Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, podiatrists have seen some of the sickest patients of their careers. But these patients aren’t suffering from COVID. Instead, concerned about exposure to the virus, they have delayed regular care and avoided treatment for injuries, resulting in serious diabetic foot wounds, gangrene, and even risk of sepsis, a life-threatening systemic infection. “People with diabetes are absolutely right to take precautions against exposure to … Read more
Update: We continue to see patients in our office, Monday–Thursday 8:30am–5pm, Friday 8:30am-2pm. Please call ahead to make an in-office appointment. FOR CURRENT PATIENTS ONLY: We now offer Telemedicine. Questions can be asked through our Patient Portal or you can call the office to request a phone appointment. As healthcare providers we put the well-being of our patients and our staff first. We know you are concerned about the Coronavirus … Read more
With spring coming and our thoughts focused on getting out of the house and enjoying the season, getting our feet ready for flip flops and sandals becomes a high priority. However, when you head off to the salon for a pedicure or when you take out your own scissors and files, there are some serious issues you should consider. Salon pedicures are meant only for aesthetics and should not substitute … Read more
A hammertoe is formed from an abnormal balance of the muscles in the toes. This causes increased pressures on the tendons and joints of the toe, leading to the contracture or bending of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side. Any toe can be involved, but … Read more
Dr. Gambardella was mentioned in Podiatry Today, an award-winning monthly clinical magazine that is the most widely read publication in podiatry.