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Selecting Your Summer Footwear

From flip flops, sandals, wedge heels, and even barefoot in the sand, your summer footwear options are endless. Summer footwear may be fun, but unfortunately, many of the summer options lack adequate support compared to other seasonal shoes.

Jul 26th, 2021
What Are Misaligned Feet?

Foot pain is a common complaint to which nearly everyone can relate. Though some may only experience it after a great trek through the wilderness or when breaking in new shoes, others may have chronic pain and discomfort that they just can’t solve.

Jun 1st, 2021
Tailor’s Bunion

Many of us may be familiar with bunions, a bump that often forms along the big toe, but did you know you can get a bunion on other toes? Another area a bunion can develop is on the pinkie or little toe! If you develop a bunion on your little toe,...

May 1st, 2021
Caring For Sunburned Feet

With the weather heating up, summer will be here before we know it! As restrictions lessen, many of us are taking time to enjoy the outdoors–swimming, sunbathing, hiking, picnicking, and more!

Apr 1st, 2021
Fun Foot Facts

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 20% of Americans experience at least one-foot problem every year. This is no surprise as the feet are designed to support the entire body; they move us through the day and...

Mar 1st, 2021
What Is A Foot Fracture?

The foot is a complex structure consisting of several small bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues responsible for bearing your weight and helping you navigate the world around you at your desired pace.

Feb 1st, 2021
Caring For Your Feet

Our feet are easy to take for granted. They move us throughout the day and take on hundreds of pounds of impact daily by just walking. It is important to know how to care for your feet and how to look for signs of change...

Jan 1st, 2021
Don’t Forget Your Benefits

As the end of the year approaches, so does the deadline to use your insurance benefits! Depending on your insurance provider, you may have certain benefits that will expire after the new year,...

Dec 1st, 2020
National Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that over 30 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes? As the number rises in our country, awareness is vital to the prevention and management of this disease.

Nov 1st, 2020
Foot And Ankle Sprains

Foot and ankle injuries are unfortunately very common. These types of injuries often occur when the ligaments that support the foot or ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. This can be very painful, and can limit your ability to walk or bear weight.

Oct 1st, 2020
What Are Heel Spurs?

The heel is the largest bone within the foot and is connected to a network of tendons, muscles, and ligaments making it prone to pain. One common heel ailment is a heel spur.

Sep 14th, 2020
Traveling And DVT

WHAT IS DVT? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot is formed in a deep vain and restricts blood flow. This usually happens in the legs, restricting blood flow to the feet. The risk for DVT is usually increased if...

Aug 10th, 2020
Custom Orthotics

If you are experiencing foot pain, you’ve probably taken a look at those shoe inserts at local stores. While they may offer temporary relief, you may later find your pain worsening or that they do not work as effectively as when you first purchased them.

Jul 10th, 2020
Treadmills Vs The Great Outdoors

As the weather warms up, many of us will turn to the great outdoors to get some fresh air and exercise. If nothing else, you will likely notice more walkers, joggers, or runners during your commute or around your neighborhood.

Jun 19th, 2020
COVID Toes

As we continue to navigate the evolving COVID-19 situation, it seems every day we are learning new characteristics of the virus. Recently some unexpected symptoms have been reported, even in patients who otherwise are asymptomatic.

May 1st, 2020
National Foot Health Awareness Month

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month! According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 20% of Americans experience at least one-foot problem every year. This is no surprise as the human foot contains 26 bones and...

Mar 14th, 2020
Flat Feet

Flat feet, also referred to as overpronated feet or fallen arches is a common postural deformity with various degrees of physical impact. It can occur on one foot or both and develop from a variety of causes.

Mar 10th, 2020
When To Replace Your Shoes

If your feet are feeling tired and sore after a long day of wearing tennis shoes, it may be time to think about replacing them. Take a look at your shoes. Are there any signs of wear such as a weak sole or little tread left?

Feb 1st, 2020
New Year’s Resolutions For Healthier, Stronger Feet

The holiday season is a great time to be surrounded by loved ones, but the New Year is all about you! New Year’s resolutions are a tradition practiced year after year, and one of the most common resolutions is to become healthier.

Jan 9th, 2020
Winter Foot Care

Whether you are trudging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures or in damp and muddy conditions with severe wind chills, it is important to take care of yourself all winter long.

Dec 11th, 2019
Be Free Of Foot Pain This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is days away and most of us will be gearing up for a long weekend filled with family, food, and travel. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or car, this time of year can be especially tiring on your feet.

Nov 7th, 2019
Trick Or Treat!

Trick or treat, smell my feet! This schoolyard chime may hit close to home, especially those who have braved a long Halloween night or two resulting in sore and stinky feet. Halloween is just around the corner and though everyone thinks about candy...

Oct 22nd, 2019
What To Do About Bunions

A bunion is a particularly common and painful foot condition. Bunions occur more frequently in women than in men often due to high heels and pointed shoes. If you experience foot pain severe enough to make finding a comfortable pair of shoes difficult,...

Jul 18th, 2019
What Are Plantar Warts—And How Do You Get Rid Of Them?

