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Arthritis Specialist

Manhattan Podiatry Associates, P.C.

Podiatrists located in Midtown & Downtown, New York, NY

Arthritis can affect a person’s feet and ankle and cause discomfort. For New York City patients, Manhattan Podiatry Associates offers treatment for osteoarthritis and arthritis affecting the feet. Patients can visit locations in Midtown East and Midtown West to receive treatment options such as medication, orthotics, and physical therapy.

Arthritis Q & A

Welcome to Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC, where our Board-Certified doctors provide state-of-the-art care. We address all your ankle and foot concerns using the latest technology combined with our traditional, personalized doctor/patient relationship. We listen to you and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

With two convenient offices in midtown and downtown New York City, we offer expert care for children, adults, and seniors. Founded in 1981 by Dr. Steven P. Abramow, our practice benefits from his 40 years of experience. Alongside him, Dr. Howard Shapiro and Dr. Mark Landsman contribute their 70 years of expertise to deliver exceptional podiatric care with a personal touch.

Arthritis is a familiar term which encompasses various conditions which may cause joint inflammation.  This can frequently affect both the feet and ankles, which can impact your mobility.  It is especially important in a walking town like NYC that your comfort in a bustling urban environment is maintained. 

Perhaps less familiar is osteoarthritis, commonly known as "wear-and-tear" arthritis, and that can develop gradually with age and use, and can often lead to:

  • Reduced ability to move
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Tenderness and pain in the joints

If any of these descriptions or conditions might apply to you, please know that treatment at Manhattan Podiatry Associates focuses on comprehensive arthritis care tailored specifically for you. 

Depending on your needs, we offer a wide choice of treatments including anti-inflammatory medications to reduce and alleviate pain. Manhattan Podiatry Associates integrates all the advanced techniques including custom orthotics and supportive footwear to provide you with stability and relieve foot pressure during your daily activities.  If necessary, treatment with steroid injections is available. 

Please note that our holistic approach ALSO includes physical therapy to improve joint flexibility and strength which is essential for maintaining mobility and reducing discomfort. 

For those patients struggling with weight-bearing, we will recommend aids like canes and braces to support mobility. Your personalized care plans give you at-home strategies, including targeted exercises and stretches.   At Manhattan Podiatry we focus on empowering you, the patient, to have the tools, the treatment and the ability to manage any arthritis condition effectively.

At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, we prioritize your overall well-being. 

Whether you're currently experiencing arthritis discomfort or symptoms in your feet or ankles or want to stay ahead of problems and seek preventive care, our team is here to provide expert guidance and support. 

Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward living pain-free.


In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Except Medicaid Silver, Gold, Platinum, Bronze)
Cigna (Except HMO)
Empire Plan
Horizon BCBS (Except NJ)
Oxford Health Plans (Except liberty)
United Healthcare (Except Community Plan)
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