Tower Podiatry - Los Angeles Podiatrist
  

Advanced Diagnostics

X-ray facilities

In office complete x-ray of the Foot and Ankle with access for patients with disabilities including adults and pediatrics.

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Imaging study utilized in the office to diagnose soft tissue Foot and Ankle pathology involving the tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves and foreign body. All the anatomic structures including the joints can be evaluated while in motion using ultrasound imaging. In addition, injections can be performed more accurately by having the ability to view specific areas of pathology.

Vascular Circulation Testing

In office test performed to evaluate the function of blood flow to the Foot and Ankle to prevent amputations for diabetics and patients with cardiovascular risk factors such as PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) or clogged arteries.

Nerve Conduction and Electromyelogram Testing

A test commonly used to evaluate the function, especially the ability of electrical conduction, of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body. Nerve Conduction Studies evaluate the functions of the nerves for evaluation of paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning) and/or weakness of the legs.

Advanced Treatment

Laser for treatment of Fungal Toenail, Scars & Warts

GenesisPlus is a Nd:YAG 1064nm laser made by Cutera that has been cleared by the FDA to be both a safe and effective solution for the treatment of nail infection (onychomycosis), warts and scars.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Growth Factor Therapy

A very small amount of blood is drawn from the patient into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample. The tube containing a patient's blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets from the other blood components. After a few minutes, the concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the patient at the site of the injury such as tendon or ligament injury. Using a sterile needle, your physician will inject the PRP in and around the injury site in the office. This is all accomplished without using any animal products or other foreign material. This procedure is an alternative to corticosteroid injections or surgical repair with minimal side effects and fast recovery.

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Advanced Wound Care

Utilizing the latest wound care products such as skin grafts that contain living human skin cells to promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers and using other advanced wound healing products such as silver impregnated dressings (antibacterial properties) to prevent infections.

Hyperbaric Chambers

Our doctors are involved with advanced wound healing centers in the Greater Los Angeles area that utilize hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) delivers 100% Oxygen to the tissues in a pressurized environment that is not achievable by normal breathing. By increasing the Oxygen levels in the tissues of patients with chronically non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, it promotes faster wound healing with minimal side effects to the patient.

Topaz Procedure

TOPAZ is a quick, simple and minimally invasive medical technique now available for the treatment of tendons and fascia. The TOPAZ MicroDebrider utilizes patented Coblation® technology, designed to specifically treat tendons and fascia. The TOPAZ technique has been associated with quick return to daily activities allowing for significant improvement in patient outcomes. TOPAZ has offered a minimally invasive alternative for thousands of patients for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis and other fascia and tendon in the Foot and Ankle.

Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many podiatric conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ligament reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.

The advantage of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully. Instead, only two small incisions are made - one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments to be used in the joint cavity. This reduces recovery time and may increase the rate of surgical success due to less trauma to the connective tissue.

Ilizarov Fixation

It is used as a surgical procedure to lengthen or reshape limb bones; to treat complex and/or open bone fractures; and in cases of infected non-unions of bones that are not amenable with other techniques. By utilizing this fixation, it allows the patient to weight bear immediately after surgery and minimizes complications compared to traditional surgical techniques.

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Cryotherapy is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, such as a Neuroma. The procedure is used often because of its efficacy and low rates of side effects.

Shoes, Orthotics & Braces

Custom Foot Orthotics

Our doctors provide custom made orthotics in the office by taking a cast of the foot in the neutral position. By casting the foot in the neutral position, the foot is captured in its normal position and therefore foot deformities are prevented. Custom Foot Orthotics are made for a variety of Foot and Ankle conditions such as Flat Foot Deformity, Arthritis, and others.

KLM Superstep Over the Counter Orthotics

This trilaminate insole comes in three different shell rigidities to customize and accommodate any patient's biomechanical support requirements. The shell is laminated between a top and bottom cover. The top cover to the toes provides shock absorption and the bottom cover adds additional comfort and proper shoe fit.

Kids Orthotics

Kiddy's provide the benefit of inexpensive biomechanical support for fast growing kids as an alternative to custom orthotics to prevent a wide array of Foot and Ankle problems such as flatfeet.

Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is an orthosis or brace (usually plastic) that surrounds the ankle and at least part of the foot. AFOs are externally applied and intended to control position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs are commonly used in the treatment of disorders affecting muscle function such as stroke, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio, multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy.

Diabetic/Therapeutic Shoes

A wide array of Diabetic Shoes and Therapeutic Shoes are available in our office for selection by patients. Patients with history of diabetic neuropathy, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) or foot and ankle deformities can benefit from wearing these shoes which can prevent ulcers, calluses and even amputations. Patient's feet are measured in the office to find a perfect fitting shoe, and if necessary Patients also are casted for custom made inserts to be placed in these shoes. Wide selection of shoe brands are available for selection such as Dr. Comfort (use the Dr. Comfort logo next to this), New Balance, Ortho Feet, Mt. Emey, P.W. Minor, Natural Step, New Balance and many more.

Equalizer Walker

The Equalizer Premium Walker provides optimal support while incorporating many unique features that are specifically designed to provide superior patient fit and comfort. The rocker bottom walking base is specially designed to be low profile and wide to promote a natural and stable gait. The easy to use velcro straps are adjustable to fit the contours of the leg and to modify the level of pressure on the injury to account for swelling. The unique shock absorbing sole of the Equalizer Premium Walker minimizes the impact on the heel while walking, preventing further irritation of injuries. Indications for Use: Soft tissue injuries, Grade 2 and 3 sprains, Stable fractures, Post-operative use, Trauma and Rehab.

Form Fit Night Splint

The Form Fit Posterior Night Splint is designed with comfort in mind. Key features include patented 3-dimensional padding throughout the shell and adjustable flexion straps that control the amount of stretch provided for effective treatment. Indications for Use: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Other lower extremity overuse injuries.

Lace Up Ankle Support

Used for mild to moderate ankle sprains, strains, post cast support, injury prevention by use during athletic events. Fits easily into a shoe.

Virtually Paperless Office

Our office is committed to decreasing our carbon foot print and being more environmentally sustainable. By using an all electronic medical record we have significantly cut our paper use, In addition, we use energy efficient light bulbs and equipment to decrease our energy use.





Services Provided

Tower Podiatry provides comprehensive, quality care for all of our patients. While our practice treats all disorders of the foot and ankle, Drs at Tower Podiatry have specialized training in foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot care and limb salvage, sports medicine, and pediatrics.

Our practice offers the following services:      

We specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions, such as:

  • Adult & Pediatric Flat Feet
  • Arthoroscopy
  • Bunions
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Cryotherapy
  • Diabetic Conditions and Limb Salvage
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures
  • Hammer Toes
  • Ilizarov Bone Lengthening & Deformity Correction
  • Ingrown Toe Nails
  • Joint Replacement
  • Laser Foot Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Nail & Skin Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Flat Foot Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nail Problems
  • Neuroma Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Growth Factor Therapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Topaz Procedures
  • Warts

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Office Locations

Los Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers
8631 W. 3rd St., Suite 940-E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 657 - 2828

Encino
16661 Ventura Blvd., Suite 705
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 789-7891