Are you tired of dealing with nagging heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis?

Well, fret no more, because the revolutionary new laser treatment offered at Delray Beach Podiatry will put that pain to rest!

Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum, a podiatric physician and surgeon with over 30 years of experience, is proud to announce that his practice is now accepting appointments for Erchonia’s new FX 635 laser treatment for the relief of chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis.

The Erchonia FX 635 Laser
The Erchonia FX 635 Laser

“Plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful and persistent,” said Dr. Goldbaum, who has offices in both Delray and Boynton Beach. “Erchonia’s FX 635 laser is ideal for chronic heel pain sufferers, because it offers effective, pain-free treatment — without side effects. In just three weeks with two treatments per week, patients can have significant and lasting relief from plantar fasciitis.”

The most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel, plantar fasciitis the result of inflammation of the plantar fascia — the band of connective tissue running from your heel bone to the front of your foot.

The plantar fascia is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains we place on our feet. When too much pressure is placed on the area, however, it can damage or tear the tissue.

The body’s natural response to this type of injury is inflammation, which results in the heel pain and stiffness of plantar fasciitis. Inflammation also makes the fascia more prone to microtears, which can lead to debilitating pain.

The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel
  • Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning, or after a long period of rest.
  • Greater pain after exercise or activity

A recent study showed that there are approximately 2 million people being treated for plantar fasciitis every year in the United States.

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A new and exciting regenerative medical treatment, amniotic stem cell therapy has the ability to harnesses your body’s natural potential to regenerate tissue and return damaged soft tissue to a pre-wound, healthy state.

Keep reading to learn more about Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy.
Keep reading to learn more about Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy.

At Delray Beach Podiatry & Boynton Beach Podiatry, Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum has successfully been using this cutting-edge technology to improve the lives of patients suffering from a wide variety of soft tissue disorders of the lower extremities, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

For over a century, amniotic tissue has been used in a broad range of therapeutic applications. It has been generally recognized as an effective modality in advancing treatment of soft-tissue defects, soft tissue trauma, tendonitis, tendonosis, chronic wounds, and localized inflammation.

“If someone is an athlete or needs to be back on their feet quickly, we need to get into the healing process faster,” said Dr. Goldbaum, a podiatrist with over 30 years of experience. “That’s what these stem cells allow us to do. They take down the inflammation very quickly and allows all of the nutrients to come in for faster healing.”

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If you spend a good amount of your daily run either minor or agonizing pain, there’s a good chance that gait analysis might be the foot-friendly fix you’ve been looking for.

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Gait analysis is a technique that investigates how one stands and walks in order to relieve a wide variety of different ailments. It is also the most accurate way to pinpoint inefficiencies and weaknesses in running form that could be hindering your performance or causing injury.

Standing and walking properly involves a chain of complex actions and our bodies must integrate sensory feedback from the visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems to properly coordinate our muscles to prevent us from falling. Gait analysis is a descriptive tool that can help a physician better understand how each of these systems contributes to the way one stands and walks.

The benefits of this advanced technology range from relief of pain to the slowing of degenerative conditions and the prevention of specific muscle, bone and joint problems at remote sites. In fact, through early detection, the need for surgical procedures on the foot and other areas of the body such as the lower back and knees can often be postponed, if not eliminated.

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A plantar wart is a wart that occurs on the sole of the foot, most often on the heels or balls of your feet as those areas feel the most pressure while standing or walking. It is because of this pressure that plantar warts are often flat or grow inward.

Medical Treatment for Plantar Warts (www.DelrayBeachPodiatry.com)
Medical Treatment for Plantar Warts (www.DelrayBeachPodiatry.com)

These warts are an infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the body through a break in the skin (such as a cut) and then forms a rough bump on the surface of the skin. Warts are benign (non-cancerous) growths.

Each person’s immune system responds differently to HPV and not everyone who comes in contact with it develops warts. Plantar warts are more common among children because they frequently have scrapes and cuts. Additionally, the risk of getting warts increases as you get older and your immune system weakens.

Plantar warts are very contagious and can easily be transmitted from one person to another by coming into direct contact with a wart or a surface that has been in contact with a wart.

Most plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern and may not require treatment. They can, however, cause discomfort or pain. If self-care treatments for plantar warts don’t work, you may want to see your doctor to have them removed.

Causes

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. More than 100 types of HPV exist, but only a few cause warts on your feet.

The HPV strains that cause plantar warts aren’t highly contagious. So the virus isn’t easily transmitted by direct contact from one person to another. But it thrives in warm, moist environments.

Typically, the plantar wart virus is acquired in public places where people go barefoot, such as locker rooms or swimming pools.

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Are you looking for a foot doctor in Boynton Beach, Florida?

Well, you’re in luck!

At Boynton Beach Podiatry, Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum, a Board Certified ABMSP (American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry) in Primary Podiatric Medicine, Podiatric Surgery, Wound Care, and Limb Salvage and Preservation, works around the clock to provide his patients with the best care possible.

Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum (pictured) has been practicing medicine for over 30 years, arriving to South Florida in 1985.
Dr. Ian S. Goldbaum (pictured) has been practicing medicine for over 30 years, arriving to South Florida in 1985.

A proponent of advanced and modern techniques for treating patients with diabetes and other complications of the lower extremities, Dr. Goldbaum opened his office in Delray Beach Florida in 1984 in order to share his specialized knowledge in South Florida. In 2000, his success in the field allowed him to open a second office in Boyton Beach, making it easier for patients to receive treatment.

With a unique, all-inclusive protocol, Dr. Goldbaum’s works closely with his patients in order to allow them to be pro-active and in control of their lives by limiting or eliminating all of their podiatric-related issues.

As a Neuropathy Center, Dr. Goldbaum utilizes numerous state-of-the-art technologies in his office, such as Circulator Boot Therapy, 3-D Gait-Scan Analysis, Cold Laser Therapy, Fungal Laser Treatments, Radiofrequency Closure and Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldbaum, please see our contact/booking information below.

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