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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  • What is Gout? | NJ Podiatrist Gout is a type of arthritis that affects the joints. It is usually sudden with severe pain, redness and tenderness in the joint.
  • Ankle instability | New Jersey Podiatrist Ankle instability happens when the outside part of the ankle constantly "gives out" when putting weight on it, especially when you're on uneven surfaces.
  • Ankle Sprain | New Jersey Podiatrist An ankle sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on how badly the ligament is damaged and how many ligaments are injured.
  • Athlete's Foot | New Jersey Podiatrist Athlete's foot, the most common fungal infection, is a rash on the skin of the foot. The rash typically begins in between the toes and can affect feet.
  • Calluses Calluses, or thickened skin, result from on-going friction or pressure on a particular area of skin. On the foot, calluses (hyperkeratosis) commonly occur on areas subjected to pressure and impact: the heels, balls of the foot, and the big toe. Calluses cause irritation and pain as the thickened skin continues to be exposed to pressure …
  • Psoriasis - Skin Conditions Psoriasis is a skin condition wherein new skin cells surface too rapidly, causing inflamed, flaky, thick patches of skin buildup.
  • Foot Ulcers | NJ Podiatrist Foot ulcers form as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They’re most common under big toes and the balls of your feet.
  • Plantar Warts | New Jersey Podiatrist Warts are caused by a virus and can appear on the sole of the foot. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults.
  • 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 …