Dr. Johanna S. Youner, DPM, FACFAS
In private practice at 40 Park Avenue since 1996, Dr. Johanna S. Youner combines common sense, health, and beauty in her daily life and podiatric practice. Dr. Youner is an attending podiatric physician and Board Certified forefoot surgeon.
Dr Youner is also a certified laser technician, member of the ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) and is well-versed in laser tattoo removal and fungal nail laser treatment. She is also one of the few podiatrists skilled in the use of Juvederm http://www.juvederm.com/Views/ injectable filler for foot pain and Botox for hyperhidrosis, as well as Bleomycin Sulfate for verrucae.
For foot pain that is a result of chemotherapy-related damage, Dr.Youner has developed a protocol for patients suffering from Hand-Foot Syndrome related to chemotherapy. With Dr. Mario LaCouture http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/doctor/mario-lacouture of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Drs. Youner and Halbfass can treat and help decrease your pain and increase your day to day activities if you are suffering from Palmar Plantar Erythrodisesthesia (Hand Foot Syndrome).
Dr. Youner is an active expert and spokesperson for the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association http://www.apma.org/). She is the 2013 Elected Secretary with the Executive Board of the NYSPMA (New York State Podiatric Medical Association http://www.nyspma.org/) and Legislative Committee member. A Board Certified (ABPS) foot surgeon since 2003 http://www.apma.org/, Dr. Youner received her doctorate (Doctor in Podiatric Medicine) from California College of Podiatric Medicine http://http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/podiatric_medicine in 1990 and her BA degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in January,1983. Having completed three years of residency training in both podiatric medicine and surgery, including assisting some of New York City's finest plastic surgeons to training at the Leper Colony in Carville, Louisiana, Dr. Youner's techniques of foot care continue to be cutting edge. Dr. Johanna Youner utilizes the latest and most innovative techniques to address foot problems and is not afraid to think "outside the box" if a problem has not been properly diagnosed or treated previously by other practitioners.
Dr. Youner appeared in More magazine cover story, September, 2012. http://www.more.com/foot-friendly-shoewear In 2012, Dr Youner has appeared in Women's Day magazine, February, 2012 and was featured in March, June and July 2012 issues of In Style magazine. She appears regularly in "Ask the Expert" on the APMA.org site, and is a frequent contributor to Bottom Line Health and Nails magazine. She was a contributor for the book, Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them by Leora Tanenbaum http://www.leoratanenbaum.com/
Dr. Youner appeared on WABC-News on May 29, 2012, discussing Heel Pain Injections, and previously in a Pedicure Safety segment with Dr. Jay Adlersberg. (http://members.webs.com/MembersB/EditPage/www.7online.com | 04-29-2010). The segment is viewable on our "In the Media" page. With Ch. 2's Dr. Holly Phillips, a segment on Injectable Foot Filler can also be seen.
Utilizing the safest and most effective techniques involving Q switched Laser for fungal nails, Botox for sweaty feet, Juvederm Ultra 4 injectable fillers for pain, topical chemotherapy and injectable Bleomycin Sulfate for warts, as well as many other innovative yet safe techniques, Dr. Youner is able to minimize surgical intervention and maximize comfort. When bone surgery is required, Dr. Youner with her co-surgeon Dr. Emanuel Sergi use the latest techniques with minimize scarring, and maximize the patient's return to activities and comfort.
Dr. Youner is a member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. She is one of the few practitioners to administer Botox to the feet for hyperhidrosis (oversweating).
Heel Pain /Cortisone Injection Discussion with Dr. Youner , WABC - TV, June, 2012
WOMENS HEALTH magazine - 2012 - Dr. Youner interviewed about the SKY HIGH HEEL TREND. Thanks to the towering stilettos being introduced this season, there were a multitude of models wiping out on the runways. Just check out YouTube to see some of the carnage.
But crazy-high heels aren't the only treacherous fall trend: Such fashion must-haves as sewn-on jeans, hefty handbags, and oversize jewelry can also play havoc with your health. "All that squeezing, balance shifting, and heavy lifting can really take a toll on your body," says Bob Emery, Dr. P. H., an associate professor of occupational health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Fashionistas need not despair, though. A few minor adjustments to this year's looks can keep you in style— and out of the doctor's office.
"This year's heels are taller than ever and offer less support— and the higher the heel, the more damage that can occur," says New York City podiatrist Johanna Youner, D. P. M. Over time, the extra weight on your forefoot can lead to pinched nerves and joint problems such as bunions or hammertoes (sexy, huh?). "I've also seen women who literally fell off their shoes, fracturing their foot or spraining their ankle," Youner says.
Fashion Do Stick with a two-or three-inch heel and a rounded or open toe. This will distribute your weight more evenly and make room for swollen tootsies. "Instead of spindly stilettos, look for wedges, platforms, or thick, stacked heels—as well as a firm back or straps to keep your foot secure in the shoe," Youner says. For extra shock absorption, consider having a leather outsole replaced with a rubber one, and adding a thin gel or foam insole, such as Dr. Scholl's for Her ball-of-foot cushions ($7.50, drugstore.com).