Blog Archive

Selecting Your Summer Footwear Jul 26th, 2021

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. Fortunately, we are here to help and made a guide to protecting your feet...

What Are Misaligned Feet? Jun 1st, 2021

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. Many people are unaware that their feet...

Tailor’s Bunion May 1st, 2021

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...

Caring For Sunburned Feet Apr 1st, 2021

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! Though you may already know you should use sunblock regularly when at the beach or spending time outdoors in...

Fun Foot Facts Mar 1st, 2021

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 take on hundreds of pounds of impact daily just by walking....

What Is A Foot Fracture? Feb 1st, 2021

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. With its unique structure and responsibilities, it is no wonder that the foot is susceptible to...

Caring For Your Feet Jan 1st, 2021

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 as your feet can often...

Don’t Forget Your Benefits Dec 1st, 2020

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, so you may want to check with your insurance agent to see the details of your particular...

National Diabetes Awareness Month Nov 1st, 2020

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. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we would like to join podiatrists across the...

Foot And Ankle Sprains Oct 1st, 2020

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. A sprain to the foot or...

What Are Heel Spurs? Sep 14th, 2020

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. Heel spurs are small bone-like protrusions that can severely limit a person’s mobility, making even walking around...

Traveling And DVT Aug 10th, 2020

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 you will be sitting for longer than 3...

Custom Orthotics Jul 10th, 2020

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. If this is the case,...

Treadmills Vs The Great Outdoors Jun 19th, 2020

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. Running is a great choice of exercise as it provides...

COVID Toes May 1st, 2020

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. One of these symptoms is a condition that has come to be known as “COVID...

National Foot Health Awareness Month Mar 14th, 2020

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 is a complex part of the body composed of muscles, ligaments, tendons and...

Flat Feet Mar 10th, 2020

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. The lack of an arch characterizes a flat foot, meaning the arches have...

When To Replace Your Shoes Feb 1st, 2020

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? Our feet work best...

New Year’s Resolutions For Healthier, Stronger Feet Jan 9th, 2020

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. While it is an excellent goal, most think...

Winter Foot Care Dec 11th, 2019

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. Winter can be a busy time and you can easily forget with the holiday stress to take care of...

Be Free Of Foot Pain This Thanksgiving! Nov 7th, 2019

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. ‘Tis the season for lots of activities that...

Trick Or Treat! Oct 22nd, 2019

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 on October 31st, we want you to...

What To Do About Bunions Jul 18th, 2019

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, you’re likely suffering from this foot condition....

What Are Plantar Warts—And How Do You Get Rid Of Them? Jun 24th, 2019

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, so removing them is often the first step taken. The best...

Avoiding Ingrown Toenails Jun 5th, 2019

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, burrowing down while the other plate rises to form the majestic monoliths we know today. An ingrown toenail is...

Controlling Foot Blisters Apr 23rd, 2019

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...

Why Are My Feet So Itchy? Mar 26th, 2019

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. If you’re suffering from itchy feet, you’re probably wondering what is causing...

Why Diabetic Foot Care Is Important Mar 12th, 2019

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, including regular visits to Dr. Edward Tjoe at Tjoe Podiatry in Jersey City, a...

You Can’t Always Treat An Ingrown Toenail Yourself Feb 13th, 2019

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...

Diabetic Foot Care Feb 13th, 2019

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. Diabetes can have a severe impact on your feet because...

Keeping Your Feet Free From Warts Feb 13th, 2019

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. But at the podiatry office of Dr....

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

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. This pain can be frustrating and debilitating,...

Eliminate Toenail Fungus With Laser Treatment Feb 13th, 2019

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...

Treating Heel Pain With Laser Therapy Feb 13th, 2019

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? If so, our Jersey City, NJ, podiatrist Dr. Edward Tjoe may be able to finally...

FAQs About To Your Podiatrist Feb 13th, 2019

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 his patients have about the...

How To Treat Bunions Feb 13th, 2019

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 wearing skyscraper-high heels and tight, poorly fitted shoes, you may be surprised to hear...

Treat And Prevent Shin Splints Feb 13th, 2019

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. What is a Shin Splint?A shin splint is a pain located along the...

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

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. Although this condition is more common in people who...

How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis Feb 13th, 2019

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. He was recently diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia on his left foot. Unfortunately, you don’t have to be...

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

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...

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

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. Find out more about warts and their treatments with...

Why Fixing Your Ailing Feet Can Be Made Easy This Basketball Season Feb 13th, 2019

With Christmas just behind us and the weather slowly warming up, it’s time we start looking forward to the thick of the basketball season! If you are like most people, that means hitting the hardwood with the intensity of someone who’s been sitting on their butt warming his toes next...

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

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 an ankle...

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

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 and ankle injuries. However, prevention is key to staving off foot problems,...

3 Essential Steps To Curing Calluses Feb 13th, 2019

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, you may find that resolving...

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

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, to be in the best condition, but that can’t always be the case....

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

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. Antic continued to play in the next two...

Facts About Foot Warts Feb 13th, 2019

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. You may have saw hand warts or thought of the witch from the Wizard of Oz who had...