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Dr. Irving Luftig B.Sc., DPM

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193 reviews

Ratings for Dr. Irving Luftig B.Sc., DPM

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Awesome . The doctor cured my heel pain . My foot was so sore when I would first get up in the morning and it was getting worse and worse for 6 months . My doctor sent me to physio therapy which didn’t help . I saw Dr Luftig on recommendation of a friend . He was very comprehensive and checked my feet thoroughly and gave me the option of cortisone shots , orthotics and shockwave or a referral to an orthopaedic doctor . He recommended the orthotics because it was conservative and usually worked very well for the short term and long term . He explained the other options as well . I followed his advice and he took measurements and a plaster cast of my feet . He gave me four sessions of shockwave on my heel and I have now been wearing the orthotics for about a year and haven’t had any pain for about 9 months , great doctor and really really caring and kind . I like that he is always accessible as well

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flag | Submitted January 19, 2018

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Dr L was very thorough and had amazing bedside manners. I found him very helpful and knowledgable. Would recommend him to any of my friends.

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flag | Submitted January 16, 2018

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This doctor was very persistent in telling me that even if the emergency room doctors told me my foot wasn’t broken , it doesn’t mean that they know everything . I had sprained my ankle and went to emergency . My ankle was xrayed and I was given a crutch and they said nothing broken. A month later my foot was so sore I had a hard time getting around. My GP sent me to Dr Luftig . He examined me and felt that my fifth toe bone was broken . He sent me for another X-ray and sure enough it was broken at the end of my fifth metatarsal bone . Dr Luftig was so nice and so thorough. He put me in a knee high walking boot and the problem is now fully healed . If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Great doctor and he gave me his email address if there were any issues . Great experience

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flag | Submitted January 15, 2018

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I really like Dr Luftig . He is excellent in his field and always listens to our complaints ( my husband and I have been going to him for 26 years ). He never makes us feel like we are wasting his time and he never ever ever talks above us .

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flag | Submitted January 1, 2018

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I had some hard lumps on the bottom of one foot that were really painful for about a month. Dr Luftig froze my foot and put a needle in each one to drain the fluid and then put cortisone into the drained out cysts . They stopped hurting and have not returned . That was about 6 months ago and no more pain. He was great throughout the whole procedure and followups . Very happy

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flag | Submitted December 30, 2017

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Great experience . Got rid of my infection and then fixed my painful ingrown nail in his office so that it won’t grow back again . Dr Luftig was very professional and froze my foot and it healed up nicely . Hardly any pain afterwards at all . He is a very excellent doctor

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flag | Submitted December 24, 2017

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Very professional, very thorough and very pleasant . Dr Luftig examined my sore heel very carefully . I have previously diagnosed with plantar fasciitis but Dr Luftig said he was skeptical . He did his physical exam very thorough and felt that there was something else causing my pain . Turns out I don’t have plantar fasciitis but have an actual crack in my heel bone . He told me that tenorthotics I got from a different foot clinic wouldn’t help . He put me in an air cast walking boot for 4 weeks and then did some taping and padding of the area for another month . Fracture is healed and without him I would never have had relief . I am very grateful for his expertise and kindnness

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flag | Submitted December 24, 2017

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This is another great review for Dr Luftig after a different doctor wrongly diagnosed me with warts and I spent 3 months getting liquid nitrogen treatment s on the bottoms of my feet every week . 14 visits to the other clinic and no results . A friend told me about Dr Luftig . I waited about 5 weeks for an appointment it it was worth it . Turns out that the warts weren’t warts . They were deep callouses from dropped arch at the front of my foot . Dr Luftig examined my feet and checked my standing and walking and muscle strength up on my toes . He put a dermascope against all 4 of the spots and told me that they weren’t warts , they were nuclear callouses . He trimmed out the dead skin in the callouses and made orthotics for me from a cast of my feet . The orthotics took a week or two to get used to but the pain went away almost immediately!! It’s been 4 months and I’m super happy and the calloused areas are completely clear. Dr Luftig is great . He didn’t say anything bad about the other doctor and just recommended that we move forward . He is so pleasant and I am going to see him every 6 months for a checkup. He told me to feel free to call the office anytime I have any issues between visits . I’m really pleased with this excellent doctor

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flag | Submitted December 17, 2017

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Dr Luftig operated on my ingrown nails last month . He was very calming and told me what I was going to feel every step of the way . I had very little soreness after the freezing came out and he called me that evening to see how I was doing . I saw him for 2 checkups after the surgery and things are wonderful . He is a wonderful doctor

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flag | Submitted December 13, 2017

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I have to admit that my foot history is long and complex. Diabetes and a dropped foot from neuropathy . Poor healer if I get cut and my nails are brittle . Dr Luftig is patient and confident and always happy to see me . He remembers everything about my situation and has helped me so much over the 15 years I have been seeing him . He made a brace for my dropped foot so that it is no longer a problem and orthotics to stop my tired feet . He trims my nails and callouses every two months and keeps my feet safe and healthy . In all of those years he has never cut me once . I depend on him for my mobility and he has kept his promise to me of doing the best that he can all the time . He is the best in all of Hamilton and his good reputation is properly earned . I am happy to be his patient .

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flag | Submitted December 12, 2017

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Accepting New Patients

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Biography

Private practice in Hamilton Ontario since 1980


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Education

  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine (Grad. 1980)

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