Toronto podiatrist reports Jerry Seinfeld thankful for successful podiatry treatment for heel pain
posted: Apr. 29, 2013.
According to the April 24,2013 addition of the emailed newsletter, Weekly Focus, put out by the American Podiatric Medical Association, Jerry Seinfeld suffered with heel pain for more than thirty years. He was finally successfully treated by APMA member, podiatrist Joesph D'Amico D.P.M.
Seinfeld told a small group of faculty members of the New York College of Podiatric Mecidine that, " I have a hard time watching the reruns because I see the shoes on my feet and remember how painfull that experience was".
Seinfeld was so grateful that he made a donation to the Gait Labrotory for Biomechanical Research at the school as well as a donation to the Richard O'Shuster Memorial Biomechanics Seminar.
There are many different causes of heel pain, but the most common cause is Plantar Fasciitis. This is a condition where the long broad ligament at the sole of the foot, the plantar fascia, becomes irritated and playful. Classically it hurts with the first free steps in the morning and feels better with a limited amount of walking, but the problem can become chronic if not treated.
According to the article, D'Amico identified a biomechanical problem with Seinfeld's feet. These types of problems can often successfully be treated with Custom Foot Orthotics, or Orthopedic Insoles which are insoles worn in the shoes. They improve the mechanics of the foot and allow the foot to function in a more normal manner. This can often relieve the pull and the pain of plantar fasciitis.
In some cases it is also necessary to relieve the inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis. This can be done with anti inflammatory pills or cortisone injections. However, some people are concerned about the side effects associated with pills and injections. For these people, in my Toronto podiatry office, I use Laser Pain Treatment and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Heel Spur Pain, Arch Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis. This can relieve the inflammation without the side effects.
If you, or someone that you care about, or someone you know from a TV show suffers from heel pain please let them know that Sheldon Nadal, D.P.M., Toronto, Ontario Podiatrist is here to help. Please call our Toronto Ontario Podiatry Office at 416-486-9917 for a consultation.
For more information on this and other conditions we treat, please go to our home page at http://www.footcare.net/
By the way, I couldnt find any info on Kramer's feet.
Above picture courtesy of P.M. News, from left to right, Dr. Joseph D'Amico, Jerry Seinfeld, Dr. Michael Trepal, Louis Levine