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heel painWearing high-heels for long hours and even simply standing for hours without rest are habits that can place stress on the feet and cause plantar fasciitis. Presenting as heel pain, plantar faciitis is an inflammation of the tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. UN Oriental Medical Clinic physician Lee Sung-hun believes this condition is easily preventable through simple changes in behavior.

The National Health Insurance Service published statistics showing that plantar fasciitis is more common in females than males. More specifically, women in their 30s to 50s are the most prevalently affected.Heavy physical activity, weight gain, and hormonal changes are common contributors. Sung-hun states that in Oriental medicine, acupuncture, bee venom, and moxibustion are used to treat plantar fasciitis, but suggests supportive footwear and stretching the Achilles heel and calf muscles as helpful alternatives.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition and requires medical attention. If you experience discomfort when applying weight to the heel, see a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide quality care for all of your foot and ankle related concerns.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Weight change
  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices. 
  • Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis. 
  • Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

To learn more about plantar fascia please follow our link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Plantar FasciitisAt first, Colorado fitness instructor and graphic designer Tammy Moore thought her shoes were the source of her heel pain. But after a while the pain became so intense that sometimes it was difficult for her to even stand up.

She decided to visit a doctor, who identified her condition as plantar fasciitis.  

Moore spent upward of $1000 on physical therapy, new shoes, and insoles. She found that stretching her feet regularly did a lot to make her heel feel better. It ended up being more than a year before her plantar fasciitis fully subsided. “At the first signs, if you think you have it, start (treatments),” she said. “If I felt it coming back, I think I’d do all these things.”

Plantar fasciitis is very painful, but can usually be treated with a wide variety of options. For help with your heel pain, call podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz, DPM. Dr. Slomowitz will let you know if you have plantar fasciitis or not and recommend an appropriate treatment.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

· Ill-fitting shoes
· Weight change
· Excessive running
· Non-supportive shoes
· Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

· Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
· Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

New Studies on Treatment

According to groundbreaking treatment option studies, Luca M. Sconfienza, M.D. says that ultrasound with steroid injections was effective in over 95% of cases that involve plantar fasciitis. This process involves anesthesia and is a single process, out-patient treatment that was discovered to be highly effective. Luca M. Sconfienza M.D. presented her study at an annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Be sure to speak with your podiatrist about different methods that can be used, as well as finding out what treatment options they offer. For more information about Plantar Fasciitis, please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office which is located in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle problems.

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foot injuriesAn ultra marathon consists of racing over 26.2 miles, even though marathon runners push their bodies to the limit during races they don’t see the severity of injury risks it carries. A new study published in journal PLOS ONE, sought to find if the extreme sport carried any dangerous consequences.

After conducting a study Dr. Marty Hoffman and Dr. Eswar Krishnan, an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, reported few serious health problems and illness in a year-long study. “These people generally are healthy,” Krishnan told FoxNews.com. “If you already have heart failure or other medical issues, you wouldn’t be ultramarathon-running.” According to Krishnan knee pain , ligament problems, and tendon problems were a major concern. “We hope to see over time how many are serious and how many are soft tissue injuries.”

A sports related foot or ankle injury can be painful and frustrating.If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury as a result of a sports injury, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can help treat and rehabilitate your foot or ankle injury.  

Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

• Plantar Fasciitis
• Plantar Fasciosis
• Achilles Tendinitis
• Achilles Tendon Rupture
• Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Ankle Injuries21 year old dancer Elizabeth Mick performed the Eugene Ballet’s touring production of “The Nutcracker.” Mick, who is a graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, describes her experience has been ‘amazing’ despite undergoing a series of setbacks which included a severe ankle sprain and surgery.

Mick joined the Eugene program only after undergoing surgery to remove an ankle cyst that developed after suffering a sprain that forced her to leave early from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program.

Her surgeon explained that the cyst had wrapped itself around a nerve and tendon in her foot. As a result Mick has had to undergo muscle recovery while trying to improve on her technique. “

If you believe you suffered a sports related foot or ankle injury, you should pay a visit to podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide you with the best care for your feet and ankles.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

· Plantar Fasciitis
· Plantar Fasciosis
· Achilles Tendinitis
· Achilles Tendon Rupture
· Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.

To learn more about sports related foot and ankle injuries, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

Read more on Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries.

Plantar FasciitisSan Diego Padres infielder Logan Forsythe has been struggling with an ongoing case of plantar fasciitis. As a result Forsythe wound up being limited to five at-bats since September due to pain in his right foot. While Forsythe has been attempting to avoid surgery, he acknowledges that surgery would be “the only possibility” if he does not heal from a month of immobilization and rest. For now Forsythe has received cortisone shots and wears a protective boot to help his foot recover.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitzwill examine your heel pain and determine if you have plantar fasciitis before providing further treatment options.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

· Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
· Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

· Excessive running
· Lack of adequate footwear
· Bad foot support
· Overpronation
· Obesity

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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