Foot Pain? We Treat Feet!

Published February 24th, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

Foot Pain? We treat feet!

Plantar Fasciitis! Morton’s Neuroma! Peripheral Neuropathy! Arthritis! Heel Spur Pain! Achilles tendon! Ankle Pain! Sports injuries! Tight calves! Sprains, Strains & More!

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The foot is one of the most complex parts of the body. Each foot is made up of 26 bones connected by many joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and fascia. 

“Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling (peripheral neuropathy).” -Mayo Clinic

Biomechanics, movement screenings, gait analysis, posture analysis, alignment of spine, hips and pelvis are a few methods we utilize to evaluate structure and function. This will help us understand and identify causes of your foot pain and best ways to help you inside the office and outside the office for at home recommendations!

What are common causes of foot pain? 

Plantar Fasciitis.

“Plantar fasciitis is characterized by severe pain in the heel of the foot, especially when standing up after resting. The condition is due to an overuse injury of the sole surface (plantar) of the foot and results in inflammation of the fascia, a tough, fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot's natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.”

How common is plantar fasciitis?

“Plantar fasciitis is extremely common. More than 2 million people in the U.S. are treated for it each year. Around 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis at some point throughout their life.” 

An illustration of plantar fasciitis in a person with flat feet

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

“The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Heel pain.
  • Pain in the arch of your foot.
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling around your heel.
  • A tight Achilles tendon.”


What causes plantar fasciitis?

“Anything that irritates or damages your plantar fascia can cause plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Being on your feet all day for work.
  • Playing sports.
  • Exercising or working on a hard surface (like a warehouse floor or the sidewalk).
  • Exercising without stretching or warming up.
  • Wearing shoes that don’t support your feet well enough (like flip flops or flat, flexible sneakers).
  • Walking or standing barefoot while you’re at home.

Some health conditions can cause plantar fasciitis, including:



Heel spur pain.

“A heel spur is a bone growth on the heel bone. It is usually located on the underside of the heel bone where it attaches to the plantar fascia, a long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. This connective tissue holds the arch together and acts as a shock absorber during activity. If the plantar fascia is overstretched from running, wearing poor-fitting shoes, or being overweight, pain can result from the stress and inflammation of the tissue pulling on the bone. Over time, the body builds extra bone in response to this stress resulting in heel spurs.”

X-ray of heel spur 


Morton’s neuroma.

“Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock.

Morton's neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. You may have stinging, burning or numbness in the affected toes.”

Morton's neuroma


Achilles tendon problems.

“The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. However, this tendon is also the most common site of rupture or tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon due to overuse. Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse of the tendon and calf muscles. Symptoms may include mild pain after exercise that worsens gradually, stiffness that disappears after the tendon warms up, and swelling.”

Achilles tendinitis


Ankle sprains.

“An ankle sprain is an injury to the foot's ligaments in the ankle. Ligaments are tough bands of elastic tissue that connect bones to each other. Ankle sprains may occur if the ankle rolls, turns, or twists beyond its normal range of motion. Ankle sprains may be caused by awkward foot placement, irregular surfaces, weak muscles, loose ligaments, or wearing shoes with spiked heels. The symptoms of a sprain will depend on how severely the ligaments are stretched or torn, but usually include swelling, pain, or bruising.”

Sprained ankle


Diabetes and vascular disease – Neuropathy.

“Diabetes affects the nerves and blood vessels and blood flow throughout the whole body, including the legs and feet.”

“Diabetes is the leading cause of polyneuropathy in the U.S. About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve problems that can cause numb, tingling, or burning feet, one-sided bands or pain, and numbness and weakness on the trunk or pelvis.” 


What is Peripheral Neuropathy? 

“Peripheral neuropathy refers to the many conditions that involve damage to the peripheral nervous system, which is a vast communications network that sends signals between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and all other parts of the body.

Peripheral nerves send many types of sensory information to the central nervous system (CNS), such as the message that your feet are cold. They also carry signals from the CNS to the rest of the body. Best known are the signals to the muscles that tell them to contract, which is how we move, but there are different types of signals that help control everything from our heart and blood vessels, digestion, urination and sexual function to our bones and immune system.

More than 20 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy, but this figure may be significantly higher as not all people with symptoms of neuropathy are tested for the disease and tests currently do not look for all forms of neuropathy.

Nerve signal interruption

The peripheral nerves are like cables that connect different parts of a computer or connect to the Internet. When they malfunction, complex functions can grind to a halt.

Nerve signaling in neuropathy is disrupted in three ways:

  1. Loss of signals normally sent
  2. Inappropriate signaling when there shouldn't be any 
  3. Errors that distort the messages being sent

Some forms of neuropathy involve damage to only one nerve (mononeuropathy). Neuropathy affecting two or more nerves in different areas is called multiple mononeuropathy or mononeuropathy multiplex. More often, many or most of the nerves are affected (polyneuropathy).

Classifying the nerves and peripheral neuropathies

More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own symptoms and prognosis. Symptoms vary depending on the type of nerves—motor, sensory, or autonomic—that are damaged.

