Podiatrist Offices Conveniently Located In Kenilworth, Bayonne, Little Ferry & Montclair New Jersey

Arthritis

Millions of people world wide suffer from arthritis. With regard to arthritis in the foot, the big toe joint is the most commonly affected joint. Arthritis is defined as the degeneration of cartilage between two bones. Cartilage is the soft spongy material between bones that allows the bones to glide pass each other during movement. […]

Sesamoiditis

More often or not, anytime i throw up an foot x-ray, the 1st thing a patient asks me is “what are those round white spots?” These are called the sesamoid bones and are important in normal gait allowing the big toe joint the range of motion necessary for pain free ambulation. Sometimes, however, these tiny […]

Post Operative Care

All surgery requires a period of recovery to all the bones and skin to heal properly. In order to ensure a good result, foot or ankle surgery may require a period of non-weight bearing with crutches on the surgically operated limb. Depending on the type of surgery, your weight bearing status may vary in degree […]

“Growing Pains”

The term “growing pains” is thrown around a lot. The term came about to describe nondescript pain in the lower extremities, throughout a child’s development. With regards to podiatry, the most common area for “growing pains” is the bottom of the heel. This pain is most commonly seen between ages 10-14. All bones need to […]

Athletes Foot

Athletes Foot, also known as “Tinea Pedis”, is a skin infection causes by fungus. There are generally 2 types of presentations seen in podiatry. The first is a flakey, white, dry, sometimes itchy disorder of the foot, caused by the organism T. Rubrum. This is the most common type of athletes foot, and generally responds […]

Lateral Ankle Sprains

Sprained ankles are the most common musculoskeletal injury sustained by active individuals. Two types of sprains can occur: inversion and eversion. The most common ankle sprain is the inversion sprain (comprising 95% of ankle sprains), where the foot rolls inward spraining the ligaments on the outer part of the ankle. Upon exam, it is not […]

Heel Spurs / Heel Pain

Wow! I can’t believe i haven’t talked about heel pain yet…so lets get into it. Heel Spurs, Heel Pain, and Plantar Fasciitis are all terms that are thrown around that generally indicate the same pathology. Heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia at its insertion to the plantar aspect of the calcaneus, […]

Bunion Surgery Part 3

In previous post’s we talked about what a bunion is and how mild and moderate bunions are treated, most notably the Silver, McBride and Austin Bunionectomies were discussed. Today i will discuss the common procedure for more severe bunion deformities. Treatment for severe bunion deformities becomes more complicated, requiring a period on non-weightbearing on the […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis

also known as “DVT” or “Blood clots” is a serious disorder that can happen to just about anybody. As the name goes, this disorder is caused by a blood clot in the deep veins of the lower extremities. Left untreated/undiagnosed, this serious condition can lead to a death via a pulmonary embolism. Basically what happens, […]

Tendon Injury Definitions

Lets first get some terms out of the way before we discussed effective treatment options. Tendons are chord like structures that connect muscle to bones. They always cross at least 1 joint in the body and allow us to move our body parts. The most easily recognizable tendon is probably the Achilles tendon located in […]