Blog Posts

Should You Call the Podiatrist?

At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care, we often see patients who have waited longer than they should to come in to have a foot issue evaluated.

Jun 5th, 2019
10 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Bones

May is National Osteoporosis Month and at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care we want our patients to be educated about this disease which causes weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures.

May 22nd, 2019
Get the Facts about Arthritis

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and with 33 joints in each of your feet, we at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care think this is a good time to learn more about this condition, which can have a devastating effect on your podiatric health.

May 1st, 2019
Re-Make Your Plate for a Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the single largest threat to the health of Americans. It is responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. It also can wreak havoc with your feet through clogged arteries and poor circulation.

Feb 19th, 2020
Listen to Your Feet

A change in the way your feet look or feel can be indicative of a developing podiatric problem. In some cases, symptoms in your feet may be early warning signals of disorders that can affect your entire body.

Feb 12th, 2020
Helping Seniors Lower the Risk of Falls

Falls account for the greatest number of fatal injuries to older people. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take yourself or for an older person you love to help reduce the risk of falling.

Feb 5th, 2020
Avoid Ankle Sprains this Winter

Winter isn’t over yet and slippery conditions can develop unexpectedly. We want our patients to do everything possible to avoid ankle sprains by following these suggestions.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Resolve to Have Healthier Feet

If you’re making resolutions today, we’d like to suggest keeping your feet and ankles healthy be at the top of your list.

Jan 8th, 2020
Getting Ready for Your Podiatrist Appointment

Whether you are due for a regular podiatric checkup, or you have a foot or ankle issue, there are certain ways you can prepare for your appointment that will help ensure a smooth and productive visit.

Dec 30th, 2019
Facts about Raynaud’s Disease

We see an increase in the number of cases of Raynaud’s Disease this time of year—a condition that causes toes (and fingers) to turn red or bluish white and become tingly, numb or feel like they have pins and needles.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Shoes for the Season

The right shoes can help your feet sail through the season pain and problem free. Below are some tips to consider when choosing footwear.

Dec 16th, 2019
Deer Me—Protect Your Feet When Hunting!

It’s hunting season in the Northeast, and we want our patients who enjoy this activity to take a few moments to evaluate the safety precautions they are taking to prevent foot and ankle damage.

Dec 11th, 2019
Festive Feasting Can Lead to Gout

It’s a scenario we see fairly often at this time of the year. After a holiday party, a patient wakes up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in the big toe joint. Most often, this is caused by a gout flare up.

Dec 5th, 2019
Ingrown Toenail Do’s and Don’ts

If you notice the edge of one of your toenails growing into the flesh surrounding your nail, you’ll want to get relief as soon as possible.

Nov 26th, 2019
4 Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Feet

Your feet, although often taken for granted, enable you to work, play and live the active life you love. Why not show them a little loving at this busy time of the year?

Nov 20th, 2019
Help for Heel Pain

Pain in your heel can have several causes, including a stress fracture, arthritis, tendonitis, nerve irritation, or Sever’s disease (in youth ages 8-15). The most common cause of heel pain, however, is plantar fasciitis.

Nov 12th, 2019
Why Athlete’s Foot Now?

Many people associate athlete’s foot with summer days when going barefoot is the norm. But fall also presents many scenarios where fungal infections can easily develop.

Oct 30th, 2019
Gruesome Symptoms and What They Mean

We know that at this time of year there are lots of horror movies on television, but the last thing patients want to see are scary symptoms in their feet and toes. If you notice an alarming symptom, don’t panic.

Oct 16th, 2019
What’s a Lisfranc Injury?

The Lisfranc joint is located where the metatarsal bones (the long bones that go to your toes) and the bones in your arch (known as tarsal bones) meet and connect. A strong band of tissue that joins two of these bones is called the Lisfranc ligament.

Oct 9th, 2019
Foot Health 101

Being proactive about the health of your feet can help minimize your risk for many common foot conditions.

Sep 25th, 2019
Protect Feet on Hikes

Whether it’s your first time on the trails, or you’ve hiked many miles, a few precautions can help ensure a hike that’s fun and pain-free.

Sep 18th, 2019
Checklist for Reducing Fall Risk

There are many ways to lower your fall risk. Below is a checklist for senior patients. Use it to ensure that you are doing everything you can to make sure you prevent falls.

Sep 11th, 2019
7 Back to School Shoe Shopping Tips

At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care, we want to make the tasks on your to-do list a little easier. Below are 7 tips for buying new school shoes for your child.

Aug 22nd, 2019
Quit These Bad Foot Health Habits Today

Just like there are steps you can take to increase overall health and wellness, there are things that you can do to improve the health of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Aug 13th, 2019
Psoriasis and Your Feet

Although most commonly recognized by a skin rash, the symptoms of psoriasis can go below the surface affecting the affect joints as well.

Aug 7th, 2019
5 Items to Pack for Your Feet

A little advance planning and a few extra items in your suitcase can help you avoid the most common foot problems while on vacation.

Jul 24th, 2019
Getting Relief from “Pump Bump”

Do you suffer from pain from a bony enlargement at the back of your heel? You may have a condition called Haglund’s deformity, but more commonly known as “pump bump.”

Jul 11th, 2019
Basic Foot Care for Men

In June, however, we celebrate Men’s Health Month and would like to take this opportunity to focus on some health issues that are particularly common among our male patients.

Jul 11th, 2019
DIY Pedicure

As the temperatures finally begin to rise in our part of New Jersey, we at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care know that many of our patients can’t wait to get out their open-toed shoes and summer sandals.

May 15th, 2019