  • Motor nerves control the movement of all muscles under conscious control, such as those used for walking, grasping things, or talking
  • Sensory nerves transmit information such as the feeling of a light touch, temperature, or pain from a cut
  • Autonomic nerves control organs to regulate activities that people do not control consciously, such as breathing, digesting food, and heart and gland functions

Most neuropathies affect all three types of nerve fibers to varying degrees; others primarily affect one or two types. Doctors use terms such as predominantly motor neuropathy, predominantly sensory neuropathy, sensory-motor neuropathy, or autonomic neuropathy to describe different conditions.

About 75 percent of polyneuropathies are “length-dependent,” meaning the farthest nerve endings in the feet are where the symptoms develop first or are worse.”


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  • 10-minute treatment times
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Note from Dr Sam Camarata (Owner of Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness)

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Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness

3237 Union St North Chili NY 14514

Dr Sam Camarata


Rochester NY SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology

Knee Pain Got You Stuck? NEW Solution with SoftWaveTRT!

Published January 2nd, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

Knee Pain got you stuck? You are not alone!

What is the most common reason for knee pain?

The most common causes of knee pain are related to aging, injury or repeated stress on the knee. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.

What are people asking about knee pain on Google…

What are people asking about knee pain treatments without surgery….?


SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology!!! 

And NOW we have it right here in our town ready and accessible to you, your family and friends to get you out of pain fast, conservatively, without drugs, medicines, shots, injections or surgery! 

Take a peek at this picture taken out of an amazing research article on shockwave therapy and knee pain due to arthritis…read the descriptions from the research article on amazing results that shockwave therapy can offer for arthritis and knee pain as new solution!

"ESWT could possibly promote the cartilage regeneration by activating chondrocytes, and decrease the number of osteophytes; it can also increase osteocytes activity and decrease the CGRP+ sensory nerve fibers in the subchondral bone; besides, ESWT could alleviate chronic inflammatory activities in the whole joint through down-regulating inflammatory cytokines. Overall, ESWT could reverse the pathology of OA progression to some extent."


"Recent studies have shown that ESWT can accelerate the healing of meniscal degeneration and plays a chondroprotective role in OA [14–16]. ESWT treatment can increase the activity of chondrocytes and decrease cartilage fissuring, as well as chondrocyte apoptosis [17], and it also has been proved that the chondroprotective effect is consistent and beneficial both in early or later stage of OA [18,19]. Furthermore, ESWT treatment can alleviate OA pain and improve motor function both in animal models and clinical trials [7,20,21]. These reports indicate the potential clinical application of ESWT as a novel treatment for OA.

Possible physical, physicochemical, chemical and biological mechanisms underlying the effects of ESWT on tissues have been identified [25]. In the physical phase, a shockwave induces a positive pressure and thus the absorption, reflection, refraction and transmission of energy to tissues [23]. In the physicochemical phase, ESWT stimulates cells to release biomolecules such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and thus activate signaling pathways such as the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) pathways [25–27]. In the chemical phase, shockwaves can mediate transmembrane cellular ion channels and intracellular calcium flux [28]. Finally, previous studies have demonstrated several biological effects of ESWT, including improved angiogenesis, wound healing and bone non-union healing; modulation of tissue and nerve regeneration and inhibition of inflammatory activities [29–32]." 

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Typically, after the third treatment, we should see a 60-75% reduction in pain. After 6-8 treatments, we should have the maximum stem cell production that will continue to migrate and repair the tissue over the next 8-12 weeks. Research shows a success rate for musculoskeletal disorders of 65-91%.

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-Dr Sam Camarata

Owner of Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness

SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies Healthcare Provider 

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The Secret's Out & Softwave TRT is Here!

Published August 27th, 2022 by Camarata Chiropractic

The Secret is Out!

We are proud to announce 

Camarata Chiropractic now Offers Softwave Tissue Regeneration Technologies!

This Past Wednesday, on August 24th, we had a quiet launch of our new SoftWave TRT services! You can learn more about Softwave HERE and you can request an appointment HERE!

9/11 Honor & Remember Event

Published September 25th, 2021 by Dr. Sam Camarata

9/11 Honor & Remember

20 Year Anniversary Event

Camarata Chiropractic

Thank you to everyone that came out to our 9/11 event. What a BLESSING it was to be able to honor and serve you! 

We had amazing friends & practice members in our community step up for donations for food and beverage and entertainment. Thank you guys so much!!!

This event was inspired by a 9/11 true story Dr Sam heard at a chiropractic conference just a few weeks before the event. One of his colleagues living in NYC at the time of 9/11 mobilized his fellow chiropractors and went to the site and teamed up with the American Red Cross and helped take care of all the men and women going in and out of the towers through chiropractic care so they were able to continue saving lives!!! This emotional story was very moving and it was on Dr Sam's heart and mind to do something for the 20th anniversary of 9/11! 

We made a flyer 2 weeks prior to the event and our patients and people in the community started to show interest! It quickly built momentum and we had 200 people show up the morning of our 9/11 event! 

The staff estimated 75 Chiropractic Adjustments were performed between just 9am - 11am outside our health and wellness facility!!!

There are so many more awesome pictures! These are just a few.

Praying for all the families. We will NEVER forget.

Honor & Remember.

See you again next year...

-Dr Sam & Team

Tips for Staying Healthy!

Published December 8th, 2020 by Camarata Chiropractic

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