We are the exclusive providers for the one treatment that can eliminate heel pain within 2-3 weeks, without surgery.  We are so confident the treatment will work, that we offer to repeat the treatment for free if you are not improved within 6 weeks.

For the last 10 years, Dr. Rockmore has been able to alleviate heel pain without surgery with just one treatment.  This powerful treatment, related to radiofrequency ablation for spine pain, does not require any cutting, no surgery.

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This treatment is not well known because 1) insurance companies still consider surgery the standard of care after non-surgical care fails, 2) the equipment is expensive and not readily available, 3)  There is a steep learning curve for this procedure, so mastering it may take some time.

 

Here is how easy it is to alleviate your heel pain:

1.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rockmore in either Hamilton (609) 585-0500 or Summit (908) 273-0056 

2.  Schedule the treatment.

3.  Remove the band-aid the day after treatment

4.  Return to normal activities

 

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Frequently asked questions:

1.  Is this procedure covered by my insurance?

Answer.  Some insurances cover this treatment, it depends on your plan.  If it is not covered it can be paid with a health savings account or flex spending account.  If it is not covered, the fee for this service is approximately $500.

 

2.  Do I need to rest more than 24 hours after the treatment?

Answer.  No.  You can resume moderate activity the following day

 

3.  Is this treatment painful?

Answer.  Pain is not typically an issue for most patients.  Most patients receive the treatment with just local anesthsia.  The heel may be sore for a day or more.

4.  Is only one treatment required?

Answer.  Yes, in most cases.   Pain decreases the following 14 days or more.  Rarely, the procedure is repeated if symptoms persist more than 6 weeks. 

5.  What is the success rate? 

Answer.  The success rate is approximately 90%.  There are several published studies that demonstrate this. 

6.  Do you guarantee it will work? 

Answer.  At your consultation, after a thorough examination, Dr. Rockmore will determine if you are a good candidate.   We are so very confident that this will work for you that if you still have a significant amount of heel pain 6 weeks after the treatment, Dr. Rockmore will waive his fee for a 2nd ablation to be performed within the following month.  

 

Testimonials from Heel Pain Radiofrequency Treatment:

Thank you Dr. Rockmore!  My heel pain is gone from your procedure!

- Lucius B

treated April 2014

 

My heel pain was so bad.  Thank you for helping me without surgery.

- Donald J

treated August 2015

 

The procedure took my pain away within 2 weeks.  I would do it again if my other foot got bad.

- Kim R

treated May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation with degeneration of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation (flexible arches) is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes over streching, inflammation, and degeneration.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy.

Pain at the back of the heel occurs due to over streching of the achilles tendon.  Spurs can also form here.

 

When heel pain does not get better after a few weeks of orthotics and streching:

 

Depending on the cause of your heel pain, there are a few non-invasive options:

Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Therapy

This is our favorite non-invasive treatment because it works so well.  It MUST be the "high energy" treatment.  This is a one time treatment that breaks up the fibrosis and degenerative tissue that causes stiffness and tightness in the plantar fascia.  It is FDA approved and the FDA studies show a 90% success rate.  Patient generally feek better within 6 to 12 weeks.

In the past 10 years, only 1 of our patients that was treated with our high energy Extra-corporeal Shockwave Treatment was subsequently treated via surgery.  We perform this with ultrasound guidance to target the structure.

Heel Pain can also be treated effectively  with one treatment and no stitches using Radiofrequency Ablation.  Our unique treatment "turns off" the pain transmission and results can be seen within 2 weeks.  Only band-aids are needed after the procedure  and there are no special issues and no limitations due to the procedure.  The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete and uses ultrasound imaging.

Plantar fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis can also be treated with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).  This treatment is an injection of your own body's growth factors into the injured tissue using direct visualization via ultrasound.  This has been used by many professional athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods to help their injuries heal faster. 

For heel pain with plantar fasciitis that involves the heel and arch  we offer the newer minimal incision Endoscopic and Instep plantar fascia partial release.  Approximatelty 2  stiches are required and you are permitted to walk the same day.  This releases the tight fascia and stops the strain on this structure. This very common procedure is usually completed within 30 minutes. 

For heel pain or plantar fasciitis with heel nerve compression,  Baxter's Nerve Release with Plantar fascia release may be required.   This procedure is usually completed in approximately  one hour, and is done as an outpatient. The approach is similar to that for tarsal tunnel syndrome.  An incision is made on the inside of the ankle that permits release of the plantar fascia, and of all branches of the tibial nerve, including one or more compressed medial calcaneal nerves and Baxter's. General anesthesia is not usually required .  A tourniquet is placed on your thigh so there is no bleeding during the surgery.  Microscope glasses are worn by the surgeon to help identify the nerves.