Philadelphia Sports Podiatrist
642 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park PA, 19078
2005 Marlton Pike East Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Located inside Velocity /Stack Sports Performance Center
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If you are experiencing foot, ankle, knee, or hip pain, custom orthotic devices may be an option that is worth considering. Dr. Lee Cohen, a sports podiatrist with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ, and Ridley Park, PA, has been helping patients get back in the game for over 30 years. Dr. Cohen has developed innovative orthotic devices that can be customized based on the needs of the patient. Made of various types of high density foam, these orthotics have proven effective in relieving pain and restoring normal muscle function and performance.
About Custom Orthotics
Foot pain can develop not only from an injury, but also because of repetitive stress related to footwear or daily activity. Custom orthotics help to relieve pain and discomfort associated with these types of stress. Ignoring pain and continuing to exacerbate symptoms can not only make your problems worse, but also lead to further damage elsewhere.
A common misconception is that orthotics are strictly for individuals with foot pain; however, Dr. Cohen's materials have been proven to help those with hip, knee, back, and arthritic pain. Some success has even been seen in diabetic patients. Each pair of orthotics is customized specifically to the patient with their pain and symptoms taken into consideration. Following a thorough biomechanical assessment and functional analysis by Dr. Cohen and his associates, the end result is a device that is designed to help tendons, ligaments and bones operate as efficiently as possible.
While the effectiveness of a custom orthotic is undeniable, it is important to understand that pain and symptoms may not be relieved immediately. There is an acclimatization process associated with the orthotics that gives the patient time to break in the material and allow the foot to function more efficiently. To learn more about custom orthotics or to schedule a comprehensive consultation to discuss your current pain or discomfort, please call Dr. Lee Cohen Associates directly at (610) 522-9200.
Runner’s knee is the name given to conditions that center around the knee including arthritis and patellofemoral pain. Typically, athletes often experience this particular type of pain more frequently than others as they put added stress on their knees during training and exercise. Oftentimes there are abnormalities in the feet (gait) that is reflected in this pain. Your Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Ridley Park, PA sports podiatrists Dr. Lee Cohen and Dr. Cory Hawley can help determine the cause of this particular pain.
Diagnosing Runner’s Knee
An assessment is done in order to determine whether runner’s knee is the cause of the pain a patient is experiencing. A thorough examination of the feet is also done to look for any abnormalities. Once the assessment is complete, the type of treatment that will work best for you will be determined. Things such as manipulation, mobilization or custom foot orthotics all have been helpful to patients with runner’s knee symptoms. Your Cherry Hill, New Jersey sports podiatrist can perform a gait analysis of the patient’s method for running and walking to determine if this is what is causing the knee pain. Once this is done, a treatment plan is devised and scheduled accordingly. Runner's knee can occur because of many reasons including overuse, a direct hit to the knee, malalignment, problems with the feet or weak thigh muscles. A professional podiatrist can determine the cause and treat it effectively.
Your Cherry Hill, New Jersey sports podiatrists Dr. Cohen and Dr. Hawley have extensive experience in treating a range of sports-related injuries such as runner’s knee. These treatments seek to make sure you have long lasting relief from your runner’s knee symptoms. Dr. Cohen has been successful in treating patients of all ages in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To schedule an important examination and assessment with Dr. Cohen today, call 610-522-9200.
The cold can take quite the toll on your feet and muscles. Protect your feet this winter.
Would you consider yourself a snow bunny? Does a blanket of fresh snow just scream to you that it’s time to pull out the skis or snowboard? Winter can be a wonderful time for those athletes who don’t mind those cold, wintry elements and if you are one of them our Cherry Hill, NJ, and Ridley Park and Philadelphia, PA, sports podiatrists, Dr. Lee Cohen and Dr. Cory Hawley, have some tips on how to keep your feet safe during these colder months.
Choose the Proper Footwear
This should go without saying but depending on the sport that you are looking to participate in this winter you must find the most appropriate shoes for your sport. Look for athletic shoes that fit properly and give your toes room to move around.
While you certainly want ski boots that are snug enough to provide ankle support you don’t want them so tight that they cause blisters and other issues. Turn to a specialty footwear store and talk to a specialist about the best kind of waterproof shoes for your favorite winter sport.
Double Up on Socks
It might sound odd but if it’s cold enough out it might be a good idea to wear two pairs of socks, especially if you plan on walking or hiking outdoors. Wearing socks providing a protective layer between your feet and your shoes, and they can also go a long way to keeping your feet warm and dry. The first pair of socks should be ones that have a moisture-wicking material to reduce sweating and the second pair should be thicker and offer warmth and protection.
