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NEW YORK, NY, April 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As active individuals, some people often experience pain in their heel or arch. While heel pain is a common complaint among active individuals, Dr. Gary Evans, New York City podiatrist, encourages patients to visit his office for immediate care. Many times the simple act of standing for a prolonged period of time can cause a person to experience heel pain, which can put a damper on daily tasks.
Heel pain is typically a result of faulty biomechanics that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. An injury, or even a bruise that incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces can cause this stress. Wearing poorly constructed footwear, or being overweight can also lead to heel pain in New York City. While Dr. Evans, foot doctor in New York City, understands that heel pain can occur, he urges patients to not just "put up with" this pain. Instead, Dr. Evans offers advice and ways to prevent heel pain from occurring so that patients can continue to lead active lifestyles.
"Heel pain is one of the most common complaints I hear at my office. At the initial onset, a patient might feel sudden discomfort, but it can also be a progressive aching that gets worse with time. I want to make sure my patients are able to live active lifestyles without difficulty, which is why I encourage each patient to visit my office at the initial onset of pain," said Dr. Gary Evans, New York City foot doctor.
In addition to early diagnosis, Dr. Evans informs patients of the need to take extra precautions in preventing the development of heel pain. An array of steps can be taken to avoid heel pain in NYC, such as wearing shoes that fit well and have shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks, and supportive heel counters. Wearing shoes made specifically for each activity is also very important.
"Even if my patients are not experiencing pain in their feet, I am available to provide preventive measures to protect their feet from pain. This is the time of the year that many people begin training for marathons, which can take a toll on a person's feet. However, with proper preventive care, such as orthotics, I can help those patients maintain healthy feet that are pain-free," said Dr. Evans, podiatrist in NYC.
Dr. Evans, NYC podiatrist, also offers patients Radial Shock Wave Therapy for a fast, gentle, non-surgical treatment method of reducing heel pain. Dr. Gary Evans and Dr. James Korponay will deliver pneumatically generated pressure waves that travel through the skin. As these pressure waves come in contact with the inflamed tissue, they stimulate the body's natural self-healing process. Radial Shock Wave Therapy is safe, effective and approved by the FDA.
Patients who are experiencing heel pain are encouraged to visit Dr. Gary Evans and Dr. James Korponay for proper treatment. Additionally, patients can also visit these foot doctors in NYC for proper preventive measurs, including orthotics.
For more information on New York City heel pain, treatment options and preventive measures, patients can visit Dr. Evans' website at http://www.drgaryevans.com, or by calling the New York City office at (212) 279-0086 or the Whitestone, New York office at (718) 767-2828.
About Dr. Gary Evans' Podiatric Practice: Dr. Gary Evans is a board certified podiatrist in New York City and an NYU graduate. Specializing in all phases of podiatry, Dr. Gary Evans is joined by Drs. James Korponay and Caren Schumer for the best in quality care. Offering a wide array of foot and ankle care in a convenient and comfortable setting, they provide treatment for bunions, diabetic foot care, heel pain, and Achilles tendon, among many other foot conditions.
Dr. Gary Evans, DPM
1 Penn Plaza Suite 1707
New York, NY 10001
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