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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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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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Bunions

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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A Word From Dr. Megan Lubin

I am honored and humbled to be voted to the position of Chairperson for the Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Community Medical Center for 2021-2023.  Over the next two years, as the Department’s Chairperson, I plan to lead the members in further advancing the highly specialized field of podiatric medicine and surgery. This…

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Winter Ankle Injury

Winter Ankle Injuries

As the cold temperatures approach, so does the ice and snow. Slip-and-fall injuries on icy surfaces are one of the leading causes of ankle injuries. Here at Ocean County Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C., we see an increase in these injuries as we move into winter. Ankle sprains and fractures typically occur from a…

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Diabetes and Vascular Disease

Diabetes and vascular disease go hand in hand. Plaque formation, caused by diabetes, can often lead to obstruction or blockages in the arteries. The complications from vascular disease span to the lower extremities and can often be severe. Some of the complications of vascular disease caused by diabetes include the following: Claudication pain is a…

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Neuropathy also known as nerve damage, is extremely prevalent in the diabetic community. Neuropathy is a very complex problem, particularly in the diabetic setting. Diabetes causes plaque to deposit within the small arteries called arterioles that nourish small nerve endings. When these arterioles become blocked or narrowed nourishment to the nerve endings become reduced and…

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Diabetic Foot Care

The Impact of Diabetes

Diabetes is growing exponentially throughout the world. Here in the United States, we have 35 million diabetics and 90 million pre-diabetics, which equates to about 5,200 people a day who are diagnosed with diabetes in the United States. Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C. has a team of highly trained foot and ankle…

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The Importance of Wound Care from Dr. Plishchuk

The definition of a non-healing wound is one that has not improved in four weeks or not completely healed in eight weeks. Ulcers of the lower extremities can have a debilitating impact on your everyday life and can occur from peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, trauma, venous disease, and autoimmune diseases. At the Wound Care Institute…

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease

September is PAD Awareness Month and here at Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C. we strive to educate our patients about conditions that may affect their health and overall quality of life. Peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD, is a condition that affects the circulation, negatively impacting the nourishment of tissues with…

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