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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
February 22, 2016
Category: Foot Care

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, and according to hcplive.com, “a full 10% of the population experiences heel pain their lives.” Those who have chronic heel pain may require surgery as a treatment option. A study conducted by the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery suggests that surgery that did not require calcaneal, or heel bone drilling to treat plantar fasciitis was not as effective as those who did have calcaneal drilling.

Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. If your heel is hurting consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Causes of Heel Pain

  • Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.
  • Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.
  • Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                     
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change             
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 08, 2015
Tags: Foot Pain   Heel Pain   Achilles  

Dominika Cibulkova had been experiencing heel pain for nearly two years before undergoing surgery to shave down her bone spur. The tennis player has been kept off the court for five months to allow her Achilles to heal. “It was starting to bother me more and more,” said Cibulkova. “For two years I wasn’t in crazy pain but I was in pain.” Since her return, the athlete has been making a slow by steady comeback. In the last month alone, she has claimed defeats over Sloane Stephens, Kristina Mladenovic, and Ana Ivanovic.

Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. If your heel is hurting consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Causes of Heel Pain

  • Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.
  • Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.
  • Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                     
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change             
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
May 28, 2015

Gyms across the country are getting more involved with educating people on proper running technique to avoid injury. One such gym in Minneapolis, Magna Health and Fitness, offers tips on a successful and pain-free run. Emulate the posture of a toddler—lead with the chest and allow gravity to pull yourself folder with the feet below the hips. Practice belly breathing to take in optimal oxygen. Ensure the shoulders are down and relaxed with the arms at a 90-degree angle.

Running injuries, even with proper precautions, can still occur in many runners. If you are suffering from a running injury see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with quality treatment and assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 14, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Heel Pain   Plantar Fascitis  

Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers has not played a ballgame due to his ongoing heel pain since being pulled from the Future exhibition game between the Rangers and Cubs prospects in Arizona. The athlete has been seeing a team specialist for his soreness, and recently stated that he does not believe the pain in the back of his heel is related to his Achilles tendon. Gallo’s MRI results are currently unknown. There is hope that they will not reveal anything significant; the baseball player may not be able to play with the Rangers until September.

Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. If your heel is hurting consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Causes of Heel Pain

  • Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.
  • Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.
  • Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                     
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change             
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Sport Specialization in Young Children Can Increase Chances of Sever’s Disease

 

New Research Suggests that specialization in a particular sport may lead to early damage and injury in young children. Although it has become increasingly popular, many suggest that specialization should start at the end of their child’s growth spurts. This usually occurs around 15 years of age or during adolescence. Dr. Liebeg of Akron Children’s Hospital states, “During growth spurts, the growth plates are at a higher risk for injury.” Sever’s disease is a foot condition that commonly occurs in growing children, but is most often developed in children that are more physically active. The disease is clearly displayed as the inflammation of the heel’s growth plate.

Sever’s disease is common in children and can be treated, so parents should not be alarmed if their child is showing signs or symptoms of the disease. See Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey for treatment. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain I none or both feet. The disease is known to affect children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Sever’s disease occurs when part of the child’s heel known as the growth plate (calcaneal epiphysis) is attached to the Achilles tendon. This area can suffer injury when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth. Therefore, the constant pain which one experiences at the back of the heel will make the child unable to put any weight on the heel. The child is then forced to walk on their toes.

Toe gait- develops in which the child must change the way they walk to avoid placing weight on the heel. This can lead to other problems as well in the future.

Symptoms

Acute pain – pain asscoiatied with Sever’s disease is usually felt in the heel when the child engages in physical activity such as walking, jumping and or running.

Highly active – children who are very active are among the most susceptible in experiencing Sever’s disease, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

For more information about Sever’s Disease, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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