Lauren D. Grossman, DPM, is a Podiatrist working at Dr. Jill Hagen, Podiatrist and is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Grossman received her degrees from New York College Of Podiatric Medicine (MD). Upon graduating, Dr. Grossman completed an internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Grossman has extensive expertise in Podiatry. Furthermore, Dr. Seeman maintains a professional membership with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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New York School of Podiatric Medicine Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2009
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We Are Here To Help!Dr. Lauren Grossman & Dr. Jill Hagen, PODIATRISTS363 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ201-568-6977It’s time to talk about ways to prevent foot and ankle running injuries. Here’s how to improve your performance and keep your feet in top condition. The feet and ankles are vulnerable...
I would try injections, orthotics, paddings and if that doesn't work, then surgery can definitely help. READ MORE
Yes, you could have a nerve impingement since there are vessels that run along the inside of the bunion area and just like in the back, it may be compressed and cause pain. A good exam, X-rays, and possible injection, padding custom insert, or surgery will alleviate all pain. Stop walking around in pain. There are so many conservative and surgical options for painful bunions. And if there's a family history, chances are the bunion pain will get worse. Lots of luck. READ MORE
You may need an MRI to evaluate the tendon. There are other conservative treatments besides cortisone (which I don't recommend in the Achilles area because it can weaken the tendon even more). You can try compression over the area, non-cortisone injection, physical therapy, or a custom insert with a possible heel lift. There are lots of options and even non-invasive treatments such as PRP or TENEX. READ MORE
I recommend excision and biopsy of the growth because until a pathologist sees the specimen under the microscope, you can never with 100% certainty r/o a malignancy. READ MORE
Maybe it's a microfracture or an exostosis (extra bone). Could be the bones have subluxed. Please make an appointment to take X-rays and identify the cause of pain. READ MORE
Most likely, you probably have one and there’re ways to make sure it never comes back. Have an X-ray to make sure there is no underlying bone spur. Until your appointment, soak in epsom salt and apply bacitracin. READ MORE
You must check his circulation because, without adequate circulation, no wound will heal even with all the antibiotics. It should be cleaned properly and debrided. Since he was put on antibiotics, I hope a culture was taken. Circulation is most important for proper wound healing. READ MORE
Make an appointment. Most people with flat feet aren’t in the proper running shoes with the right orthotics/inserts. The doc would need to look at your foot and do a proper exam, watch you walk/run, and get you on the right path before any injuries. Having a flat foot predisposes you to a lot of injuries in the foot, ankles, knees, and back. Remember, the foot is connected to the rest of your body and if you have flat feet, it could be putting extra pressure on many other body parts. READ MORE
You should have an X-ray to make sure there is no bony prominence causing the growth, which is usually the case. Make sure to wear wide shoes. READ MORE
You might have injured the nerve, which can take a long time to heal. Make sure there are no remaining shards of glass in the foot. READ MORE
Custom orthotics; padding and strappings; wider shoes. Please make an appointment to evaluate your foot deformities. READ MORE
Yes. Make an appointment for an evaluation and possibly a custom foot orthotic so you are balancing out the pressure when running. With flat feet, the pressure is not divided evenly amongst all the muscles/bones. READ MORE
Once you suffer from an ankle injury, you are very susceptible to having another one and another one, especially if the area wasn’t treated 100%. You may need an MRI and X-rays to see extent damage in the ankle. Laser therapy, injections, bracing, casting, and PRP can all help the ankle. Why are you falling to begin with? That needs to be addressed first. READ MORE
I would make an appointment because there may be other things going on with the ankle. There could be arthritis and bone spurs that were unable to be removed arthroscopicaly or nerve impingement. Maybe you are having pain from a different joint. Without the proper physical exam and imaging modalities it’s hard to say. But you shouldn’t be walking around in pain. There’s always a reason and solution. READ MORE
