General

Acell Therapy

MatriStem Products are medical devices that maintain and support a healing environment through constructive remodeling.  It is a stem-cell stimulant, and is indicated for surgical, traumatic and chronic wounds as well as soft tissue reinforcement.  Extra-cellular Matrix      Magic Dust MatriStem devices are comprised of naturally-occurring porcine urinary bladder matrix.  The bladder is harvested and […]

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Diagnostic Ultrasound allows us to look at soft tissue structures that may be causing patient issues without having to do invasive procedures to evaluate problems that cannot be seen on x-rays An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect […]

Digital X-Ray Imaging

Digital X-Ray Imaging– In many offices you are sent out for x-rays. We do x-rays in our office with the best image quality.  In addition, having x-ray in the office allows our physicians to have direct control over the x-ray techniques used so as to visualize the musculoskeletal system in the optimal manner for accurate […]

Shockwave Technology

Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Technology with OssaTron is a high energy shock wave system with low energy intensity, that provides a non-surgical alternative for patients diagnosed with chronic proximal plantar fasciopathy (severe heel pain), usually referred to as fasciitis.  Using a unique process known as Orthotripsy, the OssaTron emits shock waves, similar to those used to treat kidney stones, in an […]

Mettler Therapeutic Ultrasound

Mettler Therapeutic Ultrasound – Used to increase range of motion of the foot and ankle, increase localized blood flow, reduce muscle spasm and pain relief. There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the […]

MicroVas Therapy

Non-invasive treatment that delivers deeply penetrating electrical waveform to raise oxygen levels in damaged tissues and accelerate healing.  It is approved for treatment of peripheral neuropathy. It reverses peripheral neuropathy and helps close non-healing wounds. Micro-vascular therapy, or MicroVas, is a type of physical therapy which works directly and mechanically to improve blood flow through […]

Whirlpool Therapy for Foot & Ankle

Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is a popular treatment method for injuries, disease, and other health problems. Physical therapy programs are often used as natural alternatives to surgery or drugs. Physical therapy can also be used in coordination with those other treatment methods. Whirlpools are commonly used in physical therapy programs to relieve pain […]

CAFAI Services

California Foot and Ankle Institute has the most extensive collection of therapy options and latest technology under one roof anywhere in Southern California: Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Technology (ESWT) with OssaTron — Stimulates healing to relieve chronic heel pain.  OssaTron is the first and only system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ESWT Fluoroscopic-Guided […]

What is a Podiatrist? Find Out Here!

You take your dog to the vet and visit a dentist for your teeth because they are doctors who specialize in those areas. The same is true of a podiatrist, otherwise known as a foot doctor. Podiatrists are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), specializing in the treatment of feet, ankles, and related areas of the […]