Advanced Technology at Associates in Podiatry

At Associates in Podiatry, keeping up with the newest technology in podiatric medicine is important to us, because we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. From Digital X-ray to our laser treatment options, we have the technology to diagnose and treat what is causing your foot or ankle discomfort.

Digital X-ray on Premises

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Images can be seen and interpreted instantly to obtain a diagnosis readily.

X-ray of foot and ankle X-ray machine for feet

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. High-energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues. In particular, conditions like plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis, it is a great treatment option before surgical intervention is considered.

Noveon Laser Treatment

Novel treatment for toenail fungus with minimal side effects.

Advantages of Noveon Laser Treatment Include:

Light, not heat – While most toenail fungus lasers use designs that can cause pain and may not kill the fungus, scientists have identified two laser wavelengths that are particularly effective at destroying fungus cells without producing high levels of heat.  The Noveon NaiLaser uses both.

Automatic operation – A computer program controls the operation of the Noveon Laser.  This increases treatment effectiveness and reduces the possibility of heat buildup.

Patient guards – Instead of a handheld wand, the Noveon Laser uses laser pathways connected to patient guards treating up to four toes at a single time.

Patient control – A patient can instantly stop treatment with a pause switch.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound

This device is a diagnostic tool used to make a live image of the structures beneath the skin. Ultrasound can play an important role in examining soft tissue structures such as ligaments or tendons, which cannot be visualized on a standard x-ray. The results are immediate and the examination poses no risk to the patient.

Radiofrequency

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is usually performed with local anesthetic and mild sedation.

Radiofrequency ablation is best performed under fluoroscopy (live x-ray) for guidance in properly targeting and placing the needle (and for avoiding nerve or other injury).

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Keryflex™ Treatments for Nail Fungus

  • A safe, quick, in-office application that restores the appearance of natural nails affected by fungus, nail dystrophies and trauma.
  • The patented resin gel is insoluble to water and seals the prepared nail bed, making it more resistant to recurrent infections and creates a flexible nail that allows the remaining natural nails to grow.
  • Provides an immediate cosmetic solution to those suffering with toenail infections or malformations.
  • Allows patients to use antimicrobial solutions to treat fungal infection, while providing cosmetically pleasing nails during oral, topical or laser anti-fungal therapy.

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HyProCure Treatment for Misaligned Feet

HyProCure works differently than other treatment options, which is what makes it so effective. It is placed into a naturally-occurring space in between the ankle bone and heel bone through a small incision below the outer ankle bone. There are no pins, screws or drills required.

Unlike other stents that block your range of motion, HyProCure stabilizes the foot and restores natural joint motion. You are able to move your foot freely so that you can easily perform day-to-day activities. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, patients are typically back into their “normal” shoes within a few weeks, if not sooner.

FDA cleared since 2004, HyProCure has been used by foot and ankle specialists (DPM/MD) in over 50,000 procedures in 50 countries.

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