Heal Fast with Less Invasive Treatments
Mika Hayashi, D.P.M.
Please tell us about the specialties in MIKA HAYASHI, DPM, PC.
In addition to offering regular podiatric treatments and foot/ankle surgery, we specialize in sports medicine. Since I used to work at the Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Artists, I still have many dancers and athletes as patients. They prefer less invasive treatments because they need to heal faster. I have constantly explored methods that treat their problems without surgery. Our less invasive treatment is now well-received among many patients, not limited to dancers. Everyone wants a fast recovery.
What do you keep in mind as podiatrist while taking care of your patients?
In order to find the best treatment for each patient, it is important to get as much information as possible. Naturally, the consultation needs to be thorough and in-depth, questioning their lifestyle and personal issues. In other words, I take a lot of time to get to know each patient. My basic “principle” is that I treat my patients the way I want to be treated.
If any, please share some of the latest methods.
Advanced technology and methods have been developed steadfastly, but in the last few years, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy has become popular to treat chronic tendinitis and arthritis, making healing time significantly shorter. I also combine Nail Laser with others to treat fungal nails.
Any foot health tips?
I recommend to wear two types of shoes a day. If you need to wear heels during office hours, you commute with sneakers to stretch/strengthen all the leg muscles equally.
350 Lexington Ave., (at 40th St.), #501, New York, NY 10016