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On Sever’s Disease

This topic–Sever’s disease–was suggested by a reader on Facebook. “Like” me on Facebook here. To be perfectly blunt, Sever’s disease is basically the pediatric form of plantar fasciitis. Both are caused by calves that are too tight, and usually the...

Shockwave? For Foot Pain?!

Many of you have asked me about potential treatments you’ve heard about about for chronic plantar fasciitis and other foot ailments. Two that continue to come up in conversation: GS surgery and ESWT. In short, here is what my experience shows: Gastrocnemius Slide (GS)...

My Pet Peeve: NOT Sticking To Stretching

(…Or just about anything else we tell ‘em.) Patients are predictable I’m sorry to say. Non-compliance is a very large problem with patients. I give approximately 85% of my patients explicit, written directions to do calf stretching and – even with the most...

PRP: Pure Rubbish, People!

I get angry when I see people falling for flashy procedures that fool them into thinking they’re fixing their problems. One of the most searched for heel pain treatments online over the last two years is one often featured in the sports section. Recent stories on...