Podiatry Specialist

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, and East Brunswick, NJ

If you have foot, ankle, or lower leg pain, a podiatrist is your go-to provider. At Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, you can meet with a skilled podiatrist who offers treatments for injuries and chronic conditions, as well as diabetic foot care management. Book your podiatry appointment online today or call your most convenient location directly.

Podiatry Q & A


Why do I need to see a podiatrist?

A podiatrist can diagnose any ailments that affect your lower extremities. You may need to see a podiatrist if you have:

  • Foot warts
  • Athlete’s foot 
  • Sports injuries
  • Toenail fungus 
  • Ingrown toenails 
  • Strains or sprains 
  • Arthritis, including gout
  • Slow healing foot wounds 
  • Arch or heel pain, as with plantar fasciitis

It’s also important to see a podiatrist if you have diabetes: Diabetes leads to poor blood circulation, especially in your feet, and wounds can quickly become ulcerated, which can increase your risk of amputation.

What happens at a podiatry exam?

During your podiatry exam at Cardio Metabolic Institute, your dedicated podiatrist sits and talks with you about your health and any concerns you may have. They may request in-office X-ray or ultrasound imaging, which are helpful for diagnosing injuries and chronic conditions. 

After performing a physical exam, your podiatrist can often diagnose you on the spot and counsel you about different types of therapies that may help relieve and prevent pain, while also promoting healing. Your podiatrist may recommend:

  • Splinting, casting, or bracing
  • Callus or corn removal 
  • Compression wrapping
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Diabetic shoes

Your podiatrist can also treat any wounds, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, or other issues you have during your appointment. If needed, they can prescribe oral or topical medications to help you heal quickly. 

How often should I see a podiatrist?

If you’re generally healthy, you may only need to see a podiatrist if you have an injury or pain-causing condition in your lower extremities, including wounds. 

You should plan on having a comprehensive podiatry exam before beginning a new sport or exercise, too, just so your podiatrist can help you prevent sprains, strains, and other injuries. 

However, if you have a chronic health issue, such as poor circulation or diabetes, the podiatry team at Cardio Metabolic Institute typically recommends annual or sometimes twice-a-year visits for preventive maintenance. 

The podiatry team at Cardio Metabolic Institute is dedicated to ensuring your feet are healthy and pain-free.  

Schedule your podiatry exam at Cardio Metabolic Institute directly through the online scheduler. You can also call any of the offices to speak with a team member.