Our library articles cover a variety of foot and ankle conditions and what treatments may be available to you when you are suffering. Read these articles to learn more about what you can do at home to alleviate pain and when you should make an appointment with a podiatrist.

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  • Metatarsalgia Metatarsalgia is characterized by acute pain in the ball of the upper foot region, or the area between the foot’s arch and toes. There are five metatarsal bones running down the middle of the foot from the toes to the ankle; when one of the nerves between the metatarsals becomes inflamed, metatarsalgia and its accompanying …
  • Athletic Footwear Guidelines Wearing the proper athletic shoe provides the support, shock absorption, traction, and protection necessary to keep the foot working properly.
  • Flat Foot | New Jersey Podiatrist Flat foot is a foot deformity involving the arches. The entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having space between the ground.
  • General Surgery Information By the age of 50, most people will have traveled 75,000 miles on their feet. In light of this, foot problems are a common occurrence that affects more than 75% of Americans at one time or another. Foot and ankle problems can develop as a result of injuries, congenital defects, degenerative diseases, impact, stress, and …
  • Sever's Disease Sever’s disease, or calcaneal apophysitis, is a common but painful heel injury that affects children. With Sever’s disease, the heel’s growth plate becomes inflamed and sore, usually in kids that are active in sports. It can crop up during periods of rapid growth, especially during the onset of puberty. During this time, the heel bone …
  • Plantar Fasciitis Taping Instructions For taping a foot when dealing with plantar fasciitis you will need 1" silk tape, 2" tape Foot should be perpendicular to the leg while tape is applied.
  • Ingrown Toenails | New Jersey Podiatrist Ingrown toenails can be very uncomfortable and very painful and is when the nail curves into the skin and causes skin to become red and swollen.
  • Haglund’s Deformity Haglund’s deformity, or “pump bump,” is a hard, bony enlargement on the back of the heel. Also called retrocalcaneal bursitis, Haglund’s deformity causes pain when footwear rubs against the protruding bone growth, irritating and inflaming the surrounding soft tissue. Bursitis can develop as a result of Haglund’s deformity and irritation to the area. Rigid-backed footwear, …
  • Corns Corns form on the toes due to friction or pressure from rubbing against footwear or even other toes. The friction and pressure thickens the skin and inflames underlying tissue. Corns can be soft; these are open sores between the toes. Hard corns develop on top of the toes or on the outside of the little …
  • Arthritis Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, a condition that affects over 50 million Americans. Certain types of arthritis can be hereditary, and although the disease becomes more common with age, it affects people at all stages of life. More than 60% of Americans with arthritis are under 65 years of age, but most commonly, …