Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine located in Flemington, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ & Washington, NJ
If you regularly experience foot or ankle pain, podiatry can pinpoint the source of your discomfort and provide you with treatments that improve your mobility and overall quality of life. At MidJersey Orthopaedics in Flemington, Bridgewater and Washington, New Jersey, the team of podiatric experts proudly offers a full suite of services, including diagnosis and treatment of flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis. To request your podiatry appointment today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.
Podiatry Q & A
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a branch of medicine that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent problems that affect the feet and ankles. Podiatrists, like those at MidJersey Orthopaedics, participate in four years of traditional medical school, followed by at least three years of residency training in a hospital or clinical setting.
Some podiatrists also specialize in different areas of foot medicine. Some common podiatry specialties include:
- Wound care
- Pediatric foot care
The podiatrists at MidJersey Orthopaedics also specialize in sports medicine. If you injure your foot or ankle while playing sports or being physically active, they can speed up your recovery process and help you get back on your feet.
What Conditions Does Podiatry Treat?
Podiatry diagnoses and treats any illness or disorder that affects the feet and ankle. The caring podiatry experts at MidJersey Orthopaedics regularly work with patients to address:
- Ankle pain
- Athlete's foot / Tinea pedis
- Flat feet
- Foot injuries
- Foot ligament problems
- Foreign Bodies (glass, splinters)
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail damage
- Orthotic management
- Pain caused by muscle strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Slow-healing wounds
- Stress fractures
- Toenail fungus / Onychomycosis
The podiatry experts at MidJersey Orthopaedics also offer more specialized care, including:
- Bunion removal
- Custom orthotic devices
- Physical therapy
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Invasive surgery
- Treatment for fractures and broken bones
- Wound care
- Circulatory disease treatment
If necessary, the team can also prescribe custom-made orthotics and bracing, as well as durable medical equipment such as crutches and walkers.
Who is at Risk of Experiencing Foot Problems?
Anyone can experience foot-related health problems, but there are several factors that may increase your risk, including:
- Being overweight
- Having diabetes
- Having arthritis
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Poor circulation
You’re also more likely to experience foot-related health problems if you have heart disease.
When Should I Invest in Podiatry Care?
Most minor foot and ankle problems subside on their own with conservative measures of care, such as ice, rest, and over-the-counter painkillers. However, if your foot or ankle pain persists or interferes with normal, day-to-day activities such as going to work or walking the dog, it could point to a more serious underlying health problem.
Undergoing podiatric care provides a safe, effective way to pinpoint the source of your issue before it gets worse. It also offers key insights for treatment, particularly if you have diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, two conditions that increase your risk of slow-healing wounds and/or neuropathy.
To request your podiatry appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.
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