Tuesday, 16 July 2024 00:00

Severe calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop on the feet due to repeated pressure or friction. They often occur on the heels, soles, and sides of the feet. Corns are similar to calluses but are smaller, with a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin, typically forming on the toes. These conditions can happen as a result of wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, high-heeled shoes, or abnormal gait patterns. Calluses look like rough, thick patches of skin, while corns appear as hard, round bumps. They can cause discomfort, pain, and tenderness, making walking difficult. Relief can consist of soaking the feet in warm water, using pumice stones or foot files to remove thickened skin, moisturizing, and wearing properly fitted shoes. Complications can arise if calluses and corns are left untreated, leading to skin ulcers or infections, especially in individuals with diabetes. If you suffer from these ailments, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can effectively treat uncomfortable corns and calluses.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our doctors of New Jersey and New York. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:

  • Well-fitting socks
  • Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctors to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Little Silver, NJ and New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Thursday, 11 July 2024 00:00

If you're experiencing ankle pain, you may be suffering from an ankle injury. Sprains, fractures, Achilles tendonitis, and Achilles tendon ruptures are just some examples of potential ankle injuries. Don't wait for care for an ankle injury, as it may worsen over time. We can help!

Tuesday, 09 July 2024 00:00

Stretching is essential for pickleball players to prevent foot and ankle injuries. Incorporating calf raises into your routine strengthens the muscles, improving stability and reducing the risk of strains. Toe touches stretch the hamstrings and lower back, enhancing flexibility and overall mobility. Regular stretching increases blood flow to the muscles, which can help in quicker recovery and reduced muscle soreness. It also improves range of motion, making movements on the court more efficient and less prone to injury. By dedicating time to these stretches, players can maintain their performance and enjoy the game with a lower risk of foot and ankle issues. Stretching not only prepares the body for the physical demands of pickleball but also contributes to long-term joint and muscle health. If you have developed a foot or ankle injury while playing pickleball, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer effective treatment options, and guide you on additional stretches.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with one of our doctors from New Jersey and New York. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe

Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.

Treatment

Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Little Silver, NJ and New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 02 July 2024 00:00

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common condition where a fungal infection affects the toenails, causing them to become discolored, thickened, and brittle. This happens when fungi, including dermatophytes, yeasts, or molds, infiltrate the nail bed through cracks or cuts. Warm, moist environments, such as sweaty shoes or public showers, are ideal for fungal growth, making these areas common sources of infection. Poor foot hygiene, compromised immune systems, and conditions like diabetes can increase the risk. Preventing toenail fungus involves keeping feet clean and dry, wearing breathable footwear, and avoiding walking barefoot in communal areas. Regularly trimming nails and avoiding shared nail care tools can also help to reduce the risk of infection. Toenail fungus can be uncomfortable and unsightly. If you have developed this condition, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can offer you prescribed medication for a full recovery.

For more information about treatment, contact one of our doctors of New Jersey and New York. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Little Silver, NJ and New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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