Welcome to our site.
Our practice offers convenient services for your foot and ankle needs. We have on-site X-Ray, same day urgent care appointments for existing patients, as well as Saturday's by appointment only. We also perform hospital surgical consultations at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and MidState Medical Center.
Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive and cost effective treatment options to alleviate your foot and ankle pathology.
We aim to deliver the best treatment which will alleviate symptoms so patients can return to an active lifestyle.
All treatment is approached in a conservative manner, optimizing non- surgical methods of care such as custom molded orthotics and physical therapy, prior to any surgical intervention.
INS and OUTS about Custom Molded Orthotics
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They provide
How long do custom orthotics last?
The body of our orthotics should last three to five years for adults and depending on daily usage. You may need to replace the top cover and other additions periodically. After three to five years if your original symptoms return or you develop new symptoms, you may need a new pair of orthotics.
Who “needs” orthotics?
All patients absolutely benefit from custom molded orthotics, but they are a must for patients with distinct ailments. Patient with flat feet will eventually develop plantar fasciitis if they do not wear a custom molded orthotics. Foot arthritis also will be more debilitating without orthotics. Diabetes, especially those with peripheral neuropathy would find most relief when they wear orthotics. Pain on the soles of the feet or metatarsalgia are most effectively treated without the need for surgery with custom molded orthotics.
Plantar fasciitis, a common painful inflammation of the sole of the foot, most easily recognized by its tendency to cause pain first thing in the morning.
Arthritis, which often affects joints of the foot.
Diabetes, which interferes with circulation in the feet, requiring custom shoe modifications or custom-built footwear.
Metatarsalgia, a painful foot disorder that affects the bones and joints at the ball of the foot.
We now carry VIONIC shoes
Vionic Sandals feature Orthaheel Technology and come in both Men's and Women's. There are many sizes and styles to choose from and even multiple widths. Podiatrist-designed, biomechanical orthotic footbed with arch support and deep heel cup which helps support and realign the feet back to their natural position.
This podiatrist-designed biomechanical contouring, known as Orthaheel Technology, is built right in to each and every shoe, sandal and slipper for men and women. It is tried, trusted and often times life-changing, based on more than 30 years of podiatric medical success and raving customer satisfaction. Such credentials distinguish the brand as unparalleled in both innovation and value.
Vionic Wedges & Heels
Vionic also makes Wedges and Heels in several styles and also includes wide widths. The Vionic Wedges incorporate forefoot cushioning, arch support and a deep heel cup which make their Elevated Support styles more wearable than ever. Vionic's Elevated Support technology helps you walk and stand in comfort throughout the day - even in heels and wedges.
New Haven location
136 Sherman Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
3851 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dr. Estell Pappas
Dr. Estelle Pappas received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and her medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pappas' training is well- rounded and diverse. After graduating from Temple, she completed a residency program at the University of New Jersey School of Medicine, concentrating on diabetic foot surgery. She later completed a second residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Cabrini Medical Center in New York City. At Cabrini, Dr. Pappas served as Chief Resident, and focused on elective surgical procedures such as bunion and hammertoe correction.
Dr. Pappas is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Pappas is an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital's Department of Podiatry, where she is involved in the teaching and surgical training of residents in the Podiatric Surgical Residency Program. She is also a clinician at Yale-New Haven Hospital's Foot Clinic.
Dr. Pappas provides her patients with the finest, most comprehensive foot care.
Dr. Joseph Rogers
Dr. Rogers is accepting new patients at both of our convenient locations in Hamden & New Haven.
Dr. Rogers has over 20 years of experience as a podiatric physician. He is a graduate of Glassboro State College and Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
He completed his residency training in Podiatric Surgery at the Yale-New Haven/ West Haven veterans Hospital program.