The Non-Invaders at Hoosier Foot and Ankle — Just arrived in 2011. EPAT® for foot pain and Cool Breeze Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

EPAT® — Pulse Activation/Shock Wave Therapy came to Hoosier Foot and Ankle in 2011. We’re pleased with the results that we can help patients experience with this non-invasive, non-chemical treatment for heel pain.

We’re also happy to be able to offer EPAT® in-office therapy at our five clinics in the Indianapolis area. EPAT® has been found to be effective for Plantar Fasciitis, painful, inflammatory issues with the tissues on the sole (bottom) of the foot. Heel pain is a frequent companion of Plantar Fasciitis — EPAT® works with both. Additionally, EPAT® can bring relief for Achilles tendonitis and help with scar tissue break-up. Scar tissue can cause issues on its own when mobility is limited. Scar tissue limits blood flow, leading to muscle loss.

Laser treatment for toenail fungus is non-invasive and can be achieved in our clinics. The ‘other’ option to relief, CoolBreeze™ gives patients more choices over dangerous drugs (due to potential side effects) which often don’t get rid of the toenail fungus. Laser treatment is an easier choice to make over surgery too. The Cool Breeze™ system is FDA cleared for dermatology. Dr. DeHeer and Dr. Catoire are specially trained to use the equipment. Experience has shown that 2-3 treatments at the proper temperatures can get toenail fungus on the run. Yet, the painless treatments have little to no downtime from activities.

Pretty feet are one of the benefits of getting rid of toenail fungus — you too can be free to wear sandals when the summer of 2012 arrives. Toenail fungus brings a set of uncomfortable problems including pain, itching, unsightliness, infection and the concern about spreading the fungus.

At Hoosier Foot and Ankle, we’ve been so pleased to offer our patients these two non-invasive treatments and look forward to serving patients with them in 2012. We’ll be here throughout the coming year just as we have been in the past. You can call 317-660-2115 for an appointment or use the online appointment request form available 24/7 for your convenience.