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What is Gout? Holiday Season Can Trigger Foot Pain

(Cedar Grove, NJ) Got gout? If so, Dr. Wachtler, a Cedar Grove foot and ankle surgeon has a recommendation for surviving the holidays: Watch what you eat and drink. Changes in diet, including overindulging in certain foods and beverages,...
Oct 30th, 2018

Q&A with Dr. Wachtler

Why do I feel like I could sprain my ankle at any time? This is usually caused by a high arch foot type, chronic ankle instability or both. A high arch foot type often causes pressure to the outside of one’s foot and makes it easier to roll the ankle.
Oct 2nd, 2018

Runner with foot pain? You’ve got some nerve

(Cedar Grove, NJ) Runners face a host of aches and pains which they are notorious for pushing through. Some foot pain can be exacerbated by narrow sneakers, pointed-toed shoes at work and the repetitive pounding from running on hard...
Sep 20th, 2018

Are fallen arches a real foot problem?

(Cedar Grove, NJ) Are fallen arches a real foot problem, or just a label for chronically sore feet? Cedar Grove foot and ankle surgeon, Matthew F. Wachtler DPM, FACFAS says fallen arches –or flat feet– are a legitimate medical condition affecting five...
Mar 12th, 2018

For many, Winter is the season for Falls

Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles (Cedar Grove, NJ) With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Dr. Matthew Wachtler says falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and...
Jan 18th, 2018

Long hikes take toll on feet, ankles

(Cedar Grove, NJ) –As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields, but many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take. Hikers, hunters...
Sep 20th, 2017

Children’s soccer linked to ingrown toenails

Snug cleats, repeated kicking can contribute to a painful problem Foot and ankle surgeon, Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS, treats many soccer-playing children for ingrown toenails. Often improper toenail trimming, snug soccer cleats and...
Aug 22nd, 2017

Fix Foot Problems For Weight Loss Success

Cedar Grove, NJ – Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening vicious cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise,...
Dec 8th, 2016