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Taking Care of Aging Feet

As we age, our bodies age with us. That includes our feet, which are prone to injury due to their placement on our bodies.

Sep 10th, 2018
Caring For Arthritic Feet

Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can show up in joints all around the body, including the feet and toes.

Aug 31st, 2018
What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters

A foot blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on the foot. Blisters can be painful while they heal. Foot blisters are caused by several things, including friction, burns, contact with irritants, and autoimmune diseases. Treatment can alleviate your

Jul 30th, 2018
Treating Bunions

Bunions are most recognizable by the bump or protrusion at the base of the big toe, which may also cause the big toe to slant away from the joint and towards the other toes depending on the size and severity of the bunion.

Jul 24th, 2018
Treating Toenail Fungus

As the weather begins to warm up and the leaves begin to bloom, you are probably looking forward to switching out your winter boots fortoenail fungus flip-flops and your jeans for shorts.

Apr 24th, 2018
Keeping Your Athlete's Foot from Spreading to Your Partner

Staying active and working out is a crucial part of keeping your body and mind in top shape. However, this could mean frequenting places which are conducive to the spread of athlete’s foot. But what is this condition and what does it mean for your feet? Fi

Mar 21st, 2018
5 Ways to Soothe Tired, Aching Feet

We’ve all been there before - after a long day of work, shopping or a playing sports, your feet ache and you feel as if you couldn’t walk another step from the pain.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Did I Sprain My Ankle?

Are you concerned that you may have sprained your ankle? Our Somerset, NJ, podiatrist, Dr. Jade Gittens, shares a few signs and ankle sprain symptoms that may occur if you have a sprain and discusses treatment options.

Dec 20th, 2017
Beautify Your Feet for the Summer

The summertime is a great time to show off your new sandals and allow your feet to breathe. But since the warmer months can be rough on your feet, it's important to give your feet a little extra care to keep them looking great and feeling healthy.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Bunions: Causes and Treatments

Your left foot really aches. You see a bump on the side, right at the base of the big toe. You notice that when you stand or walk a lot during bunions the day, the pain increases.

Aug 30th, 2017
Fighting Fungal Toenails

Also known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus can be painful, irritating and embarrassing. When you experience trauma to your nail, the nail bed is lifted, allowing fungus to invade.

Jul 3rd, 2017
Are You Suffering From Heel Pain?

Heel pain often develops gradually, but as the pain progresses it becomes almost impossible to ignore. This is especially true if you spend a lot of time on your feet due to work or athletics. Every step you take requires adequate support from your heels,

Jun 27th, 2017
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Maybe you've heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in the wrist that occurs when swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel squeezes and irritates the median nerve.

Jun 5th, 2017
Toenail Fungus Treatment Options

Developing a fungal infection on the toenails is a common problem. However, many people do not immediately realize they have an foot fungus infection.

May 24th, 2017
Shin Splints: How to Ease Your Lower Leg Pain

Although a shin splint is commonly used to describe various pains between the ankle and the knee, it actually refers to a specific inflammatory condition of the tibia -- a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome.

Apr 26th, 2017
Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet

Looking fabulous in your favorite pair of heels does have a price. In fact, shoes that fit poorly or have high heels frequently cause foot problems, including calluses, corns, bunions, and blisters, just to name a few.

Mar 30th, 2017
What to Do About Warts

If you do not know what to do about warts on the feet, don’t worry. There are prescription treatments for getting rid of foot warts, but it is warts important to see a podiatrist for the most effective treatment.

Feb 24th, 2017
A Look at Painful Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are benign growths that develop on the bottom of your feet, and are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Feb 2nd, 2017
Should I File Down My Calluses?

It’s usually around the wintertime that people start paying attention to their feet. Perhaps it’s the cold, winter weather that does it but calluses suddenly we may notice more calluses than usual.

Jan 12th, 2017
Signs You Have Flat Feet

Do you suffer from pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles? If so, this could be the result of flat feet. Even though flat feet are something that every baby is born with, arches start to develop between the age of 3 and 6.

Nov 9th, 2016
Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also called the metatarsal region.

Oct 3rd, 2016
Easy Ways to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown ToenailsIngrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, can be annoying and painful. This common condition occurs when the surrounding skin on one or both sides of the nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself penetrates the

Sep 2nd, 2016
Treatment Options For Bunions

Bunions are painful, bony bumps that form on the joint connecting the big toe. As bunions get worse, they can be filled with extra fluid and bone.

Aug 30th, 2016
Dealing With Hammertoes

A hammertoe is one of the most common toe conditions, usually stemming from muscle imbalance in which the joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toe are bent into a contracted, claw-like position.

Aug 1st, 2016
Causes of Hammertoe and How Your Podiatrist Can Help

Hammertoe gets its name from a toe that is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. You can suffer significant, debilitating pain hammertoe from hammertoe and it can keep you from enjoying your daily activities.

Jul 11th, 2016
Growing Pains

If your child has ever complained of not being able to sleep at night due to leg pain, he or she may be experiencing what many people refer to as growing pains.

Jul 5th, 2016
Foot Odor

The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely.

Jun 1st, 2016
Foot Care for Runners

If you're a runner, it goes without saying that your feet take the brunt of the punishment. In fact, for runners the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the body.

May 2nd, 2016
Flat Feet

The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces.

Mar 31st, 2016
Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction.

Feb 2nd, 2016
What are Bunions?

A bunion is an abnormal, bony prominence that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe.

Dec 30th, 2015
Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception.

Dec 2nd, 2015
Don't let heel pain slow you down

When every step is agony, it's easier just to sink back into the couch and turn on the TV. But heel pain doesn't have to prevent you from doing the things you enjoy.

Nov 20th, 2015
Athletes Foot

Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand how you can avoid and treat this highly contagious infection if you do contract it.

Nov 2nd, 2015
How to Relieve Bunions

Foot pain is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. This is unfortunate, since walking pain-free is essential to most peoples’ everyday lives. A common cause of foot pain is a condition known as bunions.

Aug 27th, 2015
How Plantar Fasciitis is Treated

One of many foot conditions often treated by Dr. Jade Gittens, DPM and other podiatrists in Somerset, NJ, plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in runners, people who are overweight, and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are at risk of plantar fasc

Jan 29th, 2015