Rothstein, Steven A DPM – Achilles Podiatry

Line of Work:

Diabetic foot care, orthotics, ingrown nails, warts, corns/callouses, plantar fasciitis and more

First Year of Operation: 1983


384 Wilson Street, Manchester, NH 03103, United States

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We provide gentle foot care for the whole family.
We will listen to your questions and concerns.
Easy parking.
Most insurances accepted.
New patients welcome!

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603 641-8637

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M, Tu, Th, 6:30am - 3:30pm. Weds 6:30am - 12:00 noon

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Rothstein, Steven A DPM – Achilles Podiatry

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  • Bunions
    A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions form when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from normal profile of your foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, further crowding your other toes and causing pain.

    Bunions can occur for a number of reasons, but a common cause is wearing shoes that fit too tightly. Bunions can also develop as a result of an inherited structural defect or stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis.

    Smaller bunions — bunionettes — can also develop on the joint of your little toes.

  • Neuroma
    Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock.

    Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.

    High-heeled shoes have been linked to the development of Morton’s neuroma. Many people experience relief by switching to lower heeled shoes with wider toe boxes. Sometimes corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary.

  • Ingrown Nail
    An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. An ingrown toenail usually affects your big toe.

    Often you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own. If the pain is severe or spreading, however, your Podiatrist can take steps to relieve your discomfort and help you avoid complications of an ingrown toenail.

    If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you’re at greater risk of complications from an ingrown toenail.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
    Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
    Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.
    Plantar fasciitis is particularly common in runners. In addition, people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are at risk of plantar fasciitis.
    Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or getting up from a seated position.
    Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. If tension on that bowstring becomes too great, it can create small tears in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed.

    Factors that may increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis include:

    Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.
    Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and dance aerobics — can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
    Faulty foot mechanics. Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can adversely affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and put added stress on the plantar fascia.
    Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
    Occupations that keep you on your feet. Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage their plantar fascia.
    Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. If you change the way you walk to minimize plantar fasciitis pain, you might also develop foot, knee, hip or back problems.

  • Metatarsalgia

    Metatarsalgia is an overuse injury with resultant pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot.

    The primary symptom is pain around the heads of the metatarsals sometimes described as the ball of the foot. This can include burning and shooting sensations, numbness and tingling.

    The pain can be aggravated with activities including walking, the high impact from running as well as other activities including soccer, baseball, tennis, etc.

    Other contributing factors can be:

    a) Wearing high heel shoes, shoes with a narrow and tapered toe box.
    b) As we age, the fat padding under the metatarsal heads diminishes allowing more pressure and thus inflammation.
    c) Hammertoe deformities which raise the base of the proximal phalanx higher on the metatarsal head and pushing it harder into the ground.
    d) Pronation, a high arched foot and an abnormal parabola of the length of the metatarsal bones.
    e) Obesity
    f) Arthritic joint changes

    The first step in treating metatarsalgia is to determine the cause of the pain.

    If improper fitting footwear is the cause of the pain, modifications can relieve it. Shoes with a high/deep, wide/round/squared toe box relieve pressure in this area. A more supportive shoe can help to support the foot better and disperse pressure. No barefoot/slipper/stocking walking when on your feet in the house for prolonged periods.

    Other modalities may include shoe padding, rocker bottom soles and orthotics.

    If no other more serious issues are involved, general care including elevation and icing of the area may help.

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