Podiatry Specialist

Ankur Dharia, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute

Ankur Dharia, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Hillsborough Township, NJ

Think about the role your feet and ankles play — these relatively small areas are responsible for the support, mobility, and balance of your entire body. At Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute, Ankur Dharia, DPM, provides the necessary podiatry services to ensure that you don’t miss a step. To learn more about the Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, podiatry practice, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the area of medicine that concentrates on the feet, ankles, and in the case of Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute, the lower legs. In fact, this specialization has its own educational track, which means Dr. Dharia dedicated his entire medical training to podiatry.

Why would I need a podiatrist?

Consider the fact that your feet contain nearly a quarter of the bones in your body — 56 to be exact — and each foot contains 30 joints and upwards of 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that all need to work together to provide you with support, mobility, and balance.

To say that your feet and ankles are complex is an understatement, which is why you need a specialist who’s well versed in the structure and care of your feet and ankles. The Team at Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute can help you maintain your foot health.

What conditions fall under podiatry?

At Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute, Dr. Dharia and his team treat most conditions that affect your feet and ankles, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Toenail fungus
  • Warts
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sprained ankles
  • Fractures
  • Tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis


This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the sheer number of problems that can affect your feet and ankles.

What are the typical treatments at a podiatry practice?

This question is a difficult one to answer since it depends upon your problem. Dr. Dharia and his team believe that no problem is too small when it comes to your feet and ankles, so they offer effective treatments of minor issues like an ingrown toenail (which can feel like anything but minor) to expert diabetic foot care. 

The practice prefers to treat your problem conservatively at first but has the necessary expertise to get more aggressive in resolving your foot or ankle problem, including surgical solutions. Rest assured, the podiatric specialists leave no stone unturned when it comes to your foot and ankle care.

To learn more about podiatry services at Jersey Foot & Ankle Institute, call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.