Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jerry Seinfeld Shares Struggle with Heel Pain at NYCPM

This is not his first time with foot problems.
He was seen by a podiatrist in California and referred to the doctor (a Professor Emeritus of Biomechanics) who owns the orthotic lab that we have used for over 30 years. He had so much relief he did a promotion for this lab and was appointed to a post on a foot health board. We still use the lab and still have the advertisement. If you watch his reruns you will rarely see his feet as he perfomed in sneakers or socks!

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld visited the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) yesterday to express his gratitude to APMA member Joseph D'Amico, DPM, for ending his 30-year struggle with heel pain. Dr. D'Amico, a former chair of the orthopedics department at the school and a long time instructor, succeeded where numerous other medical professionals failed by identifying the biomechanical basis of Seinfeld's problem.

Seinfeld told his story to a small group of NYCPM faculty members. When speaking about his eponymous award-winning sitcom, Seinfeld said, "I have a hard time watching the reruns because I see the shoes on my feet and remember how painful that experience was."

To show his appreciation for the outstanding care he received from Dr. D'Amico, Seinfeld made a donation to the Gait Laboratory for Biomechanical Research at the school, as well as an additional donation to fully fund the Richard O. Schuster Memorial biomechanics seminar.

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