Do’s and Don’ts for Children Doing Spring Sports

At Podiatry Center of New Jersey, we know that all across Hudson, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic and Union Counties, schools and towns are getting ready for the spring sports season. Participating in a sport has many benefits to children including increasing physical fitness and building self-esteem and leadership skills, as well as improving interpersonal relationships. We […]

What Causes Metatarsal Syndrome?

The metatarsal bones are the slender and rather fragile bones that form your toes. Your toes are under an enormous amount of pressure during sporting activities and exercise and even from just standing and walking. When the tissues and structures that form the toes become excessively inflamed it can cause severe nerve-related pain and discomfort […]

How To Avoid Injuries While Exercising

Some common injuries incurred while exercising include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints. These injuries are caused by the inherent stress and repetitive motion that comes with the activity, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having a painful foot or ankle problem.

3 Major Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain has many possible causes and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. Initially, ankle pain can be treated with the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain and swelling do not subside after a day or two, you may have a more serious injury requiring the […]

Achilles Heel Causes Sudden Pain

The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]

4 Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis

It can be a humbling experience to realize that your ability to walk, run, or stand requires the Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in your body and forms the critical connection between your calf muscle and foot. But when this incredibly strong tendon gets too overstressed or injured, it can result in a […]

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Feet

Physical therapy is often thought by many people to be most effective after surgery or during recovery from an accident. However, there are many ways that physical therapy protocols can be added to regular health and exercise regimens rather than just in severe situations. The correct use of stretching and flexibility exercises can mitigate and […]

Treating and Preventing Heel Pain

A frequent culprit that is responsible for causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is very common among competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and for the multitudes who spend hours on their feet all day working including landscapers, teachers, and delivery personnel. One of the most effective methods for treating heel pain is to instigate […]