“I suffered a football injury during practice and I was so afraid I was going to miss the big game. Dr. Galante helped me get back on my feet just in time for the championship. He’s very professional and has a great personality!” – Mike G.

What is Foot and Ankle Trauma?

Trauma is a word commonly misrepresented, leading people to think the worst. When in reality, trauma simply indicates a physical injury of some sort. So the answer to the question above is quite simple: foot and ankle trauma is an injury to those specific areas resulting from an external source. Now, clearly there are varying levels of trauma that range in severity. Regardless, it is important to take care of these issues immediately so they do not develop into a more serious condition. By doing so, you will reap the benefits trauma care has to offer.

Now just as there are varying levels of trauma, there are varying levels of treatment. Regardless of the severity, our highly trained physicians are qualified to treat any foot and ankle trauma.

Here at Essex Union Podiatry, we strive for excellence in everything that we do. As a result, we feel that we represent a new age of foot and ankle specialists, and offer cutting-edge services and proven techniques with state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide the most effective and painless foot and ankle care and recovery.




Ankle Pain

Healthy ankles allow you to perform at your highest ability. That’s why vigilant and consistent care can prevent major problems later in life. If you experience ankle pain while walking, running, moving or even relaxing, contact Essex Union Podiatry for an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

Types of Ankle Conditions We Treat:

  • Ankle deformities
  • Post-traumatic deformity
  • Brachymetatarsia (also known as “short toes”)
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Claw toe
  • Clubfoot
  • Flat feet
  • Haglund’s deformity (also known as “pump bump”)
  • Hallux abducto valgus (also known as a bunion)
  • Hallux varus
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet toes
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Overlapping or underlapping toes
  • Peroneal tendon dislocation/dysfunction
  • Pes cavus
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Spurs
  • Tarsal coalition



Arch Pain

The arch of the foot is the middle area that curves upward into a bow shape. Given the way we depend on the arch structurally with our body, it bears a significant amount of body weight. Consequently, the arch is subjected to high levels of stress. Furthermore, the muscles connecting the arch to other parts of the foot can be affected by problems in that area, such as the heel.

Arch problems can develop as a result of medical disorders and sustained injuries or derive from inherent structural issues within the foot. Treatment for such issues help to correct problems like fallen arches or sprains, relieving pain and allowing superior support of the overall foot structure.

Types of Arch Conditions We Treat:

  • Flatfoot
  • Navicular stress fracture
  • Plantar fibromatosis
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction



Ball of Foot

The ball area of your foot is located directly above your toes on the underside of your foot where the structure seems to construct a “ball” area. Given this area is in constant use whenever you’re on your feet, the pressure and stress can make this a problem area for foot pain and discomfort. Ball of foot treatment is designed to address these problems or conditions and ultimately decrease or eliminate discomfort in the area.

Treatments for the Ball of the Foot offer to:

  • Minimize discomfort
  • Decrease future risk of further damage
  • Increase quality of life

Those who experience constant chronic pain daily in the ball of the foot are clear candidates for treatment. Injections may also help ease the pain caused by conditions surrounding the ball of the foot.

Types of Ball of Foot Conditions We Treat:

  • Callous
  • Neuroma
  • Sesamoiditis



Heel Pain

If you suffer from persistent heel pain and are simply unable to find any relief, you may require heel treatment. Talk with a specialist here at Essex Union Podiatry to effectively determine a diagnosis and treatment plan in order to restore the heel to its proper functionality. Some injuries may be treated with simple measures, such as applying rest and ice while others may require surgical intervention. Regardless of the condition’s severity, we’ll help get you moving again.

Types of Heel Conditions We Treat:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Haglund’s deformity



Lower Leg

The lower leg area encompasses the knee, calf and shin along with surrounding muscles, tissues, tendons and bones. This area is very susceptible to inflammation, injury and even the possibility of infection. Far too often patients unnecessarily endure long-lasting pain and discomfort before seeking help. At EUP, we have state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology to quickly and easily diagnose and treat your lower leg ailments. Let us help you improve your quality of life.

Types of Lower Leg Conditions We Treat:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Swelling



Toes

Toe pain has the potential to be debilitating and excruciatingly painful. At Essex Union Podiatry, our job is to accurately diagnose and treat toe conditions. We offer a wide range of highly effective treatments and proven techniques to rid you of your toe pain, including conservative measures and minimally invasive procedures. Our experienced physicians work in tandem with you to create a customized treatment plan that you are comfortable with.

Types of Toe Conditions We Treat:




Top of Foot

The top of the foot refers to foot conditions originating from and affecting the top area of the foot. Many top of the foot issues are caused by stress fractures, tendonitis, gout, arthritis, cysts and bunions. Our specialized treatment plans offer pain relief and restore your ability to:

  • Carry out activities once thought impossible thus improving your overall quality of life.
  • Stand and walk properly.
  • Wear shoes without chronic or constant pain.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if you have a painful condition arising from the top of the foot, contact our seasoned physicians at Essex Union Podiatry.

Types of Top of Foot Conditions We Treat:

  • Bunions
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Lisfranc fracture dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis

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