Holiday Foot Issues – Gout Attacks

With the holidays approaching, an increase in gout attacks and flare-ups is commonly seen. Celebrating can often involve an overindulgence in all things “yummy”, like red meats, seafood, and alcoholic beverages, especially beer. Gout is a very common form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It can occur suddenly, with severe pain, redness, swelling, and…

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Treating Trauma to the Foot – Lis Franc Injuries

The Lis Francs Joint complex involves the bones, joints and ligaments in the middle of the foot, or “midfoot.”  The Lis Francs joint is named after Jacques Lis Francs de St. Martin, a French surgeon in Napoleon’s army. After treating a soldier that caught his foot in the stirrups of his horse, he became well…

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Diabetic shoes and apple

The Importance of Diabetic Shoes

Proper and continuous foot care can positively impact the feet, ankle and lower legs of a person that suffers from diabetes. One of the most common foot problems that diabetic patients face is diabetic foot ulcers. These foot ulcers or open sores mainly occur on the bottom of the foot and are often caused by…

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Woman's foot and leg

Skin Cancer of the Lower Extremities

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including the lower extremities. We often think of exposure to harmful rays from the sun as being the primary cause of skin cancer. However, in addition to sun exposure, skin cancers can also be related to viruses, exposure to chemicals, chronic inflammation, genetics, or a weakened immune…

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The Partnership in Healing Wounds

Dealing with the discomfort and frustration that accompany chronic wounds can often cause a great deal of anxiety for many patients, however, following the prescribed treatment plan is extremely important in the overall process of healing.  Caring for chronic, non-healing wounds is a complex process. Creating a strong partnership between doctor and patient is critical…

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Swollen foot of woman in shoe

What are the Causes and Treatments of Leg Swelling?

Here at Ocean County Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, leg swelling is a common condition that we see among our patients. As a first step in treating patients suffering from leg swelling, there are a few common causes that we look to identify. The first is leaking veins in the legs. The veins in the…

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Podiatrist looking at a foot

Top Reasons to Visit a Podiatrist

According to The American Podiatric Medical Association, the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, equating to over 115,000 miles over the course of a lifetime.  With this in mind, it is apparent that your feet and ankles play an integral part of your everyday life. Oftentimes people take their feet and ankles…

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How Do I Know If I Have a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

To know if you have a diabetic foot ulcer, it’s important to understand both the key causes and symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers. A foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. These often develop under a callus from pressure and rubbing. They may also result from an injury or trauma to the foot….

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Person walking down the stairs barefoot with box and bowl

Foot and Ankle Injury Trends During the Pandemic

Over the last several months of the Covid-19 pandemic, our offices have seen the emergence of new trends in foot pain among our patients. As many people spend more time at home, there is an increase in walking barefoot around the house. As a result, a growing number of patients are experiencing new acute foot…

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Bunion on foot


A bunion deformity is an enlargement of the bone coupled with a soft tissue imbalance most commonly seen in the great toe joint. Most bunion deformities arise from several factors including flattening of the arch and other structural problems. Tight shoes can aggravate and worsen a bunion. Bunion deformities can also cause pain, swelling, and…

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