We’re known for diagnosing nerve-related problems and heel pain that other doctors frequently miss. A lot of patients have been to other centers where they’re misdiagnosed for tissue pain, like plantar fasciitis. We’re able to use your history and our clinical exams to differentiate between tissue pain and nerve pain when it’s related to your heels. When we know the exact cause of your problem, our treatments will help you, either immediately or over time.
Our specialties are treating conditions like ankle sprains, heel pain, flat feet, tarsal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, nail fungus, bunions, fractures, injuries and neuromas. We diagnose nerve pain on a daily basis and help hundreds of patients who walk through our door each week. We offer help through a variety of treatments: medication, electrical stimulation therapy, laser therapy, and decompression surgery with nerve wraps. No pain is too complex to be diagnosed, treated, and corrected.
Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
FDA cleared Laser is helping millions across the world with fighting the battle with nail fungus. Though we have come far ways in Medicine, a permanent cure for nail fungus is yet to be discovered. This laser technology, is painless, has no side effects, and when used in the proper setting will clear you fungal toenails. There are different treatment plans for each patient. Patients will be asked to apply topical medication, thin out their nails and keep any type of fungal infection away from the nails. Treatment only takes a few mintures and can be performed easily in the office without any pain at all. Treatment is not covered with any health insurance so call and ask about our current specials. Time is now to get this treatment started as summer time is around the corner to show off those clean healthier nails without the fungus.
Non-Surgical Neuropathy Treatment
Our office also uses another laser—this kind is for pain in the heels, tendons, and nerves. The FDA-cleared Class 4 Laser reaches the pain inside your foot through intense light, warming up the area and bringing blood flow to the damaged tissue. The laser reduces inflammation and pain, and speeds up your body’s natural healing processes. If you have any kind of heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, neuromas, tendonitis, and neuropathy, we may recommend this treatment.
EST is a modality used in our offices or neuopathy or localized nerve pain which is highly effective in treating these conditions. Electronic signal Treatment (EST) is used in our office with high success in most patients suffering from nerve related pain in the lower extremities. If you have neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome or any other nerve entrapment below the knee, this treatment in combination with Class 4 laser, Peripheral nerve injections and nerve surgery with decompression will definitely help your pain. This type of combination therapy is only offered in this office in the entire OKC metro and surrounding city area.
Surgery for Bunions, Flat Feet, Tarsal Tunnel, Heel Pain, Neuromas and Complex Nerve Pain
If you have complex, nerve-related pain, flat feet, bunions we can take care of you with expert confidence. We perform surgeries for tarsal tunnel, neuromas, neuropathy, bunions, and also perform multiple nerve decompression. However, we will only perform these operations after we’re exhausted your non-surgical methods of treatment. For diabetics, we offer neuropathy pain treatments via surgery if applicable.
Bunions are usually heriditary or caused by trauma. After x-rays and examination of your bunion, Dr. Buksh will explain the most appropriate surgery for your condition. There a various types of bunion surgeries which depend upon the patient’s exam, x-ray and history. Nerve related pain could affect pain in your bunion area. Dr. Buksh will examine any nerve related pain and will address during or before your bunion surgery. This will ensure minimal pain after surgery. Those stories that you have heard from your friends about painful bunion surgeries are a thing of the past. Most patients, when their nerve pain is addressed pre-operatively or during surgery will have a pleasant experience after surgery. The type of bunion surgery will depend upon the degree of the deformity. Surgery will be performed on an out patient basis. Weight bearing can depend from immediate weight with a boot on to six weeks of non weight bearing on the surgical site. It is imperative to follow all instructions for proper healing.
Pediatric and adult flat feet can be addressed with inserts and braces however surgical intervention will ensure stabilty and lesser years of pain in the future. A proper examination, history and x-rays will determine the degree of correction required. From lengthening tendons, adding implants, fusion of joints, and making cuts in the bone to correct angles of the bone, any or all of these procedures may be selected based on patients degree of deformity. This can be performed on an outpatient basis. Weight bearing depends on the types of procedures and can vary from one week to 12 weeks of no weight on the surgical foot.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Heel Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, or Any Joint Pains
For nerve pain, heel pain, arthrtic joints, platelet-rich plasma injections are used to reduce healing time. Athletes often use this following sports injuries. The procedure works through a system where blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge. There are many growth factors in the seperated blood which is then injected in the damaged or injured area. These growth factors will accelerate the healing and help with the condition it is used for. Steroid injections can cause fat pad atrophy or damage in the tissue after repeated injections. PRP injections have proven to be effective in treatment of plantar fasciitis or heel pain, joint arthritis, achilles tendonitis or any other tendon tear or inflammation. Injections are given in the treatment areas after area is numbed up, so pain is never a problem. Usually, the patient will be immobilzed with the use of cam walker or boot for several weeks and asked not exercise on their feet. Success rate for heel pain is extremely high and this is very safe treatment with no side effects.
Wound Care and Diabetic Feet Related Issues
Chronic or acute infections and wound care for patients with neuropathy. Wound care for open wounds, infections, bone infections is offered with the use of latest technology and products. Use of total contact cast, different types of grafts, stems cells and various wound care products are used, while surgical intervention is always the last resort. Patients suffering from diabetic ulcers often do have to undergo surgical procedures to remove bone or infection when conservative treatment has failed or when deemed necessary.
KeryFlex Nail Restoration System
KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a safe, nonsystemic in-office application that restores the appearance of patient’s natural nails. The product allows the podiatrist to remodel patients’ nails affected by fungus, nail dystrophies and trauma. The patented resin creates a flexible, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nails to grow. The KeryFlex nail provides a natural looking nail during oral anti-fungal therapies. It also provides an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment laser fungal treatments. The KeryFlex nail is durable and unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents. Restore patients’ appearance and confidence while growing your practice with the KeryFlex Nail Restoration System.
Before KeryFlex Nail Restoration
After KeryFlex Nail Restoration
Make an appointment online or call Bil Buksh, DPM, at (405) 285-7408. You can also keep updated on what we’re doing by following our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.