Testimonials


 

Laser Treatment Reviews

 

Testimonial: Dr. Lapan - Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis 

I am writing this as a letter of thanks and as a testimonial to Dr. Bocian and his unique pioneering laser treatment which he used to treat my long standing plantar fasciitis. I am a cardiologist in Tucson, AZ. I developed acute plantar fasciitis 10 years ago after holding my 6 y.o son for 4 hours at a Taylor Swift concert. I have been plagued with acute and chronic debilitating pain and discomfort since. I tried everything, stretching, night devices, shoes, inserts, physical therapy, steroid injections with transient or no relief. I thought I was just relegated to this problem forever with restriction of most of my activities. A friend of mine told me of his experience with Dr. Bocian’s laser but I was skeptical and waited over a year to contact him. Fast forward, I have had 10 weeks of weekly treatments. I am now for the most part pain free and doing things comfortably that I haven't been able to do for years. I still get some discomfort if I stand for long periods and I still feel mild discomfort after activity but those also continue to improve. Besides being 90% better, the office experience has been so good. I know how hard it is in today's environment to provide a great patient experience but he has done that. He, his office and his treatment get my highest recommendation.


David Lapan, M.D., FACC

 

Testimonial: ND- YAG laser treatment for Morton’s
Neuroma

I wanted to give feedback on the success of my treatment of Morton’s neuroma on the right foot:
1. Prior to the laser treatment, the intermittent burning pain escalated to a 9 of 10 when I was on my toes with exercise or dancing or within ¼ mile of riding my bike uphill. I also had pain with any shoes that were not wide-toed shoes. When Morton's neuroma became more aggravated, I had difficulty finding comfortable shoes and it affected my ability to walk.
2. I have been quite active and the pain caused me to have to stop and get off my foot when exercising or dancing. When biking, I had to put a pad in between my 2nd and 3rd phalange when riding a bike. I never knew how long I could ski. If my foot was aggravated I had to take breaks for days at a time from exercise. I was unable to dance at times. I decided to stop clogging since that was felt to aggravate the pain.
3. I have had these symptoms for at least 8-10 years.
4. I attempted to wear wide shoes and sandals, arch support devices (good feet, professionally made orthotics) which helped to a minor extent. At its worst, I tried a walking boot and a scooter to try to get off my foot, though more recently it hadn’t been as debilitating.
5. Following laser treatments, the pain has substantially improved. I still wear wider shoes but can go without arch supports. I can ride my bike up-hill without wearing a foam pad. I can dance without problems for the most part.
6. The improvement is rated at 85%.
7. I have occasional pain after a long night of dancing or several miles of bike riding uphill.
8. I continued to improve following treatment and now have stabilized.
9. My foot was my limiting factor before treatment. Since undergoing treatment, I feel my foot does not dictate my activity. My quality of life has improved significantly.
10. Following the completion of laser treatment I have been extremely satisfied with the results.
11. I would definitely recommend this laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma.


W.B.

 

Testimonial Plantar Fibroma

Before having laser treatment on my plantar fibromas, I would mostly have intermittent burning pain. This pain varied with the amount of walking I was doing. I would rate the pain level between 3 and 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 depending on my level of activity. My battle with this condition has lasted over 11 years.

As a result of this pain, I always knew that I was much more limited than before in activities such as hiking, standing for long periods of time or even the length of a walk that I could take.

Since having laser treatments, I would say that I have had an 80% decrease in the level of pain. I am much less hindered in daily activities. Pain flare ups are infrequent, such as when I reincorporated some leg work at the gym.

My symptoms definitely continued to improve for a time after stopping treatments.

My experience with this condition can be described as sort of a special case. I have tried
everything under the sun as far as treatments for this affliction. The first route I took was to visit a medical doctor who was an orthopedic surgeon and a foot specialist. He recommended cutting them out and I agreed. They don't belong there, right? Cut 'em out. Huge mistake! I had three conventional surgeries before someone told me these things thrive and grow in scar tissue. The third surgery was by a different surgeon who made a huge S scar on the bottom of my foot. It took me nearly six months to heal from that one.

Next, I tried cryosurgery. The first doctor who performed this procedure on me actually had
some success as far as shrinking them almost all the way down. He took a teaching job in
California since.These eventually came back, though. I tried twice with another Phoenix doctor with no good results and then even made a trip to Salt Lake City to have it done there.

At various points I have tried sclerosing alcohol injections and corticosteroid injections. Both of these just made my fibromas angrier. Next, I made multiple trips to San Antonio for hyaluronic acid injections. These had a shrinking effect and even some pain relief for a time. It was short-lived, however.

Laser treatment from Dr. Bocian has definitely improved my quality of life. It is the only truly non-invasive way to treat plantar fibromas. I hope it becomes a common treatment everywhere for this issue. I am extremely satisfied with laser treatment and I would absolutely recommend it for someone suffering with this condition.


