We are pleased to announce that as of April 1st, Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada will be merging with The DOCS, specialists in diabetes and vascular disorders. Don't worry-our current locations and services will remain the same. We will continue to provide our signature foot and ankle care, now with the benefit of additional services, at all 3 of our locations.
Now accepting appointment requests through text message. Text (725) 224-5653 to request an appointment.
We pride ourselves on offering the most advanced technology and techniques for our patients. Medicine is constantly evolving, and we work hard to stay on the leading edge of the latest research, so we can help you get back on your feet as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Here are just a few of the state-of-the-art tools and procedures we’re putting to use for our patients every day:
LunulaLaser® Treatment for Fungal Nails
The FDA-approved, non-invasive LunulaLaser targets the fungus and stimulate an average of 6.1 mm* new clear nail growth at 6 months. Learn more.
Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Neuropathy
This technology is changing the game for sufferers of peripheral neuropathy. Until very recently, doctors didn’t have many effective treatment options for nerve damage in the feet—existing damage was thought to be mostly permanent, and drug treatments carried the risk of side effects. But electrical stimulation has been a breakthrough. A gentle electrical current stimulates the nerve pathways, which safely reduces pain. For many patients, the relief is long-lasting, and some sensation may even return.
Endoscopic Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
Nerves often have to wind their way through narrow tunnels and around muscle and bone, and can get constricted and compressed under certain circumstances. This happens often in the tarsal tunnel of the ankle, and treatment may require a surgery to release, or “decompress,” the constriction. Our clinic is one of a very few in the country trained to perform this procedure.
Weight-Bearing CT Scanner
Computerized tomography (CT) scanners take a series of X-rays from multiple angles, then combine and process them digitally in order to create high-quality cross-sectional images of your body—with much more detail than a simple X-ray. However, a traditional CT scan requires the patient to lie down in the machine. That’s a problem for podiatry, since the structure of the foot can change when standing. However, our weight-bearing CT scanner allows us to take pictures while the feet are bearing weight, which can significantly aid in the diagnosis and treatment plan of many foot deformities.
Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment method for a wide range of injuries, including muscle pain, tendinitis, arthritis, and more. We start by placing a contact gel on your skin, above the painful area. Then, a hand-held applicator tool uses bursts of compressed air to generate radial shock waves through the body. When applied to injured tissues, these waves not only reduce your feelings of pain, but increase blood flow and trigger stem cell activation to repair and heal your injury faster.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive (also known as minimal incision) surgery uses specialized tools and much smaller incisions than standard surgical techniques. Instead of one large opening, we may only need one or two very small (several millimeters) ones to do the work. This offers numerous benefits to the patient, including faster recovery time (quicker return to walking, shoes, work, etc.), less scarring, less pain, and lower risk of complications.
Your ankles are, obviously, critically important to healthy activity, mobility, and full independence. However, severe injuries or years of progressively worsening arthritis can cause searing pain and significantly reduce range of motion. For those with serious ankle problems, ankle implants can take the place of worn down joint surfaces, allowing smooth motion and a return to fuller activity.
State-of-the-Art Care in Las Vegas
If you have any problems with your feet or ankles in Southern Nevada, we’re confident that you won’t find a team better trained and with more comprehensive treatment options available. To schedule your appointment, please contact us today at (702) 213-9093.