Treatment for Toenail Fungus & Shockwave Therapy to Treat Heel Pain
Advanced Technologies In Foot & Ankle Care
At 1Foot 2Foot, we use a combination of the latest medical technology and good old-fashioned patient care to meet your podiatry care and foot health needs. In fact, you may learn that some traditional treatments for podiatry care work just as well or even better than newer treatments. Simply put, we strive to provide the best treatment solution for your unique situation and relieve your foot pain, ankle pain or heel pain. Our podiatrists offer award-winning podiatry care in Suffolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Carrollton, Smithfield, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA).
Below you will find information on some of our new technologies for podiatry care.
Laser Treatment To Treat Toenail Fungus
Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, is one of the most common types of fungal infections to affect Americans. In fact, 25 million Americans suffer from toenail fungus. Though onychomycosis is not particularly painful, it can certainly be embarrassing and cause a fair amount of discomfort to those dealing with the infection. The most unfortunate thing about toenail fungus is that it has a tendency to surface again and again. Moreover, it rarely responds to over-the-counter medications. Hence, people infected with toenail fungus are often frustrated and resort to newer ways of treating this infection. One such emerging treatment option is laser treatment for toenail fungus. Laser technology kills the pathogens that cause toenail fungus.
1Foot 2Foot is pleased to offer the first and only laser FDA cleared for the treatment of toenail fungus in Suffolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Carrollton, Smithfield, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, VA. After years of research and waiting for the technology to prove itself, Dr. Dairman now believes the laser to be a valuable and viable treatment option for toenail fungus.
Shockwave Therapy (ePAT) To Treat Heel Pain & Chronic Achilles Tendinitis
We use Shockwave Therapy as a non-invasive treatment for chronic Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis (also known as heel pain). You can expect the treatment to last fewer than 10 minutes and not require any anesthesia. Through experience and research, we have determined that 80% of the time, Shockwave Therapy provides an effective solution to treat heel pain that allows most patients to easily work around their normal schedule and daily activities.
Digital X-Rays For Podiatry Care
Digital radiology has revolutionized podiatry care over the past decade. Digital x-rays allow our Suffolk, VA, podiatrists and our Hampton, VA, podiatrists at 1Foot 2Foot to take and magnify an image of your foot with crystal clear details. This enables our podiatrists to tell stress fractures apart from other abnormalities. It ensures a proper diagnosis of painful foot and ankle conditions with the ability to view the digital x-rays immediately in our podiatry office. We also use digital x-rays to monitor your foot’s structure on an ongoing basis in order to evaluate and treat any chronic foot conditions.
Diagnostic Ultrasound For Podiatry Care
Many people know about Diagnostic Ultrasound because OB/GYN physicians use it with expectant mothers on a daily basis. We use it to properly diagnose foot conditions and identify exactly where the problem is – eliminating trial-and-error treatment and continued pain for the patient.
With our Diagnostic Ultrasound machine, we can locate and begin to effectively treat soft tissue conditions like Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, tumors, foreign bodies, torn tendons, and stress fractures. It also helps us guide injections of cortisone to the precise place that is in pain due to inflammation.
MLS Laser Therapy To Therapy Reduce Inflammation and Swelling
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment that uses the energy in two specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. The energy from this light stimulates activity in damaged cells and speeds the process in which they can recover.
MLS Laser Therapy treatments have been clinically shown to significantly reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling while it improves local blood circulation and helps to repair injury and increase mobility. To learn more about MLS Laser Therapy, click here.
NeuropathEASE- Laser Targeted Neuropathy System
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed by disease or injury. The injured nerves either no longer communicate impulses like a broken wire, or they signal inappropriately like static on a phone line. Other times, signals may be distorted like a wavy television picture.
Our Suffolk, VA, podiatrists and our Hampton, VA, podiatrists at 1Foot 2Foot use the NeuropathEASE System to not only to treat the symptoms of PN, but also to help treat the cause of the problem. Coupled with MLS Laser Therapy, inflammation is reduced and pain is eased.
Swift Wart Removal
Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body.