Category Archives: Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis in the Competitive Athlete

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions suffered by competitive athletes and falls into the category termed overuse injuries. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes and supporting the arch. When this soft tissue becomes inflamed Continue reading

Cryosurgery: New Treatment For Heel Pain And Foot Nerve Issues

When your feet hurt, your entire body hurts, especially when you’re suffering from painful neuromas or heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Generally, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or orthotics can effectively treat the pain. But when these conservative treatments aren’t enough, chronic heel pain may require surgical treatment.

At Brooklyn Podiatrist, Dr. Perlstein’s office, we can treat irritating heel pain and get you back to your active lifestyle Continue reading

Non-Invasive Shockwave Therapy Could Help Ease Your Heel Pain


If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, then you know just how unpleasant this very common foot condition can be. Plantar fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain, and it occurs when the long, flat ligament on the bottom of the foot stretches irregularly, developing small tears. As a result, the stretched tissue becomes tender and inflamed, making every day tasks and activities difficult and painful.

At Dr. Perlstein’s office, we’ve helped numerous Continue reading