Foot & Ankle

At our clinic, our foot and ankle specialists are dedicated to providing advanced care for a range of injuries and chronic conditions affecting these vital areas.


Premier Orthopaedics is your trusted destination for comprehensive orthopaedic care in New Jersey. In this informative article, we’ll explore the field of podiatry, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions. With our team of experienced podiatrists and state-of-the-art facilities, we’re committed to helping you maintain optimal foot and ankle health and stay active and pain-free.


Podiatry is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. Podiatrists are highly trained and specialize in the assessment and management of a wide range of foot and ankle problems, from common conditions like bunions and plantar fasciitis to more complex issues such as diabetic foot, ulcers, and sports injuries. Here, you’ll find information on some of the common conditions we treat:

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, resulting in heel pain. Our specialists offer comprehensive treatment options, including stretching exercises, orthotics, and shockwave therapy, to alleviate symptoms and improve foot function.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Bunions are bony bumps that form on the joint at the base of the big toe, causing pain and difficulty wearing shoes. Our team provides both conservative and surgical treatment options to relieve pain and correct the deformity.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the toenails grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain and potential infection. Our specialists offer expert nail care and surgical options to treat ingrown toenails and prevent recurrence.

Achilles Tendonitis

Shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder becomes completely displaced, often due to trauma or repetitive strain. Our team provides prompt treatment to reduce the dislocation and prevent recurrence.


For personalized care and expert treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions, trust our team of specialists to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs.


Conservative Treatments

Many foot and ankle conditions can be successfully treated with conservative measures such as rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), orthotic devices, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

For certain conditions, minimally invasive procedures such as corticosteroid injections, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), or ultrasound-guided injections may be recommended to alleviate pain and inflammation and promote healing.

Surgical Interventions

In cases where conservative treatments fail to provide relief or when the condition is severe, surgical intervention may be necessary. Common podiatric surgeries include bunionectomy, Achilles tendon repair, neuroma excision, and ankle arthroscopy.


Proper Footwear

Wearing supportive, properly fitting shoes that provide adequate arch support and cushioning can help prevent foot and ankle problems.

Regular Exercise

Engaging in regular low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming, or cycling can help strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the feet and ankles and reduce the risk of injury.

Foot Care

Practicing good foot hygiene, such as keeping the feet clean and dry, trimming toenails straight across, and moisturizing dry skin, can help prevent common foot problems.

Diabetes Management

Individuals with diabetes should take special care of their feet to prevent complications such as diabetic neuropathy, ulcers, and infections. This includes regular foot inspections, wearing properly fitting shoes, and seeking prompt medical attention for any foot issues.

For personalized care and expert treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions, trust our team of specialists to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs.


Here are answers to some common questions about podiatry:

You should see a podiatrist if you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or other symptoms that interfere with your daily activities or quality of life.

In most cases, you don’t need a referral to see a podiatrist. You can schedule an appointment directly with our department of podiatry.

Our podiatrists treat patients of all ages, from children to seniors. We offer specialized care tailored to the unique needs of each patient, regardless of age.


Yes, our podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of sports-related foot and ankle injuries, including sprains, fractures, tendonitis, and stress fractures.


Our Department of Podiatry here at Premier Orthopaedics, understands the importance of feet and ankle health and the benefits of maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you’re dealing with a painful foot condition, an ankle injury, or diabetic foot care needs, our team of expert podiatrists are here to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to help you achieve lasting relief and optimal foot and ankle health. Don’t let foot or ankle pain hold you back—schedule a consultation with Premier Orthopaedics today by calling 201-833-9500 or visiting one of our locations in Englewood, Kearny, Union City, and Bloomfield. Take the first step toward healthier, happier feet.

Dr. Barry Finkelstein

Dr. Finkelstein is the go-to podiatrist in the Tri-State area, with a reputation for exceptional care and proven results. With years of experience in the field, he has become a leading expert in all aspects of foot and ankle care, both surgical and non-surgical. Dr. Finkelstein’s specialties include treating Bunions, Hammetoes, Heel Spurs, Orthotics, Ingrown Toenails, and providing Routine Foot Care.

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