Heel pain is one of the most common forms of foot pain in adults. It often occurs as a result of daily activities and exercise. The heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest bone in the foot and the heel is the first part of the foot to contact the ground during walking.

Normally, as the foot absorbs the weight of the body during walking, the arch area joint locking mechanism provides about 80% of the stability of the foot. The other 20% of biomechanical stability is provided by the plantar fascia and muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Gait abnormalities can cause inflammation of the structures attached to the heel bone, resulting in heel pain. Inflammation of the plantar fascia, called plantar fasciitis, is the most common cause of heel pain. Many patients with plantar fasciitis have a heel spur on the front and bottom of their heel, but heel spurs do not cause pain. The common name is “heel spur” because it’s easier to pronounce than “plantar fasciitis” and podiatrists are able to point to the spur on an x-ray. Causes of heel pain include inadequate flexibility in the calf muscles, lack of arch support, being overweight, suddenly increasing activity, and spending too much time on the feet.

Sometimes, muscle strain and tension pull at the origin site on the bottom surface of the heel bone producing an inflammatory response that begins making new bone. This interim condition is called periostitis. The forming bone spur grows forward in the direction of this pulling. A heel spur can irritate nerves and cause pain.

Do You Suffer From Heel Pain?
Do You Suffer From Heel Pain?By: Dr. Leon Livingston, Dr.Douglas Livingston, and their associates
New technology to treat painful heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and other painful conditions is now available at Livingston Foot Care Specialists, 1685 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore.

This new technologically advanced modality can eliminate your pain without surgery and without complications associated with surgery and affords you immediate return to normal daily activity.

Recalcitrant heel pain that has not responded to conservative measures has traditionally been treated with surgical intervention. Now the pain associated with these common conditions can be eliminated through shock wave therapy. This treatment blocks the transmission of pain signals and renders patients asymptomatic in most cases.

With minimal discomfort and virtually no significant complications, patients are ambulatory the same day and return to normal activities immediately. Patients have little or no discomfort following the procedure and often feel an immediate improvement.

Shock wave therapy is an extremely effective method for treating heel pain and other conditions such as tendinitis that have not responded to traditional conservative measures. It provides a unique non-invasive modality that usually prevents surgery in the treatment of heel pain and tendinitis. Shock wave therapy provides doctors and patients with a simple effective alternative to surgical intervention and its possible complications.

If you want to keep doing everything you love to do, this new treatment modality will allow you to do so. The doctors at Livingston Foot Care Specialists 1685 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, 516-826-0103 have introduced this technology to their practice to help their patients.

For further information and to find out if you are a candidate for this exciting treatment call

Livingston foot Care Specialists at
1685 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710
516-826-0103

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