“Hi I’m Dr. Wachtel and today we’re going to talk about tendonitis in the foot.

It can occur anywhere in the foot. Tendonitis is an inflammation due to an overuse injury, simply walking injury, or a traumatic injury. Injuries that cause tendonitis are inflammatory in nature and cause pain/swelling when the tendon is being used.

In our practice we find that when we use laser technology, which we routinely use, helps to increase the blood flow to the tendon, decreases pain, decreases swelling. Laser treatments for tendonitis take a maximum of 20 minutes. We typically do a series of 5 treatments and evaluate how the patient is doing.

It’s a non-toxic, non-painful, non-invasive treatment for the foot.”