Author: Podiatry Center of New Jersey

Always Treat Ankle Sprains Promptly

Ankle injuries often occur unexpectedly in everyday situations, whether it’s from tripping over a curb or coming down awkwardly in a tennis match. When the ligaments and tendons that connect the joints and bones in the ankle become overstretched or ripped, you can expect the onset of extreme pain, swelling and difficulty in walking. If […]

3 Common Foot Problems For Men

Men have a tendency to neglect the overall health of their feet much more so than women, and tend to suffer from the following three issues at a high rate. This unnecessary suffering is too bad, since these conditions can either often be treated at home or by your foot care professional. Here are three […]

What is Overpronation?

While people who run often for exercise are more prone to foot aches and pains in general, if you have untreated overpronation this pain and discomfort can also create havoc with your knees, hips, and back. Your podiatrist can perform a computerized gait analysis to see if you overpronate. What is Overpronation? As you walk […]

Diabetes Increases Amputation Risk

As anyone who has diabetes knows, the disease puts you at a higher risk of experiencing problems with your feet, including the increased risk of amputation if proper foot care guidelines are not followed. The decreased blood flow and loss of feeling in the feet makes even minor cuts a potential source of severe infection, […]

What Causes Arch Pain?

The long arch on the bottom of the foot undergoes considerable stress from daily activities and often becomes irritated and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort. The cause of arch pain is frequently associated with structural imbalances. These can often be corrected by using properly fitted shoes and orthotics that give support and prevent irritation […]

What is Metatarsalgia?

The metatarsus is the forward part of the foot that comprises the metatarsal bones under the heads of your toes—the ball of your foot. This area may become stressed and inflamed from a variety of causes including participation in high impact sports like tennis, being overweight, having untreated high arches, and wearing poorly fitted shoes. […]

Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. A phenomenon called heel spurs is often seen in conjunction with plantar fasciitis, but heel spurs do not cause plantar fasciitis pain. When the plantar […]

Dealing With Blisters on Your Feet

Blisters are small skin sacs that are filled with a white fluid called serum. They are the body’s response to friction and they need to be treated promptly to decrease pain and prevent possible infection, especially in patients who have diabetes. The rubbing that causes blistering is frequently from poorly fitted footwear. Foot abnormalities such […]

Ingrown Toenails Dig Your Skin

Ingrown toenails are a notoriously painful condition that occurs when the side of your toenail digs into the tender skin on the edge of your toe. Your toenails normally grow along the surface of your skin, but for a variety of reasons the edge of the nail can dig into the skin causing pain and […]