Balance Foot & Ankle - All About Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle With Dr. Jon Sharpe

Video: All About Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle With Dr. Jon Sharpe

Video: All About Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle With Dr. Jon Sharpe

As you get older, you have a higher risk of arthritis. The joint damage from this condition can cause swelling, pain, and physical changes in your feet and ankles. Learn more about this condition, possible treatment options, and when to visit a doctor with Balance podiatric surgeon Dr. Jon Sharpe!

Balance Foot & Ankle - COVID-19 Coronavirus

A Note of Reassurance

A Note of Reassurance

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, employees, and our community is top priority.

As a medical facility, we already adhere to strict practices and policies of cleaning and sanitation daily. Given the current situation, we are taking additional steps to be extra vigilant and keep our office safe for our patients. These additional measures include increasing the frequency of cleaning all surfaces and areas with antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaning products recommended by the CDC. We have added a medical grade HEPA/HEGA air filter purification unit in our office which filters greater than 95% of all dust, spores, mold, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and gases larger than 0.100 microns. Scientists say that the size of the Coronavirus is 0.125 microns. Therefore, the air filter purification unit is designed to capture airborne particles of this size. Additionally, masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer is readily available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Stay Safe & Healthy –

Dr. Jennifer L. Prezioso, DPM, FACFAS

Balance Foot & Ankle - x-ray Guest Column: The Podiatrist is in! Meet Dr. Jennifer Prezioso Guest Column: The Podiatrist is in! Meet Dr. Jennifer Prezioso

Have you ever found yourself, at the end of an evening, thinking of nothing other than getting home and switching out your gorgeous-but-painful pair of shoes in exchange for an old pair of slippers that has seen better days but never lets you down? If yes, then pull up a chair, have a seat, and welcome home. My name is Dr. Jennifer Prezioso, and I am a shoe lover (and hater) just like you. But, as a Podiatric Surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, I am also a dedicated member of the world of Foot and Ankle specialists striving to help people understand their individual foot type and how to make sure they are making healthy shoe choices. So I not only empathize with those who adore shoes but face footwear challenges, I also advocate for them every day. I recently had the opportunity to write a guest column for on this very topic. If you would like to learn more, read the full article here.



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Balance Now Offers Video Visits!

Balance Now Offers Video Visits!

While we love to see you in our office, we realize it’s not always convenient to do so. Video visits allow you to receive the same quality care as you do in the clinic, without taking time off work or finding a sitter to see us.

It’s easy to get started. Next time you’re in the office or need to schedule an appointment, ask for a video visit. Next, look out for an email or text to confirm your information in our telemedicine platform, called Chiron Health. On the day of your visit, simply log in 15 minutes early to see your doctor over video. It’s that easy.

Video Visits are great for:

● Follow-up visits

● Medication questions

● Lab & test results

● General questions and more

Skip the waiting room, request a video visit for your next appointment!

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Tips for Healthy Feet - Summer Foot Care

Tips for Healthy Feet - Summer Foot Care

Source: American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.


  1. Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet.
  2. Wear shoes or flip-flops around the pool, to the beach, in the locker room and even on the carpeting or in the bathroom of your hotel room to prevent injuries and limit the likelihood of contracting any bacterial infections.
  3. Remember to apply sunscreen all over your feet, especially the tops and fronts of ankles, and don’t forget to reapply after you’ve been in the water.
  4. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking water will not only help with overall health, but will also minimize any foot swelling caused by the heat.
  5. Keep blood flowing with periodic ankle flexes, toe wiggles, and calf stretches.
  6. Some activities at the beach, lake, or river may require different types of footwear to be worn, so be sure to ask the contact at each activity if specific shoes are needed. To be safe, always pack an extra pair of sneakers or protective water shoes. If your shoes will be getting wet, they should be dried out completely before your next wearing to prevent bacteria or fungus from growing.
  7. If you injure your foot or ankle while on vacation, seek professional medical attention from a podiatric physician. Many often only contact a doctor when something is broken or sprained, but a podiatrist can begin treating your ailment immediately while you’re away from home. Use our Find a Podiatrist tool to get treatment wherever your travels take you!
  8. In case of minor foot problems, be prepared with the following on-the-go foot gear:
    • Flip flops—for the pool, spa, hotel room, and airport security check points
    • Sterile bandages—for covering minor cuts and scrapes
    • Antibiotic cream—to treat any skin injury
    • Emollient-enriched cream—to hydrate feet
    • Blister pads or moleskin—to protect against blisters
    • Motrin or Advil (anti-inflammatory)—to ease tired, swollen feet
    • Toenail clippers—to keep toenails trimmed
    • Emery board—to smooth rough edges or broken nails
    • Pumice stone—to soften callused skin
    • Sunscreen—to protect against the scorching sun
    • Aloe vera or Silvadene cream—to relieve sunburns