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Heel Pain: The 5 Most Common Causes

An extremely common complaint, heel pain is a result of repeated stress and pounding of the heel. This pain may be more frequent at night or while resting. Sometimes it can make it difficult to walk comfortably on the side where the pain resides. You may also notice swelling or discoloration at the back of… Read More


Ankle Sprain or Fracture? How to Tell the Difference

Ankle injuries can be tricky. It may be hard to tell whether you’ve sprained your ankle or if it’s fractured. That’s because sprained and broken ankles result from similar injuries such as stepping and landing on the outside of your foot. This causes ligaments on the outside of the ankle stretch and can sometimes cause… Read More


Dealing with Ankle Arthritis

Arthritis is common, but misunderstood. People think of it as a single disease, but it really is a way of referring to joint pain or joint inflammation. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Over 50 million American adults have some type of… Read More


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Get the Facts

You’ve probably heard of carpel tunnel syndrome – the condition in which the nerve inside the wrist is compressed, causing pain, tingling and numbness. But what do you know about tarsal tunnel syndrome? If you’re experiencing similar pain and tingling along the inside of your ankle and down your foot, you know a lot more… Read More


Understanding Flat Feet

The term “flat feet” quite literally means that the arches on the inside of your feet are flat, making it possible for the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor when standing. Flat feet is typically a painless condition, but some people with flat feet experience foot pain, especially in the arch or… Read More


Stress Fractures

A stress fracture takes place when a certain area of bone is subject to excessive and repetitive force. When you walk, run or jump continually, you put your bones at greater risk for little cracks or microfractures, which normally heal on their own. But if the excessive force becomes too great for your foot, a… Read More


Preventing an Achilles Tendon Rupture

Your Achilles tendon is a large, strong, fibrous cord that connects muscles in the lower part of your calf to your heel bone, affecting the lower back of your leg. This rupture most often occurs when the tendon becomes inflexible or overworked, and it is prevalent in people who play recreational sports. Signs of Rupture… Read More


Bunions: What You Need to Know

With the warmer weather comes the opportunity to sport your fun sandals or flip flops. But if you live with bunions, you may not feel like donning those summer shoes. Besides the fact that bunions are unsightly, they’re also painful, especially if you don’t wear the right shoe. If you’re thinking about doing something about… Read More


5 Solutions for Living With Flat Feet

If you have flat feet, you know how painful it can be. What’s more, you may have trouble fitting into certain shoes, making it difficult to be active. Thinking you can’t do anything about your flat feet isn’t necessarily true. Here are some things you can do to make living with flat feet more manageable…. Read More


Dr. Soomekh uses revolutionary Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy for chronic heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition of the heel.  It is the most common diagnosed cause of heel pain.  It will affect about 1 million people each year.  Dr. Soomekh has been using platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis for the last 6 years.  His results have been increasingly promising… Read More


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