Treatments

Orthotics (Shoe Inserts)

What are Shoe Inserts?  You've seen them at the grocery store and at the mall. You've probably even seen them on TV and online. Shoe inserts are any kind of non-prescription foot support designed to be worn inside a shoe. Pre-packaged arch supports are shoe inserts. So are the “custom-made” insoles and foot supports that you can order online or at retail stores. Unless the...

Shockwave Therapy

Kansas City Foot Specialists pride themselves on offering advanced technologies to improve patient care and treatment results. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or ECSWT, is a non-surgical alternative for the treatment of chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. In the past, when conservative therapy was not effective, surgical release of the plantar fascial ligament was the treatment of...

Surgery

When is Foot Surgery Necessary? Many foot problems do not respond to “conservative” management. Your podiatrist can determine when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot. Types of Foot Surgery Fusions: Fusions are usually performed to treat arthritic...