What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints refer to pain along the front of the leg, specifically the shinbone. It involves the large bone in the leg called the tibia, and the proper medical name of the condition is medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are common in runners, dancers and military recruits. They often occur in athletes who have … Read More
Essex Union Podiatry is pleased to announce that the practice is now a participating Tier 1 provider in the new OMNIA Health Plans offered by the OMNIA Health Alliance. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), one of the largest insurance providers in the state, is joining forces with some of New Jersey
Ingrown toenails left untreated usually cause a lot of pain, can get infected and, in the worst situations, can actually lead to bone infections and loss of the toe. It is always surprising to those who have never suffered an ingrown toenail how much a small piece of nail stuck in the skin can hurt so much. Toes and fingers … Read More
Overview of Hammertoes Hammertoe is a term used to describe a group of toe deformities. You can have a hammertoe, mallet toe or claw toe deformity depending on how the toe is bent. In a normal toe, the two joints that are between the toe bones (phalanges) are straight, relaxed and flexible. If the toe bends only at the joint … Read More
Summer weather often means the tendency for many to favor flip-flops and sandals over their normal shoes. Flip-flops often bring about concern over their lack of arch support and the foot or ankle pain they may cause. Due to their lack of support, the arch of the foot is forced to stretch, causing heel pain. However, flip-flops can cause a … Read More
Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact podiatrists from Essex Union Podiatry. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.