Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures, and it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage that can prolong recovery. As per Dr. Patel, the ankle
Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to Woodbury Heights, NJ foot and ankle surgeon Harsh Patel, DPM, AACFAS, osteoporosis is frequently
Treatment and prevention of adult flatfoot can reduce the incidence of additional foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and calluses, and improve a person’s overall health, according to research published in an issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Overweight males in white-collar jobs are most apt to suffer from adult flatfoot
Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet. “Walking is great exercise and one of the most reliable forms of transportation,” says Harsh Patel, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Woodbury Heights, NJ.