Heel Pain


Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)

Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue 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. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.

Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP )

PRP is a new non-surgical state of the art modality offered by Dr. William Sachs. PRP is a method that takes advantage of the body's own healing powers. Wonderful results have to be obtained treating plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.

PRP uses a portion of the patient's own blood (platelets and white blood cells) to stimulate a healing response to damaged tissue. A small amount of blood is drawn and then spun down in a special centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and white blood cells. This concentrate is then injected into the damaged tissue, such as the plantar fascia or achilles tendon.

This technique enhances the body's own healing capacity to speed the recovery!

Get the Heel Pain relief you deserve with Adult & Child Footcare. Call our Toms River, NJ podiatry office at (732) 255-7070 to schedule your appointment today!