Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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Description: Physical therapist Pete Morro works with Tim Loftus, 49, of Marlboro on the AlterG Treadmill at ProCare Rehabilitation in Hazlet. Loftus, who has multiple sclerosis, walks weekly on the NASA-developed anti-gravity treadmill to maintain his mobility.'Many MS patients jump in a wheelchair and accept the progression of this disease,' he said. 'The AlterG is a tool that helps me fight it.'The AlterG, a treadmill system designed by NASA, can provide athletes and others with another option for rehabilitation after injury.  This treadmill was created to simulate walking on the moon and reduces the amount of weight put on joints during use.  “The most common conditions we’re using it for are orthopedic ones, such as stress fractures, heel spurs, knee replacements and tendonitis,” said Pete Morro, physical therapist and co-owner of ProCare Rehabilitation.  “These patients might need to be on crutches otherwise, but the AlterG accelerates their recovery, allowing cardiovascular conditioning and gait mechanics to progress normally without pain and enabling the return of full weight to an extremity – which promotes healing – to occur faster.”

Eliminating the pain associated with heel spurs is a huge leap forward in improving the lives of Americans who suffer from this kind of pain. If you’re experiencing significant pain in your heels, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein will examine your feet and diagnose any heel spurs you might be suffering from, as well as provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

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If you have any of the following conditions, or wish to learn more please speak with your doctor. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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