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Dr. Sharon Joag

Podiatry
20 years experience female

About

Bio

As a full-time Mom, Dr. Sharon Joag loves spending time with her daughter and watching her grow. Dr. Joag works as a part-time Podiatrist at East Brunswick Foot Care, LLC, which she founded and is currently the sole owner. She loves to read, write, paint, and play with her 2 cats, Poofy and Minnie, in her spare time. Dr. Joag is also a Medical Writer. She is happy to be working on an online forum, and being able to answer as many patient questions that she can.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Second opinion: If your symptoms continue, it may be worth getting a second opinion from another Cardiologist. All the best.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Orthopedic & PT : You need to see your PCP and get a referral for Physical Therapy, as well as an orthopedic consult. The orthopedist will help you to get a brace that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Blood work : What part of your foot hurts? Have you had recent blood work? You may have gout, a build up of uric acid crystals in your joints. You may also have a... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Bekind to your knees: This is very commendable that you work out regularly at 51 years of age. It is important that your protect your knees and be kind to them. By using ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Any Injury?: How long have you had this discoloration under your big toe? Did you injure your toe? What color is the discoloration? If you did have an injury, o... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Clinical Exam: First, you need to go to see your PCP. They will do a thorough clinical exam, and sort through all of your symptoms. After this, they will take blo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sesamoiditis: If you have pain around your big toe that gets worse after wearing heels, you may be experiencing pain from either sesamoiditis or bunion pain. You w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sprain: You most likely sprained it. If the pain is getting better, that’s a good sign. Have you taken X-rays to rule out a fracture? It’s also worth wrappin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Athlete’s Foot: You may even have Athlete’s Foot. You should make an appointment with your Podiatrist. Make sure to rule out a fracture, and then you can be evaluated... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Your feet do grow!: You may think that you are done growing after 21 years of age, but weight gain and hormone changes, especially for women, will increase your shoe size... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Dehydration: Since you had a sunburn, you were most certainly in the sun. This will cause your body to dehydrate. Dehydration may cause a drop in body temperatur... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sciatica: This sounds like you may have sciatica. If you are flexible and can stretch, try doing some stretches on the flat floor on a yoga mat. Specifically,... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Compensation : Your symptoms are typical of compensation pain. Your right lower extremity is taking on most of the work, as your left side is unable to. Recommend t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Leg- heavy & tight: Have you had a history of injury to your leg or ankle? Have you been involved in strenuous activities lately where you used your legs, such as walking... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sleep: How have you been sleeping? Sleep deprivation can cause all of your symptoms. If you can’t sleep, try lavender oil spray on your pillow, a warm bath, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Physical Therapy: Sometimes Physical Therapy can really help to gradually get you back to normal, and sometimes in better shape than you were before. Its important to... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Stretch: Be sure to stretch before, and stretch extensively afterward. Some yoga stretches maybe key to minimizing body aches n pains. Also, be sure to take a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Athlete's foot: If you are on your feet a lot, especially if you also work out, you most likely have a case of Athlete's foot, or a skin fungal infection. If may he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Vascular consult: You definitely need a vascular consult. Your symptoms are consistent with a possible circulation problem. Please make an appointment with a vascular ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Heel Pain: If you have heel pain while walking, you will need to stretch your plantar fascia. Stretching exercises are the key to alleviating and resolving the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Second Opinion: It may be worth getting a second and even a third opinion. If you are fairly active and want to continue to be active, get another opinion to see if ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
TMAO levels: There is still a lot of research being done on TMAO levels. That being said, there is evidence that vegans typically have almost no TMAO- producing ba... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Toenail Removed: When your toenail was removed last fall, what were the circumstances surrounding the toenail removal? Did you injure your nail, or did you have an in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Injury?: How long has this pain been going on for? And do you have any swelling, redness? Any history of injury? What type of shoes do you wear every day? H... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Pronation 2 yr old: This may still be normal for your two year old. It will be best to see your Pediatrician first, especially if you do need a referral. Eventually you... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Nerve Damage: Nerve Damage may or may not show on an EMG. This will depend on the extent of the nerve damage. Even though you may feel that your toes are numb, th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Matrix removal: After matrix removal, your toenail most likely will not grow back. Most doctors will do a partial matrixectomy, where only a portion of the matrix is ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Free Play: Free Play is a great modality for development in young children. Interacting with other children, as well as exposure to art is important.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Vascular consult: Your symptoms are typical of a vascular and circulation problem. Please get a clinical evaluation by your PCP as well as a Vascular doctor. All the b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Numbness in leg: The numbness in your leg and foot may not be related to your Pinky toe. You will need to see your PCP or Podiatrist, for a clinical exam. After this,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Rule out a fracture : Be sure to get an X-ray done in order to rule out a fracture or a crush injury. Depending on the severity of your injury you may need to be placed in ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis : This is typical of plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the heel. Heel pain can result from atypical activity. Since you went for a long walk, after ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Nail Bed Injury?: Did you have an injury on that toenail? If your toenail is growing in "Backwards", it maybe because your nail bed has been injured. If your nail bed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Fracture Rule out: Please take your mother to the Emergency Room, or an Urgent Care Center which has an XRay to rule out a fracture. She would need to be casted, and ma... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Foreign body - Glass: Where is the piece of glass that you think may be stuck in your skin? Depending on where it is, you will need to see a specialist to examine the affec... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 20 years experience
Dermatologist : It’s a good idea to have a Podiatrist or a Dermatologist take a look at it. It needs to be examined clinically to make a diagnosis and to start treatm... Read More

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This made me feel good. Thanks! thx a lot for answering. I bathed whit baking soda and apple cider vinegar whit a duration of 30 minutes and the itchiness got relieved. If it gets back I will go see a...Read More
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A small piece of my toenail was ripped off, and it became ingrown and infected. The infection started at the side and spread to the back of the nail. I appreciate the answer!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) tyvm vry appreciated traded my treadmill in for an elliptical /bike.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NY College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Passaic Beth Israel

Awards

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