X-rays are one of the most common procedures used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions in nearly every area of the body. Although x-rays are usually effective in identifying abnormalities, their method for doing so is somewhat outdated. Despite an increasingly digital world, x-rays still use sheets of film that require processing much like film in a regular camera.
Digital x-rays are performed similarly to conventional x-rays, but use a special imaging detector that “reads” the body part rather than exposing it on film. This is the same technique used for regular digital cameras. Digital x-rays allow for faster results and delivery to other doctors, as the images can be viewed on a computer rather than having to send the actual film. The images can be rotated, enlarged, printed and emailed. This can make diagnosing small fractures or bone spurs easier. Dr. Geldwert is proud to offer digital radiography in his Westchester facility.
Ultrasound imaging procedures are a valuable diagnostic tool for a variety of medical conditions as they provide real time images of the inner organs.Â New technological advances have allowed for digital ultrasound scanners to be used which offer higher quality images. This improved quality allows doctors to use ultrasound to identify not only the presence of an abnormality but also what it actually is. Digital ultrasound scanners also process signals simultaneously, allowing for an increased frame rate. Dr.GeldwertÂ is proud to offer the latest technology that allows for the most accurate diagnosis for his patients.
Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive pain treatment that targets irritated nerve endings with extremely cold temperatures. Our foot doctors use ultrasound images to guide liquid nitrogen through a cryoprobe to the infected tissue or affected nerve end. The tissue or nerve cannot survive the cold temperatures and is therefore destroyed or inactivated, relieving pain.
Cryosurgery is effective in treating pain caused by plantar fasciitis and neuromas. It has a shorter treatment and recovery time than surgical procedures and can easily be performed in the doctor’s office. Dr. Geldwert and Dr. Lai are very experienced in performing cryosurgeries.Â Recovery is quick with a high success rate.
Pain in the feet, neck, back, hips, and knees can all be related to foot problems caused by the way we walk. The way we walk, referred to as a gait, along with our posture, can transfer pain to other areas of the body. It may be hard to relate this pain to foot problems through physical examination. A more detailed analysis may be required.
A computerized gait and pressure analysis can identify misalignment in the foot structure and other foot abnormalities. You will be asked to walk/run on a special treadmill that has 5,000 sensors embedded on the treadmill mat. At the same time a video camera will capture how you walk/run. The video and treadmill results will then be evaluated and compared to ideal gait and pressure standards to identify any potential problems. A computerized analysis often reveals abnormalities that may not be visible through a simple physical examination. After performing this safe and simple test, Dr. Geldwert and Dr. Lai can determine the best possible treatment option to correct your specific foot problems.
Orthotics are customized shoe inserts that correct foot movements during movement and rest. They provide comfort and functionality for people with various foot, ankle, knee, hip and back conditions by either altering or protecting the foot. Custom orthotics are typically made by creating a cast of the foot out of plaster, which identifies any abnormalities in the structure of the foot. The orthotic is then designed to balance out these abnormalities and provide functional supports.
However, advances in technology now allow for an even more personalized and beneficial orthotic through computerized scanning. Computerized orthotic scanning provides a more thorough assessment of the patient’s foot and other important factors.Â Computerized scanning creates a map of the foot and takes into effect the weight, weight distribution and foot pressure of the patient, along with any foot abnormalities. A static analysis and dynamic analysis is performed. This information can help determine the best style, material and structure of each orthotic.