Remedy Your Foot or Ankle Pain with Our Podiatrists in Pine Hill, NJ


 

HEEL PAIN | PLANTAR FASCIITIS | HEEL SPURS

Contact Us Today To Get Relief From Heel Pain!

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Our Podiatrists treat a lot of heel pain or plantar fasciitis. Many of the symptoms include pain when you first get up in the morning, burning, numbness and increased symptoms by the end of the day. The pain is usually caused by tightening of the plantar fascia ligament located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament supports the arch. When you're resting, the ligament contracts. As you start to walk, the ligament pulls and may tear slightly causing pain. Heel pain can also be brought on by trauma, over exertion, ill- fitting shoes or poor foot alignment.

Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists Initially Treat Plantar Fasciitis Conservatively With:

Proper foot support is one of the most important treatments we recommend. The purpose of foot support is to stop the ligament from tearing, thereby, getting at the cause of the problem. We often prescribe custom orthotics for the best possible foot support. Custom orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes, which are custom molded specifically to your foot, to correct the faulty foot alignment and bring your foot into a more correct position.

We find that most of our patients respond to conservative treatment with favorable outcomes. For those patients that require additional treatment surgery may be necessary.

If you're suffering with heel pain, don't wait for it to become a chronic problem. Book an appointment today, and we'll help you get back to the activities you love, in no-time.

 


 

TENDON INJURY | ACHILLES TENDINITIS

Treat Your Tendon Injury With Our Experienced Foot Doctors

Achilles tendinitis is a medical condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. This happens when the Achilles tendon is constantly abused. This condition is common among athletes and middle age people who are actively engaged in sport activities.

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. It allows a person to extend the foot and point the toes to the floor. This is also the thickest, longest and strongest tendon of the body.

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Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists Initially Treat Tendonitis Conservatively With:

Generally, tendons such as the Achilles tendon do not heal rapidly or completely. A lifestyle change is sometimes needed to prevent the recurrence of Achilles tendinitis. The aim in treating Achilles tendinitis is to relieve the pain and reduce the swelling.

Tendon Injury Treatment includes:

  • Resting the leg

  • Cold compression therapy

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

  • Physical therapy

  • Heel lift

  • Using of a brace or cast to keep the heel and tendon still

  • Shockwave Therapy

Surgery may be needed if the symptoms do not improve. Our Foot Doctors will assess the severity of the condition and select the best procedure to repair the Achilles tendon. Get an appointment with Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists for a complete evaluation and your unique treatment plan.

 


 

FOOT, ANKLE & TOE FRACTURES

Restore Your Active Lifestyle With Help From Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists

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A broken bone is also known as a fracture. There is a common misconception that a broken bone is worse than a fracture. In reality they are the same. There are many different types of fractures or breaks. A bone can be broken and the fragments can be out of position. We call this a displaced fracture. Conversely, if they are in good alignment it's called a non-displaced fracture. If a bone is broken and you can barely see it on an x-ray, it is a hairline fracture. Finally, if a bone is broken and one of the fragments has punctured the skin, we call this an open or compound fracture. Since open fractures can easily become infected immediate surgical management is required.

Broken bones are usually splinted initially to prevent bone movement and further damage to the soft tissues that surround them. If the fracture is displaced it may need to be set. In certain fractures, setting them can be difficult. In these types of fractures, surgery is also indicated. This will provide the best opportunity for healing.

Even though all of this sounds very scary, most fractures can be managed in a cast without going to the OR. Even simple fractures of the toes respond very well to this treatment. And yes, we do put casts on toes. Not the plaster or fiberglass most people think of. Instead, we use a mesh tape which holds the toe in place.

If you have sustained an injury to the foot or ankle please schedule an appointment, Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists will make every attempt to see you ASAP, usually the day you call.

 


 

ANKLE SPRAIN

Expert Care For Ankle Pain & Other Ankle-Related Problems

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Ankle sprains are an extremely common injury. They involve possible joint damage resulting in swelling, instability and pain, to more severe damage, such as torn ligaments, bruised cartilage and broken bones. Immediate treatment includes rest, ice, compression and anti-inflammatories.

Unfortunately of untreated sprained ankles result in prolonged symptoms. These can include chronic pain or ankle instability, that makes a person prone to repetitive injury later in life and arthritic changes.

Blackwood Clementon Foot Specialists utilizes state-of-the-art technology to determine if there is a fracture, dislocation or torn ligaments. If you've sprained your ankle or have a history of ankle sprains, early evaluation and aggressive treatment is the best way to avoid chronic pain, instability and arthritis of the involved joints.

Schedule an Evaluation with our Podiatrists for your comprehensive treatment plan.