• NO FEAR OF THE FOOT DOCTOR

    It’s understandable why some may have a fear of the dentist, or going to their primary physician for a colonoscopy, or even having an annual physical. However, when it comes to the podiatrist, there is no need to have the slightest sense of fear. I know. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart and I’m a foot doctor in Danbury, CT.  Having an examination of your feet is one of the most easy and painless appointments you will ever have. In fact, if you’re like many people, you may be ticklish on the bottom of your feet, and will especially have to hold in the giggles during your visit. Furthermore, our office in Danbury fosters a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, which further makes your appointment a pleasure. We hope to see you soon!

  • Don’t Operate Your Own Personal Treatment Center, Part Two

    If you are dealing with a bunion, get it evaluated right away. I’d love for you to visit me, here at my office in Danbury. We have the most advanced treatments available, including the revolutionary Lapiplasty 3 dimensional bunion correction. Come on in for a consultation to see if it is right for you Call 203 791 0466 or visit www.danburypodiatrist.com

  • Suffering From an Ingrown Toenail?

    I invite you to come to my office here in Danbury and let me help stop the progression of your ingrown toenail in its tracks. Come on in for a FREE CONSULTATION! Your feet will be glad you did!

  • Don’t Operate Your Own Personal Treatment Center, Part One

    It’s best to allow a trained professional to look at your feet. I encourage you to come to my office here in Danbury and let me help. Give us a cal at 201 791 0466 or visit our website www.danburypodiatrist.com

  • How Flatfoot Affects the Entire Body

    Call us at 203 791 0466 for a FREE CONSULTATION!

  • Work Related Foot Pain

     

  • 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

    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