Welcome to Essex Union Podiatry.

Welcome to Essex Union Podiatry.



Resolve Your Plantar Fasciitis Today

New Jersey Plantar Fasciitis Doctors

Meet podiatrists Dr. Sarah Haller, Dr. Jason Galante, and Dr. Kaitlyn Testa who specialize in resolving plantar fasciitis with the top technologies available.

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Union County, New Jersey

Plantar fasciitis causes problems for hundreds of thousands of Americans, and unfortunately it often takes years for pain to resolve if action is not taken. Essex Union Podiatry is here to help with a proven path towards a pain-free foot.

1. Start with a Plantar Fasciitis Foot Consultation

We'll investigate the cause of your plantar fasciitis in order to diagnose and properly recommend a treatment option.

2. Review Non-Surgical or Surgical Options

Depending on your circumstances, causes, and the severity of your plantar fasciitis, we'll recommend a treatment plan that's right for you.

3. Resolve Your Plantar Fasciitis for the Long Haul

No matter your case, we'll help you move closer to pain-free feet, and teach you how to protect and maintain your feet to avoid future injuries.

Plantar Fasciitis Overview: Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery

Plantar fasciitis is a common and often painful foot condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. The most telling symptom is a sharp pain near the heel of the foot.

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

The most frequently seen symptom of plantar fasciitis is typically:
● Sharp, stabbing pain in the heel, especially during the first steps taken after a period of rest or inactivity, such as when getting out of bed in the morning
This discomfort may subside as the foot is used through the day, but it can return after prolonged periods of standing or walking.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Treatment for plantar fasciitis typically includes 
● Rest● Stretching exercises● Orthotic devices, and sometimes● Anti-inflammatory medication. 
In more severe cases, medical procedures or interventions might be necessary to alleviate the pain and promote healing. For individuals experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis, it's important to to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.


Heel Spur v. Plantar Fasciitis

Heel spur and plantar fasciitis are related conditions that often occur together, because heel spurs are most often caused by chronic plantar fasciitis.
Cause of Plantar Fasciitis:● Plantar fasciitis is primarily characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This condition is typically caused by overuse, repetitive stress, or strain on the plantar fascia.
Cause of Heel Spur:● A heel spur is a bony growth that forms on the bottom of the heel bone (calcaneus). It is often associated with long-term untreated plantar fasciitis. The formation of a heel spur is the body's response to the chronic pulling and tension on the plantar fascia.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment: Non-Surgical Options

Plantar fasciitis can be treated non-surgically, but in more severe or chronic cases, surgical options may be necessary.


Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are specially designed and fabricated insoles or shoe inserts that are tailored to the unique needs of an individual's feet. 
Individualized Support: Custom orthotics are crafted to address specific foot issues, such as overpronation or supination, arch problems, or alignment concerns.

Enhanced Comfort: These orthotic devices help distribute pressure evenly across the feet, reducing discomfort and pain.

Improved Biomechanics: Custom orthotics can improve the alignment and biomechanics of the feet, ankles, and lower limbs

Prescription-Based: Unlike over-the-counter insoles, custom orthotics are prescribed and created following a thorough assessment by a healthcare professional. 

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Night Splints

Wearing a night splint that keeps the foot in a dorsiflexed (toes pointed up) position can help maintain the plantar fascia's length.

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Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Non-prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, can help reduce pain and inflammation when used as directed.

Get Started with a Foot Consultation


New Jersey Plantar Fasciitis Experts

At Essex Union Podiatry, we continue to educate on cutting-edge technologies and best practices to make sure you're getting the best foot and ankle care in the country. 

    Expert, compassionate foot and ankle surgeons
    Over three decades combined experience
    Three office locations in Northern New Jersey

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We Accept Most Insurances

Essex Union Podiatry proudly accepts most insurance types to meet your healthcare needs. Get in touch with our team in one of our three convenient locations for assistance with your healthcare coverage options.

At this time, we do not accept the following insurance types: 

● Amerigroup ● Community Plans ● Medicaid ● Any Horizon Plan with Prefix “YKO”

  • Springfield Office

    500 Morris Ave. Suite 203Springfield, NJ 07081(973) 376-8210
    Call this location for more information about accepted insurance types

  • Rahway Office

    1600 Saint Georges Ave.Rahway, NJ 07065(732) 388-2375
    Call this location for more information about accepted insurance types

  • Caldwell Office

    376 Bloomfield Ave.Caldwell, NJ 07006(973) 226-2263
    Call this location for more information about accepted insurance types

Why Choose Essex Union Podiatry for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

For comprehensive foot and ankle care, Essex Union Podiatry is your top rated podiatrist in NJ


Unmatched Patient Outcomes

Our podiatric care is second to none. Trust us to deliver the best result possible for your podiatric condition or injury.


Foot and Ankle Experts

Our expert surgeons have the experience and credentials to provide peace of mind and confident, compassionate care.


Cutting Edge Technology

Our offices are equipped with the latest technologies so that we can offer faster relief and recovery for all of your podiatry concerns.

Our Clients Call Us the Best Podiatrists in NJ

Get in Touch Today

Our compassionate care team is ready to help with all of your foot and ankle conditions and questions. Leave your concerns at the door and allow our expert doctors to deliver relief and peace of mind from your podiatric complications today.

Rahway Office

1600 St. Georges Ave. Rahway, NJ 07065Phone: (732) 388-2375

Caldwell Office

376 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006Phone: (973) 226-2263

Springfield Office

500 Morris Ave. Suite 203, Springfield, NJ 07081Phone: (973) 376-8210

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