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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. Overweight males in white-collar jobs are most apt to suffer from adult flatfoot

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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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