Blog Archive

Happy Feet: The Top Signs You Need Bunion Surgery Aug 16th, 2019

Do you have bunions? If so, other people in your family probably have them too, as it’s common for parents to pass these to children. Approximately 23 percent of people between ages 18 and 65 and 36 percent of people over the age of 65 have bunions. Bunions, with the medical name...

Getting Relief for Plantar Fasciitis: Your Complete Guide Aug 2nd, 2019

Approximately one percent of adults in the United States have received a plantar fasciitis diagnosis in the last year. Of this one percent, about three-fourths have experienced pain from their condition in the last month. Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Is it hindering you from running, walking around, or performing other activities...

New Jersey Family's Favorite Kids' Docs - 2019 Jul 27th, 2019

Premier Podiatry's Dr. Velimir Petkov has been selected as NJ Family's Favorite Kids' Doc for 2019! The magazine collects nominations from parents throughout New Jersey to identify physicians who provide exceptional care to their children. We'd like to thank all of the New Jersey families that make our jobs so...

How Effective Is Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus? Jul 27th, 2019

About 10 percent of U.S. adults, or approximately 23 million people, suffer from toenail fungus infection. But unfortunately, the treatments that have been around a while -- oral medications and topical creams -- often don't really do the trick. The fungus usually comes back within 12 months. Plus, these treatments...

5 of the Most Common Foot Injuries and Their Causes Jul 20th, 2019

Our feet are the part of our body that see the most wear and tear in our lives. And you may be surprised to learn that feet are one of the most complex parts of the human body, housing about a quarter of the body’s bones. So it shouldn’t come...

5 Helpful Tips for Sprained Ankle Recovery Jul 14th, 2019

We’ve all stepped in a hole or off a curb wrong before and twisted our ankle. This injury, called a sprain, can stretch or tear the ligaments that help to hold your ankle together. It’s a painful injury, but usually not a serious one. In many cases, you may be...

Get Diabetic Shoes Through Medicare: How to Know If You Qualify Jul 9th, 2019

Every 1.2 seconds someone with diabetes develops a diabetic foot ulcer. This can lead to tissue death, amputation, sepsis, and death. Having special diabetic shoes contribute to healthy feet. They decrease pressure points and blisters. Diabetic Shoes are considered durable medical equipment (DME) and require a prescription from your provider. You can...

How Does Medicare Cover Treatment from your Podiatrist? Jul 7th, 2019

Fortunately, Medicare covers treatment of foot/feet problems whenever medically necessary.Normal Foot Problems for Seniors Seniors, all in all, are in more danger of foot issues because they are more likely to have other health conditions which impact the health of the feet. For example, diabetes and joint inflammation can put you...

Your Podiatrist is One Text Away! Jul 5th, 2019

At Premier Podiatry, we are always looking for ways to improve patient communication, engagement, and satisfaction. We are very excited to offer our patients two-way texting as a feature.  You can conveniently text us directly at (973) 315-5555 with any questions that you might have or to schedule and confirm...

How to Know When to See a Podiatrist Jul 3rd, 2019

The human foot is one of the most complex areas of the body, even if it doesn’t look it at first. There are twenty-six bones in the foot, about a quarter of the bones that make up your entire body. And that’s not to mention joints, tendons, ligaments, more than...

Get Your Feet Ready for Summer Jun 28th, 2019

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Summer Feet Your feet and ankles are vulnerable to injuries and other common podiatry problems like athlete's foot year round, but the time spent at the pool or walking around on hot city sidewalks in open sandals can make summer especially rife for foot problems....

Treat Your Feet: The Best Summer Shoes Your Feet Deserve to Experience Jun 19th, 2019

Do you prefer wedges, sneakers, or stiletto shoes? Believe it or not, your choice of footwear has a direct impact on your health and well-being. The wrong shoes can lead to foot and ankle pain, sore muscles, and even injuries. A recent study showed that incorrectly sized footwear may contribute...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Foot and Ankle Pain Jun 9th, 2019

World-famous athletes and Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie, Kobe Bryant, and Tiger Woods have one thing in common: they've all undergone the so-called "vampire facelift," or PRP therapy. This innovative treatment has been shown to relieve chronic pain, fight inflammation, and slow down aging, among other potential benefits. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It's...

The Effects of Flat Feet in Children Jun 1st, 2019

Though nearly all babies are born with flat feet, about 20% of children do not develop arches in their feet as they get older. In some cases, this corrects itself by the age of 9 or 10.  But if flat feet persist in older children, professional flat feet treatment will...

The Best Footwear to Smash a Marathon May 25th, 2019

New Jersey offers many exciting marathon opportunities for running enthusiasts. Today we're going to discuss several important factors to consider when choosing footwear.     1. Don't Run a Marathon in a Pair of New Shoes   Like all good marathon runners will tell you, steady wins the race. Turning up...

Don't Let Flat Feet Lower Your Quality of Life May 20th, 2019

Fortunately, you don't have to let flat feet keep you away from your favorite activities or relegate you to a life of aches and pains. Let's examine the phenomenon of flat feet, from their causes and effects to the many options you have for managing the condition. Causes and Effects...

