562-429-5300

Podiatrist - Long Beach
3816 Woodruff Ave Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90808
562-429-5300

We treat all types of heel pain, and strive to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

Not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.  It is very important to have your heel pain condition diagnosed properly in order to receive the correct treatment. 

First, x-rays need to be taken of any foot that has heel pain to rule-out a fracture, bone tumor, or other problem.  Some heel pain is due to Achilles tendinitis, or even back pain.  

Second, a thorough evaluation of your foot needs to be performed to find the exact problem.  Once your heel pain condition has been diagnosed, it is much easier to decide on a treatment plan. 

If you have sharp, shooting pain in your heel, or any other kind of heel pain, we have a whole treatment regimen focused on getting you back on your feet quickly, and keeping you active, while getting the heel pain better.  Heel pain can be a long-term problem if it is not treated quickly and appropriately.  The good news is, it is easily treated and can be cured.  We have special heel braces in our office that helps the heel pain the day you visit us.  You will leave feeling better the same day!   We provide custom orthotics (we take a cast impression of your foot in the neutral position, and measure to see if you have a leg longer than another one; we also measure hip, knee, and ankle joint ranges of motion to determine the prescription for the orthotics; the orthotics are fabricated in a lab from the prescription written by the doctor, customized to exactly what you need). 

We have a new 3-D scanner for custom orthotics.

We offer amniotic mesenchymal stem cell injections that helps your body heal the injured plantar fascia and get you back on your feet!  Mesenchymal stem cells from amniotic tissue have proven to be multipotent (osteogenic and chondrogenic), anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring.  The amniotic membrance contains collagen types III, IV, V, Vii, fibronectin and laminin.  It also contains fibroblases and growth factors which have been shown to suppress pain, fibrosis, bacteria, and promote healing.

We have written instructions that teach exercises for plantar fasciitis, and inform you of what to avoid while getting your heel pain better.  We are committed to getting you back to your feet pain-free!  

Surgery is usually a last resort, and is not the first step for heel pain and heel spurs!

We now have a laser to reduce inflammation and pain, and help speed the healing process.

We can make your feet feel great!

Call for an appointment today to have you back on your feet!

Foot and ankle injuries often require people to stop being active, and time is needed to heal the injuries.  At a A Step Above Foot Care, we are excited to offer treatment that will help people hit the ground running again faster and heal quicker.  We offer mesenchymal stem cell injections for tendinitis or tendon tears, torn ligaments from ankle sprains, heel pain related to plantar fasciitis, and more.  The mesenchymal stem cell therapy that we provide comes from amniotic membrane, rich in hyaluronic acid, collagen, and growth factors.  These stem cells attract your own body’s stem cells to differentiate and form your own collagen, healing the injured tissues.  When joints are injured, they become inflamed.  The metalloproteases that are increased with joint injuries damage joint cartilage and soft tissues.  Mesenchymal stem cells bind with these damaging metalloproteases, decreasing inflammation and  joint damage, and the tissues heal faster.  Mesenchymal stem cells also reduce scar formation, and help the body form new collagen with less or no scarring.  This treatment is restorative, thus allowing the body to restore itself faster and get people on their feet quicker. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our mesenchymal stem cell therapy, call our office for an appointment.  Our board certified surgeon will take a detailed history, examine your feet and ankles, and determine if you are a candidate for this restorative treatment.

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3816 Woodruff Ave
Long Beach, CA 90808