Cherrywood Foot Care has been a staple of the Long Island community for more than a quarter-century. The practice operates a state-of-the-art facility in the Wantagh/Bellmore area incorporating all the latest podiatric advancements.

Dr. Joseph Burke, DPM, FACFS, ABPOPPM

The Road to Podiatry

Dr. Burke’s interest in podiatry began because of his high school and college experience in track at Rutgers University. Requiring foot treatment himself, Dr. Burke realized an interest in the profession. Upon completion of a double major in biology and psychology at Rutgers, he entered the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he was honored magna cum laude in 1985, before successfully completing a surgical/medical residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York.


Dr. Burke is board-certified in two specialties in podiatry and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Foot Surgeons and The American Academy of Foot Orthopedists and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.


Dr. Burke specializes in the biomechanics of the foot, including custom-orthotics therapy and surgical correction of foot deformities. He has advanced training in specialized podiatric techniques including Shockwave Therapy for heel pain and a minimally invasive surgical technique called Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, using micro cameras. His office is one of the first to use the new Noveon Laser Therapy in the treatment of fungus toenails.


Dr. Burke is a member in good standing at both of the hospitals he is associated with: North Shore at Syosset Hospital Center and New Island Hospital. He is also associated with the Nassau County Podiatric Medical Association.

Personal Life

Dr. Burke is married, remains fit as a recreational runner, enjoys boating and is a certified scuba diver.

Practice Specialties and Areas of Expertise

Hofstra University Transfer

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Cherrywood Foot Care is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. These include:

  • Podiatric Ultrasound
  • Orthotics
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Shockwave

Special Treatments and Care Offered by Cherrywood Foot Care

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Calluses
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Flat Feet
  • Fungus Toenails
  • In-Office Shockwave Therapy
  • In-Office State-of-the-Art Operatory Room “All Foot Surgery”
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Infections
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Podiatric Ultrasound
  • Poor Circulation
  • Warts
  • Wounds
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Biochemical Problems for Athletes

Five tips that prove what’s good for the “Soul” is what’s good for the Spirit!

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[toggle title=”Ladies: Reach for the stars without the use of stilettos. “]Women gain confidence from wearing high heels however they can be detrimental to the health of your foot. According to a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, uncomfortable and ill-fitting shoes are a serious problem. Shoes that force feet into narrow or pointy toes can cause bunions or hammertoes, where the toes curl unnaturally downward. We suggest you wear a lower heel with support so you can avoid any unnecessary pain or surgery. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”Let your feet breathe. “]After a long day at work, what is the first thing you do? Take your shoes off and relax, right? This is a very healthy practice and we bet you didn’t even know it. Sweat and dirt that build up in your shoes during the day will continue to wear on your feet afterhours. If you allow dirt and sweat to stay on your feet longer than necessary, you’re creating a breeding ground for athlete’s foot and other diseases.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”You’ve nailed it! Trim those toenails. “]Beach season is upon us and broken and ingrown toenails aren’t just hideous to look at, they’re also very painful. To prevent these ailments, make a point to regularly trim your toenails. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”Time for new shoes, but what’s the best time? “]Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Feet swell as the day goes on and if shoes fit in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest, you can be assured they will always be comfortable.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Keep feet calm, clean and comfortable. “]Wash your feet each day in warm water. Dry them carefully, especially between the toes where moisture can develop. Apply lotion every day, but keep the area between the toes dry. Wear comfortable shoes and clean socks that don’t have holes or rough seams that could irritate your skin.[/toggle]


2791 Jerusalem Avenue

Bellmore, NY 11710


Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed