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Monday, 10 December 2018 21:34

Oradell, NJ – New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers, located at 550 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, announces that practice podiatrists Dr. Judah Gomberg and Dr. Justin Donovan have both recently received 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, Drs. Gomberg and Donovan 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. This certification for Drs. Gomberg and Donovan follows Board certification for Dr. Douglas Appel.

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, 10 December 2018 00:00

If you are suffering from heel pain, there may be many causes of this ailment. A common form of heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. The function of the plantar fascia is to connect the heel bone to the toes, and it is located on the bottom of the foot. If this should be inflamed, which may possibly be the result of an injury, the patient may often experience severe pain and discomfort. Additionally, Achilles tendonitis will typically produce pain in the heel area, and it may occur as a result of wearing poorly fitting shoes or by performing excessive jumping during sporting activities. If you experience a heel spur, pain will generally be felt in the heel and surrounding area, and it is known to be an abnormal growth that develops in the heel bone. If you have any of these conditions that produce uncomfortable pain and discomfort, it is suggested to seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can offer proper treatment advice.

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, 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.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

If you have any questions please 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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Monday, 03 December 2018 00:00

If you have ever been afflicted with gout, you are most likely aware of the pain and discomfort this condition may cause. Research has shown that having a genetic predisposition may aid in the occurrence of primary gout, and secondary gout may occur as a result of ingesting diuretics on a long-term basis. This painful ailment will typically affect the joints of the big toe and is the result of crystals that form in the blood, which lodge in the joints. Ingesting foods that are high in purine levels may aid in the formation of these crystals, and it is advised to avoid or limit eating these types of foods, which may include shellfish, red meat, or excessive alcohol. Keeping your weight at a healthy level and drinking plenty of fresh water daily may be effective ways in helping to prevent painful gout attacks. If you feel you have gout, it is advised to speak with a podiatrist as quickly as possible, so the proper treatment techniques can begin, and relief can be attained.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

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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Monday, 26 November 2018 14:45

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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