Tuesday, November 1, 2016


The reason that many people get bunions is still unclear, however, some individuals have an inherited medical condition that leads to this condition. Bunions are misshapen joints at the base of the big toe. The joint itself becomes enlarged or just set differently than a normal foot. The problem can become quite painful and cause difficulty walking and while wearing any type of shoe. A South Lake Tahoe California podiatrist such as Dr. Patricia Ferraro can help patients to find relief from their bunions.

Treating Bunions
When you first meet with a podiatrist, you will be asked several questions regarding your medical history. The doctor will also examine your foot and determine whether or not they will want to perform x-rays on the foot. Treatment for bunions generally includes ice packs, warm foot baths, anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers (in severe cases). Surgery is recommended to those with a shape problem that will lead to reoccurring pain over time. Orthotics also helps patients with bunions too.

Once a patient has met with the podiatrist, they will be able to determine what treatment method will benefit them the most. It’s important to understand that each treatment plan will be relative to each patient and customized approaches are the most successful with any podiatry issue.

Get the help that you deserve with your bunions by schedule an appointment today by calling 530-541-2665. A South Lake Tahoe California podiatrist can discuss with you any questions you may have about your conditions and the treatment methods available to treat it. Don’t wait to make an appointment!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Shockwave Therapy

If you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, one of the options available to you is shockwave therapy. It’s important that you explore all treatment options available to you. When choosing a podiatrist who can help you achieve comfort and relief in the Lake Tahoe, California area, give consideration to Patricia L. Ferraro, D.P.M. of Lake Tahoe Podiatry.

Understanding Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT, is regarded as a gentle, non-surgical way to reduce or relieve pain in the heel in a similar way to how physicians can reduce kidney stones without involving surgery. The procedure involves the use of high pressure shock waves that travel into and through the skin, stimulating the natural healing process in the skin using ultrasonic waves. Although not everybody is a candidate for this type of treatment, it will be well worth your time to see if you are a candidate. Working with a professional podiatrist is the first step to finding out if this procedure will work for you. Do not hesitate to find out if this is the right procedure to meet your needs and help give you some relief from your pain.

Our office would love to tell you more about our services and what we can do for your heel pain. If you’re dealing with chronic pain and are looking for relief, give our office a call today at 530-541-2665 to find out what we can do for you.