Every day, our feet take a serious beating. They bear the weight of the body and are usually forced into unsupportive, restrictive footwear such as heels and flats. Then, they are slammed into hard surfaces for hours on end as we walk, run, jump, etc. Pain is typically the result of such abuse and makes everyday activities difficult to accomplish. … Read More
The internet is both a blessing and a curse. It is the information highway that we all rely on to give us the answers we’re looking for (with a little amusement along the way). Unfortunately, old wives’ tales and misinformation have woven their way into our lives under the guise of sound medical advice.
Bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe, typically forcing the big toe to protrude toward the second toe. They are a common ailment that currently affects approximately 5.2 million Americans.
With so many people living with this deformity, it’s easy to see how misinformation about bunions can spread like wildfire across the internet. Thankfully, we’re here to help.
With the rise of the internet, it would seem that everyone and their mother has magically deemed themselves medical professionals. While this concept may seem amusing on the surface, the reality of it is that it promotes the dangerous spreading of false information on how to treat serious medical conditions.
Surprisingly, many patients do not associate the word surgery with the word podiatry. There seems to be a misconception of sorts that podiatrists treat conditions of the foot and ankle only with non-invasive or minimally invasive methods, such as orthotic footwear, trimming of callouses, applying paddings, injections of cortisone or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
From sports injuries to illnesses, podiatric surgeons effectively treat all needs of the foot and ankle. In fact, there are currently 15,000 podiatric surgeons practicing in the U.S. that specialize in these complex structures. But is a podiatric surgeon the right choice for you and your condition? Let’s find out …
Our very own Dr. Marshall Feldman has been elected to the Medical Executive Committee at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway. This committee is part of RWJUH Rahway’s commitment to excellence through high performance, innovation, teamwork and regular evaluation of the outcome of service to patients.