Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Heel Pain

Those of us, who follow sports, may have noticed that many star players in both football and basketball make headlines because they suffer from a painful condition called plantar fascitiis.  It is often described as feeling like walking on glass.
However, you don't have to be a world class athlete to suffer from plantar fascitiis.  Plantar fascitiis is an inflammation of a band of soft tissue that provides support to the foot.  Due to a variety of factors, a plantar fascial inflammation could make walking almost unbearable.
Traditional treatments include steroid injection, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,taping and padding, custom made orthotics, Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, physical therapy, and others including surgery.  If left untreated, the condition may become chronic.
If you are suffering from heel or arch pain, a podiatrist can help you "get back into the game"

                                                Evan B. Kelner DPM

                     1398 Highway 35 So.                        191 Highway 37 W.
                     Ocean, NJ 07712                              Toms River, NJ 08755
                     phone# 732-988-0070                       phone# 732-286-9200