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Dr. Arapidis specializes in all aspects of podiatric care. He provides a multitude of services including: general podiatric care, treatment of diseases and trauma of the foot and ankle, diabetic wound management, elective and reconstructive foot & ankle surgery, pediatric/geriatric care, custom made orthotics, whirlpool therapy, as well as on site X-rays, non-invasive vascular and neurological testing.

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Malignant Melanoma of the Foot

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot What is Malignant Melanoma? Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration). It is also called malignant melanoma because it spreads to other areas of the body as it grows beneath the surface of the skin. Unlike many other types of cancer, […]

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Joint Swelling in the Foot

Joint Swelling in the Foot The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. The body’s natural response to any type of joint injury is to increase blood flow to the affected area. This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling. Depending on the […]

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Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle

Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle “Skin cancer” is a general term for three distinct cancers that can appear on the foot: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.   Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, appears on sun-exposed areas as a smooth, raised bump or a sore that is […]

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Synovitis

Synovitis Synovitis is inflammation of the tissues that line a joint. It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma. Symptoms of synovitis may include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain with joint motion. Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help […]

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Shoe Inserts

Shoe Inserts Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips, and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot, and diminishing or eliminating pain. These devices can range from generic over-the-counter […]

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Podiatrist

Podiatrist A podiatrist is a physician whose practice focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions of the foot and ankle. Achieving the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM) requires four years of training in an accredited podiatric medical school, followed by a hospital-based residency.

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Tingly Feet

Tingly Feet “Tingly feet” can be a sign of nerve loss. The nerves in the feet come from the lower back. Pressure or chemical change in the nerve can cause a tingling sensation in the feet. Any sensation that is out of the ordinary can be an early sign of neurologic or vascular problems. In […]

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Still Think High Heels are Worth It?

Still Think High Heels are Worth It? It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear—another warning about high heels. But wearing pump-style shoes often causes significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called ‘pump bump.’  If left untreated, it can lead to bursitis or Achilles tendonitis. What is Pump […]

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints “Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities such as running or walking. Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or […]

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus. This serious infection can occur from a number of sources: • It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open fracture with the bone ends piercing […]

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Arapidis Foot Care

22-52 33rd Street

Astoria, NY 11105

Tel: (718)777-9380

Fax: (718)721-7959

[email protected]

Office Hours

Housecalls available upon request

Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday: Emergency Only

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