Dr. Greene got me back to my old self!

Dr. Greene is a life saver!

I had been struggling with a bad lower back for over 6 months which was leading to other issues. After just one consultation, we came up with the perfect plan of rehab, exercise and a stretching program that got me back to my old self. At times I just wasn’t sure my body was going to bounce back, but Dr. Greene just kept telling me we were making progress and just to stay on the path.

In a matter of 6-8 weeks, I was back to 100% and now have a program I follow whenever I have a sore back and then the problems just don’t return. I’m surfing everyday and able to push myself with no worries because I know I’m in the best hands.

Thanks Dr. Greene!
– Matt Keenan

Damon A. Greene, M.D.

Partnering on Value-Based Care is Key to Reining In Health Care Costs

Partnering on Value-Based Care is Key to Reining In Health Care Costs

August 16, 2019

I came across an article recently in Managed Care about Dr. Stephen Zabinski, a surgeon at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point, New Jersey, who also happens to participate in the Episodes of Care program here at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ).

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Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Although golf does not involve running or jumping, injuries can occur to the foot and ankle. Golfers should be aware Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course. 

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst.

Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.


What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.

Causes

The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.

Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when one’s job requires long hours on the feet. Obesity and overuse may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

 

Symptoms

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