Common heel pain caused by Plantar Fascitis tears into athletes season
By Dr. Bruce Theall
February 25, 2014
Category: Heel Pain
Tags: Heel pain   schock wave  

Buffalo Bills Mario Williams who is a highly paid pass rusher missed about a week in training camp with a foot injury along with Albert Pujols Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels sat out the rest of the season so that his foot might heal and give him a chance to report healthy for spring training next year.

 Both men suffer from extreme heel pain caused by Plantar Fascitis. Heel pain is especially a problem for people who have to work on their feet or stand for long hours due to their daily routines. Although this devastating malady can take people out of their normal life’s activities, There are simple treatments that can make the problem disappear. With over 2,000,000 affected by Plantar Fascitis each year most affected ranging from the age of 40-60 years old.  Podiatrist’s like Dr. Bruce Theall have been able to remedy the problem without resorting to any type of surgery, which is what most people would want to avoid.

Before you can find out how to help the problem that’s been driving you crazy you have to receive a complete clinical examination of your feet and lower extremities including having X-Rays done so that the doctor can determine the cause of the Plantar Fascitis. Once the examination is completed treatment can be started such as proper footwear, temporary strappings of the foot with tape to support the arches and in some cases custom orthotics all of which are helpful.  Worst case scenarios are resolved with Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy  or Laser Treatments which assist with calming down the inflammation.

If you are experiencing heel pain yourself you can contact the team members or the Doctors at Gentle Touch Foot Care in East Orange NJ by calling the office at 973 673-3668.