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Tuesday, 28 February 2023 00:00

Do You Stand All Day for Work?

Some professionals spend the majority of the working day on their feet. They can range from hairdressers to massage therapists. Sore feet may happen toward the end of the day because of blood pooling in the ankles and feet. It is an obvious choice to wear shoes that are comfortable, preferably with a lower heel and cushioned sole. Foot pain may be reduced while standing on a stress mat. This is a rubber mat that is successful in allowing blood flow to reach the feet, which may help in maintaining good circulation. Additionally, wearing compression socks can help overall blood flow to the body, and can help to reduce strain on the joints and muscles. At the end of the day, many people enjoy soaking their feet. This can be a reward for the feet for standing all day. If you have questions about relief tips from working on your feet, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can help you with the information you are seeking.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from The Podiatry Center, PC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Millburn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2023 00:00

Why Live with Pain and Numbness in Your Feet?

Suffering from this type of pain? You may have the foot condition known as Morton's neuroma. Morton's neuroma may develop as a result of ill-fitting footwear and existing foot deformities. We can help.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:00

Athlete’s Foot and the Rest of the Body

Many novices to the field of podiatry might already be familiar with the condition known as athlete’s foot. This particular foot affliction is contagious and develops through a fungal infection of the feet. A red rash on the skin is a common symptom of this foot condition. Many patients with athlete's foot are often curious as to how their condition might affect other parts of their body. Although the answer will vary from case to case and patient to patient, it is generally true that the condition can potentially spread to other parts of the body, such as the hands, if left untreated. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. If you are someone that is living with athlete’s foot, it is suggested to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for treatment.

Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from The Podiatry Center, PC.  Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Millburn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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The overall body, in addition to the feet, may suffer when shoes do not fit correctly. There are simple methods that can help you in getting the right shoe size, and it begins with tracing your foot on a piece of paper. This may be easier with help from a family member or friend, and can be done by using a marker or a measuring tape. Many shoe stores have a Brannock device, which is generally successful in determining your correct shoe size. This can be followed by trying the shoes on and walking in them before being purchased. The majority of people have one foot that is larger than the other, and it is beneficial to choose shoes that will fit the larger foot. Additionally, the best time to purchase shoes is at the end of the day when the feet are at their largest. A podiatrist can provide helpful tips on how to determine what your correct shoe size is. Please confer with this type of doctor who will be able to give you the information you are seeking.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from The Podiatry Center, PC. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Millburn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 00:00

Do Your Child's Feet Hurt?

Have your child's feet been examined lately? Healthy feet are happy feet. If your child is complaining of foot pain, it may be a sign of underlying problems.

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 00:00

What Is The Medical Name For Sever's Disease?

An inflammation of the growth plate in children and young teenagers may be an indication of Sever’s disease. It can happen as a result of the muscles and tendons growing slower than the heel bone, which may cause pressure and tightness at the back of the heel. The medical name for this condition is known as calcaneal apophysitis and swelling in the heel area may be one of the symptoms. Parents may notice their child is limping or walking on tiptoes, and it is suggested that shoes that fit correctly are worn, preferably with a cushioned heel. Relief may be found when the activity that caused the injury is temporarily stopped, and this can give the child ample time to rest the foot. Some children can benefit from performing specific stretches that are designed to strengthen the heel. If you feel your child may have Sever’s disease, please consult with a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat this condition.

Sever's disease often occurs in children and teens. If your child is experiencing foot or ankle pain, see one of our podiatrists from The Podiatry Center, PC. Our doctors can treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain I none or both feet. The disease is known to affect children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Sever’s disease occurs when part of the child’s heel known as the growth plate (calcaneal epiphysis) is attached to the Achilles tendon. This area can suffer injury when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth. Therefore, the constant pain which one experiences at the back of the heel will make the child unable to put any weight on the heel. The child is then forced to walk on their toes.


Acute pain – Pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually felt in the heel when the child engages in physical activity such as walking, jumping and or running.

Highly active – Children who are very active are among the most susceptible in experiencing Sever’s disease, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Millburn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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