 2 at one time so I had to place the order twice. Thanks. My husband likes these and wants to put them in all of his shoes. (referring to Superstep orthotics)
I searched the internet everywhere for a clear description and illustration of my symptoms/problem. http://www.foot-pain-explained.com/ was where I ended my search with answers. If I lived in Jersey (left 30 years ago) and didn't live in Florida I would definetly make an appointment with Dr. Mitnick.
1st of all THANKS A LOT for your great site......
Thank you so much for your response. I will let you know how I am doing if you would like. Your website is awesome!
I want to thank you for such an informative website! I found you based on my ankle pain search and am happy to realize that there may be a relatively simple cause and solution....
...Thanks for your fantastic service.
Thank you so very much, that would be much appreciated. I love those insoles, by the way. (referring to Superstep orthotics)
San Clemente, CA
Dr Marc is fantastic...He seems to know exactly what you are feeling with the problems you are having. I wish he was in my home town so I could go to him with my problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great insights! Thanks Doc, you're the best.
I have been experiencing foot pain of various sorts and am working to figure out what it is. I found this site and can only say BRAVO!! What an excellent site! The time it must have taken to put all this together must've been a daunting task! I am sure it has helped so many people. Thank you so very much for doing this.
Dr. Mitnick, Thank you so much for your reply. I did let my physician know and they took an x-ray - all is well! Also, thank you for providing this wonderful site, it is very helpful with lots of useful information! I appreciate your gift of time! God bless.
Thank you, you were 100% correct. The pain finally brought me to the ER. I spent 8 days in the hospital. The Doppler you spoke of was able to show that there was no pulse in that foot. This was an arterial clot that split and traveled throughout my leg. My leg was almost amputated. I am in rough shape but have all my parts intact!! You certainly know what you are talking about. Thank you for taking the time to answer. Yours Truly!
Staying at home after hallux surgery I spend quite a lot of time seaching info useful for avoiding problems which might come back. Today I found your site and I am .... delighted it happened. It's one of the best site I found last days.
Thanks for taking time to read and answer so many questions. It is truly a public service!
I just wanted to say that I am very greatful for
Also, and importantly, just want to praise this web site. Thorough and thoughtfully presented, it certainly must be of considerable assistance to anyone with a foot problem. Terrific -- and very interesting.I trust the address comes up easily for those seeking information.
Thanks so much for answering my question. You've been more help to me than my own Dr. has been lately. Thanks again....I hope to be able to walk without pain someday.
Wow, that is exactly the information needed!!! thank you thank you thank you!!! I appreciate this help so very much from Marc Mitnick DPM.
Excellent information and help to improve One's life.
Thanks so much for this website Dr. Marc! It is so nice that you have this ask the doctor feature..I'm sure I'ts been helpful for alot of people. I will try what you suggested and see if it helps...thanks again!
I just want to say thank you for the quick response and the good info. I find it amazing and a super nice thing that you do here by answering medical questions at no charge.
Your website is full of a lot of helpful information, and I am very impressed with the time in which you responded to my post. Thank you again for your time and consideration in your response.
Thank you very much for the information, I will consider it. Excellent web site.
San Diego, CA
Just want to say thank you so very much for your quick response and very informative reply! After reading what you had to say, I called the doctor's office and was able to get in and see him the same day as my injury. Toe was x-rayed and luckily, it is not broken or fractured. Very badly bruised and will probably lose the toe nail. And although my toe and toe nail are still very black and blue and very sore, they ARE both starting to feel a little better.
So again, thank you! I am so very happy that I came across your website. The service you provide is outstanding and immeasurable!
Thank you so much for all of your advice. In searching the web for people dealing with this same issue i can tell you that you are a Knight In shining Armor! If I lived in Jersey I would gladly be your Spokesperson. Hopefully next time you hear from me it will be good news. God Bless,
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORTS, YOU ARE SO VERY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.
thanks again, this site is very helpful.
Like others have stated...This site is amazing and I am so thankful that it was created.
....Keep up what your doing. Your a life saver.
Thanks again for the information provided on your site. It's easy for non-medical folk to understand your writing, and helps provide better communication between patient and doctor.
This is the best site for foot problem info.
Thank you for this information. This description fits my pain and inflammation behind my 2nd toe perfectly.
Again, I really appreciate that you responded to my inquiry, and that your mention of Parkinson's helped me to find my way to a diagnosis of this difficult to diagnose disease. Most patients see on average 16 doctors before they are diagnosed. I hope that you can help other people that ask for your expertise in the future.
I just wanted to say that I am very greatful for
this website!! I have had a fusion in my rt foot
and am finally getting a little bit better......
Again, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to answer my question....your an angel!
Thank you for your response. You have provided some great insight (to my question)....
Thank-you so very much for responding so quickly and in such detail to my question!! I will give my surgeon a call today!!
