Our orthotics represent an innovation in functional ambulatory control. These specific biomechanical orthotics are significantly different in their construction, material and effect on the food and body posture. The purpose of a custom made orthotic is to improve foot function during gait. A number of foot pathologies such as bunions, hammertoe deformities, calluses, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are directly related to abnormal functions of the foot. Recent research has determined that conditions such as shin splints, as well as some knee pain and lower back discomfort, are directly associated with abnormal function of the feet.
When treating a patient for any foot problems and/or suspected biomechanical abnormalities, Dr. Goldbaum may feel a thorough computer gait analysis, muscle testing and lower extremity muscular-skeletal evaluation should be performed to determine if there is a functional component to the patients’ problems.
The casting of your orthotics takes place in our office using the most advanced scanning technology. Using laser optics and computers to capture the image of your foot, this scanner is regarded as the highest standard of accuracy used in the industry today. The scan goes to a laboratory that is dedicated to manufacturing successful outcomes using innovative manufacturing techniques, combined with the highest quality orthotic materials and the latest biomechanics concepts. Your orthotics will be custom made to the unique biomechanics, size, shape, and contour of your foot.
Laser treatment is a non-invasive, in office, method to dimmish acute chronic pain that serves as an alternative to medications and surgery. Cold laser utilizes light therapy using “low” energy or “low level” laser on tissue to stimulate cell regrowth. The laser increases energy production allowing your rate of healing to be amplified, providing relief to the affected tissues. This starts a series of signals that encourage wound healing, decreases inflammation and/or decreases pain.
This low-level laser therapy has been successfully used to treat conditions such as acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive use disorders like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, neuritis/neuroma, metatarsalgia, tarsal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue muscle strains and ligament strains. You will feel nothing at all or a soothing warmth as therapy is administered in the comfort of our office.
Saying yes to cold laser therapy is saying yes to relief that is convenient, cost-effective, and non-invasive. Benefits include alleviation of pain and stiffness, restored mobility and quality of life, all side effect free.
Do you struggle with weakness and balance? Balance is a critical factor of living well with the force of gravity. If your body mass is not centered, every second that you are on your feet is creating unequal forces and additional stresses on your body. Your feet provide a vital foundation and abnormalities will significantly, over time, contribute to pain and disease. Unequal weight distribution may indicate a condition such as: short leg syndrome, pelvic instability, unequal postural strength, pelvic or lower extremity pain.
Our in office computerized foot scan will test your gait, balance, and stability. This technology illustrates your weight-bearing abnormalities and gives you and your physician a clear picture of all contributing problematic issues. Dr. Goldbaum will evaluate the scan and work with you to create a custom plan of care going forward which may also include physical therapy to increase reuse of motion and muscle strength.
Do you avoid wearing sandals because of toenail damage due to fungus, infection, or injury? A return to clear, healthy-looking nails may take time to happen naturally but there is an alternative that can make your nails look great in the meantime! Keryflex provides a pain free, in office, nail restoration that will allow you to feel confident again in any open toe shoes.
Keryflex is an innovative solution utilizing polymer resins that bond to the damaged toenail to form an artificial nail that is durable, flexible, and natural in appearance. To have a Keryflex restored nail allows you to return to regular daily activities, receive pedicures or apply polish soon after the application. It only takes about 15 minutes and is done in the comfort of our office.
Everyday we treat people who experience mild to severe foot and heel pain. Dr. Goldbaum is a strong proponent of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) and the benefits it can have on your body. Foot and heel pain is typically caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis, but can also include Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Spurs, Tendon pain, and Neuromas. In addition to a custom treatment plan, we now offer the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive course of action – Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT). Some people may refer to this as “shockwave” but it is really a vibratory type of feel.
EPAT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time. EPAT is performed in our office, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimum amount of time, patients can immediately bear weight, and patients can return to normal activity shortly after. Patients report fast results, improved functionally and a decrease in debilitating pain following the procedure. Benefits also include:
We are excited to be able to offer this new technology to our patients. It will bring relief to podiatry patients for the most common ailments, and also has applications for potentially every other service at Delray Beach Podiatry, including sports medicine. Don’t live with your pain – call (561) 499-0033 now.