• How Flatfoot Affects the Entire Body

    How Flatfoot Affects the Entire Body

    Hello, this is Doctor Paul Betschart here, your local podiatrist from Danbury, CT. I would like to talk to you today about flatfoot and how it can affect the entire body. Most of us would assume that flatfoot only affects, well, the foot. Therefore, it may be surprising that it can affect other parts of the body. However, when an individual loses the support of their arch, weight is then shifted to other areas, such as the hips or knees. When the feet are not carrying a person properly, the rest of the lower body tries to make up for it. Consequently, the body feels a lot of pain because of the strain and misalignment. We have the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities available, including minimally invasive surgical approaches and custom foot orthoses

    If you are struggling with flatfoot, I encourage you to come see me, Doctor Betschart, at my office here in Danbury.

    Call us at 203 791 0466 for a FREE CONSULTATION!

  • Work Related Foot Pain

    Work-Related Foot Pain

    Hi there. This is Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a foot doctor in Danbury, CT. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, it’s likely that you often experience foot fatigue or pain. There are a number of foot ailments that can occur as a result of repeated stress on your feet, from corns to blisters, to even more serious issues such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and stress fractures.

    As a podiatrist, I can prescribe a plan for you to avoid serious problems with your feet that can stem from your active professional life. Stop by my office in Danbury to learn learn more. Certainly, if you do have a work related foot or ankle injury, we are here to help you get back to work as quickly as possible

     

  • What causes plantar warts?

    Hello, this is Doctor Betschart, your favorite podiatrist in Danbury. In a previous post, we talked about plantar warts and how to identify them. Today, I want to tell you about what causes them. As surprising as it may seem, plantar warts are the result of the human papilloma virus, also known as HPV. HPV commonly grows in wet and warm areas, such as bathrooms and locker rooms and is contracted through cuts, abrasions and breaks in the skin. If you think that you might have developed plantar warts, it is important to see a foot doctor right away. We have the most effective and convenient treatments available. I encourage you to see me soon at my office here in Danbury. Call for a consultation 203 791-0466

  • 26 Bones

    26 Bones

    Did you know that there are 26 bones in your feet? Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a podiatrist in Danbury, CT. I would like to talk to you today about foot fractures. Since there are 26 bones in the feet, foot fractures can turn up in a number of locations: toes, arches, the shins, and more. Some people may be suffering with a foot fracture and not even know it. They may just be aware that their foot hurts and are not sure why.

    If you are experiencing foot pain, let me help. Come see me at my office in Danbury and let me see if perhaps you are dealing with a foot fracture that needs professional treatment

  • Flatfoot and the body

    #DanburyCT #MiddleburyCT Hello, this is Doctor Paul Betschart here, your local podiatrist from Danbury. I would like to talk to you today about flatfoot and how it can affect the entire body.
    Most of us would assume that flatfoot only affects, well, the foot. Therefore, it may be surprising that it can affect other parts of the body. However, when an individual loses the support of their arch, weight is then shifted to other areas, such as the hips or knees. When the feet are not carrying a person properly, the rest of the lower body tries to make up for it. Consequently, the body feels a lot of pain because of the strain and misalignment.
    If you are struggling with flatfoot, I encourage you to come see me, Doctor Betschart, at my office here in Danbury.
    Get a FREE Consultation by calling 203-791-0466

