Surgery Alternatives




Orthotics (prescription arch supports) for Plantar Fasciitis, Neuromas, and other conditions-An orthopedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body and to help control the foot mechanics. Used for treatment of plantar fasciitis, neuromas, arch fatigue, knee pain and sometimes low back pain.
Shockwave Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and Achillies Tendonitis- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive surgical procedure that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in some physical disorders, including plantar fasciitis. "Extracorporeal” means "outside of the body” and refers to the way the therapy is applied. Because there is no incision, ESWT offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity. ESWT has been used extensively for several years to treat plantar fasciitis and other disorders. Under local ansthesia, shock waves are directed at your heel to create micro-trauma which will allow your body to send in the cells necessary to heal your chronic condition. Sclerosing Injections -
Sclerosing injections are a mixture of alcohol and local anesthetic and are injected into a neuroma in an attempt to kill the nerve without surgery.

Cortisone Injections - Cortisone is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal glands. It decreases inflammation. Used for treatment of neuromas, plantar fasciitis and other inflammatory conditions.

Maintenance Care (trimming of toe nails, calluses and corns) -Care to maintain the feet to prevent pain with walking and shoe wear. Intended to alleviate pain from corns, callouses or minor ingrown toenails. It may also help prevent ulcers, blisters and infection.

Fracture and Sprain Care (casting etc) - A break in the bone or strain of the muscles and/or tendons of the foot/ankle; generally caused by trauma, twisting, or weakened bone structure due to disease. Casts, braces, and/or crutches .