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The Ultimate Guide to Self-Care for a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries, affecting people of all ages and activity levels. Whether you're an athlete pushing your limits on the field or a casual walker navigating uneven terrain, a sprained ankle can happen when you least expect..
Jun 17th, 2024

More Heat Means Sweaty Feet: Preventing Athlete’s Foot

Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeons Dr. Jyotsna Thapar and Dr. Pragnesh Patel of Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. offer their expert advice in helping you avoid Athlete's foot during spring and summer weather. They also discuss treatments options.
Mar 19th, 2020

New Year, New feet

Precautions to protect your feet as you fulfill your New Year's commitment to your health.
Jan 11th, 2020

How to Treat Your Feet With Care Every Summer

Whether you’re planning a day trip to sunbathe at Bayshore or have more exotic vacation plans closer to the Equator, you know how important it is to have the right items on you for the best experience.
Jun 21st, 2019

Treating and Managing Forefoot Problems

The front of the foot could be considered the front lines of our exposure to the world. Whenever we take a step, the front of our foot and our toes will always be heading into new territory first!
May 21st, 2019

Does a Child Need Orthotics?

If there is a potential problem with the structure of a living thing, providing early support will often be the easiest and most effective route to improvement.
May 1st, 2019

Heel Pain and Your Child: What You Should Know

Your child might not need to be given many excuses to run around. You might even have a developing sports star on your hands! But what happens if they start telling you their heels hurt?
Mar 22nd, 2019

What to Do When You Get an Ingrown Toenail

In many cases, an ingrown toenail is mild enough to effectively manage with home treatment. However, there are times when it’s better to have the situation addressed by us instead.
Feb 1st, 2019

Follow These Tips to Fight Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail can feel a bit like a traffic ticket. They’re both painful, odds are good you’ll probably get at least one of each in your life, but there’s never going to be a convenient time for dealing with either.
Dec 27th, 2018

Simple At-Home Treatments for Heel Pain

Heel pain is the type of problem that makes you want to stay in. Perhaps it’s the dread of your feet hitting the floor when you get up in the morning. Maybe you start your day at work and just know your heels will be aching and throbbing by the time you g
Oct 17th, 2018

MicroVas – What it is and What You Can Expect

Treatment options available to us are always evolving, with research opening up new possibilities and more effective methods all the time. MicroVas therapy is one of the newcomers, as far as medical history is concerned.
Sep 28th, 2018

How to Coach Your Kid Through Sever’s Disease

Whether you have an Edison Eagle gearing up for the fall sports season, a future track star in the making, or simply a kid who just can’t stay in one spot for long, you know how important being active is to them.
Jul 26th, 2018

Orthotics for Children Mean No Reduction in Fun

There’s nothing like watching your children play. Whether they’re tearing it up around Roosevelt Park or imagining their own little world in your backyard, it’s enough to want to join in sometimes.
May 10th, 2018

Treatment Options for Tendonitis

If you are suddenly experiencing pain in your foot or ankle, the culprit may be a case of tendonitis. Tendonitis occurs when the muscles in your foot or ankle, often the plantar fascia, are overused or stretched incorrectly during exercise.
Dec 20th, 2017

Treatment Options for Heel Pain

Ever stepped out of bed with severe pain in the heel? Or your heels hurt for a little while when you first stand up and start walking? This type of heel pain is one of the most common foot ailments in the world. It can flare up at any time of day, from the
Oct 17th, 2017

What Can I Expect from Bunion Surgery?

A Bunion is an enlargement of bone at the big toe joint and/or misalignment of the big toe joint causing the toe to change angles. As the deformity progresses, the big toe turns in towards the second toe and can either rest over or under the second toe.
Oct 12th, 2017

Ankle Rehabilitation Exercises

Ankle sprains are common injuries that can lead to lifelong issues if not healed properly. Rehabilitation exercises are vital to the recovery process and are instrumental to prevent recurring and ongoing ankle problems.
Sep 28th, 2017

Remedies for Hammertoe

Have you recently noticed a change in the appearance of your toes? Hammer toes can occur when one of your toes begins to bend unnaturally at the middle joint.
Sep 11th, 2017

Developing Better Walking Habits

Walking is a great form of easy exercise, whether it’s a leisurely stroll around the park or a fast-paced walk around a track. There are some steps and precautions you should take in order to get the most out of walking, without causing injury or strain.
Sep 1st, 2017

Bunion Pain Remedies to Try at Home

Bunion pain is easily relieved, though more difficult to resolve. Bunions occur when the bones in your big toe misalign, causing the toe to change angles.
Aug 18th, 2017

Myles Garrett’s Injured Foot

Myles Garrett plays American football for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League. He recently suffered a foot injury during minicamp which forced him to the sidelines toward the end of the practice session.
Jul 19th, 2017

Common foot Problems for Diabetics

Diabetes is a metabolic diseases caused by high levels of sugar in the blood over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger. Dangers for foot problems exist especially when dealing with wounds.
Jun 26th, 2017

The Best Shoes for Diabetic Patients

It would be difficult to capture all the ways the Internet has changed life as we know it, including the effect it has had when it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.
Apr 20th, 2017

5 Ways PAD Interferes with Your Feet

Blood flow connects every nook and cranny in your body. Blood goes everywhere, constantly—and since it carries the nutrients and oxygen your tissues need to function and survive, it can have a dramatic effect on your whole body, including your lower limbs.
Nov 15th, 2016

Attending to Your Flat Feet

Gone are the days when gas station attendants run out to fill up your tank, check your oil, and wash your car windows for you, but attending to your car in this way used to be a normal part of the “service” at a service station.
Aug 17th, 2016

Super Sleuth Your Arch Type

When your kids are bored and you don’t want them to have any more screen time, try some detective games. “I Spy” is fun with little ones, who try to guess something you can see.
Jul 19th, 2016

Tips to Prevent Spring Sports Injuries

The South Plainfield Tigers and John P. Stevens High School Hawks have full spring sports seasons, fitting in baseball, softball, track, tennis, lacrosse, golf, and boys’ volleyball.
Apr 6th, 2016

Why Neuropathy Should Not Be Ignored

You know that little hole in your sweater where you snagged it on a nail in the garage? You shouldn’t ignore it, because the yarn is starting to unravel and soon it will be a big hole and the sweater will be ruined.
Jan 20th, 2016

Neuropathy—Bad Sensations in Your Feet

Do you ever think about all the sensations you pick up through your feet? Vibrations might indicate an oncoming truck or train. Your muscles automatically correct your balance when your feet feel uneven ground beneath them.
Jan 6th, 2016

Protect Your Toenails from Your Sports Shoes

Fall sports are well under way at area high schools and colleges, and with them comes the litany of injuries that often accompany the season: concussions, sprains, stress fractures, toenail damage—wait, toenails?
Sep 22nd, 2015

Getting Ready for Your Podiatry Visit

You’ve probably had those bad dreams where you sit down to take a test and realize you didn’t study for it, or walk into a room full of people and realize you forgot to put on your pants.
Sep 1st, 2015

Tips for Summer Sweaty Feet

We’ve already had a few heat waves roll through Middlesex County this summer—late July was blistering—and that can mean a lot of sweaty, stinky feet.
Aug 19th, 2015