I wrote this book because too
many people suffer from foot and ankle pain unnecessarily.

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker


OR  Call today!  (724) 225- 7410 

853 Jefferson Ave-suite 2
Washington, PA, 15301

Podiatrist - Washington
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
(724) 225-9469 - fax




On a cool evening this Fall, wouldn’t it be nice to get dressed up and enjoy a night of dinner and dancing? One of the top events in Pittsburgh, PA this year is the Swan Lake Soiree put on by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Enjoy an exquisite dinner, tableside dancing by company dancers, and strut your stuff on the dance floor as well! It is taking place on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 and you don’t want to miss out!

Foot pain in general is not normal and usually indicates a problem that needs to be addressed, but at an event such as this one where you are sitting for a longer period of time, it is a common problem to feel pain in your heels when you stand up. Heel pain can also come on when you stand up after sitting in the office all day, after watching a movie for a couple of hours, or first thing out of bed in the morning.

Most of the time it is only one heel that is affected and the cause of the pain often stems from the plantar fascia. This is a strong band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel. Overuse, high impact activities and aging can cause tiny tears in this ligament and result in swelling, inflammation and pain. The condition is called plantar fasciitis. While in a seated position for a while or during sleep in the night, the plantar fascia has a chance to tighten up. It then stretches again when weight is put on the foot, which is why your heel pain develops after moments of rest or sitting.

Ignoring pain in your heel could result in a chronic problem and lead to secondary problems with your knees, hips and back, since foot pain often changes the way you walk. Don’t let it get to that point. Contact Dr. Philip Pinsker for treatment as soon as it starts. Make an appointment at our office in Washington, PA by calling (724) 225-7410.