Wet Feet are a Problem
If you do find that snow has gotten into your shoes and your feet are wet it’s important that you get indoors right away. Especially in freezing temperatures, it is surprisingly easy for feet to develop frostbite. Signs of frostbite include cold skin, numbness, red or bluish-white skin or hard waxy-looking skin. If you are concerned that you might have frostbite, it’s time to see one of our Cherry Hill, Ridley Park and Philadelphia foot doctors right away.
Warm-up Your Muscles
You’ve probably been told many times that cold muscles are prone to injuries and tears, and since we are pretty sure you don’t want to sustain an injury while enjoying your favorite activities this winter then you’ll want to take some time beforehand to properly warm up and loosen up your muscles. Dynamic stretching and some light cardio are great ways to get the blood flowing and the body ready for activity.
Whether you have questions about protecting your feet or if you are concerned about an injury, let our foot experts handle all of your issues. We are happy to serve the Cherry Hill, NJ, and Ridley Park and Philadelphia, PA, area. Call us today!
You shouldn’t just put up with pain. Find out what is causing your discomfort.
Perhaps you’ve been noticing a twinge of pain in your ankle the last few days, particularly during your workout, but you decided to ignore it since it didn’t seem to cause you too many issues. So now you are probably dealing with more significant ankle pain that you can’t just ignore. If ankle pain is affecting your routine and making it difficult to get around, our Cherry Hill, NJ and Ridley Park, PA sports podiatrists are here to provide you with some ways to relieve those symptoms.
How you treat your ankle pain will really depend on what is causing your symptoms. You should visit our Cherry Hill, NJ, and Ridley Park, PA, sports podiatrist right away if:
- You have serious pain that makes it difficult to move around or put weight on your foot
- Your ankle makes a popping sound whenever you move it
- The joint or area around the ankle looks malformed or disfigured
- Pain doesn’t go away within a few weeks or if there is persistent swelling that has lasted several days
If you are experiencing signs of an infection such as redness, tenderness, a fever or skin that’s warm to the touch, you will need to see us right away. When you come in for care, we will perform x-rays of the ankle to determine the cause of your pain. Common treatment options include prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications and special supportive braces. In very severe and rare cases, surgery may be required to treat your ankle pain.
If you have a sprained ankle, the condition will usually heal on its own. By following the RICE method (rest, icing, compression and elevation) you can help to manage your symptoms and speed up the healing process. If you have an infection, antibiotics or other medications may be prescribed to treat the problem.
If a chronic condition like arthritis is to blame, we can provide you with prescription medications to reduce and manage your pain while also offering up other remedies and treatment options. While there is no cure for arthritis, we can provide you with the care you need to continue to go about your daily life without pain and discomfort from arthritis.
Our very own New Jersey and Philadelphia sports podiatrists are here to determine the cause of your ankle pain to get you back to your workout routine as soon as possible. We want to get you back in the game! Call us today at our offices in Cherry Hill, NJ, and Ridley Park, PA, to get the treatment you deserve.
Suffering from shin splints in Philadelphia, PA? Find out how we can help!
As any runner or athlete may be able to tell you, shin splints are painful and can affect your daily activities. This is a common issue that plagues may people who participate in running or other activities. Shin splints cause temporary pain in the lower leg and shins. If this sounds like something you are dealing with, our Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA sports podiatrist Dr. Lee Cohen and Dr. Cory Hawley are here to help figure out what might be to blame and how to treat your pain.
Why do I have shin splints?
Shin splints often plague runners or speedy walkers. If you run on hard surfaces, like sidewalks, or you suddenly increase the intensity or frequency of your workouts, then you may fall prey to shin splints. Pounding the pavement with significant force is enough to cause this problem. If you are someone who usually runs on grass or softer surfaces and suddenly switches up your workout to include running on hard surfaces, then you may end up with shin splints.
From biomechanical issues to poorly fitted shoes, there are also other factors that can increase your likelihood for shin splints. We can help you determine the root cause of your shin splints and recommend orthotics, specialty athletic shoes and other ways to avoid this issue in the future.
How do I treat shin splints?
Shin splints can take a couple weeks to heal, depending on the severity. While there is no treatment option that will cure your condition it may go away with rest. This means giving the aggravated area time to heal; the best way to do this is to stop running.
For avid athletes, avoiding workouts altogether can be nearly impossible. If this is the case, talk to our Cherry Hill, NJ, and Philadelphia foot doctors about other physical activities you can do that won’t exacerbate your condition. Low-impact exercises, like swimming or the stationary bike, may be beneficial.
To temporarily reduce pain and swelling we highly recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen. If the pain is severe ask us about ultrasound therapy to target inflammation and discomfort.
Don’t let shin splints ruin your activities. Turn to our very own Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA specialist, Dr. Cohen for the help you need to get back on your feet again. With offices in Ridley Park, PA, and Cherry Hill, NJ, we make it easier for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania patients to get the podiatry treatments they want without having to travel far.
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