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Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the West Long Branch, NJ area, we're excited you are here. With the podiatry industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote podiatric awareness as a vital part of your healthy, active lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including the latest developments in podiatry, podiatric treatments and helpful foot care advice from Dr. Steve Marder and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure the long-term health of your feet


Heel Pain? What Can I Do?
By Dr Steven Marder
January 07, 2010
The Classic Story...... 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. The problem can last for months, become chronic and 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. A conservative treatment called Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is proving to be a successful method of resolving heel pain without surgery. This procedure can be provided in our office and takes about 20 minutes.

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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.