Podiatry Specialist

North Jersey Vascular Center -  - Vascular Center

North Jersey Vascular Center

Vascular Center located in Clifton, NJ

Feet are seldom recognized for their many roles, as they stabilize your body, absorb shock, and propel you forward at a moment’s notice. North Jersey Vascular Center in Clifton, New Jersey, has a highly experienced podiatrist, Kirten Parekh, DPM, on the team who offers comprehensive care for your lower extremities. They provide treatment for the full range of podiatric problems and also specialize in diabetic foot care, wounds, trauma, reconstruction of the foot and ankle, and limb salvage. If you develop any problems with your feet or ankles, call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a field of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of your foot, ankle, and the structures of your lower leg that form the ankle joint. Podiatrists have extensive training to provide medical and surgical treatment of the full range of foot and ankle problems.

What common foot conditions do podiatrists treat?

Many patients need treatment for their feet because they suffered an injury, or they have degenerative changes or deformities. The podiatry team at North Jersey Vascular Center helps restore your well-being by treating problems such as:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Sprained ankle
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenail

You get pain relief and get back into action with treatment at North Jersey Vascular Center.

Why do I need specialized podiatric care if I have diabetes?

Any type of cut or injury needs an adequate blood supply to heal. When you have high blood sugar, however, it damages small blood vessels, which affects circulation in your feet. As a result, wounds on your feet don’t heal, allowing a small cut to rapidly become a foot ulcer.

Once a diabetic foot ulcer develops, it doesn’t heal well on its own. Ulcers need diligent cleaning, specialized dressings, and intensive treatment to prevent them from enlarging and causing a serious, long-term infection.

How do podiatrists treat foot conditions?

Your provider at North Jersey Vascular Center starts your treatment with the most conservative option possible for your condition. A severe fracture or torn ligament may need immediate surgery to ensure proper healing. 

Otherwise, most foot problems are treated with non-surgical therapies such as:

  • Activity modification
  • Boot or splint to limit movement
  • Custom orthotic shoe inserts
  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Injections to reduce inflammation
  • Exercises to stretch and strengthen soft tissues

If your symptoms persist despite treatment, your provider may recommend surgery to repair the problem and restore optimal movement. Deformities such as hammertoes, bunions, and joint degeneration due to arthritis often need surgery.

At North Jersey Vascular Center, Dr. Parekh provides comprehensive care of the lower extremity and has years of experience focusing on all types of foot surgery, including advanced procedures such as:

Limb salvage

Limb salvage surgery is a procedure to remove a tumor without performing an amputation.

Elective reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery combines several procedures at one time so you can have multiple problems repaired at one time. 

If you need medical or surgical care for your foot or ankle, call North Jersey Vascular Center for podiatry treatment or schedule an appointment online.

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North Jersey Vascular Center
1429 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
Phone: 973-241-3584
Fax: 862-238-7213
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