Patient Education Term Category: Therapies

Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is a successful treatment for excessively sweaty feet, hands, and other parts of the body. It is a drug-free and non-invasive therapy performed in a doctor’s office, wherein a light electrical current is passed through water into the area being treated, such as the feet. The water conducts the mild electrical current through the […]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot. Since the plantar fascia is subjected to great amounts of impact and pressure while […]

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves freezing and deadening skin tissue to eliminate surface growths, such as warts that form on the foot. Liquid nitrogen or another cryogen is applied with a cotton swab or probe or is sprayed directly on the skin to freeze the desired area. Some warts require multiple treatments. The procedure is done in the […]

Athlete’s Foot Treatment

Athlete’s foot is a common foot fungus that spreads easily in public places such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers, as these are moist conditions where people usually walk barefoot. The symptoms of athlete’s foot are itchy, burning feet with scaling and redness between the toes. Eventually, the inflammation can become […]

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