Jerry Seinfeld Shares Struggle with Heel Pain at NYCPM

April 23, 2013

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld visited the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) today 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 longtime 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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