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By Dr. Edward Tjoe
May 31, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: laser therapy  

Find out if your foot discomfort could be treated with laser therapy.heel pain

Are you dealing with stubborn heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis? Not finding the relief you had hoped for with conservative treatment options? If so, our Jersey City, NJ, podiatrist Dr. Edward Tjoe may be able to finally treat your heel pain through laser therapy.

What is plantar fasciitis?

This condition happens when there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot from the heel to the toes. When inflammation is present, you may notice that your heel pain is worse when you first start moving around in the morning, as well as after exercising or standing. Of course, there are many conservative ways to manage your symptoms until this inflammatory condition goes away, but for some people, these treatments just aren’t enough.

How does laser treatment help plantar fasciitis-related heel pain?

If you’ve been dealing with chronic heel pain and nothing seems to relieve your symptoms, then it’s time to turn to our Jersey City, NJ, foot doctor. During laser treatment, this painless system will be directed over the foot where the light beam will penetrate through the deeper tissues of the foot to stimulate the body’s natural healing response while also reducing inflammation and pain.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need anywhere from six to eight treatments in order to get the maximum results. Of course, you will start to see reductions in your foot pain over the course of your treatments.

Who is right for this treatment?

If you have chronic plantar fasciitis-related heel pain, or if you have severe or unresponsive acute plantar fasciitis, then laser therapy may be the best option for relieving your symptoms and promoting faster and more efficient healing. You may choose to receive this treatment as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with other treatment options such as wearing orthotics, icing or splinting.

Do you have questions about laser therapy? Want to find out if your foot could benefit from this treatment? Then call our Jersey City, NJ, podiatry office today and book your next appointment with Dr. Tjoe.

Learn how you can treat your toenail fungus with laser treatment from your Jersey City podiatrist.

Are you struggling with toenail fungus? Toenail fungus is an infection underneath the surface of the toenail caused by fungus. Laser treatment has been proven effective in treating this condition. Dr. Edward Tjoe at Tjoe Podiatry in Jersey City, NJ, is offering laser treatment of toenail fungal infections for an affordable price.

How Does it Work?

The Q-Clear laser system works by shining a beam of light into a toenail infected with fungus. The laser penetrates the nail and vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail plate and nail bed where toenail fungus exists. The biggest difference between toenail fungus laser treatment and other treatments such as OTC medications or topical treatments is that it reaches to the core of the infection and destroys the fungus completely.

Are Laser Treatments Safe?

Toenail fungus laser treatment is safe and effective. It has been approved by the FDA and doesn’t involve any bandaging or anesthesia. There are no associated side effects with using laser treatments in treating toenail fungal infections.

Are Laser Treatments Painful?

Toenail fungus laser treatments are minimally invasive. The laser light beam does not harm the toenail or surrounding skin. Toenail fungus laser treatments are virtually painless, and there is no need for anesthesia. Laser treatments make it comfortable, easy and effective to finally get rid of toenail fungus.

Toenail fungus is an embarrassing condition that impacts your quality of life. Say goodbye to toenail fungus. Call Tjoe Podiatry at (201) 984-0231 right now to schedule an appointment for a laser treatment in Jersey City, NJ. Get your life back on track by receiving the best toenail fungus treatment available.

By Dr. Edward Tjoe
August 05, 2016
Category: Podiatric Care
Tags: Ingrown Toenail  

Discover the telltale signs that it’s time you sought professional treatment for your ingrown toenail.

An ingrown toenail can be a painful ordeal; fortunately, many people can deal with them on their own. However, our Jersey City podiatrist Dr. Edward Tjoe is here to provide you with the telltale warning signs that we might need to properly treat your ingrown toenail.Ingrown Toenails

What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?

If you truly have an ingrown toenail then you may experience any of these symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • A warming sensation
  • Drainage
  • Discomfort while moving around
  • A bad odor

How does an ingrown toenail develop?

There are many reasons why you might be dealing with an ingrown toenail. While the most common reason is trimming the nails improperly (cutting them too short or trimming them at a curve), here are some other causes:

  • Injury to the toe or the nail
  • Toenail infection
  • Genetics
  • Wearing improperly fitted shoes

Those whose ingrown toenails are due to genetics may also deal with chronic ingrown toenail problems.

When should I see my Jersey City foot doctor?

