In office Testing
Immediate pictures of all the bones in the foot and ankle, used to look at angles of the bones, find fractures, heel spurs, hammertoes, bunions, etc.
Ankle Brachial Index
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) – A painless test used to evaluate the circulation in your legs to determine reasons for swelling, poor healing, cold feet, etc. It can also be used as a screening exam for other heart related issues.
Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Velocity
EMG/NCV – Tests the nerves of your body to explain symptoms such as burning, tingling, numbness or chronic pain. It is also helpful in determining if your back could be the cause of your foot pain.
Diabetes – Whether you’re a newly diagnosed diabetic or have been diagnosed for years, many different tests are used (monofilament sensory test, NCV/EMG, ABI, gait analysis, nerve biopsy, etc) in the office to evaluate your current health status and help prevent complications in the future.
Nerve Biopsy – This is a quick test to examine your nerves on a microscopic level. Helpful in determining the level of nerve damage and can also help determine how aggressive the treatment plan should be based on the severity of nerve damage.
Skin/Nail Biopsy – Minimally invasive test to examine unusual looking moles or other lesions to rule out malignancy, warts, epidermal inclusion cysts, etc. Fungal infections can also be detected in toenails.
Fall Risk Assessment
Fall Risk Assessment – Fast, painless test to assess level of risk for future falls and it helps to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.