Performance Foot & Ankle is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by experts in podiatric medicine and surgery. It's a place where patients from infants and children to adults and elderly can receive complete care for a full range of injuries and chronic conditions.

Services include treatment for rheumatoid and degenerative joint disease, athlete’s foot, bunion deformities, foot prosthetics, peripheral arterial disease, heel pain, diabetic foot care, plantar fasciitis and many other foot/ankle surgeries. The office also specializes in sports medicine and custom molded orthotics.

Our Practice offers the following services

Medical and surgical treatment of:

  • Heel and Arch Disorders including Plantar Fasciitis

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Burning Pain

  • Corns and Calluses

  • Diabetic Foot Care

  • Hammertoes

  • Heel Pain

  • Heel Spurs

  • Infections and Ulcerations

  • Ingrown Toenails

  • Fungal and Deformed Toenails

  • Neuromas / Pain in the Ball of the Foot

  • Soft Tissue Masses and Tumors

  • Sports Injuries including ankle

  • Tendon and Joint Pain

  • Ankle and Foot Trauma

  • Warts

Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program

Custom fitted diabetic footwear can often prevent diabetic foot-related complications. These specially designed shoes relieve areas of pressure that may lead to breakdown of the skin and create ulcers (wounds). They cushion and stabilize the foot to relieve pain and create greater stability when walking. There are many styles available for men and women.

Performance Foot & Ankle offers custom, orthopedic shoes which are measured and selected right in our office. Both men's and women's sizes are available in a variety of styles for both casual and work related activities. Medicare often covers the furnishing and fitting of either one pair of custom-molded shoes and inserts or one pair of extra-depth shoes each calendar year for diabetics.

MLS Laser Therapy

Our Clinic is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy.  We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.

Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard University.

MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology.

What is Laser Therapy?

Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.  After exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster.  As inflammation is reduced pain subsides very quickly.  In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.

How does it work?

Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

What can I expect during a treatment?

MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 8 minutes. You may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.

Goals of MLS Laser

  • Manage pain

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Speed up recovery

  • Post op Protocol to promote healing

Computerized Orthotic Scanning

Here at Performance Foot & Ankle we utilize the latest technology when making our custom orthotics. Using a laser, the foot is scanned into a computer while being held in a corrected position (where the foot will need to function to relieve the painful condition). This ‘negative cast’ is then sent to the orthotic lab and a custom molded shell is created. The orthotic is then modified in accordance to the physician prescription to produce a perfect form fitting device designed to relieve foot pain.

We can create custom orthotics for your tennis shoes, sandals and even high heels. Call the office at 805-273-1415 or email info@performancefa.com to learn more and see if your insurance plan covers your pair of custom insoles.

Platelet Rich Plasma

What is PRP and Why is it Helpful for Foot and Ankle Injuries?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is the up-and-coming treatment method for those with sport-related injuries in the foot and ankle. Many professional athletes, are already regularly utilizing Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to aid their muscle injuries or healing surgical wounds.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and how does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma is an essential ingredient to our body’s tissue engineering.  Found in our blood stream, PRP is a concentrated source of autologous platelets, which are the cell-fragments that we use to stimulate bone and soft tissue healing.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy starts off with a small vial of blood taken from the patient. To isolate the PRP from the rest of the blood, the vile is placed in a high spinning centrifuge until the plasma layer separates. Once the spinning process is over, the PRP can be collected and injected directly to the site of injury.

Why Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy could be right for you:

The mere fact that admired professional athletes and celebrities use Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy might be enough to convince some people to try PRP Therapy for themselves. But there are many other reasons why someone with a foot or ankle injury should try out Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy aside from its newfound high-status reputation.

PRP starts working quickly

From collecting the blood at the start of the process, to the time the PRP is injected, an entire session of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy takes about one hour. During the 15 minutes that the centrifuge spins the patient will receive a topical anesthetic to ease the injury pain and to prepare the body for the PRP injection.  The injection of the PRP takes about a half hour.

PRP has a high success rate

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has an improvement rate of about 85%. While the patient may experience some heightened pain for up to seven days after injection, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy promotes long lasting healing and more permanent pain relief.

Looking for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy from Performance Foot & Ankle. Call our office at (805) 273-1415 today to learn more!

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KeryFlex Nail Restoration

Performance Foot & Ankle is excited to offer KeryFlex, an amazing product that allows you to show off beautiful, natural-looking nails while your ‘own’ nails grow back underneath. The entire procedure takes less than 30 mins from start to finish. The polymer will remain attached to your nail for 6-9 months.

Who should consider KeryFlex?

KeryFlex is an excellent product for those with any of the following: toenail fungus, brittle nails, split or splitting nails, spoon-shaped nails, nails with horizontal ridges, discolored nails, and nails whose shape has changed due to an injury.

How does KeryFlex work?

Once the nail bed has been prepared and the nail debrided, KeryFlex Bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed. KeryFlex Resin builds up in the nail and allows for the sculpting and contouring of the nail. Then, KeryFlex seal is applied after the modeling process has been completed. Finally, ultraviolet light hardens the substances within 2 minutes.

How does KeryFlex differ from a Salon created nail?

KeryFlex is a non-porous and flexible material, whereas salon products are porous and inflexible. Salon products thus may allow fungi to reach your nails, and they are less comfortable. If you try to run or walk or if you jam your toes while wearing a salon-created nail, you may find that your entire nail has been ripped off since sculptured nails are made of very rigid material.

May I use nail polish on the KeryFlex nail?

Yes, you can apply any nail polish directly to the KeryFlex nail.

 

To learn more about foot and ankle conditions, visit the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ patient education website, FootHealthFacts.org.