By Henry Slomowitz DPM
March 27, 2019
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Conditions  

Your foot has an elaborate network of 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, according to the American Podiatric foot conditionsMedical Association. Your Paramus and Paterson, NJ, foot doctor, serving Hackensack and Ridgewood, NJ, can help deal with many foot issues.

Here are some common foot injuries:

  • Morton's neuroma: Runners characterize the pain caused by Morton's neuroma as a burning, stinging pain in the in the third and fourth toes. Other symptoms include pain in the ball of the foot and numbness in the toes. A true neuroma, however, is a benign tumor of the nerve.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: This ailment is an irritation or inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the lower calf that is attached to the heel. The condition is often caused by lack of flexibility.
  • Stress Fracture: It's a fracture in your lower limbs is quite common among athletes. You may suffer from a stress fracture due repetitive forces and symptoms include localized pain and swelling that worsens over time. The fractures may occur over a period of days, weeks, or even months.
  • Heel Pain: The heel is the largest bone in your foot. When the fascia is irritated or inflamed, you will start feeling pain. The fascia is a connective tissue that extends from the arch of your foot to your toes. This fibrous band becomes inflamed and irritated when too much stress from jumping or running is placed on it.


There are non-invasive treatments that can help you before visiting your Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, and Paterson foot doctor:

  • Proper stretches before working out or playing a sport
  • Wearing properly padded and loose footwear
  • Placing ice on the inflamed area
  • Anti-inflammatory medication, but make sure to speak to your doctor first

For more information, questions or concerns about the different foot injuries, call your Paramus and Paterson, NJ, foot doctor serving Hackensack and Ridgewood, NJ, today!



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Paterson Location:

Hackensack, NJ Podiatrist
Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M.
265 E 33rd St
Paterson, NJ 07504

(973) 684-1011
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Ridgewood, NJ Podiatrist
Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M.
299 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 599-9255
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