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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  • Hallux Limitus Hallux limitus, an arthritic condition of the hallux, or big toe, involves stiffness in the joint at the base of the big toe. Abnormal alignment of the first metatarsal bone is usually the cause of the condition that restricts motion. Injury, overuse, and genetics are other reasons for the development of hallux limitus. Symptoms include …
  • Hammer Toe |New Jersey Podiatrist A hammer toe is a contracture, or bending, of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint.
  • Bunions | New Jersey Podiatrist If you’ve noticed a bump on the outside of your foot, you may have developed a bunion, an abnormal, bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe.
  • Neuroma Neuromas are benign growths of nerve tissue, or nerve tumors, that form when the nerves are irritated by surrounding tissue rubbing against them. Improper footwear that creates pressure on the foot, as well as foot structure abnormalities and injury to the nerves can cause or worsen neuromas. Symptoms of a neuroma include intense pain, swelling, …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • Diabetes and Foot Care Many times a podiatrist may be the first to diagnose diabetes due to foot numbness, a non-healing wound, or chronic infection of the foot.