To best accommodate your and your family’s foot care needs, we offer some of the most advanced foot and ankle treatment options available right here at our office. Whether you are suffering from heel pain that just won’t go away, or you need help putting together a comprehensive diabetic foot care plan, you can count on us to get you there!
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona, we are often able to help patients get rid of painful ingrown toenails by simply making a few modifications in footwear and other foot care habits. This may include wearing shoes that provide more room for the toes and teaching patients how to best cut their nails.
Sometimes, however, ingrown toenails insist on coming back. And when this is the case, surgery may be necessary to provide relief from discomfort and prevent the nail from becoming ingrown in the future. We will carefully numb the toe, then remove the nail edge (either partially or completely) that is causing the problem.
This procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires little-to-no downtime for recovery.
PinPointe FootLaser for Fungal Nails
We want to offer our patients an answer to their unending battle with nail fungus. Topical and oral antifungals in combination can work over long periods of time, but persistent infections may linger and recur with great force. And that’s why we offer PinPointe FootLaser right here at our office!
This FDA-approved laser is designed specifically to eradicate stubborn fungal nail infections. With a quick, painless session, you can stop fungal infections dead in their tracks. Your nails will begin to grow out clear and healthy, and you will once again be able to enjoy wearing sandals and showing off your toes!
When you come to our office to treat a wound on your foot, we will clean the ulceration to protect against infection. This process is called debridement and entails flushing the wound with warm water and carefully removing any dead skin or debris. Medication is then applied to the ulcer, and a sterile dressing will be used to cover it.
That said, there may be times when advanced treatments are necessary – but rest assured, we can provide the expert wound care you need! Our Chandler Wound Healing Center offers a wide range of healing techniques, from dressings and compression wraps to skin substitutes and grafts. We even offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which immerses the wound in a 100% oxygen, high-pressure environment to accelerate the healing process.
Unlike shoe inserts that can be purchased off the rack at a local drug store or pharmacy, which are prefabricated to fit a number of generic foot types, custom orthotics are personalized to exacting standards under the supervision of professionals. This makes them much more effective than ordinary insoles, and they can do much more, including correct abnormal motion.
Custom orthotics can be beneficial to many types of people, and are one of the best answers we have to address most foot and ankle conditions. These devices fit inside your shoes and provide extra support, cushioning, and even motion control. They can relieve pressure and fatigue in your feet, prevent injuries, and help you to live an active, pain-free life.
MLS Laser Therapy
The MLS laser technology uses wavelengths of light in two very specific ranges to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as relieve pain. Combining these two lasers makes each more effective than it could be on its own, and allows for such minute control of the energy, time, power, frequency, and duration of the light waves that it is both safe and effective.
During an MLS laser therapy session, the device is moved over the skin in the affected area, and the laser beams penetrate to the damaged tissue layers and promote cell activity there. The procedure is used to treat most issues with pain, inflammation, and swelling, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, neuromas, neuropathy, diabetic ulcers, and more.
While our practice’s primary focus is achieving results with conservative treatment methods whenever possible, surgery can be a very effective way to solve serious, chronic problems. Our doctors will meet with you and run a full spectrum of tests to ensure that surgery will achieve the results that you are hoping for. We believe in keeping you fully informed and confident in your procedure, and hope that our approach can offer you optimism for a life without pain.
Whether you are suffering from heel pain, or you have experienced a serious sports injury, the Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona can help get you back on your feet. So give our office a call at (480) 963-9000 to schedule an appointment today, or fill out our online request form to have a member of our staff reach out to you.