If you are noticing any pain or signs of infection such as fever, pus, a foul odor or redness then you need to visit us right away. This is not a problem you can treat properly on your own with commercial medicines or remedies.

Also, those with diabetes, blood diseases or circulation problems should also see us regularly, but particularly if you are dealing with an ingrown toenail or other issues. Ignoring these symptoms could lead to a serious infection, which could spread to the bone and cause some serious health complications. So the sooner you visit us for treatment the better.

Don’t let an ingrown toenail affect your daily life. Call your podiatrist in Jersey City, NJ Dr. Edward Tjoe today to schedule your next appointment.

By Dr. Edward Tjoe
May 04, 2016
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Bunions  

Bunions can be irritating, frustrating and downright disheartening. With every step putting pressure on the growth, bunion pain can sometimes become intense, keeping you off of your feet for extended periods of time. However, with help from your Jersey City, NJ podiatrist, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Your doctor can help you sort through various treatment options to determine which will work best in bringing relief to your bunion pain.Bunions

What is a bunion? 
A bunion is a bony growth located at the base of the big toe. As the bunion grows, it pushes the big toe to the outside of the foot, forcing it towards the smaller toes. This deforms the foot and causes the bones and muscles to grow into a misaligned state. Due to their location, bunions take your body’s weight with every step, making them incredibly painful. Though bunions form slowly over a long period of time, they can become painful quickly. Women are more at risk for bunions than men though both sexes experience this condition. Additionally, you inherit the type of foot you have, making bunion-prone feet passed down genetically.

How are bunions treated? 
Bunion growth is known to be encouraged by narrow, tight or high-heeled shoes. Sometimes, treating a bunion is as simple as switching the shoes you wear. Wearing a flat shoe with a wide enough toe box to accommodate the full width of the foot helps relieve bunion pain. Over-the-counter medications and icing the foot several times a day also relieve pain and swelling. However, many people get so fed up with bunion pain or have such serious cases that they opt to have bunion surgery. Bunion surgery removes the bunion itself and, if necessary, realigns the bones and connective tissues in the feet to function properly.

How can my podiatrist help? 
Your Jersey City, NJ podiatrist uses a combination of a physical examination, imaging techniques such as x-rays or MRI and a collection of your medical and personal history to diagnose bunions. After diagnosis, your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your situation.

For more information on bunion pain and treatment, please contact Dr. Edward Tjoe, DPM in Jersey City, NJ. Call (201) 984-0231 to schedule your consultation to beat bunion pain for good.

By Dr. Edward Tjoe
February 09, 2016
Category: Podiatric Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Can Laser Treatments Help My Heel Pain? What you need to know about laser treatments for heel pain.

You have a busy life, but now you can’t even put weight on your feet, because you get a sharp stabbing pain running along your heel. heel painThis pain can be frustrating and debilitating, and if you suffer from heel pain, you’re not alone. But now there’s help with state-of-the-art laser treatments, like those performed by Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey.

What Causes Heel Pain?

You don’t have to be an athlete to have heel pain. In fact, heel pain can be caused by many different conditions including:

  • Hard calcium deposits on the bottom of your heel, called heel spurs
  • Bruising of your heel by stepping on sharp rocks, called stone bruises
  • Inflammation of the area where your Achilles tendon attaches to your heel, called bursitis
  • Inflammation of the band of tissue running across your heel, the plantar fascia, called plantar fasciitis. This is the most common reason for heel pain.
How Can I Treat Heel Pain?

You can try home treatments including ice, wedges, arch supports, stretching exercises, and over-the-counter pain medications, like aspirin or ibuprofen. These remedies may provide some relief for mild cases of heel pain. In many cases however, they don’t provide enough relief to allow you to get back to your daily activities quickly.

Now there is a professional treatment using laser therapy performed by Dr. Tjoe, your Jersey City foot doctor, called photobiomodulation. It works by using red-beam or near infrared light which penetrates into your tissue. This stimulates cell repair, resulting in increased tissue healing and less pain. Laser therapy boasts an 80% success rate for treating plantar fasciitis related heel pain.

Your feet support you in your daily life, so don’t let heel pain slow you down when there is help close by. If you have annoying heel pain, you owe it yourself to check out the latest in laser therapy treatment. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey. Call him today and get back to your life soon!





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