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Oradell, NJ – New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, located at 550 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, announces that practice podiatrist Dr. Douglas Appel has recently received his Board Certification from the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM). This certification, according to the ABPM website, “does indicate that the podiatric physician has been judged by his peers to have demonstrated, via a rigorous examination process, a fund of knowledge and competence in the areas being tested.” To receive this prestigious designation, Dr. Appel had to pass a qualification exam and a certification case exam.

New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers is proud to have podiatrists in this elite group of physicians for its patients. The practice continues to add these special designations and honors to the practice. This designation for Dr. Appel follows New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers’ own Dr. Maryellen Brucato and Dr. Appel named among a select group of podiatrists to serve as program faculty for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Pediatric Foot & Ankle Fellowship. The fellowship focuses on pediatric orthopedics, but also includes experience in pediatric podiatric surgery, as well as office billing and coding.

New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, located in Oradell, NJ has been successfully treating foot and ankle pain for 30 years. When we say “you’ve got a foot doctor in the family” we mean it. While we have some of the most advanced state-of-the-art technology available, we have gone out of our way to make sure you get the personalized care you would expect from a family member.

The practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures, including laser toenail treatment and custom orthotics. For more information, visit www.NJFootPain.com or call 201-261-9445.

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Neuropathy is a type of foot pain that is common among diabetic patients. It will generally affect most of the foot and is caused by elevated blood sugar levels. There are possible treatment options for pain that is present in the majority of the foot, and they may include resting and elevating the feet, or taking specific types of medications. If you are experiencing pain in the toes, there may be a number of reasons why this may occur. A condition that is referred to as gout is known to produce severe pain and discomfort in the big toe and is often caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Additionally, the medical condition known as bunions may produce pain and swelling on the side of the big toe. Pain in the heel may be indicative of plantar fasciitis, and this is defined as an inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. It is advised to speak with a podiatrist as quickly as possible if you are experiencing any type of foot pain so a proper diagnosis can be performed.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Oradell, NJ, also serving the areas of Paramus, Westwood, Hackensack, and Fair Lawn. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Research has shown the importance of teaching children at a young age how to perform proper foot care. This process may begin with educating the child about their feet. For example, feet are comprised of 26 bones, and the strongest two are the heel bone and the talus bone. These bones carry the majority of the body’s weight as daily activities are pursued. Additionally, proper foot hygiene is important to learn and practice daily, and this may prevent certain uncomfortable foot conditions from developing. This may be accomplished by washing and drying the feet thoroughly every day, walking barefoot in the house, which may aid in helping to spread the toes out, and learning how to trim the toenails properly. Additionally, it’s important for the child to notice any pain or discomfort in their feet, which may be a result of improperly fitting shoes or socks. If this should occur, it’s suggested to visit a podiatrist who can help guide the parents in learning about proper foot care for their child.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact one of our podiatrists of New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of intoeing or outtoeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water, and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Oradell, NJ, also serving the areas of Paramus, Westwood, Hackensack, and Fair Lawn. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 12 November 2018 00:00

Causes and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

There is a thick portion of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the toes to the heel bone, which is referred to as the plantar fascia. If this should become injured, inflammation may occur, leading to a condition known as plantar fasciitis, which typically causes severe pain and discomfort. Research has shown the main purpose of the plantar fascia is to maintain adequate support to the arch of the foot in addition to acting like a shock absorber for the body. Some of the reasons why this ailment could develop may be from wearing shoes that do not have proper cushioning, standing for extended periods of time, or participating in sporting activities that include running or jumping. Patients who have plantar fasciitis may experience pain that radiates from the heel and may gradually increase over time. If you are afflicted with this painful condition, please counsel with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and treat this condition.

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that is often caused by a strain injury. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact one of our podiatrists from New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. When this ligament becomes inflamed, plantar fasciitis is the result. If you have plantar fasciitis you will have a stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As the day progresses and you walk around more, this pain will start to disappear, but it will return after long periods of standing or sitting.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Having high arches in your feet
  • Other foot issues such as flat feet
  • Pregnancy (due to the sudden weight gain)
  • Being on your feet very often

There are some risk factors that may make you more likely to develop plantar fasciitis compared to others. The condition most commonly affects adults between the ages of 40 and 60. It also tends to affects people who are obese because the extra pounds result in extra stress being placed on the plantar fascia.

Prevention

  • Take good care of your feet – Wear shoes that have good arch support and heel cushioning.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • If you are a runner, alternate running with other sports that won’t cause heel pain

There are a variety of treatment options available for plantar fasciitis along with the pain that accompanies it. Additionally, physical therapy is a very important component in the treatment process. It is important that you meet with your podiatrist to determine which treatment option is best for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Oradell, NJ, also serving the areas of Paramus, Westwood, Hackensack, and Fair Lawn. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

 

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Monday, 05 November 2018 16:51

30th Anniversary Shoe Drive

Oradell, NJ -- When Dr. Daniel Margolin began his practice he wanted it to be a premier podiatry office that gave extraordinary treatment to its patients, so much so that patients felt like they had a foot doctor in the family. He also wanted to have a practice that gave back to the community.

30 years later, New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers is Bergen County’s leading podiatry practice, and actively works to improve the community through various projects and programs. Over the years, New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers has participated in food drives to benefit the Center for Food Action (CFA), school supply drives for Bergen Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and in its longest running program - collecting shoes for the needy. Over the years, the practice has collected around 20,000 pair of shoes that have been donated to such organizations as Soles for Souls, Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers has set a goal to collect 10,000 pair of shoes by November 2019. For the campaign, New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers asks people to bring new or gently used shoes to the office located at 550 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 202 in Oradell, NJ. If you have a business, and would like to participate in the campaign, New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers can provide a collection box. For more information about the campaign, or the practice, call 201-261-9445.

New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, located in Oradell, NJ has been successfully treating foot and ankle pain for 30 years. When we say “you’ve got a foot doctor in the family” we mean it. While we have some of the most advanced state-of-the-art technology available, we have gone out of our way to make sure you get the personalized care you would expect from a family member.

The practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures, including laser toenail treatment and custom orthotics. For more information, visit www.NJFootPain.com or call 201-261-9445.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 00:00

The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

If you have ever experienced the pain of plantar fasciitis, you may want to consider the option of having shockwave therapy performed. This treatment may consist of electromagnetic pulses, which convert to shock waves and this is aimed at the affected tendons. Shock wave treatments that are low-energy is spread out over a series of treatments, and minimal pain is often associated with this form of therapy. If you choose to have a high-energy treatment, it is typically given in one session, and may produce considerable pain. Research has shown these treatments may begin to start a healing response in the body, and this may help in relieving some of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. If you would like additional information about shockwave therapy, please consult with a podiatrist who can properly help you to decide if this treatment technique is correct for you.

Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with one of our podiatrists from New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, addressing the source of the problem and allowing treatment to last for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Oradell, NJ, also serving the areas of Paramus, Westwood, Hackensack, and Fair Lawn. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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