Keeping you active and on your feet-that's our first priority at Cast a Foot Podiatry, P.C.. The first step to healthy feet and improved foot function begins with a visit to your expert Hempstead podiatrist.

From the slightest foot discomfort to unbearable pain, foot problems are not something to be ignored. Dr. Nicole M. Castillo is here to help identify the source of your pain and recommend the best treatment plan for the best possible outcome. We treat many conditions of the foot and ankle which you can learn more about on our services page. These include:

Our website is designed with the belief that the more you understand about your foot health, the better we are able to serve you and your feet. As you navigate the site's pages, you will find valuable information about our practice, including hours of operation, directions to our Hempstead office, payment policies, staff bios and more. We hope that you will consult these pages whenever you have a question or concern about your foot and ankle health.

We strive to improve your foot health by utilizing the latest treatment techniques and procedures. Walk into our office, and walk out with an improved foot health. Dr. Castillo looks forward to caring for you!


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Meet Our Doctor

  • Dr.
    Nicole M. Castillo
    DPM, FACFAS*
    Doctor

    Dr. Nicole M. Castillo, DPM, FACFAS graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2006. Afterwards, she completed her professional goals by graduating...

    *Board Certified by ABFAS

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  • Work Footwear

    Work shoes are available in many shapes and have unique features and materials designed for specific occupations and uses. Thick leather boots with steel toe boxes are designed to protect your feet. Boots with varying degrees of traction are also available.The American Podiatric Medical Association offers ...

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  • Your Feet at Work

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  • Women's Shoes

    The best shoe for women's feet is a walking shoe with laces (not a slip-on), a composition sole, and a relatively wider heel with a rigid and padded heel counter, no more than three-quarters of an inch in height. Some women inflict punishment on their feet from improper footwear that can bring about ...

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    About 67 million adults in this country have discovered that walking is one of the most fun, natural, and inexpensive ways of keeping your health—and your feet—in top shape. Walking can be enjoyed almost anywhere, any time, and year around. It's also a good way to get exercise, particularly for people ...

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  • Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon

    Xanthomas are cholesterol deposits that appear in the Achilles tendon. High cholesterol levels can cause the formation of these cholesterol deposits, which appear as small lumps. Aside from treating the underlying cholesterol problem, treatment for xanthomas may require taking a biopsy of the lesion ...

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  • X-Rays

    X-rays help determine whether a bone has been fractured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or other disease. Other reasons for conventional X-rays on your feet are to: Evaluate changes in the bones from infections, arthritis, or other bone disease. Assess whether a ...

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  • Venous Stasis

    Venous stasis is a loss of proper function in the leg veins that normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur following injury to the veins, which may lead to blood clots in the superficial veins (known as superficial phlebitis) or blood clots in the deep veins (known as deep venous thrombosis). ...

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  • Wear Patterns

    Examining old shoes before buying new ones can help you evaluate your wear patterns and buy new shoes with a better fit and style that compensates for the stresses you place on shoes. What are your shoes trying to tell you? Here is a translation of basic wear patterns: A bulge and wear to the side of ...

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  • Women Over 65

    Older women have more trouble with their feet than younger ones, often because fat pads on the bottom of the feet tend to deteriorate in the aging process. Many foot problems for older women can be alleviated simply by wearing properly fitted, well-constructed shoes that provide cushioning and have a ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Hempstead Office

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed