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Podiatrist in Chardon, Mayfield Village, Painesville, OH - Robert Weaver, DPM

Services

Diagnostics | Treatments

ServicesDiagnostics

We perform a variety of diagnostics including the following:

  • Biomechanical analysis
  • CT scan
  • Doppler studies
  • EMG
  • MRI
  • NCV
  • Vascular testing
  • X-rays

Treatments

We perform Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and the following treatments:

  • Achilles repair
  • Ankle surgery
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroereisis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunionectomy
  • Custom foot orthotics
  • Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy
  • Flat foot correction
  • Forefoot and rearfoot surgery
  • Limb salvage
  • Neuroma surgery
  • Pediatric conditions
  • Sports medicine
  • Ulcer care
  • Wound care
New Laser Offers Effective Alternative for Painful Fungal Nails

Dr. Weaver is Pleased to announce the introduction of laser treatment for nail fungus. Nail fungus is one of the most common health issues faced by people who reside in wet climate zones like ours. Previous therapies for fungal nails have produced marginal results and some have produced undesirable side effects. This new laser technology kills the pathogens that cause nail fungus. The gentle laser light works through the nail. It is safe, comfortable, and produces no side effects.

Fungus infection of the toenail, also known as onychomycosis, is one of the most common dermatological disorders affecting the foot. The disease is characterized by a thickening of the toenail plate, debris under the toenail, a lifting of the leading edge of the nail, a change in nail color and occasionally an odor. Patients complain that toenail fungus is ugly and embarrassing. This condition is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. If ignored, the infection can spread to other toenails, the skin on the feet and even the fingernails. Severe cases can impair one's ability to walk or lead to painful ingrown toenails. Secondary bacterial infections may occus on or around the toenail plate.

contributing factors for developing nail fungus infection include: a history of athelete's foot, injury to the nail bed, sports/shoe trauma, excessive perspiration, diabetes,circulatory problems, and immune-deficiency conditions.

Historically, treatments for fungus nails included topical medications, oral agents (pills) or surgical removal of the nail plate. The topical medications were largely ineffective. Oral agents have been known to affect the liver and blood tests need to be monitored to prevent liver damage. Removal of the nail Plate was painful and debilitating. The laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail or fingernail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 5-10 minuites. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.

We also treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, and various other foot and ankle conditions.




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Dr. Robert D. Weaver, DPM

510 Fifth Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024
Tel: 440.286.4945
Fax: 440.279.1516
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6551 Wilson Mills Road
Suite 104
Mayfield Village, OH 44143
Tel: 440.442.3113
Fax: 440.442.5137
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26151 Euclid Avenue
Suite 105
Euclid, Ohio 44132
Tel: 440.442.3113
Fax: 440.442.5137
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