Is Our Top Priority
New Jersey Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons Group (NJPPSG) is an organization of 30+ physicians practicing foot and ankle surgery and podiatric medicine in New Jersey.
Our goal as an organization is to set the highest standard of care for podiatry patients throughout the state and ensure you have the resources necessary to find a local podiatrist and practice to solve your foot and ankle problems.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a specialized field of medicine dedicated to the diagnoses and treatment of diseases, disorder, and injuries of the human foot and ankle. The members of the NJPPSG understand the relationship between your foot health and your overall health, and they strive to keep you active and healthy.
From sprains to blisters, our NJPPSG podiatrists work with athletes to keep them in the game.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot ailment that causes pain in the heel. Treatment ranges from specific stretches, custom-molded shoe inserts (orthotics), steroid treatments, to surgery.
A bunion is a foot deformity that can cause pain in the great toe joint. Bunions can be genetic (structural) or can develop from improper foot function (functional) and can often be exacerbated by improper shoe gear. Often, appropriate treatment consists of very conservative modalities (change in shoe gear, prescription orthotics, etc.) or can involve reconstructive surgery.
The key is early intervention sought from a highly specialized physician who specializes in foot and ankle medicine. Our member doctors are specialists in dealing with bunions!
A hammertoe is a contracture of one or both of the joints in the lesser toes. Hammertoes can be painful and potentially lead to painful corns on the top of the toes, and sometimes between the toes.
The underlying cause of corns and callouses is pressure on bony prominences or areas of the foot that receive excessive amounts of pressure or weight-bearing forces. While painful for most patients, corns, and callouses can be very serious for diabetic patients. There are many ways to treat corns and callouses, from routine trimming to special shoes or inserts to surgical correction of the underlying bone.
Ingrown toenails form when the nail grows into the skin of the toe. Often, ingrown toenails lead to painful infections and need to be removed by a foot doctor. If an ingrown toenail develops, see a podiatrist immediately before it becomes infected.
Foot care is crucial for people suffering from diabetes. Risk of limb amputation increases drastically if a diabetic is not seen by a foot & ankle specialists on a regular basis. Common foot problems for diabetics include wounds and neuropathy.
If your son or daughter is not participating as often in sports or in other physical activities or is complaining of foot pain, don't think it's caused by "growing pains".
Your son or daughter may have a common developmental foot condition such as flat feet that could be simply treated with a custom foot orthotic.
In addition, parents may observe that their children are often falling or tripping and not able to keep up with normal activities. This may be due to a condition called in-toeing or out-toeing.
There are many types of skin conditions that can affect your feet such as, Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral. Sometimes also allergic reactions can cause a strange rash to appear on your feet. Always best to seek medical advice before applying any over the counter medications. Some common conditions are Plantars Warts, Athletes Foot, Dermatitis, Eczema, and Suspicious Lesions.
Toenail fungus is an infection of the nail which can cause your nail to become discolored, thick, brittle, and sometimes painful. There are treatment options such as topical medication, oral medication, and laser to treat toenail fungus.