Multi-Speciality Medical Practices located in East Orange, Belleville, South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood, Newark and Bloomfield, NJ


About Podiatry

If you develop foot or ankle issues that require treatment, turn to The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, with locations in West Orange, East Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Newark, Belleville, and Bloomfield, New Jersey. The outstanding medical team offers phenomenal podiatry services that help you get back on your feet and out of pain. Schedule an in-person or telehealth podiatry evaluation at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, by phone or online today.

Podiatry Q&A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a medical branch that deals with foot and ankle issues, including injuries, infections, wounds, and diseases that affect your lower extremities. The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, has expert podiatrists who are highly skilled in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating common foot and ankle problems.

Which conditions can podiatry treat?

The podiatry experts at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, can address the following conditions:

  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Arthritis discomfort
  • Gout
  • Fractures
  • Non-healing foot wounds
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Diabetic foot issues
  • Tendinitis

Any condition that causes discomfort in your lower extremities warrants an evaluation by the podiatry team.

Factors that may increase the risk of podiatry complications include diabetes, other chronic diseases, playing sports, overtraining, family history of foot or ankle issues, and wearing poor-fitting shoes. 

Other causes of foot problems include genetic foot or ankle defects, tumors, having a physically demanding job, being in a car accident, or dropping something heavy on your foot.

What happens during podiatry visits?

During podiatry appointments at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, your provider discusses the reason for your visit. They evaluate your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs and weigh you. Your podiatrist also reviews your medical history, lifestyle, medications, and symptoms. 

They examine your feet and ankles to look for visible signs of a problem and may order blood tests, nerve testing, or additional tests to pinpoint the cause of bothersome symptoms and effectively treat your condition.

Which podiatry treatments are available?

The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, offers personalized treatment plans for conditions that affect your lower extremities. Your podiatrist may suggest one or more of the following:

  • Ice packs
  • Bracing
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Physical therapy
  • Diabetic shoes
  • Oral medications
  • Topical medications
  • Bandages
  • Casts 
  • Walking boots
  • Orthotics
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Injections
  • Surgery

Your provider might recommend surgery if you have a severe problem that hasn’t responded to conservative treatments. They follow up to ensure a successful outcome.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth podiatry evaluation at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, by calling the office or using the online booking tab today.