You need to come in for a consult and let’s see the degree of the hammertoes. Without seeing them it’s hard to give you an exact answer. You want room in the toe box area. And can try pads that are specially made for hammertoes. We have lots of products to prevent the hammertoes from getting worse READ MORE
Make an appointment so we can discuss options. There are many and you shouldn’t have to be in any pain from your nails. The procedures we do are simple and effective and hopefully ingrown toenails won’t be in your vocabulary. READ MORE
Definitely. Make an appointment and we will figure out the reason why these calluses are forming in the first place? Is the pressure not even when you are walking? Maybe a bone is longer than the rest causing increased pressure. Always happy to help and get to the root of the problem. READ MORE
Further imaging may be helpful and a biopsy would definitely tell what the growth is. Don’t wait to seek help. Growths, although not common, can become or are malignant. Cancers are found all over the body, including the feet and ankles. READ MORE
Of course! Conservative treatment is a must, including change of shoe gear, custom molded orthotics, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications including oral and topicals, manipulation, and injections. You don’t have to suffer with pain. READ MORE
Seeing a foot and ankle specialist is the first step to proper diabetic foot care. We examine the foot and ankle for any signs of potential skin breakdown. There are nerve biopsies and specific nerve conduction tests that can look at potential or exsistinf neuropathy (burning and tingling) so many diabetic complications start in your feet. Don’t wait. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a diabetic foot check up. READ MORE
There are lots of factors that contribute to ankle and knee pain, such as shoe gear, type of foot (i.e., flat foot vs. high arch foot), the amount of motion you have in your hip joint, knee joint and ankle joint. Make an appointment for a complete biomechanical and gait evaluation. Recent weight gain or loss can also be a factor. There’s always more than one reason in medicine, especially when dealing with your feet. READ MORE
You want to get your ankle checked out because if ankle sprains are not treated properly (most are not), this can lead to chronic pain and future ankle sprains. Sometimes an MRI is necessary to see the ligaments and tendons. If there are tears, then ankle stabilization treatment may be indicated. READ MORE
I would make an appointment because corns are usually the result of too much pressure on a certain area, bone spur, of bone problem, i.e., bunion, hammertoes. Usually, they can be removed non-surgically with topical medication that can help get to the root. Sometimes the corns are like an ice cream cone and take several treatments to take it out in its entirety. READ MORE
You may have a nerve impingement, which can lead to numbness in the foot. Sometimes people with a back issue can suffer from numbness since the same nerves that originate in the back go into the foot. Other medical conditions such a diabetes and certain medications and low blood cell count can lead to numbness as well. READ MORE
Yes. First, must check her circulation, because if that is not working well, then her blood can stay in the legs and the veins are unable to fully take the blood back to the heart for recirculation and that can lead to swelling. Certain medications for heart conditions can also lead to edema (swelling) and lower kidney function. Swelling is very common in diabetics and we must find the reason for it to treat it properly. There are lots of ways to control swelling. Swelling should be treated since it’s a sign that something in the body (plumbing) isn’t working how it should. READ MORE
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints that bring patients to our office. A thorough history and physical as well as X-rays can usually give a good picture as to what is causing your pain. There are lots of factors (i.e., body type, arch type, other medical conditions [back pain], shoe gear, type of work, activity level) that can lead to heel pain. The good news is that’s it’s usually a self-limiting problem. I encourage lots of stretching of the calf and never walk barefoot. For women especially, wear a wedge shoe to take pressure off the heel. READ MORE
Definitely visit a podiatrist. You have nothing to lose. Too often, ankle sprains are not treated to 100%, which makes you susceptible to re-injuring your ankle and dealing with chronic pain. Until you can hop on that side of your foot with absolutely no pain, then proper treatment and physical therapy are a must! READ MORE
My mother is diabetic and has thick nail growth in her feet. How can we cut them while avoiding injury?
