Blog Articles

Shin Splints

Shin splints can cause pain and discomfort. Learn how to manage them in this article.

Sep 23rd, 2021
Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures can be serious, lear how to prevent them and always consult your podiatrist when you think you may have a fracture.

Aug 12th, 2021
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have a shooting pain up your calf that you just can’t shake, you might have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

Jul 8th, 2021
What are Bunions?

It’s typical for people to assume older individuals are more prone to bunions when in actuality, people of all ages and at any fitness level can develop them.

Jul 8th, 2021
Plantar Fasciitis

Do you have heel pain? If so, then you might have plantar fasciitis.

Jun 17th, 2021
Prevent Stress Fractures

If you play sports or lead an active lifestyle you should be taking preventive measures to avoid stress fractures.

Jun 11th, 2021
Peripheral Nerve and Artery Damage

People with diabetes are at elevated risk for damage to their peripheral nerves and arteries, meaning they have to take additional precautions against foot injuries.

May 27th, 2021
Foot Fungus

Foot fungus can cause discomfort and be unsightly. Let's explore some signs that you may have foot fungus.

May 20th, 2021
Prevent Hammertoes with the right shoes

Hammertoes aren’t pleasant and the name for this foot condition doesn’t help its cause. Without initially knowing what hammertoes are, one might picture a literal hammer smooshing the toes back into the foot.

May 6th, 2021
Foot Cramps

Foot cramps are uncomfortable and you shouldn't have to live with them.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Plantar Fibromas

The bottom of the foot is an inconvenient place for unusual growths.

Apr 15th, 2021
Common Toe Deformities

If you think you may have any toe deformities, this article help you decide if you should come in for a visit.

Apr 1st, 2021
Pantar Warts

Plantar warts are noncancerous growths that typically appear on the weight-bearing parts of your feet.

Mar 18th, 2021

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the pain has the potential to develop anywhere in the body, including your feet. We all know how troublesome this is since we’re on our feet all day every day.

Feb 18th, 2021
Charcot's Foot

Charcot’s foot happens when patients injure their feet and don’t realize it

Feb 4th, 2021
Achillies Tendonitis

If you are an active athlete, chances are you’ve experienced Achilles tendonitis before.

Jan 20th, 2021
The difference between ankle sprains and strains

Rolling your ankle while engaged in physical activity is the most common way to cause an ankle sprain or strain. Though they may sound similar, they are actually different in which tissues they effect.

Jan 7th, 2021
Diabetic Foot Care

We at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry in New Jersey encourage our diabetic patients to regularly visit one of our experienced podiatrists in order to prevent any long term issues with their feet.

Jan 6th, 2021

Do you feel a sharp pain in your foot when you stand on tiptoe? Chances are you have metatarsalgia, or in other words, the ball of your foot has become inflamed.

Dec 31st, 2020
Turf Toe

Learn more about turf toe and prevention here.

Dec 16th, 2020
Clipping Toenails

Clipping your toenails correctly is the key to avoiding an ingrown nail. But many people are misinformed about this basic aspect of footcare.

Dec 16th, 2020
Pediatric Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a condition that is seen in both adults and children, though it is referred to as “pediatric flatfoot” in children. When the arch of the foot begins to shrink and ultimately disappears, your child is experiencing pediatric flatfoot.

Dec 16th, 2020
Causes of Gout

Gout is a disease that patients can prevent through lifestyle changes, which is why we want our patients to understand what causes it.

Dec 16th, 2020
Tailor's Bunions

You’re probably familiar with bunions on the inward-facing side of the big toe. But did you know bunions can occur in other places, as well?

Dec 16th, 2020
Hallux Rigidus

When we walk, we push off the ground with the balls of our feet and rise onto our toes, making it crucial for the big toe joint to be flexible. If yours has been swelling, you should schedule an appointment with Mercer-Ocean Podiatry in northern New Jersey

Dec 16th, 2020