Winter break is almost here and at Podiatry Center of New Jersey, we know that means many of our patients will want to hit the slopes, get on the ice or enjoy other cold-weather fun. It’s also a time of the year when we see an increase in podiatric injuries such as fractures, ankle sprains, […]
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 […]
If you love to ice skate, ski, sled, and snowboard or just enjoy strolling through a snowy landscape then the recent bout of frigid temps and snowstorms is probably making you very happy! At Podiatry Center of New Jersey, we want our patients to enjoy winter sports without harming their feet or ankles. Dos and […]
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 […]
Properly supporting your feet with comfortable and supportive shoes are key to preventing sports and exercise injuries.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]