  • A Revolutionary New Approach To Bunion Correction – In 3D

    A Revolutionary New Approach To Bunion Correction – In 3D

    New Procedure Treats the Root Cause of Bunion Deformity

    Dr. Betschart of Advanced Foot and Ankle Center is now offering a revolutionary new approach to bunion surgery – the Lapiplasty® Procedure. Unlike traditional bunion surgery which address bunion correction only in two dimensions, the Lapiplasty® Procedure utilizes cleared medical devices to precisely correct the deformity in all three dimensions at the root of the problem Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery – without the need for a cast. 1 Bunions are a frequently occurring problem, with around 400,000 bunion correction procedures performed in the U.S., annually. 2 A common misconception about bunions is that they are just a simple overgrowth of bone at the base of your big toe that can be simply “shaved off”. In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. 3 The unstable joint (which is the foundation of the problem) allows the bone to rotate out of alignment, forming a painful “bump” at the base of the big toe that can limit a sufferer’s shoe wear and activity level. 4 Traditional bunion surgery has been limited to an incomplete, two-dimensional (2D) approach to correction; cutting the bone in half and pushing the top part over to reduce the appearance of the bump. This 2D “cut and shift” approach primarily addresses the symptoms, not the root cause – the unstable foundation of the big toe – leaving the bunion significantly more likely to come back to some degree. 5 In fact, 87% of bunions have a rotational deformity 6 which traditional bunion surgery does not address – and this is why many people who have had bunion surgery have their bunions recur. 2 Instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting it in two dimensions, the patented Lapiplasty® Three Dimensional Correction Procedure uses specially-designed instrumentation to rotate the entire unstable bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening the patient’s toe and removing the “bump” and associated pain. This simple rotation realigns the foot’s bones and innovative titanium plating technology 7,8 is utilized to permanently secure the unstable foundation, addressing the root of the bunion problem. As a result, most patients are able to put weight on their foot within days of surgery. No cast is required; allowing patients to get back to the shoe wear of their choice and activities quickly. 9

    To find out if this procedure can benefit you, please call the office at 202 791-0466 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION

  • Ankle instability

    #DanburyCT #MiddleburyCT Chronic ankle instability is one of the possible repercussions of not treating an ankle sprain in time.
    Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury, and today I want to talk to you about the importance of dealing with an ankle sprain at the onset.
    Like other foot ailments, ankle sprains only get worse if left untreated. Chronic ankle instability may result in some cases, in which the ankle frequently gives when when the person walks. It’s like feeling part of your leg go limp all of a sudden. Some may also develop weakness higher up in the leg.
    If you have an ankle sprain or suspect that you do, see a podiatrist right away. I invite you to come to my office here in Danbury for treatment that you’ll be pleased with.
    Get a FREE Consultation by calling 203-791-0466 or clicking the box to the right

  • What are plantar warts?

    What are Plantar Warts?

    We all know about warts that can grow on the hand, but how many have heard of warts of the feet? Doctor Paul Betschart here, and I would like to talk to residents of Danbury who may be experiencing foot pain about a condition called plantar warts. Plantar warts are one of the most common foot ailments today. However, they are often mistaken for corns or calluses. The condition develops most often at either the heel or ball area of the foot, and first appears as a crusted lump. If it is left to progress, it bores deeper into the flesh and becomes extremely tender and sore.

    If you think you may be dealing with plantar warts, I encourage you to make an appointment to see me, at my office here in Danbury.

  • Neuropathy Answers

    NEUROPATHY ANSWERS!

    Neuropathy is an interesting foot ailment, since many can suffer from it and not even know it.
    I’m Doctor Paul Betschart and today’s blog is about the condition called neuropathy, which I tackle as a podiatrist here in Danbury. The word “neuro” stands for the body’s nervous system. Your nervous system is what gives you the ability to feel and discern the difference between hot and cold, smooth and sharp. If the nerves become damaged in any way, the body, in this case, the foot, becomes numb. However, nerve damage can also result in shooting pains and muscle weakness that can be quite miserable.
    If you think that you might have neuropathy, I invite you to visit me, Doctor Betschart, at my office here in Danbury.
    We have an innovative treatment available to help reverse the nerve damage called Neurogenx.
    Get a FREE Consultation by calling 203-791-0466 or clicking the link below
    http://advancedfootandanklecenter.com/free-reports/
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  • Embarrassed of your feet?

    Embarrassed of your Feet?

    Let’s face it. There are a lot of people who are embarrassed of their feet. They don’t want anyone to know about some of the unsightly ailments that they are struggling with. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart , a foot doctor from Danbury, CT, and I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to feel this way forever. I can help your feet look healthy and beautiful again. Issues such as discolored nails, fungal nails, hammertoes and bunions be conquered. We help make it happen every day in my office. If you’ve been covering your feet up with heavy shoes, and have a hard time even looking at them yourself in the shower, I invite you to come to my office in Danbury and let me help you out. You can count on me for compassionate care.