732-521-2155
732-744-0003 (Metuchen Office)

MONROE/JAMESBURG
241 Forsgate Dr., Suite 206
Jamesburg, New Jersey 08831
732-521-2155

 

    
 

By Monroe Foot & Ankle Care
December 14, 2017
Category: foot pain

Our feet are astonishingly complex and durable structures, and one of the most complex and interesting aspects of the foot is the arch. Each arch is actually made up of three separate arch segments, two of them longitudinal and one transverse. The longitudinal arches run front to back on each side of the foot, and the transverse segment runs across the middle of the foot from inside to outside. Other components that make up the arch include ligaments, tendons, and bones, so there are a lot of opportunities for a painful reaction to excessive stress and injury.

Some common causes of arch pain include the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis - This condition is often associated with heel pain, but the inflammation occurs in the plantar fascia, which is the tissue that makes up the bottom of your arch, so pain in the arch is also often felt.
  • Flimsy footwear - Footwear that has inadequate arch support puts too much stress on the arch. Properly fitted shoes or sandals with robust arch areas are essential to preventing arch pain and associated problems right along the spine including knee, hip, and back injuries.
  • Overuse injury - Excessive standing, running, jumping, or other repetitive activity can strain the arches. People who spend a lot of time on their feet for work need to watch their weight and wear the proper shoes.

There are many other potential causes of arch pain which is why you should see a foot care professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliot M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.

 

 

 

By Monroe Foot & Ankle Care
December 08, 2017
Category: foot pain

MLS Laser therapy is a cutting edge, completely painless therapy for the treatment of pain and inflammation that takes less time to perform than conventional laser therapy and greatly speeds the healing process. By incorporating simultaneous dual wavelengths of light with both continuous and pulsed emissions, MLS laser therapy is the most advanced system available. This patented, FDA cleared technology uses laser light to stimulate inter-cellular activity, speed healing, and reduce pain.

This therapy can be used to treat a variety of foot and ankle problems including heel pain, tendonitis, arch pain, and ankle sprains and strains, to name a few. It can also be used for the rapid healing of superficial abrasions, wounds, and ulcers.

The typical MLS laser treatment takes only about 8 minutes, with a comfortable sensation felt at the point of application. Many people feel their symptoms improving after 1-3 sessions, with 7-10 treatments being the average course. Acute conditions such as tendonitis often subside with the first phase of treatment, and chronic conditions can be controlled with regular applications. This non-surgical treatment has no negative side effects and avoids the need for addictive prescription painkillers.

If you are experiencing continuous pain from a foot or ankle injury, MLS laser therapy may be right for you. See your podiatrist for proper evaluation and treatment. At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliot M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Monroe Foot & Ankle Care
December 01, 2017
Tags: foot ulcers   diabetes  

An ulcerated wound on the foot is one of the most horrible complications that can occur with diabetes, and it can even lead to the amputation of a toe, foot, or lower leg. Wounds that don’t heal properly can spread their infection causing considerable damage before a diabetic patient is even aware.

Here are some excellent foot care tips to avoid getting foot ulcers in the first place:

  • Daily foot inspections—This is probably the most important tip for diabetic patients to follow. Since nerve damage has decreased or eliminated the sense of pain in your feet, the only way to tell if you have suffered an injury to your feet is through a visual inspection. Check the entire foot area, being certain to look at the bottoms with a mirror. Also pull apart your toes and check in the cracks, since infections often get started in this location.
  • Cleanliness is your friend—Wash your feet carefully every day with warm water and soap. Dry your feet well, especially between the toes. Apply cream to cracked heels and other dry areas, but avoid putting cream between your toes to keep them nice and dry and infection free.
  • Wear the correct shoes—A wide variety of shoes and orthotic inserts are available to help mitigate your diabetic foot symptoms. Make sure you invest in some good quality socks that don’t cause skin abrasions and blisters. They should have few seams and additional cushioning, along with loosely fitting tops to help promote circulation.

At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliot M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.

 

By Monroe Foot & Ankle Care
November 20, 2017
Category: heel pain

If you have pain and swelling at the back of your heel bone that continues to cause you trouble after several attempts at various treatments, you may have a chronic complication that could benefit from the application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Both Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the heel and both can respond well to this type of treatment. It involves the application of high energy pulses of sound over the painful areas that enter from outside of the skin and help break up scar tissue and decrease inflammation without the need for invasive surgery.

If shockwave therapy is determined to be right for your case, it can be performed in the office on an outpatient basis. A conducting gel is applied to the skin to better transmit the sound waves and the probe is directed over the painful area. Sessions require about 30 minutes to complete, and it usually requires several applications for complete relief of discomfort and pain.

Side effects from this procedure are minimal, and the great majority of patients are able to walk afterwards, perhaps with the assistance of crutches or a cane. You will need to rest the affected foot for 1 to 2 weeks or possibly longer after the procedure to help with the healing response.

If you are experiencing heel pain that won’t go away, see your foot doctor for the proper care.

At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliot M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.

 

By Monroe Foot & Ankle Care
November 17, 2017
Category: Toe Pain
Tags: bunions   arthritis   gout   hallux rigidus  

We all tend to take our feet and toes for granted, until they start causing pain and discomfort. A problem with your big toe can be especially worrisome since your big toe is one of the only things keeping you standing on your own two feet! Make sure to take care of your feet and seek assistance from a podiatrist if your big toes are a becoming painful.

Some of the major causes of big toe pain include:

  • Bunions—When your big toe decides to push on the other toes, it can cause an enlargement of the joint that exhibits as a bump on the top or side of the big toe. As this condition becomes more aggravated with lack of treatment, the bumps can grow, and the stress put on the adjacent toes increase, causing further problems. While this condition may be inherited, it can also be caused by tight fitting shoes. In the very few non-shoe-wearing cultures that exist in the world today, foot abnormalities like bunions are largely non-existent.
  • Arthritis—A stiff toe condition known as Hallux Rigidus can be caused by inflammatory arthritic anomalies that are often seen as we age. The use of custom made shoes and orthotic inserts that fit your individual foot conditions can help alleviate these complications.
  • Gout—This is a disease that is caused by the excessive buildup of uric acid in the blood. It often shows up first in the big toe joint and is characterized by unremitting pain if even so much as a sheet glides across your affected appendage. While poor diet can contribute to the increase in uric acid in the circulatory system, maintaining a healthy weight and limiting alcohol intake will also help to mitigate production of the excess acid that crystallizes in your joints and causes so much pain.

If you are experiencing problems with your big toes, see your foot care professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Elliot M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, and computerized gait analysis, our experts provide specialized, high quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment. 

 





This website includes materials that are protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

Call Today 732-521-2155

241 Forsgate Dr., Suite 206
Jamesburg New Jersey, 08831

Podiatrist - Jamesburg, MONROE FOOT & ANKLE CARE, P.C., 241 Forsgate Dr., Suite 206, Jamesburg New Jersey, 08831 732-521-2155