Get answers for frequently asked questions!

Haro Podiatry & Laser Center has been able to provide effective treatment for numerous patients over many years. During this time, we have been able to compile a list of questions that are often asked. You are certainly always welcome to give us a call if you have a question not featured in the section. While you’re on the line, be sure to request your appointment with Dr. Haro so he can create a treatment plan to resolve your foot or ankle problem. We add to this section, so be sure to check back periodically!

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  • Are sandals good or bad for my feet?

    Depending on what you want to accomplish sandals can be good or bad for your feet. If you want to allow your feet to breathe after a long, day sandals are good. If you have athlete’s foot or your feet sweat excessively, sandals are good. But if you want to exercise or walk on the boardwalk then sandals are not a good idea.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • Should I wear water shoes while swimming?

    Wearing swimming shoes around the pool and on the beach is a smart decision. The grounds around the pool are always wet and warm, which makes them a great place for fungus and viruses to grow. Walking barefoot would expose you to catching an itchy athlete’s foot condition or even a wart. Also, walking barefoot on the boardwalk or the sand can lead to splinters and puncture wounds you could live without. Wearing water shoes would protect you against all that and allow you to have a nice, healthy summer.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • What kind of exercising is good while I recover from my foot injury?

    Swimming is a great sport for people with foot injuries. I treat many avid athletes who never want to stay inactive while recovering from foot injuries. My advice to them always is to go swimming. Swimming is a very low impact sport as far as the feet are concerned but a great one for the rest of the body.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • What should I wear when I am ready to go for a walk, exercise or going sightseeing while on vacation?

    Walking in open back shoes or flip-flops makes your feet work much harder. Our muscles tire out and next day patients wake up with sore ankles. Moreover, summer shoes tend to have no arch support which eventually results in triggering plantar fasciitis. Wearing an orthopedically supportive sneaker would help alleviate these issues.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • What sandals should I wear when I am going to spend most of my time relaxing and just sitting outside?

    Our feet need to be exposed to sunlight and fresh air. I always advise my patients who have fungal infections to wear open shoes as much as they can. Sandals can help reduce excessive sweating which consequently help reduce fungal growth.​

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • I could never find a shoe that is comfortable. Why is that?

    When people can’t find comfortable shoes no matter how hard they try, the problem may not be the shoes but their own feet. When people have misaligned feet, they will have difficulty finding comfortable shoes. So before rushing into buying yet another shoe, let our doctor evaluate your feet for you. When your feet are brought back into a proper alignment, then it will not be so hard finding shoes that are comfortable and last longer.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • Can gout be treated?

    There is no reason to suffer from the pain associated with gout. Acute attacks can be treated in multiple ways at a podiatrist office. We have a wide range of options from oral medications to laser therapy that can give you quick relief of your painful symptoms.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • I woke up with my foot in extreme pain, red and swollen. But I don’t remember having any trauma.

    A red, painful foot without trauma may be a sign of a common condition known as gout.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • What can cause Gout?

    Most commonly, gout is triggered by diet. Certain foods such as steaks, wine, seafoods and beans are known to trigger gout attacks if consumed frequently or at high levels.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.

  • I keep on spraining my ankles. Is that normal?

    No, it is not normal to have continued ankle sprains. I would recommend a podiatric evaluation. You may have repeated ankle sprains if you don’t have an initial one treated properly and aggressively. If your initial ankle sprain does not heal properly you will have a weak ankle that is prone to sprains. Another reason may be high-arched feet. People with high arches sprain their ankles repeatedly. High-arched feet are very unstable, which causes the ankle to twist inward causing sprains.

    Are You Suffering From A Painful Foot Condition?

    If you are suffering from a painful foot condition you're not alone. Help is available. Contact our experienced podiatrist for help today. We are conveniently located in Clifton, New Jersey and look forward to helping you alleviate your foot pain. Contact us online or call our office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule your appointment.