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Ingrown Toenails

What are ingrown toenails? Ingrown toenails form when the nail begins to grow into adjacent skin, causing pain and inflammation. This can be a result of trimming nails too short or at an angle, wearing shoes that are too tight, genetics or even trauma, which results in the nail growing abnormally. Ingrown toenails typically affect

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Is a Topical CBD Product Safe and Does it Work?

Lately, CBD products have been extremely popular. Gels, lotions, oil are seen in every doctor’s office. In our practice, CBD products have been very popular. However, one question that is asked by every patient is whether or not it’s safe to use. CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a natural compound that comes from

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For Many, Winter is Fall Season

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

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Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

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

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Don’t Ignore Flat Feet

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.

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Taking a vacation? Make it easy on your feet

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.

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