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March 17, 2010
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Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Greensburg area, we're excited you are here. With the podiatry industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote podiatric awareness as a vital part of your healthy, active lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including the latest developments in podiatry, podiatric treatments and helpful foot care advice from Dr. Cindric and her staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure the long-term health of your feet.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

-- The Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care Team

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Spring is Here!
By Cherrie Fabry Cindric, DPM,
March 21, 2010
It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy warm weather activities like walking and running. But be cautious! Sudden increased activity following a winter of inactivity can result in unwanted heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis. This painful condition results from inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. Starting repetitive activities such as a new exercise routine, even continuous standing or walking on a daily basis, can put a lot of stress and strain on the ligaments in the foot, resulting in the inflammation and pain. The good news is heel pain can be cured. The key to success in eliminating the pain is early treatment; heel pain can become chronic and debilitating if not cared for properly. Our office can help you find relief with therapies including: • anti-inflammatory medications • stretching exercises • orthotic devices • physical therapy • footwear modifications • activity limitations Although most patients with plantar fasciitis respond to non-surgical treatment, a small percentage of patients may require surgery. If, after several months of non-surgical treatment, you continue to have heel pain, surgical options can be discussed. Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying the beauty of spring. If you are suffering from heel pain, make an appointment with our office so you can resume your healthy, active lifestyle.