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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Wound Care
Englewood, NJ
47 years experience male

Locations

Northeast Podiatry Group

Teaneck, NJ

Address

222 Cedar Lane, Suite 300, Teaneck, NJ
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

CIGNA Health Care

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Great-West Healthcare

Office

Englewood, NJ

Northeast Podiatry Group

Englewood, NJ

Northeast Podiatry Group

Rockleigh, NJ

About

Bio

Board Certfied foot and ankle surgeon with expertise in joint replacements in the foot and diabetic wound care.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Wound Care

Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Pain and swelling: An avulsion fracture is merely a break in a bone caused by a pulling force of a muscle/tendon. In the foot, it is common at the base of the 5th metat... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
No need: If you are wearing custom inserts and they are properly fit and working, then there is no need to tape your feet. If you are still having problems, y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Should be checked: Its possible that you are just beginning to use the affected foot more at this point in time and as a result are getting some swelling and increased p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Neuritis: Its not unusual for a small nerve which passes over a bump at the base of the great toe to become irritated by a shoe (usually when there is a bunion ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, bunions are often caused by a pronated foot which is the cause of a flat foot. The bunions develop over time because of muscle imbalance that re... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
If needed, 1-2 weeks: Usually they do not need to be removed, but if they are removed it should only be about 10 days to 2 weka back to regular shoes. You would be walking... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Usually the surgical shoe is meant to accomodate the dressing. Ask your doctor if you could use an old sneaker that could be cut open instead. Depe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Generally no: Not sure i understand your question. To remove stitches or sutures from a bunionectomy incision does not require pain killers. You would feel slight... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Possibly: Most inflammations of joints can be affected by changes in pressure. Such changes happen with weather changes. So it may be a sign of arthritis or s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Depends on work: This depends on several factors. What type of bunion procedure is being done and what type of job you have. For most procedures, if you have a job w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
The time varies: This depends on how severely injured the joint is, how is was injured and which joint is involved. In some instances, permanent damage can develop ov... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: You can have a mild case of athlete's foot which does not itch or cause blistering. There may be dryness or peeling.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Sudden snap and pain: Patient's will usually experience a sudden snap, loss of function, pain in the back of the ankle. There is usually inability to propel off the foot. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: There is a wide range of normal.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Common condition: While the cramping and numbness may just be from the high heels forcing your toes together, you most likely are experiencing the symptoms of a neuroma... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
No: After bunion surgery you should not be standing for long periods of time or sitting with your feet hanging down. This will cause you to swell more an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Relieve pressure: Corns and callouses are representations of pressure areas on the skin. They will go away if you remove the source of pressure. Unfortunately, with... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Keep warm: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the blood vessels, affecting the hands and feet, usually caused by exposure to cold. It is best to keep the hands a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: You should see a podiatrist or your primary care physician. Sudden swelling of the leg after it had already improved from the injury is not typical. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Without seeing the foot, it is difficult to determine what might be causing your pain. It is also important to know if there is swelling or redness ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
By contact : Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Repair of bent toes: Hammertoe correction refers to many different procedures, all intended to correct for a contracted toe which is causing pain and difficulty in shoewea... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Chronic inflammation: The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon). This can cause weakeni... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
See a podiatrist: Need to treat for fungus of the foot and for hyperhidrosis (increased sweating) of the foot.
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Need to know cause: You need to know what is causing the edema in order to treat it. There are some forms of edema known as lymphedema that is very difficult to get rid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
No, its a bunion: This is not weird. It is what is called hallux abducto valgus or a bunion deformity.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
See your surgeon: If this is a sudden change , you should notify your neck and/or back surgeon as soon as possible. If it is not sudden. You should discuss with your ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Probably: It depends on what your original injury included and/or caused. You would need to be seen and evaluated by a podiatrist who is experienced in foot an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
To check kidneys: If the cat or ct scan of the foot is being done with contrast, its important to check on the kidney function before giving the contrast fluids. Thes... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
See podiatrist soon: You should see a podiatrist soon or go to emergency room for treatment. You can try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is over the counter.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Podiatrist: Either the podiatrist or the dermatologist can treat this condition, however, you may have a wider array of options with the podiatrist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including locatio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes it could have: Especially if the ballet involved being "on-toe" for many years. This can cause contractures of the toes which are called hammertoes. This can also... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Custom Orthotics: If you are experiencing foot, leg and back pain, this may result from a flat foot. If so, orthotics may help.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: The wart virus will grow and can be spread to any skin surface.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Without bending : The purpose of the surgical shoe is to disperse the weight more evenly and prevent you from bending the foot. Its a little awkward, but you will get ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Probably: Depending on how severe the coalition is , you should be able to still ski. When you ski there is not a lot of motion in the foot. You may need to c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Swelling of the feet: Pedal edema is fluid collection or swelling of the feet.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Keep dry: Foot odor develops from bacteria and/or fungus on the skin that worsens with moisture and warmth. You might try changing socks frequently and using c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Unknown: I know of no bunions being corrected by scirex. It has been used for tooth extractions and the reviews on that have not been good.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Keep pressure off: Depending on which bone in the foot is broken, the time to healing and activity level varies. But, generally, a fracture needs 6 weeks to heal and t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Rest: It is important to determine if the tendons are, in fact, torn. You may need to have an MRI to do this. If they are torn, they may need to be repai... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Possibly: You will need to see a podiatrist to have it checked and probably an xray. Its possible that you developed a stress fracture which would cause the sy... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Not necessarily: Pain from a calcaneal spur is generally caused by inflammation where the soft tissue (tendon or fascia) attaches to the spur. You can have a spur in... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Yes: In actuality, there are no chiropodists anymore. The name and training changed in 1963 to podiatry. Almost all podiatrists are trained in all form... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Possibly: A bunion is a bone deformity which is caused mainly by inheriting a foot type which then leads to the development of a bunion deformity which is a cha... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Depends on the injur: Some ankle sprains can take 6 months or more to fully heal. Depends on how severe the injury was. Will need to have xrayed and checked by a physici... Read More

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Jan 23, 2013
A great mentor and best podiatrist in NJ/NY area.
I recommend this physician!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Its hard for me to believe her physican wouldnt prescribe her anything with such swelling. Its frustrating!
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Thank you very much Doc, i have made an appointment to see a podiatrist nextweek. Thanks a lot.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
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