Visit a podiatrist. We are highly trained in the trimming of thickened nails often caused by fungus (ringworm). It’s important to have your feet checked by a professional, but so important for a diabetic since we are able to check for other issues diabetics are faced with (cracking of the skin, which leads to infection, fungus, which can spread, numbness and burning, etc.). Checking circulation is a must since good blood circulation = good healing potential. Check for any bony prominences, which could lead to ulceration. READ MORE
Athletes foot is the same as ringworm and should be treated since it’s contagious. Any time one has a crack in the skin, we are susceptible to the fungus entering and spreading. READ MORE
Heel pain is so common, especially after pregnancy where the ligaments stretch out. With two kids your feet need to be in top shape and this is a very treatable condition. Stop walking barefoot and try to wear a wedge and change your shoes every couple of hours. READ MORE
Don’t fool around with ankle sprains. Most times they are not treated properly, which can lead to further injury and chronic pain. READ MORE
A lot of times when I am examining a patient's foot, I can tell if they are/were a dancer. Dancers usually have loose and flexible joints with contractures of the toes (hammertoes) and callus in certain parts. I could look at a lineup of feet and know right away who's a dancer, especially ballet (hint: usually they are missing toenails from being on pointe). READ MORE
Blood clots are serious and usually present with pain in the calf especially with squeezing. Was there a trauma to the heel? Does the pain radiate up the leg? It could also be a bone bruise. Is the area is warm and swollen especially behind the knee region? If yes, it’s best to get a Doppler ultrasound to rule out a clot, which could lead to a pulmonary embolism and/or brain damage. Could also be a bone bruise. READ MORE
See a podiatrist who can culture/lance the blister, especially if you suspect pus = infection. Appropriate antibiotics and treatment are a must. Don’t wait for the infection to spread. Get treatment ASAP. The pain could be from the underlying pressure of the blister or the location. READ MORE
Get an X-ray to make sure there is nothing under the skin on the bone, i.e., bone spur, which can form leading to pain under the nail, especially when shoes applied which cause more pressure. Lots of treatment options available for this common complaint. Stop being in pain. READ MORE
Both. There could be something medial that’s causing the increased sweating - usually a full panel blood test can reveal if something else is causing the sweating or it could simply be due to an overactive sweat gland. Make an appointment. Whatever the cause there’s a treatment to stop the sweating READ MORE
Start by stretching before you put your feet down in the morning. Look up exercises for plantar fasciitis. Don’t walk barefoot. And most importantly see a podiatrist so they can perform a full foot exam, gait exam, X-ray evaluation to determine why this pain is occuring in the first place. READ MORE
You could be suffering from inflammation of a tendon or arthritis or bone pathology. READ MORE
No. There are lots of conservative treatments. First we take an X-ray to evaluate the bone. We have pads, custom inserts, topical anti inflammatory, injection therapy to alleviate pain. All these measures are taken prior to any surgical correction. READ MORE
A supportive sneaker. I love ASICS and NB. Flat shoes and barefoot walking should be avoid. I have flat feet and always feel better with a wedge since it diminishes the amount of tension on the bottom and Achilles area (back of the heel which is oftentimes tight on flat footed patients) READ MORE
Could be a bone spur, nerve entrapment, inflammation of a tendon, type of foot you have, and the way bones are positioned, i.e., you could be putting more pressure on the big toe and less pressure on the other toes. READ MORE
Just like people can get a nerve impingement in the back, there are nerves in the foot that can get pinched. Other times, if there is a bunion of crooked first toe, that can cause pressure along the nerve. Just because you don’t see a splinter doesn’t mean nothing is there. READ MORE
Have you ever sprained your ankle? Is there a family history of ankle swelling? Your foot type could be a contributing factor. There are lots of reasons for ankle swelling after high impact exercise. READ MORE
Take ankle sprains very seriously because once you sprain your ankle, the chances of it happening again are 70%. READ MORE
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I saw Dr. Grossman for pain in my left foot. I've been to other podiatrists before and the problem came back. Dr. Grossman was attentive, asked a lot of questions, and ran tests to find out what was wrong with my foot. She then provided treatment that day. I didn't feel rushed; Dr. Grossman and her staff worked until my pain was alleviated. Anyone who has a foot problem should see Dr. Grossman. You'll be in the best possible hands.
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