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Posts for: July, 2015

By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
July 23, 2015
Category: Foot Doctor

Find out how this laser treatment can eliminate your toenail fungus.

Are you dealing with a nasty, unsightly toenail fungus that is keeping you from sporting those comfy flip-flops this summer? If you’ve tried other treatment methods and they’ve all fallen short, then it’s time to see your White Plains podiatrist Dr. Eric Peters about a safe and powerful laser treatment that can get rid of your fungal infection.

What is PinPointe FootLaser?

This laser treatment is FDA-cleared to eliminate onychomycosis, a fungal infection that affects the toenail and fingernails. This special laser is penetrates through the nail to target and kill the fungus, while leaving the nail and surrounding skin unaffected.

How effective is PinPointe Footlaser at treating toenail fungus?

Clinical studies have found that 70 percent of patients experienced long-term improvement of their toenail fungus after one treatment. Some studies have even found the efficacy of treatment to be as much as 88 percent. Your results will depend on the severity of your fungal infections.

Are there any side effects to this treatment?

This laser treatment is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia and is safe for both the nails and your skin. Furthermore, there are no risks or side effects involved in this treatment, which is particularly ideal for patients who experience unpleasant side effects with anti-fungal medications.

How long does this treatment take?

It will only take your White Plains podiatrist about 45 minutes to perform this in-office laser treatment.

Will my toenails be clear immediately after PinPointe Footlaser?

While this treatment will kill your current fungal infection, it will not automatically turn the nail clear. You will need to give the nail a few months to grow out after your treatment in order to visibly see a difference.

Does this treatment hurt?

A slight warming when the laser is directed at the infected nail should be the only sensation you experience.

If you are interested in finding out more about PinPointe FootLaser and how it can help your toenail fungus, contact your White Plains podiatrist today to schedule an appointment. Let our advanced technology target and eliminate your infection, so you can start feeling confident again.

By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M,
July 09, 2015
Category: Foot Doctor

Find out how this simple test could improve your foot health.

How we move is of particular importance to your White Plains podiatrist, Dr. Eric Peters. After all, being able to analyze a patient’s gait provides some valuable insight into the health of their feet and ankles and whether potential problems could be on the horizon. It can also help us create better orthotics to provide more effective support for your feet and to correct muscular or other structural imbalances. This is where the Footmaxx™ Metascan System comes in handy.

What is the Footmaxx™ Metascan System?

This revolutionary technology allows your White Plains podiatrist to analyze eight important areas of the plantar region of the foot. As the patient begins walking or running as they normally would, the Metascan System scans about 150 images per second to assess the patient’s foot function and to look for abnormalities. This system offers a variety of advantages for your White Plains podiatrist Dr. Eric Peters:

  • It actually compares the differences between walking and running data for each patient, pinpointing where the highest pressure points are for the foot during both of these activities and how they change.
  • This technology studies and analyzes each patient’s data and creates a prescription for customized orthotics to help with a patient’s specific gait abnormalities.
  • This system also studies and analyzes posture, looking for issues with alignment and certain patterns of movement, which can also be corrected through custom-made orthotics.
  • Patients can get their results right away. No need to come back for another appointment or to waste valuable time waiting for your results.

Even if you aren’t experiencing any pain or other foot or ankle problems you can still benefit from getting a scan. Accordingto Footmaxx™, about 70 percent of the patients they tested showed signs of moderate to severe anomalies while walking. Examining a patient’s gait and pressure points can also help us prevent and even better treat issues such as foot ulcers for diabetic patients.

If you want to find out more about the Footmaxx™ Metascan System and how it better your foot health, then contact your White Plains podiatrist Dr. Peters today.