Heel pain is a major life changer. It can keep you from doing what you love- activities, hobbies, vacations, even your job can be affected. While it can be very frustrating, surgery is always our last option for treating heel pain.

Heel pain is usually caused by plantar fasciitis. This is when the plantar fascia, which is the band that runs from your toes to your heel, becomes inflamed. Heel pain is caused by many factors including weight gain, increased activity and ill-fitting shoes.Treatment is designed to reduce inflammation and offloading the tendon.  

Treatments can include

1. Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy

2. Laser Therapy

3. Cryotherapy

4. Physical Therapy

5. Stretches

6. Orthotics

Heel pain will usually only get worse without treatment. The sooner you are treated, the better your chances are for a faster, conservative treatment. 


Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience treating patients in our Hillsborough & Piscataway offices