Summit Medical Group Orthopedics providers are trusted experts in their subspecialties. They’re often tapped to speak to clinical and lay audiences, teach medical students and comment in the media about orthopedic issues. The latest SMG Ortho provider for the spotlight is foot and ankle expert Dr. Marco Ucciferri.
Dr. Ucciferri talked to MyCentralJersey.com about everyday choices that can lead to heel pain. They include:
- Wearing the wrong size shoes
- Wearing shoes—especially high heels—for too long
- Wearing improper exercise footwear
- Being overweight
Making lifestyle changes like those Dr. Ucciferri described can help relieve heel pain. A foot and ankle expert can also provide other forms of treatment, such as custom shoe orthotics and physical therapy.
If you are bothered by heel pain, request an appointment with Dr. Ucciferri or another outstanding Summit Medical Group Orthopedics foot and ankle expert. Our providers can advise you on the most effective lifestyle choices and home remedies to care for your feet and ankles, as well as provide expert surgical and nonsurgical treatment for more severe conditions.