Foot Care and Women Over 50 May 9th, 2019

When you're 50 and older, sometimes self-care goes to the side and that includes neglecting your feet. From going full speed ahead and focusing on your career to taking care of grandchildren or spending time with your spouse, it's easy to overlook your foot health when there are so many...

Are Your Favorite Shoes Putting You at Risk for Bunions? Apr 21st, 2019

There are several factors that can increase your risk, such as the shape of your arch or even heredity. But in some cases, foot pain and deformities like bunions often come down to spending too much time in that favorite pair of high heels, or ill-fitting shoes that might look...

What Can You Do About Gout? Apr 15th, 2019

This painful inflammatory joint condition has traditionally been thought of as a "rich person's disease" for its associations with rich food and strong drink -- but the truth is more complex. Gout can affect anyone, and when it does, it commonly strikes the joints of the toes and feet. Let's...

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Feet Healthy Through Marathon Training Apr 10th, 2019

Here are a few essential tips and tricks for everything from finding the best shoes, to recovering from long runs and doing your best on the big day. Runner's Feet: Safety Tips for Marathon Training Like any sport, especially one as physically demanding as training to run (or walk) a...

Living with Diabetes in 2019 — Current Trends in Diabetic Foot Care Apr 3rd, 2019

This number has more than tripled since 1990, and with rates continuing in this direction it’s becoming increasingly important to be aware of current trends related to this condition. One such trend is the recent spike in insulin prices.   Surprisingly, there have only been three manufacturers who produce and...

Busy Feet, Busy Life - Foot Doctor Office Open on Saturday Mar 30th, 2019

At Premier Podiatry, we understand that you might be on your feet and on-the-go Monday through Friday. We offer extended office hours during weekdays and have appointments available as late as 7 p.m. for those who want to come after work or school. But the best time to take care...

Fighting Back Against Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Mar 28th, 2019

You may be suffering from a neurological problem known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. Let's take a closer look at this annoying, possibly debilitating problem, along with some possible solutions to get you back on your feet. What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Tarsal tunnel syndrome is to the ankle and foot...

Do You Know Your Foot Type? (And Why You Should) Mar 12th, 2019

Most of us are guilty of buying sneakers and footwear based on style and personal taste rather than function and support. But no two pairs of feet are created equal, and investing in the right pair of shoes for your foot type and orthopedic needs is one of the most...

Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis? Relieve Your Symptoms Without Surgery Feb 28th, 2019

If you suffer from chronic heel pain that feels especially intense after you've been off your feet for a long time, you may be dealing with a common ailment known as plantar fasciitis. The good news is that you don't have to let this form of chronic connective tissue pain...

Join us for a 5K run & 1-mile walk in Clifton, NJ. Get a free foot checkup by Dr. Velimir Petkov Feb 24th, 2019

If you enjoy running or going for walks, please consider taking part in the Saint Peter's Premiere BLOOMIN' 5K & 1-mile walk on Sunday, April 14th at 8:00 a.m.Join our podiatrist Dr. Velimir Petkov and the Premier Podiatry team at the Clifton Stadium/Memorial Park in the movement to end hunger...

Work it Out: 5 Stretches for Your Feet and Ankles Feb 20th, 2019

If you are like most people, you probably take some time to stretch and warm up before and after a workout to increase performance and prevent injuries. But when was the last time you focused specifically on your feet and ankles? With 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of pieces...

Save Time By Registering Prior To Your Exam Jan 28th, 2019

Did you know that the majority of our patients don't wait in our Clifton podiatry office longer than 5-10 minutes? At Premier Podiatry, we always strive to minimize wait times and improve our patients' experience. Besides providing excellent foot care, your convenience is always our top priority. This is why we...

Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis Jan 20th, 2019

Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis can be treated in several different ways. Your podiatrist will be able to recommend the best course of action after examining you. Home remedies, rest and wearing good supportive shoes can help to a considerable level. Who should you see for treatment of the Achilles...

Heel Pain Causes Jan 12th, 2019

Heel pain - Causes and Treatment One of the most common types of pain that persecutes the body is heel pain. All day our leg muscles keep putting pressure on our feet, which ultimately leads to heel pain. There are so many different causes of heel pain. These can range...

Plantar Fasciitis Explained Dec 17th, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis Explained For millions of people around the world the simple act of walking sends needles of pain up their shin and calf muscles because of the pain inflicted by Plantar Fasciitis. This terrible condition of the foot leaves many of our clients in agony, sometimes unable to put...

How To Choose The Best Running Shoes Dec 6th, 2018

The fall is the time of year when the blistering heat of the months of July or August begin to fade. Temperatures begin to drop, trees begin to shed, and the air becomes cooler and lighter, making it easier to breathe fresh air. It is a time that some describe...

Foot Health, Foot Pain, & Injury Prevention - Great Blogs to Come! Nov 21st, 2018

Our staff at Premier Podiatry is excited to launch our new website, which houses a variety of informative topics including: our services, advanced technologies, staff bios and office tour. Premier Podiatry's new site also makes it easier than ever to request an appointment with Dr. Petkov. There is an interactive...