Author: Podiatry Center of New Jersey

Hidden Plantar Warts

Plantar warts grow into the skin on the bottom of your foot and often the only sign that they are there is a painful spot that hurts when you walk on it. The skin over the area may look slightly darker or lighter, but the sharp burning pain upon weight bearing is often the major […]

Tarsal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition with which many people are familiar that affects the nerves in the wrist creating a burning and numbing sensation. There is a corresponding condition that affects the feet known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The tarsal tunnel is located adjacent to the ankle bones on the interior side. It is […]

High Heels Affect Your Whole Body

While many women feel that wearing high heels may make them look their best, the fact of the matter is that cramming your feet into pumps every day can lead to relatively minor conditions like corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails. But wearing high heels can also cause major damage to tendons and ligaments that may […]

Your Feet are Telling You Something

Your feet can be barometers for your overall health since many health problems first exhibit symptoms in your feet and ankles. Catching these early signs can help you get the treatment you need before an issue progresses. Since your feet are the farthest away from your heart, signs of circulation related health problems will often […]

Treating Toenail Fungus

If any of your toenails have a dull, yellowish hue, and appear rough and thicker than the other nails, then it is possible that you have a toenail fungus infection. Sometimes this infection is accompanied by an odd smell. The fungi that cause this infection love the warm, moist environment that is found inside your […]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

While running is a wonderfully easy activity to get you out there and exercising, there are a variety of injuries that frequently affect runners. Many of these can easily be avoided with some proper care and precautions. Common running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints can be caused by the inherent […]

Children’s Foot Care

It’s very important during the first few years of your child’s development that you pay particular attention to the feet and ankles to ensure normal and healthy growth and avoid potential problems as your child gets older. Some of the things to keep in mind for your children’s foot care include the following: Allow freedom […]

Treating Foot Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can affect your feet. It is thought to be the result of an overactive immune response and can cause severely inflamed, itchy skin and brittle toenails. As the skin cells continue to grow abnormally fast, other symptoms may include cracking and bleeding, pain, redness, and dry, flaky scales. […]

Painful Hammertoes

If you have noticed that one or more of your toes has taken on a bent shape at the joint (like a hammer), then you probably have a condition known as hammertoe. While not always painful in the beginning, a hammertoe can become more deformed over time, and as it presses harder and harder against […]

Diabetic Exercise Guidelines

Lowering your blood sugar and reducing weight are just two of the extremely important benefits of exercise for patients with diabetes. If you are just starting out on an exercise program, it can seem overwhelming and be quite difficult to stay motivated and on task. The following guidelines will help you stay focused, improve your […]