Congratulations Dr. Fox on being selected as a Top Podiatrist in NJ!

SELECT SURGEONS BONE & JOINT

Best in New Jersey 

Announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. Many of the surgeons on this list perform other procedures in addition to those for which they have been recognized.

Ira M. Fox, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates


Specializing in:
Reconstructive and Traumatic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Ankle Joint Replacement

Selection Methodology—Bone & Joint Surgeons
By New Jersey Monthly | August 8, 2019

Select Surgeons takes a 360-degree look at New Jersey’s bone and joint surgeons, reviewing 9 criteria across 13 procedure categories to arrive at the most comprehensive evaluation of leading bone and joint surgeons in the state. Leflein Associates (add link), a locally owned research firm in Ringwood, NJ, was commissioned to conduct the survey. Research was conducted between November 2019 and April 2020.

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Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Although golf does not involve running or jumping, injuries can occur to the foot and ankle. Golfers should be aware Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course. 

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst.

Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.


What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.

Causes

The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.

Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when one’s job requires long hours on the feet. Obesity and overuse may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

 

Symptoms

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Google 5 Star Review for Dr. Fox!

I broke my ankle and leg just a week ago.

I went to see Dr. Fox and was extremely happy with his directness and how well he informed me of what my breaks were, and how he was going to fix them. I love direct answers!

There was virtually no wait time for my appointment, and everyone I had contact with at the office was very friendly…
5 stars in my opinion!!!

Heather Gray, Villas, NJ

Ira M. Fox, DPM

I can’t thank Dr. Fox enough for his care and concern!

fb-reviews-1Lisa Liberto Linardo, Hammonton
Foot Surgery
Physician: Ira M. Fox, DPM

I have had Dr. Ira Fox perform a surgery on my foot in 2012 and he is an excellent surgeon and my foot is great and you can’t even see the scar. Today he operated on my son’s foot. My son had an issue tonight and I called the answering service and they said the on call doctor would call me not Dr. Fox. About 10 minutes later my phone rang and it was Dr. Fox. He was out having dinner after a long day of surgeries and patients and he took the time to personally call me. He is a wonderful surgeon and a good man. These are qualities that you rarely find today and to be treated like a person and not just a number that most caregivers treat you like. I have had surgeries done by Dr. DeMorat also. This is a wonderful group of doctors. I can’t thank Dr. Fox enough for his care and concern.

Lisa Liberto Linardo
Hammonton, NJ 08037