It’s Running Season… again!

It’s running season again! Fall is usually the time of year when runners really intensify their training regimen to prepare for their upcoming race. There are countless races that are just around the corner such as the Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell Run, Disney Marathon, Gasparilla Distance Classic and many more. It’s an exciting time for […]

Do Heel Spurs Need to be Removed?

This week I had a lot of patients asking me about heel spur removal surgery. Heels spurs are most commonly caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis. When a patient suffers from this condition, it can be extremely painful to do normal, daily activities, such as walking and standing. Plantar fasciitis occurs because of […]

Does Shockwave Therapy Work for Heel Pain?

Heel pain as a a result of plantar fasciitis is a very common problem. We typically see at least five heel pain patients a day and that number only goes up. The typical treatment for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) consists of six therapies. Icing, stretching, injections, orthotics, oral anti-inflammation medicine, and topical gels and creams. […]