Category: Heel Pain

Peroneal Tendonitis Mimics Plantar Fasciitis

A type of tendonitis that is sometimes overlooked as the cause of foot and ankle pain is peroneal tendonitis that affects the two tendons that run along the outside of the foot. This condition is sometimes diagnosed as plantar fasciitis by physicians, which is why you should always see your foot care specialist first. These […]

Risk Factors for Developing Plantar Fasciitis

One of the earliest signs of plantar fasciitis is heel pain that is often most noticeable first thing in the morning. The extension of your foot upon getting out of bed after sleeping can stretch the ligament causing the telltale severe pain in the heel area. These symptoms may occur only occasionally at first; however, […]

Treating and Preventing Heel Pain

A frequent culprit that is responsible for causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is very common among competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and for the multitudes who spend hours on their feet all day working including landscapers, teachers, and delivery personnel. One of the most effective methods for treating heel pain is to instigate […]

Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. A phenomenon called heel spurs is often seen in conjunction with plantar fasciitis, but heel spurs do not cause plantar fasciitis pain. When the plantar […]

Who Needs Custom Orthotics?

It’s common to see all types of generic shoe inserts at shoe stores and pharmacies, but have you ever wondered about custom orthotics? Podiatry practices like Podiatry Center of New Jersey offer patients with custom orthotics to help with a variety of foot and ankle issues, from short-term trauma recovery to chronic heel pain. Find […]

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis requires rest and can be slow to heal without the proper treatment. It is a condition that is especially common in runners and other athletes who engage in repetitive motions that apply excessive pressure on the arches. For many athletes, it can become a condition that rears its ugly […]

5 Common Summer Foot Problems

Summer is in full stride here in New Jersey, and that means people are experiencing hot days and hopefully enjoying a vacation! Summer is prime time for swimming, beaches, barbecues, and plenty of opportunities to show off your feet, but it is also when there is a dramatic increase in foot and ankle problems. The […]

Benefits of Orthotics

April is National Foot Awareness Month so it’s an ideal time to think about your foot health and foot care. One important aspect of foot care is prevention of foot and ankle problems, which can be done not only through diligent foot inspections, stretching, and wearing proper shoes, but also through the use of orthotics. […]

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

It is officially spring in the Wayne area and many of us are spending more time outdoors to exercise. Sometimes, despite your motivation, your body may not be able to handle the sudden increase in activity. One resulting condition that we commonly treat here at Podiatry Center of New Jersey is heel pain, which is […]