Over the last 20 years, the medical experts at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers have seen 20,000 peoples' feet. Having worked with tens of thousands of patients, the staff has sharpened their expertise in all things related to feet, from plantar fasciitis and sprained ankles to ingrown toenails and bunions. One of their specialties is their use of lasers to help destroy unwanted fungus residing on nail beds. With fewer side effects than other treatments such as oral medication, topical creams, and magic potions, laser toenail-fungus treatments require zero downtime.
In the converted house that hosts his office, Dr. Jonathan H. Margolin, DPM, AACFAS, addresses an expansive assortment of orthopedic, skin, and nail issues. Before he opened shop in 2008, Dr. Margolin spread his energies among various practices, hospitals, and teaching institutions. Through these experiences, he developed and sharpened specialties in diabetic and special-needs care, sports injuries, orthotics, and disorders of the nail and skin. Today, at Teaneck Podiatry, he treats adults and children with the same enthusiasm and care, whether he's fitting a foot for custom orthotics or diagramming the wavelengths of light-up sneakers.
Not even x-rays see all. Dr. Henry Slomowitz recognized this more than a decade ago, becoming an early adopter of diagnostic ultrasound, which can identify problems that a foot might normally hide from an x-ray. Diagnostic ultrasound is only the tip of the technological iceberg—aided by his staff of four, Dr. Slomowitz performs laser nail-fungus treatments and radio-frequency heel pain relief, among other advanced services.
Your feet's vital stats might seem simple?two feet, ten toes?but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. Beneath the surface, each one is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, 19 muscles, and more than 100 ligaments, enough moving parts that treating a foot ailment can be unexpectedly complicated. Luckily, the three doctors at Podiatry Foot and Ankle Institute ? Dr. Edward Harris, Dr. Antonella Cella, and Dr. Naomie St. Pierre ? specialize in ferreting out and treating the root cause of discomfort in the foot area. Both Dr. Harris and Dr. Cella are Fellows at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and Dr. St. Pierre received her D.P.M. degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Together this team of three tackles a variety of ailments, from athlete's foot, bunions, hammertoe, and ingrown nails, to sports and other injuries like sprained ankles and turf toe.
Led by their founder, Dr. Greg Khaimov, the doctors at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee keep patrons' feet fit for locomotion. Services sweep the spectrum of foot-related maladies, including hammertoes, bunions, and toes that loudly cry "wee wee wee" all the way home. Advanced devices also help treat tricky chromic problems: extracorporeal shock wave therapy alleviates heel pain and high-powered lasers kill stubborn toe fungus.
Podiatrist Jay Mermelstein, D.P.M., who began caring for feet and ankles in 1989, diagnoses and treats pedal problems and rehabilitates patients under one roof. Working alongside an experienced staff, he addresses issues ranging from sprains to diabetes-related complications to Achilles tendonitis and ingrown toenails. Advanced diagnostic tools such as x-rays and ultrasounds work in tandem with treatments such as laser therapy, radio wave surgery, and whirlpool therapy. Dr. Mermelstein empowers patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare with extensive educational resources that demystify sports injuries, nail problems, and heel vulnerability in swift-footed Greeks. Same-day appointments are available.