Like every aspect of our life, technology has improved our heath sector as well. Today, it has made a meaningful impact in the field of podiatry as well. Today, a number of cutting edge equipment and technology is available in a podiatry clinic to diagnose and treat even the rarest of foot and ankle problems. Let look at some of the latest technology available.
Digital X-ray has greatly impacted podiatry for the better. It produces better quality images with higher resolution in comparison with the traditional X-rays. This helps a podiatrist view conditions which remained invisible during a standard X-ray. They are also much faster which causes a much earlier detection of any sprain, fracture or any abnormalities for early treatment.
This can easily identify and diagnose soft tissue conditions which are not visible even under digital X-ray. Some of the most common soft tissue injuries of the foot and ankle that can be identified by it are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and tendon tears. It is also used to guide cortisone injections better and accurately. Much cheaper than an MRI, it is a better and more accurate diagnostic tool.
Owing to age and various other factors, toenail infections are very common which cause it to become diseased, thickened and even discolored. Today, they can be effectively treated in a non-invasive and painless method with advanced laser treatments. These not only require no oral medications but also do not have any side-effects.
Foot Pain Laser
Today, a few specialized and highly advanced podiatry London clinic use the therapeutic laser rays to heal the most difficult and obstinate musculoskeletal, nerve, soft tissue and orthopedic injuries which can cause intense pain in the foot and ankle. The relief comes from the laser’s ability to “bio-stimulate” tissue growth and repair. The greatest benefit of this treatment is fast, painless and well as having no side-effects.
Apart from these conventional technologies, the most specialized and sophisticated podiatry clinics also have many advanced technologies like the stem cell therapy, extracorporeal pulse activation Technology (EPAT), 3D scanning technology, platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), amniofix, etc.