Innovative Foot & Ankle
Podiatry Little Ferry
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- 274 Main Street Map
- Route Little Ferry, NJ 07643
- 274 Main Street, Little Ferry, NJ 07643
- (201) 440-9444
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Patient care is our expertise. We treat every patient as if they were family! One of the goals of this site is to provide you information on foot and ankle care and to introduce ourselves. This site contains a wealth of information about podiatry, foot and ankle ailments, and treatments available. There is an overview of our practices including our doctors and staff, office hours, insurance, maps, directions and contact information. You can also conveniently request an appointment by clicking here. As licensed podiatrists in New Jersey we believe our patients deserve the proper information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we’ll work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief. We take pride in providing you with a relaxed office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and respectful and will ensure a pleasant visit. Our offices are state-of-the art facilities for the treatment of foot, ankle and lower extremity disorders. All our offices create a clean and pleasant atmosphere and are conveniently located. We invite you to e-mail or call our offices with any questions. We always welcome new patients and can provide same day care for emergencies. Walk-ins are always welcome. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, Aetna and Horizon and try to always provide convenient appointment times. We look forward to getting to know you and taking care of any problems or concerns you may have.
Innovative Foot & Ankle can be found at 274 Main Street . The following is offered: Podiatry . In Little Ferry there are 4 other Podiatry. An overview can be found here.
Dr. Vicki Rallatos-DrakePhysical Therapy Clinician
Dr. Vicki Rallatos-Drake graduated from Stony Brook University with her bachelor’s in Biology. She then went on to earn her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dr. Rallatos-Drake is dually licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Rallatos-Drake specializes in sports rehabilitation and vestibular therapy. Her physical therapy experience includes, but is not limited to, orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, aquatics, acute care and hand therapy. Dr. Rallatos-Drake has taught first year graduate physical therapy students and has also been a clinical instructor to physical therapy students during their clinical affiliations. She is also a certified CPR instructor. Dr. Rallatos-Drake takes pride in helping her clients work towards function and independence. She believes in always providing the highest quality of care. Dr. Rallatos-Drake is a member of notable associations which include the American Physical Therapy Association and the Vestibular Disorders Association.
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Gout (gouty arthritis) is a condition caused by a buildup of the salts of uric acid – a normal byproduct of the diet-in the joints. The big toe joint and the ankle is commonly the affected areas, possibly because it is subject to so much pressure in walking; attacks of gouty arthritis are extremely painful, perhaps more so than any other form of arthritis. Men are much more likely to be afflicted than women. Research suggests that diet heavy in red meat, rich sauces, shellfish, and brandy is popularly associated with gout. However, other protein compounds in foods such as lentils and beans may play a role. The main symptom of gout is waking up in the middle of the night with an acute throbbing pain in the big toe, which is swollen. Usually only one of the big toes is affected. The pain lasts for around three or four hours and will then subside and usually not return for a few months. It can be controlled by prescribed medications. The application of ice or cooling lotions will help during an acute phase. This condition is quickly treated with injections and oral medication that can give immediate pain relief. Gout Diet Gout is a form of arthritis usually occurring in the cooler extremities of the body, like feet or toes. It results from excessive uric acid in the bloodstream which leaves needle-like crystal deposits in the joints causing redness, swelling and extreme pain. Normally the uric acid dissolves in the blood stream but there is a problem if: there is an increase in uric acid production; the kidneys are not functioning sufficiently to eliminate uric acid; there is an increased consumption of foods containing purines. Purine is a chemical found in certain foods that forms uric acid when broken down in the body. Gout Diet and Nutrition As Gout seems to be more prevalent in overweight people it is important to maintain a healthy body weight. Also extra fluid can help flush uric acid crystals out, but alcohol should be avoided. As well as prescribed medications it can be helpful to follow a low purine diet, avoiding foods that are high in purine and eating low purine foods moderately.
Aerolase Medical Aesthetic Lasers
What is Aerolase Technology? Aerolase technology provides a new generation of laser technology that delivers higher power in gentler pulse duration, achieving best-in-class efficacy with new levels of patient comfort. Aerolase technology is patented advanced technology, the internally air-cooled medical aesthetic laser. This innovative breakthrough results in a uniquely compact device that generates higher power than any large stationary laser device; it also provides new levels of clinical versatility, patient comfort and cost effectiveness. Laser technology is FDA approved and is shown to be safe and very effective. Treatment is not considered medically necessary unless other factors are present such as diabetes, poor circulation, excessive pressure, pain, or lack of normal sensation. Aerolase technology provides a new generation of laser technology Benefits of Laser Treatment Reduce thickness Improves appearance Makes nail trimming easier Virtually pain free Immediate post recovery period No anesthesia necessary Common Podiatric Laser Treatments Onychomycosis (Toe nail fungus) Resistant warts Telangiectasias (Spider Veins) Scar Revision Laser Technology General Information How the treatment works: An Nd:YAG laser impulses high power energy that passes through the soft tissue. Recovery period: You may resume to all normal activities immediately. In some cases patients can even polish nails and get a pedicure immediately after treatment. Procedure length: Amount of time varies on degree of involvement. Overall, a visit for consultation and treatment usually takes about 30 minutes. Virtually pain free treatment: Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience slight warmth or occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. The laser power can be decreased to eliminate discomfort. Insurance coverage: The procedure is considered cosmetic, and is not covered by health insurance. Innovative Foot and Ankle. Other Options Not having treatment and living with the condition. The use of medical prescriptions which can be costly and not guaranteed to help the condition. Some medications require blood tests to monitor for possible liver damage. Laser treatment – in many cases the nail is expected to improve with just one treatment. Consult with your physician for further information on Laser Treatment!
What is EPAT? EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment and is the most advanced and highly effective treatment method for musculoskeletal. The treatment is cleared by the FDA and uses a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. This helps the damaged tissue gradually regenerate and eventually heal. What disorders can be treated? EPAT treats almost all musculoskeletal pains and injuries of the foot and ankle including but not limited to: Plantar fasciitis and heel pain Achilles Tendonitis Turf Toe Stress Fractures Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Neuroma Shin Splints Other Tendonitis in the foot and ankle Duration of treatment and Results Treatments typically take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the disorder being treated. Generally 3-5 treatments are needed, each about 1 week apart. The benefits are often seen after only 3 treatments with some patients experiencing immediate pain relief. Side Effects? The non-invasive EPAT treatments have virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases there can be some minor discomfort following the treatments. Certain medical conditions such as malignancies or DVT (deep vein thrombosis) might affect the determination to perform the treatment, so please let the doctor know of all medical conditions. EPAT treatments are performed at all of Innovative Foot and Ankle’s locations, so don’t hesitate to contact the office for an appointment to discuss the treatment further with one of the doctors.
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