This website is terrific!!!!
Many Thanks Dr Marc!
Thank you for your response. It sounds like a good plan to me. He did not cut the wart out first ...
Thanks again doc for having this website and we STILL need qualified Podiatrists in beautiful sunny Tampa Bay (Bradenton) Florida.
Dear Dr. Mitnick,
Thank you so very much for taking your time to answer my question. You have greatly relieved my anxiety related to the continual tingly I feel in my feet. I will share your response with my podiatrist next week. God bless you for having this question and answer page on your website! Most gratefully,
Your webpage is excellent, I commend you on sharing your knowledge to the public.
Thank you. you were more detailed than what others have told me they finally called from the last xrays and my son is now in a cast for 2 weeks he did have a fracture that was not noticeable.
I have read your website and I have to admit that I am amazed at all the information that is on here. I have learned more than the three years I have been going to several doctors that I have seen!!
Thank you so much Doc for a quick and thorough response!
I cannot thank you enough for your response, opinion, and suggestions! I want you to know how much it means to me, and I'm sure everyone else who has ever asked you a question! I feel like you're a lifesaver and have empowered me to take a stronger role and stand up for myself and my feet!
Thank you so much for your thoughts....think your thoughts on a MRI are right on.....appreciate your website and your kindness.....
Thank you got such a fast, clear, and comprehensive response. You are very kind and helpful.
Thank you Dr. Mitnick for your quick and thorough response!
Thank you for your in depth response. I appreciate it.
...Honestly I was so happy to stumble upon your site that I just starting writing without thinking you would truly respond to me I mean I'm sure you get a ton of questions a day! So thank you so much again for taking the time to respond to me.
Hi, this is Diane and I want to thank you for answering my question. The detailed information gave me a lot to work with. I have seen another doctor as you suggested and he is in complete agreement with your answer. My next appointment will be to discuss surgery. Thank you so much for leading me to make a decision.
Thank you very much for your genuine response. I appreciate it.
Thank you for your response! I took my daughter in to see a pediatric orthopedic/sports medicine doctor today and she said exactly what you posted. A new Xray was done showing no fractures or breaks and growth plate looks good, we are going for an MRI tonight to check everything else out. Hopefully we will receive some answers and a direction for treatment. Thank you again!
Thanks for this wonderful site. I have posted my story and follow-up.
Can I also say how much I appreciate this site and thank you for your time and consideration...it's a lonely place out here when you are in pain during the night!
THANK YOU so much for responding to my question. I appreciate more than you know.
I have an appointment with the Dr that excised it to see if he will consider aspiration, Hopefully it will give some relief.
Again thank you for you time and consideration.
Thank you again FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!
Thank you so much for your response! I have been trying to narrow down the causes for my right side pains for the last few years and this is such a help! Thanks again,
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Mark Mitnick:
I am the 85yrs younger lady who wrote you a question.
I appreciated your time in answering my question on red spots on my feet.
I did follow your advice and went to see a Podiatry. Guess what? he did not know was is causing those big spots in my feet. They are just red spots and they don't hurt at all.
I am very frustrated, the first Podiatry Dr. that I seeing for different foot problems in this K. clinic was the same. No Interest on helping me. This second Podiatry Dr. is like the first one, did not show any interest in finding out what is the cause of my problem.
You, without knowing me were able to diagnose that probably is blood circulation missing in my feet and is why I get the red spots in both feet.
I do believe that you are correct.
Thanks and may God bless you.
G. M. L.
...So I will go back to my GP and see if she can help. Thank you again for the advice.
I appreciate you taking time to respond! The boot is helping after a week, but it's cumbersome. I will definitely order the heel cup from your site - how lucky for me you've built this fabulous resource. Thanks
Thank you very much for your diagnosis.
I agree with your response to my foot problem. After going over all of your foot ailments that's kind of what I had come up with myself. I'm glad to hear confirmation from you however.
Thanks for your website, I have found it really informative so far.
Such a helpful forum.
Dear Dr. Mitnick ……thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry……you have BRILLIANT insight and have been a tremendous help, much more than my DPM. I am scheduled for a 2nd opinion. Thank you, again!
...Appreciate your time you have made me feel much better.
Thank you again for your help. It is greatly appreciated!!
Thank you for your help and advice and again for your time dedicated to your website helping others.
Thank you for this amazing website! I injured my 4th metatarsal on my left foot 7 weeks ago.....
Again, I sincerely appreciate your thoughts on my chronic pain issues. Your site is a wealth of knowledge and I wish that I had a podiatrist such as yourself closer to my home. You offer an invaluable service to those in pain who can't seem to find the proper help or guidance. Thank you.
Thank you so much Dr Mitnick for your thoughtful answer! I'm so grateful because I haven't been able to have a doctor listen to what I told you so far.
New York, NY