Shockwave Therapy

shockwave therapy

Many patients come to our podiatry practice with heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and multiple types of sports injuries. What we are doing is a treatment called Shockwave Therapy. It works by using intense pulses of sound waves to break up the scar tissue and increase blood flow to the injured area. This helps to reduce inflammation, relieve the pain and stimulate the body's own healing processes.

The procedure is performed in our office, and patients experience no down time. After the treatment, many patients experience immediate relief from their symptoms which continues to improve with subsequent treatments over a 3-5 week period.

We see a high level of successful outcomes using shockwave especially when traditional conservative treatments have not been effective. Since we treat many athletes, I can really appreciate new non-invasive treatments like shockwave that helps keep my patients out of surgery and back in the game.

So, if you're experiencing chronic foot and ankle pain, or if you're suffering from an overuse injury, make an appointment with Main Street Foot and Ankle Care to see us to determine if you are a candidate for Shockwave Therapy.


Peripheral Arterial Disease Testing

pad testing

Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as PAD, is a silent killer because it often goes undetected. In our practice, we see many patients who are affected by PAD. PAD not only contributes to many foot and leg problems, but is also a warning of heart disease. Left undiagnosed and untreated, PAD can lead to severe disabling pain, loss of limbs and even loss of life. Since PAD typically starts in the lower extremities, we have the capability to test our patients right here in the office for circulatory problems using the latest technology. We use a device that cuffs around the legs and ankles to produce an assessment of the patient's circulatory status. This information is then shared with a vascular specialist as needed.

If you are experiencing pain and/or cramping into your legs or feet while walking or sleeping, you might be experiencing the symptoms of PAD. If so, it is essential that you schedule an appointment in for a vascular consultation today.


Digital X-ray

digital x-ray

Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advancement in medical imaging over the last decade. The use of radiographic films in x ray imaging might become obsolete in a few years. An appropriate analogy that is easy to understand is the replacement of typical film cameras with digital cameras. Images can be immediately acquired, deleted, modified, and subsequently sent to a network of computers.

Digital radiography is one of the most important new advances that our profession has seen in quite some time. The capability to reduce the exposure of radiation to the patient while increasing our diagnostic proficiency has astounding implications. The reduction of the use of harsh chemicals and other waste materials associated with traditional radiography is also an added benefit to our environment.

Unlike film, digital X-ray images can be enhanced to assist in making a precise diagnosis. Images can be magnified, sharpened, colorized, or displayed as a negative. These software-controlled enhancements optimize the image but do not alter the data - you can always "go back" to view the original image. Digital tools such as these are built right into the software that drives the digital radiography system. The X-rays are stored in the patient's digital file, and can be brought up and viewed instantly at a later date.


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