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By Dr. Edward Tjoe
August 29, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Warts  

Though warts are almost always nothing to worry about medically, you may feel as though your wart is ugly or embarrassing. Your wartspodiatrist can help you understand your wart, how to care for it, and what you can do about it. Find out more about warts and their treatments with Dr. Edward Tjoe in Jersey City, NJ.

What causes foot warts? 
There are two main types of warts: Plantar warts and Palmer warts. A Plantar wart grows on the bottom of the foot while a Palmer wart grows on the hands. Due to their location, a Plantar wart grows into the skin, which can feel like a rock in the shoe and become painful and uncomfortable. Warts occur due to a virus entering the top layer of skin, usually through tiny or even microscopic cuts. Warts are not harmful and are simply an aesthetic problem. They can cause slight pain or discomfort, however.

What can I do about my warts? 
Treatments for warts will vary depending on the type of wart and your preferences. Often, wart treatment will begin with your doctor applying a topical solution like salicylic acid. Your doctor may also suggest freezing the wart off with liquid nitrogen. Laser removal and even surgery are also options. The more conservative treatments normally take several weeks before you see results. Your doctor will also work with you to teach you methods of preventing Plantar warts in the future.

Foot Examinations in Jersey City, NJ
A foot examination can help your podiatrist better understand your condition. If you think you have a Plantar wart, you should consult with your podiatrist at an appointment to ensure there are no other, underlying conditions which could affect your feet. Additionally, a foot examination gives your doctor the opportunity to treat your wart and establish an effective treatment plan to get rid of your wart for good.

For more information on warts or their treatments, please contact Dr. Edward Tjoe in Jersey City, NJ. Call (201) 984-0231 to schedule your foot examination with Dr. Tjoe today!

By Dr. Edward Tjoe
August 29, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Podiatrist  

When you visit a doctor, you likely have a lot of questions but aren't sure if they're necessary or if your physician has the time to answer Podiatry FAQsthem. Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey, is happy to answer any and all questions his patients have about the health of their feet. Below, he's provided his answers for a few of the questions he hears regularly.

What does a podiatrist do?

Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in the diagnoses and treatment of problems with the toes, feet, and ankles. Because this area of the body is complex and constantly used, the medical specialty of podiatry is diverse and can include everything from toenail fungus to broken ankles.

What type of shoes should I wear?

There are dozens of styles to choose from when it comes to shoes, mostly based on the setting where they'll be worn - work, formal events, the gym or poolside. However, your Jersey City podiatrist cautions his patients against choosing their shoes based solely on appearances; that can be disastrous for your feet. As a general rule, the more inexpensive the shoe, the less likely it is to provide the support and comfort you need. This doesn't mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars on every pair you buy, but when it comes to your foot health, quality is more important than quantity. Shoes that cushion your heels and don't slip or contort your feet will keep you from developing painful and unsightly problems like bunions, ingrown toenails, and plantar fasciitis are worth investing in. A professional shoe fitting will determine your foot size, helping you make the best decisions about your footwear.

How often should I see a podiatrist?

You might be wondering if you need to schedule annual visits with your Jersey City podiatrist, as you probably do with your dermatologist and general practitioner. If you've never visited a podiatrist, make an appointment with Dr. Tjoe for an examination. This will establish a baseline and correct any foot health issues that might affect you later. The exception to this recommendation is for diabetic patients; they need to be seen regularly to make sure they're maintaining proper hygiene and vigilance to prevent foot wounds from developing.

For further questions, call our podiatry office in Jersey City, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Tjoe. We look forward to helping you understand more about how you can keep your feet healthy for a lifetime!

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.

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