Why Put Up With Pain?

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Heel Pain

Neuropathy

Diabetic Foot

Laser Therapy

EPAT Machine


Testimonials

As a teacher, I am on my feet for a good portion of the day. At the end of the day, the balls of my feet felt as though I was walking on shards of hot glass. After a few Laser treatments, the sensation started to subside and my feet became much more comfortable to walk on. The pain lessens with each treatment. I am happy to say that I even walked nine holes of golf for the first time in a year

-Shirley C.

I am writing to thank you for your help over the recent months with my toe infection. I am so pleased with the results and the overall experience. It was relatively painless and there was no down-time or recovery time! Every appointment offered me significant improvement. The laser treatments were the safest and easiest medical choice for me and I am so glad I did not have to undergo surgery.

-Sharon G.

I want to thank Doctor Fosdick for the pain relief I am having. My feet feel much better. I also want to thank his staff for following up with the insurance company and getting them to pay partially for my orthotics as they initially said they would.

-Paul V.

 

Metatarsalgia


Metatarsalgia (literally metatarsal pain, colloquially known as stone bruise) is a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the metatarsal region of the foot. This is a common problem that can affect the joints and bones of the metatarsals. Metatarsalgia is most often localized to the first metatarsal head (the ball of the foot just behind the big toe). There are two small sesamoid bones under the first metatarsal head. The next most frequent site of metatarsal head pain is under the second metatarsal. This can be due to either too short a first metatarsal bone or to "hypermobility of the first ray" (metatarsal bone + medial cuneiform bone behind it), both of which result in excess pressure being transmitted into the second metatarsal head. Often you will feel this kind of pain through overuse, thought it may be caused by Morton's neuroma, metatarsophalangeal synovitis, avascular necrosis, sesamoiditis, and inflammatory arthritis. But we tend to diagnose these seperately. Athletes tend to get this kind of pain through high-impact exercise that is repeated, or through overtraining.

Bones of the foot showing metatarsals

Treating Metatarsalgia


We can have you ice your feet to take down the inflammation as well as prescribe metatarsal pads and other orthotic devices. We can also take you through a program of physical therapy to recover your natural foot motion and bring your foot back to health. We can relieve this kind of pain and make your foot healthy again.

Your feet should be pain free.

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