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Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. -  - Podiatrist

Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J.

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Hillsborough, South Plainfield, Middlesex, East Brunswick & Woodbridge, NJ

You need your feet to get around, and your feet often provide clues to your overall health. That’s why taking care of your feet, including visits to a podiatrist, like Pragnesh Patel, DPM, or Jyotsna Thapar, DPM, should be a part of your health routine. The team of podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. provides comprehensive, personalized foot-care services including the latest treatments. For your convenience, there are five New Jersey offices in Middlesex, Woodbridge, South Plainfield, Hillsborough, and East Brunswick. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Foot Care

Why is foot health important?

The health of your feet affects your overall health and often provides clues to your overall health. You may think of foot problems as “only” affecting your feet and accept symptoms like sore feet as part of everyday life, but don’t ignore these signs. Many foot conditions, such as hammertoe and bunions, can go from minor annoyances to the source of debilitating pain if you don’t get early treatment.

Foot pain tends to make walking, let alone more involved physical activity, much more difficult. It can be challenging enough to get the exercise you need, and untreated foot problems only make it harder. If your feet are hurting, you’re less likely to be active and more likely to suffer from the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, including an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline. 

Foot health is especially important if you have a health condition that affects your feet, such as diabetes or a circulation issue. Taking care of your feet and getting treatment from a podiatrist when you notice problems can prevent serious complications, including diabetic foot ulcers and infections.

What foot care services are available?

Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. offers comprehensive podiatric care, including pediatric foot care, including the latest treatments which are personalized based on your condition. To determine the best course of treatment, they provide testing, such as diagnostic ultrasound, epidermal nerve density biopsies, and peripheral arterial disease testing.

The team is experienced in treating foot pain in ways that promote healing and get you fast relief. They offer innovative treatments, including platelet-rich plasma injections, extracorporeal shockwave treatment for heel pain, and radiofrequency nerve ablation. They also offer microvascular therapy (MicroVas), a form of electrostimulation therapy that treats a variety of foot conditions by improving blood flow to your feet. 

The podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. help address the underlying causes of foot and ankle conditions with conservative, nonsurgical treatment wherever possible. They can fit you for custom orthotics and ankle braces to correct alignment issues and look closely at the underlying causes of your condition to help prevent it from returning.

Foot care is essential to any diabetes care routine. The podiatrists are experts in diabetic foot care, including the management and prevention of diabetic foot wounds.

At Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J., foot care is a lifelong journey, and that’s why the team treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors.

How can I keep my feet healthy?

Prevention and early intervention are the keys to keeping your feet healthy. Good foot care and hygiene habits include:

  • Washing your feet with soap and warm water daily and drying thoroughly
  • Inspecting your feet daily for cuts, bruises, spots, and bumps
  • Wearing comfortable, supportive shoes with room for your toes
  • Wearing clean socks and changing them every day, or more often if you sweat a lot
  • Trimming your toenails straight across and not too short
  • Exercising every day to maintain good circulation

If you notice any problems with your feet, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist and get the treatment you need as soon as possible. Call Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. or use the online booking tool. 

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