San Francisco Podiatry Video


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

APMA Creates New Patient Education Brochure on Heel Pain

Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the number one condition treated by foot doctors? In fact, plantar fascitis (the most common form of heel pain) accounts for about 40% of all visits to podiatrists. In response, the American Podiatric Medical Association has recently created a 12-page "patient eductaion" brochure on heel pain. It has been released to member podiatrists as a marketing tool to lure lucrative heel pain patients into their podiatry practices.

The bottom line is that many people can treat plantar fasciitis themselves using simple at-home treatments that are non-painful. No shots. No surgery. No expensive shoe inserts. Very few patients with plantar fasciitis every need surgery. If you have heel pain that has been bothering you for a short time and a podiatrist tells you that you need heel spur surgery...RUN!

Dr. Christopher Segler is an Ironman Triathlete and award winning foot and ankle surgeon who specializes in providing self-treatment for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. You can learn more about heel pain (especially morning heel pain) as well as request a FREE copy of his book on heel pain at