Posts for: August, 2011
The September issue of Zoomer magazine, with a picture of Jeff Bridges on the cover, features a pain relief guide. Page 38 has an article called " happy feet " written by Zoomer magazine executive editor Vivian Vassos. In the article, Vivian describes how I successfully treated her heel pain (due to plantar fasciitis ) in my Toronto podiatry clinic using a combination of radial sound waves and superpulse laser treatments.
She also mentions that we treat bunions and hammertoes in my Toronto foot clinic using minimally invasive surgical techniques with local anesthetic.
If you would like to know more about these treatments, please call us at 416-486-9917 for a private consultation.
I have been using lasers in my Toronto podiatry office for more than twenty five years.
The first laser I purchased was a carbon dioxide, or CO2 laser. I continue to use it to treat ingrown toenails and warts.The procedures are performed painlessly under local anesthetic. Patients are able to walk immediately. For more information, please click on http://www.footcare.net/ingrown-toenails.html
1320nm YAG laser for toenail fungus
I have been using this laser to successfully treat fungal toe nails, or onychomycosis since August 2010. To date, patients have been thrilled with the results. We are seeing significant improvements without the risk of taking oral medications. There is no down time with this procedure. To learn more, please go to http://www.footcare.net/fungalnails.html
Super Pulsed Infra Red laser for relief of pain and inflammation
I have been using this laser to treat pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, Achilles tendonits, arthritis, joint pain, capsulitis, and other causes of foot and ankle pain since April 2011. In many cases I will combine this with sound wave treatments known as pressure wave, radial wave or radial shockwave. In many cases these treatments eliminate the need for anti-inflammatory pills and injections. Please call us at 416-486-9917 to learn more.
On July 28 2011 Elizabeth Rogers posted an article online describing how your feet can reflect the state of your health. I was fortunate enough to have my professional opinions quoted in the article.
We discussed several foot problems that I see in my Toronto podiatry office including:
Thick yellow nails that may be due to a fungus infection. In the past they were treated with topical medications, which were not very effective, and pills, which could have harmful side effects. In August 2010 I began treating onychomycosis or fungal toenails with a 1320 nm YAG laser, which does not have the side effects associated with the oral medications. To date, the vast majority of my patients who have had the laser nail treatment have been extremely satisfied. Unlike other offices, who only perform one treatment, we perform three full treatments on the affected nails to increase the rate of success. To learn more about how you can improve the look of your toe nails, go to http://www.footcare.net/fungalnails.html
Painful foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, corns and bone spurs which can be treated permanenly using modern minimally invasive techniques. I treat bunions and other problems in the comfort of my office, painlessly, under local anesthetic. For more information on bunion surgery, click on http://www.footcare.net/bunions.html
Heel pain, arch pain and plantar fasciitis. These are very common problems which are often related to each otherand may cause significant pain with the first few steps when getting out of bed in the morning and following rest. She correctly states that this may be a mechanical problem which can improve with supportive footware and orthotics and stretching exercises. In the past, to relieve the pain associated with these conditions we could only use anti-inflammatory pills (which are hard on the somach, blood pressure and heart), and cortisone injections (which can weaken the connective tissue). Instead, we can now use sound waves such as extracorporeal shock waves http://www.footcare.net/shock-wave-therapy.html, pressure waves or radial waves (also referred to as radial shock waves) and low energy laser light.
We discussed several other topics. For the complete article, please click on http://www.50plus.com/health/what-your-feet-reveal-about-your-health/106213/