By Dr. Steven Marder
May 03, 2010
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When your foot hurts only a toothache hurts more...

The classic story is a patient goes to the foot doctor complaining of heel pain. The heel hurts when the patient first gets out of bed and after periods of inactivity. This problem can last for months and become chronic. Then the patient is forced to seek medical attention.

This condition is known as Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain or heel spur syndrome. It is caused by an inflammation of the strong ligament along the bottom of the foot. In most cases, conservative care usually solves the heel problem and the foot gets better. If neglected, a heel spur may develop and could require surgery to relieve the pain.

A conservative treatment called Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is proving to be a successful method of resolving heel pain without surgery. This non surgical procedure can be provided in our office and the process takes about 20 minutes. Dr Marder is listed among the Top (ESWT) Centers of Excellence in New Jersey for Shock Wave Therapy.


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Heel Pain Is A Common Foot Complaint.

Over 2.5 million people suffer from heel pain in the United States.

One of the complications of heel pain is the growth of bone on the underside of the heel bone known as a heel spur.

  • (ESWT) Shock Wave Therapy may be appropriate to resolve the pain.

  • ESWT is a non-surgical, non-invasive, FDA approved treatment.