Plantar warts are warts that are only found on the feet, hence the term “plantar”, which means “relating to the foot.” For the most part, plantar warts are non-malignant, but they can cause some pain, discomfort, and are often unsightly,...

Jun 24th, 2019
Avoiding Ingrown Toenails

The great mountain ranges of the world—the Himalayas, the Rockies, the Alps—are all formed by tectonic plates colliding with one another. One large piece of land slowly inserts itself underneath another,...

Jun 5th, 2019
Controlling Foot Blisters

If you are a runner, or even if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you know how painful blisters can be. One little bump is all it takes to ruin your day. Luckily, there are a few methods and techniques you can use to help prevent blisters...

Apr 23rd, 2019
Why Are My Feet So Itchy?

Itchy feet can be incredibly annoying, especially when you have shoes and socks on and can’t seem to get to the itch. Not only does it cause stress, but it can significantly impact the quality of your life.

Mar 26th, 2019
Why Diabetic Foot Care Is Important

While foot care is always important, professional podiatric treatment is especially important for those Jersey City residents who have diabetes. If you have diabetes, here are three reasons why you need to make proper foot care,...

Mar 12th, 2019
You Can’t Always Treat An Ingrown Toenail Yourself

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.

Feb 13th, 2019
Diabetic Foot Care

What your podiatrist in Jersey City wants you to know. If you have diabetes, you already know how it affects your body. You are bruising more easily, and your skin might feel dry. The truth is diabetes affects your feet too.

Feb 13th, 2019
Keeping Your Feet Free From Warts

Do you have a growth on your foot that you try to keep out of sight? While calluses and warts are often mistaken for them, warts can be even more unsightly on your feet – and more difficult to get rid of safely.

Feb 13th, 2019
How Heel Pain Laser Treatment Can Bring Relief

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.

Feb 13th, 2019
Eliminate Toenail Fungus With Laser Treatment

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.

Feb 13th, 2019
Treating Heel Pain With Laser Therapy

Find out if your foot discomfort could be treated with laser therapy. Are you dealing with stubborn heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis? Not finding the relief you had hoped for with conservative treatment options?

Feb 13th, 2019
FAQs About To Your 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 them. Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey, is happy to answer any and all questions...

Feb 13th, 2019
How To Treat Bunions

It’s actually quite simple and easy to manage bunion symptoms when they happen. If bunions run in your family, then brace yourself because you may be next. While people often associate the development of bunions with...

Feb 13th, 2019
Treat And Prevent Shin Splints

It’s almost summer time, so the warm weather is getting people out of the house and onto the running path. If you’re a new or seasonal runner, you need to learn how to deal with shin splints.

Feb 13th, 2019
What Is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot is a messy, uncomfortable, and sometimes smelly problem that affects millions of Americans. In fact, a study published by BMJ Clinical Evidence estimates that between 15 to 25 percent of people have athlete’s foot at any given point in time.

Feb 13th, 2019
How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Nix heel pain fast with these treatment options! If you’ve been keeping up with football this season then you probably have heard that Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning has been injured.

Feb 13th, 2019
Don’t Let Bunion Pain Keep You Off Your Feet

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.

Feb 13th, 2019
What You Can Do About Your Warts

Though warts are almost always nothing to worry about medically, you may feel as though your wart is ugly or embarrassing. Your podiatrist can help you understand your wart, how to care for it, and what you can do about it.

Feb 13th, 2019
How A Podiatrist Can Help With An Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are a common – and painful – injury that can occur during physical activity or while a person is moving through the activities of daily life. A simple step off a curb or planting a foot the wrong way on the playing field can lead to...

Feb 13th, 2019
Why Lebron James Chooses Orthotics For Court Foot Support

Custom-made orthotics can provide the ultimate support and protection for hardworking feet. From pounding the pavement to sudden stops on the court, it’s not hard to see how athletes are often the most common demographic to experience foot...

Feb 13th, 2019
3 Essential Steps To Curing Calluses

Some people are very afraid of showing off their feet to the world due to imperfections. One common issue that causes people to hide their feet, even in warm weather, is the appearance of calluses. If you feel that this may be your foot problem,...

Feb 13th, 2019
What Limits Al Jefferson’s Playing Time?

PLANTAR FASCIITIS LIMITS AL JEFFERSON’S PLAYING TIME What if an injury kept you from your job? You would probably feel frustrated, right? As people rely on you, the Charlotte Bobcats also trust Al Jefferson, Bobcats basketball player,...

Feb 13th, 2019
Pero Antic’s Ankle Injury Halts His Floor Time

Back in January, Atlanta Hawks’ center, Pero Antic, cited a stress fracture in his right ankle and planned to recuperate for 2-4 weeks. The 6-foot-11 Antic suffered a mild right ankle sprain in Atlanta’s loss against Brooklyn in London on Jan. 16.

Feb 13th, 2019
Facts About Foot Warts

Put your best foot forward! Have you heard this phrase before? You probably have, and although it is meant to be reassuring, it’s difficult to think about when you have foot warts.

Feb 13th, 2019