Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic
Podiatry located in Elmwood Park, NJ
Proper foot care isn’t only essential when you have a wound or injury; it’s also a preventive solution for keeping your feet healthy. With his expertise in preventive foot care and innovative treatments, leading podiatrist Sean Rosenblum, DPM, provides comprehensive care at Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic. Book your foot care examination online or call the Lodi, New Jersey, office to speak with a team member.
Foot Care Q & A
Why is foot care important?
Your feet are under a tremendous amount of pressure every single day. Not only do your feet and ankles support your entire body weight, but they also absorb excessive shock when you run, walk, jump, or even climb stairs.
Taking care of your feet can prevent and lower your risk of serious injuries and chronic conditions, so ongoing foot pain doesn’t lower your quality of life. Routine foot care is important to prevent and treat:
- Skin infections, including athlete’s foot
- Chronic conditions, such as plantar fasciitis
- Nail conditions, including ingrown toenails and fungus
- Geriatric foot problems, like brittle bones and arthritis
- Sports injuries, such as ankle sprains and Achilles tendonitis
While routine foot care is important for men, women, and children, it’s especially important for anyone suffering from chronic health issues, such as poor blood circulation, a weakened immune system, or diabetes.
These issues can increase your risk of slow-healing wounds and ulcers, which can lead to amputation if left untreated.
When should I schedule a foot care exam?
Dr. Rosenblum encourages you to come into Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic anytime you experience pain or abnormalities in your feet and ankles. Schedule an exam if you have any of the following issues:
- Sports injuries
- Nail discoloration
- Strains or sprains
- Bruising or redness
- Open or oozing wound
- Tenderness or inflammation
- Trauma, such as a slip and fall
- Unexplained foot or ankle pain
It’s also important to come into Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic for a foot care exam if you were recently diagnosed with a chronic health condition that affects blood circulation, such as diabetes.
How often should I see a podiatrist?
In general, Dr. Rosenblum recommends coming into Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic once a year for preventive foot care. Annual exams are especially important for seniors and diabetics. But you may need to come in more frequently if you:
- Struggle with arthritis or gout
- Have poorly managed diabetes
- Play sports or exercise regularly
- Are recovering from an injury or foot surgery
- Have a history of wounds or fungal infections, like athlete’s foot
At Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic, you can expect personalized foot care starting with your very first appointment. Dr. Rosenblum is dedicated to ensuring you receive any foot treatment you need for a lifetime of healthy feet.
Schedule your foot care evaluation at Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic today. Click on the online booking feature or call the office directly to schedule.