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October 27, 2018
Category: Noteworthy
Tags: Best Podiatrist  

Press Release


Robert J Landy Receives 2018 Best of Hicksville Award

Hicksville Award Program Honors the Achievement

HICKSVILLE October 20, 2018 -- Robert J Landy has been selected for the 2018 Best of Hicksville Award in the Podiatrist category by the Hicksville Award Program.

Each year, the Hicksville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hicksville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 Hicksville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hicksville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Hicksville Award Program

The Hicksville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hicksville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Hicksville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Hicksville Award Program

Hicksville Award Program


September 05, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged


The Cartiva SCI is intended to treat painful arthritis in the joint of the big toe (first metatarsophalangeal joint). This arthritis of the big toe, also known as osteoarthritis or “OA”, involves the wearing down of the cartilage tissue located in the big toe joint. The worn down cartilage can cause pain. 

Click on the following links for more information:

February 16, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
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February 05, 2016
Category: Sports Medicine
Tags: PRP  

Patient's who suffer from Achilles tendinitis and/or partial tendon ruptures may benefit from this minimally invasive procedure (PRP) and avoid surgery and its possible complications.

I treated a patient yesterday, who lives in West Babylon, NY 11704 and is suffering from this condition.

Please click on the link below to watch a short YouTube video on this procedure:

If you have this condition or have other foot problems call

Dr. Landy's office to discuss treatment options:

631-669-5440 or 516-938-6000

By Dr. Robert J. Landy
November 09, 2015
Category: Sports Medicine
Tags: sports medicine  

Os Trigonum Syndrome

What is the Os Trigonum? 
The os trigonum is an extra (accessory) bone that sometimes develops behind the ankle bone (talus). It is connected to the talus by a fibrous band. The presence of an os trigonum in one or both feet is congenital (present at birth). It becomes evident during adolescence when one area of the talus does not fuse with the rest of the bone, creating a small extra bone. Only a small number of people have this extra bone.
What is Os Trigonum Syndrome?
OsTrigOften, people don’t know they have an os trigonum if it hasn’t caused any problems. However, some people with this extra bone develop a painful condition known as os trigonum syndrome. 

Os trigonum syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, such as an ankle sprain. The syndrome is also frequently caused by repeated downward pointing of the toes, which is common among ballet dancers, soccer players and other athletes.

For the person who has an os trigonum, pointing the toes downward can result in a “nutcracker injury.” Like an almond in a nutcracker, the os trigonum is crunched between the ankle and heel bones. As the os trigonum pulls loose, the tissue connecting it to the talus is stretched or torn and the area becomes inflamed.

Signs and Symptoms of Os Trigonum Syndrome 
The signs and symptoms of os trigonum syndrome may include:

  • Deep, aching pain in the back of the ankle, occurring mostly when pushing off on the big toe (as in walking) or when pointing the toes downward
  • Tenderness in the area when touched
  • Swelling in the back of the ankle

Os trigonum syndrome can mimic other conditions such as an Achilles tendon injury, ankle sprain, or talus fracture. Diagnosis of os trigonum syndrome begins with questions from the doctor about the development of the symptoms. After the foot and ankle are examined, x-rays or other imaging tests are often ordered to assist in making the diagnosis.

Treatment: Non-surgical Approaches
Relief of the symptoms is often achieved through treatments that can include a combination of the following:

  • Rest. It is important to stay off the injured foot to let the inflammation subside.
  • Immobilization. Often a walking boot is used to restrict ankle motion and allow the injured tissue to heal.
  • Ice. Swelling is decreased by applying a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to the affected area. Do not put ice directly against the skin.
  • Oral medication. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may be helpful in reducing the pain and inflammation.
  • Injections. Sometimes cortisone is injected into the area to reduce the inflammation and pain.

When is Surgery Needed?
Most patients’ symptoms improve with non-surgical treatment. However, in some patients, surgery may be required to relieve the symptoms. Surgery typically involves removal of the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.

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