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Dr. Litsey has over 20 years of experience helping patients become pain-free and resume their normal activities from a variety of painful foot and ankle conditions.   Dr. Litsey has special training and expertise when treating HEEL PAIN & INGROWN TOE NAILS .  Dr. Litsey performs in office SHOCKWAVE THERAPY​​ for those painful heels Ingrown toenails can be removed virtually pain free using the computerized injection therapy for anesthesia.  Dr. Litsey also enjoys treating diabetic foot issues, child foot problems, sport injuries/trauma and MEDICARE patients (Medicare nail patients can receive a complementary soothing\relaxing whirlpool therapy before their nail care).  Dr. Litsey offers in office x-rays, physical therapy modalities, bone and soft tissue surgery,diabetic foot supplies, bracing and orthotics.  Schedule an appointment from this website for your particular foot\ankle problem to begin the healing process.



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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY


Dr. Litsey is Excited to announce The return of shockwave therapy for treating heel pain and planter fasciitis/Achilles tendonitis. This is a noninvasive procedure for resolving heel pain without surgical correction or painful cortisone shots.

No one should have surgical correction for heel pain without attempting the innovative proven treatment of shockwave therapy. Up to 80% Success rate in healing of heel pain symptoms have been documented.

Shockwave therapy is a nonsurgical method using high pressure shockwaves that travel through the skin to inflamed damage soft tissue and bone calcification's. This causes the body to release substances which promote expansion of new blood vessels, and healing of repair damaged tissue continuously over a period of time.

The benefits of undergoing shockwave therapy:

-Shockwave is completely nonsurgical and noninvasive you won't be off your feet or away from work for weeks on end.

-Shockwave doesn't require any downtime after treatments. So you can immediately get back to your daily routine or your work schedule the same day of treatment.

-There is a high success rate up to 80% for full recovery in elimination of pain

-Heel pain can be healed without painful cortisone injections or medications

What is involved with a typical treatment?

The procedure is performed in the office. There is no need for anesthesia whether general or local, meaning no painful numbing shots. The sore area over the heel will be located and mapped out. A ultrasonic transmission gel is applied to the foot. Next the shockwave hand piece is position gently over and near the area and shocks are applied to the affected area. The intensity of the shockwaves start out at a comfortable low-level and the energy is gradually increased as tolerated with the patient's feedback. Once 2000 to 3000 shocks have been applied the treatment session is completed. Once completed, you are able to walk out of the office and resume normal non-stressful activities as directed by your physician.

There are no side effects but some patients may experience a short period of slight tingling or numbness after their treatment. Most patients will notice improvement after the 1st treatment but overall healing continues for 3 months after the last treatment. Anywhere from 1 to 7 treatments may be required for full healing.

If you have heel pain on the bottom or the back of your heel, consult Dr. Litsey to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us anytime.


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COMPUTER INJECTION ANESTHESIA

Computer injection therapy is a revolutionary system providing a virtually pain-free approach to providing local anesthesia( getting numb).  the computer delivers precise flow rates under control, approximately one drop every 2 seconds which ensures the delivery of the local anesthetic is below the patient's threshold of pain.  This results in a much less burning sensation from the medication which is the primary cause of pain and discomfort. a vast majority of patients feel less pressure and pain as compared to the outdated hundred and 50-year-old syringe technique.  although no system is completely pain-free, computerized injection therapy allows numbing to occur with the least amount of discomfort possible.

IN OFFICE SE​RVICES AVAILABLE

Avoid additional medical expenses with in office procedures provided by Dr. Litsey and his staff.  Same day x-ray and diagnostic ultrasound is available.

In office bone and soft tissue surgical procedures can be performed with oral sedation.  Diabetic shoes and inserts can be dispensed.  if you are in need of a brace\AFO  or a custom-made orthotic, the impression casting, prescription writing and product can be delivered from Dr. Litsey's office.  Dr. Litsey prides himself on having a vast referral surgical network of physicians for particular foot ailments that require general anesthesia foot surgery.  Dr. Litsey's staff is courteous and caring. His podiatric assistant, Marla, has been providing positive, carrying, gentle care for over 15 years with Dr. Litsey.  Before proceeding with any form of foot surgical correction, consult Dr. Litsey to make sure surgery is the last resort. 

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