Request an Appointment Now:

Online Form

561-447-7571

Podiatry FAQs

Below are questions and answers about podiatry. If you have a question that is unanswered here, please feel free to contact us.

Most services performed by a podiatrist are covered under your health insurance. There are some exceptions which are usually listed in your insurance policy, at the end under exceptions.
Surgery is usually used as a last resort with most podiatric problems. All conservative treatment should be exhausted before surgery is recommended. There are some instances where surgery is a first line of treatment, but that is not common.
Sore feet are generally caused by an abnormal foot structure. The foot normally elongates upon weight-bearing causing the muscles on the bottom of the foot to receive a great amount of stress which causes tired burning feet. I explained to patients, this is similar to a patient carrying around 150 lb. dumbbell all day and how the muscles in their arms would feel at the end of the day. Sometimes sore feet are just caused by shoes that are too tight.
A bunion is a bony deformity usually occurring around the big toe joint. Often, they are very painful. The common belief is that bunions are caused by tight or ill fitting shoes, but actually, bunions are caused by a mechanical breakdown in the foot. Often patients that have mild bunions and are not interested in surgery, we use orthotics which will help stop the progression of the bunion. Surgery is the only permanent solution for bunions. Orthotics are used after surgery to help prevent the reoccurrence of the bunion.
Thick and discolored toenails are often caused by a fungus that invades the nail. It is the same type of fungus that causes athletes foot. Sometimes this problem can be caused from trauma to the nails. Treatment for fungus to toenails is best using The Pinpointe Laser, but sometimes can be treated with topical medications. Sometimes thick nails are not fungus at all but are due to trauma either from something dropping onto the toenail or shoes that are too tight, especially athletic shoes. Athletic shoes should be fit so that there is a full fingers width in front of the longest toe while standing.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us .

Office Location

7050 W Palmetto Park Road
Suite 18
Boca Raton, FL 33433
561-447-7571

Map to Office Location


Office Hours

Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 9am - 4pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat. & Sun. Closed

Contact Us Now


Specialty Podiatry Areas:

Custom Foot Orthotics

custom foot orthotics

Our custom made foot orthotics make full contact with the foot. That direct support enables our orthotics to actually change how your foot functions during everyday activities . . .

Custom Foot Orthotics

Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

laser toe nail fungus treatment

We offer patients who suffer from toenail fungus infections to the newest technology in nail fungus treatment, the PinPointe Laser, the first approved laser for toenail fungus by the FDA . . .

Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

Foot & Ankle Surgery

foot surgery

Specializing in advanced reconstructive foot & ankle surgery; the surgical repair of fractures, ligament and tendon ruptures; trauma cases, and wound care . . .

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Sports Injury Surgery

sports injury

At our Boca Raton podiatry offices, we offer only the most advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of podiatric conditions and sports injury surgery . . .

Sports Injury Surgery

Boca Raton Podiatry in the News

Boca podiatrist Dr Marc Klein has appeared on CBS News, ABC, NBC, and Comcast.

South Florida Podiatrist In The News
Boca Raton Podiatrist Video South Florida Podiatry Services Video

What Our Patients Say

by Charlie A.

"I experienced heel pain for about a year and a half and it got to the point where I couldn't get out of bed...Now I'm back up to about 98% and I can crank out 2 hour runs without any pain and no problem at all."


Fernando V.

"I have had problems with my feet for many years, and I had stopped exercising because of it. I was fitted with a sports orthotic by Dr Klein, and with his help I have had a improvement with them. I am back to running and could not have done it without Dr. Klein."


Bob Steel

"I visited Dr. Klein due to a Plantar problem in my right heel. Dr. Klein was extremely professional in his diagnosis and treatment of my problem. My condition was extremely painful to me for three weeks prior to my visit. I was fitted for a specialty sports orthotic and the results were dramatic. I no longer have pain when I walk or play golf. my balance in my golf swing has greatly improved and walking is no longer a painful experience. Highly recommend."


Marc B. Klein, DPM

Rated 5 Stars


Foot or Ankle Pain?

Accurate diagnosis is paramount when it comes to treating your foot ailment. You are in the best hands with Dr. Marc Klein and his team. Get an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment available, make an appointment with our office today.