Month: August 2016

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis requires rest and can be slow to heal without the proper treatment. It is a condition that is especially common in runners and other athletes who engage in repetitive motions that apply excessive pressure on the arches. For many athletes, it can become a condition that rears its ugly […]

Back to School Shoe Shopping

It is that time of year again when summer is winding down and parents and students are preparing for the new school year to begin. There are many back to school sales that go on, so it is a perfect time to buy a new pair of shoes! However, it is important to know what […]

Tips for Preventing Nail Fungus

Summer is the time to show off your feet, so it can be embarrassing and frustrating when you develop a fungal infection in your nails. Many people do not realize that they have foot fungus until it has spread and caused changes in the nails’ shape, thickness, and color. Fungus thrives in warm, humid conditions, […]

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Children

Podiatrists like Dr. Russell Samofal at Podiatry Center of New Jersey, located in Passaic County, see many children with foot and ankle problems that can arise especially from athletic activities. The following are some of the most common injuries. Acute injuries – those that occur usually as a result of a fall or sudden pressure […]