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Podiatrist - Clark, NJ
1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

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Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.

In some long-standing cases, the inflammatory process--a normal part of healing from any sort of injury--can go dormant, much like a broken bone which won't heal.  Here, the condition evolves from being known as plantar fasciitis to a condition known as plantar fasciosis.  Here, the goal is to reawaken or jumpstart the inflammatory process, and make progress towards resolving pain. 

There are a number of methods for doing this. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) is one method which is approximately 94% successful in these cases.  Other methods, such as amniotic tissue injections can also be quite helpful in resolving these stubborn conditions.

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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470