In-Office Treatments

Help Without Big Surgery

Though he is a board-certified foot surgeon, Dr. Gary Prant prefers a conservative approach to foot pain. Patients are often surprised to learn they have so many nonsurgical or minimally invasive options. Many of our patients benefit from state-of-the-art treatment options right in our office:

Foot manipulation

At Arbor Foot Health Center, Dr. Prant is proud to introduce foot manipulation techniques that can provide relief from heel and joint pain without surgery, drugs or pain! Dr. Prant has had special training from Dr. Rue Tikker in Napa, California, in these techniques. Foot manipulation employs the idea that a perfect foot structure is not needed in order to walk comfortably. Instead, patients need enough motion in several key joints. Dr. Prant can see how your foot is compensating for lack of motion and/or structural problems in your foot. Correcting these problems can be as simple as balancing your foot in the shoe or manipulating the foot to get enough motion in a “jammed” part of the foot.

Extracorporeal radial wave therapy with Radialspec™

We are proud to be the first podiatry office in Austin to offer extracorporeal radial wave therapy. This highly effective therapy is a noninvasive, nonsurgical option for plantar fasciitis treatment (sometimes referred to as “heel spurs”). “Extracorporeal” means “outside the body.” We focus radial waves, or pressure waves, onto the targeted tissue to relieve pain and trigger your body’s repair mechanisms to promote normal healing.

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