M.R.
5/2021

 

Candela GentleMax Pro laser treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

1. Symptoms of my Achilles tendonitis prior to laser treatment: For 18 months I had a
burning, sharp, and aching pain. When I would walk, especially for longer periods of
walking, climb ladders, or stand for long periods of times the tendon would become
inflamed and very painful. I could not rest my heel on the couch. I had to keep a pillow
under my calf so the heel was not actually touching anything. I had trouble walking.
When getting out of bed in the morning I had trouble putting my foot on the floor and
walking. Level of pain was 10 or higher. It would be constant pain. The only time it would
calm down was to be sedate and immobile. I had been told by another podiatrist that
there was nothing more that could be done for I had to “deal with the pain”.
2. The tendonitis did interfere with my daily activities. I could not remain on my feet for long periods of time. I had trouble riding my ATV, walking the dog, standing, even standing to make meals would cause pain. I could not walk quickly.
3. My symptoms were approximately 18 months.
4. I tried heat, ice, below the knee walking boot, physical therapy, stretching exercises and a cortisone injection.
5. Following laser treatment: I noticed an improvement in the pain level after two treatments. I had less pain which allowed me to become more mobile. As the treatment
process advanced I began to increase my exercise adding walking about ½ mile first. I
began cycling, and T’ai Chi. I could clean the house and cook meals without intense
pain. When I continued to add more miles to my walk, I noticed some pain which would
go away quickly. Prior to treatments I would be laid up for several days with pain.
Following treatment, I could keep going.
6. As of this writing I have completed 10 treatments, the last being 8 days ago. I can easily state that I have 90% improvement. I am hoping that as time continues I will achieve 100%.
7. The pain following treatment is occasional, and mild, it dissipates within a few minutes.
8. After being on my feet and ladders removing Christmas lights on the house, I felt pain
but it was not severe and dissipated by the next day.
9. The laser treatment has significantly improved my quality of life. I have no limitations.
10. I am extremely satisfied with the laser treatment. I am excited that Dr. Bocian is
performing groundbreaking treatments that are improving patient’s quality of life. More
doctors need to adopt the process.
11. I highly recommend this laser treatment to anyone. Even if I do not achieve 100% pain
free, the 90% is enough for me to continue with everything I want to do. We need more
doctors such as Dr. Bocian.

 

Testimonial: Nd: YAG laser treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

Approximately 10 months ago I began experiencing mild burning pain medial and lateral to my calcaneus and up my Achilles tendon. I also felt a nodule on my Achilles tendon. Though the pain was mild (level 3) when first standing in the morning by afternoon, pain worsened to 8/10. Despite the use of Advil, Aleve and Diclofenac cream, new shoes, or use of orthotics the pain persisted.

The pain became so severe that to sleep on my back with heels on the mattress caused me to awaken several times during the night. I was unable to walk or have pressure on my right foot for extended periods during the day as the pain would consistently escalate to 9/10.

I sought treatment from my podiatrist believing I had damaged my Achilles tendon. I was seen for diagnostic and diagnosed with moderate tendinosis and Achilles tendon bursitis.

Dr. Bocian indicated that this was a chronic problem with no surgical or injection options
available at this time. He did however direct me to a laser study which has proven successful in the past for other heel and ankle issues with other stretching exercises. Though not covered by my insurance I opted for a 10 laser treatment study accompanied with stretching exercises.

I noticed a gradual lessening of pain after each treatment and by the 10th week I was
experiencing no pain. One and a half months post treatment, I am happy to report 100%
improvement with no further pain either resting or with prolonged activity. The pain relief is not dependent on anti inflammatories, the shoes, sandals, or orthotics I wear.

My daily life has improved remarkably sleeping through the night regardless of daily activity. I golf and walk regularly and continue to experience no further pain, 100% resolution. I am delighted and very satisfied with the outcome of the laser treatment and would recommend laser treatment to those suffering foot, heel, or tendon pain.

Thank you, Dr. Bocian and Natasha (his laser technician),


M.B.

 

Testimonial: Nd: YAG laser treatment for plantar fasciopathy

I developed plantar fasciitis about 3 years ago while playing basketball with my older son. I woke up to go to the bathroom and had this horrible sharp pain in my right heel... so much so it was hard to walk and had to noticeably limp. During the next basketball workout, my son told me what my problem was has he had plantar fasciitis a year earlier–he had to wear a boot at night to help stretch (his symptoms went away in about 3 months). So I did all the stretching, bath the night stretching sock, etc... All this helped but the plantar fasciitis never really fully went away.

I was forced to not run, hike, play tennis, basketball, etc.... all the active things I loved I could no longer do because I knew the pain I’d be in after doing any of those activities–even playing golf started to hurt so he had to find something to help!! The horrible recurring pain lasted off and on for almost 2 years!!

That is where Dr. Bocian comes in. I needed help getting rid of my plantar fasciitis FOREVER and did not know what else to do. I did everything I could to get back to my normal life including expensive physical therapy, injections, orthotics and nothing was working. I was very frustrated and dejected not being able to do the physical activities I lump.

Dr. Bocian suggested laser treatments and I agreed (never having heard of this treatment I admittedly was skeptical). After 10 treatments the pain was basically gone and I was able to get back to my normal way of life including all the physical activities with NO PAIN during or after exercise. MY PLANTAR FASCIITIS WAS GONE AT LAST !! (Being a former basketball player at the University of Arizona I found out the athletic training staff there also uses laser treatments on their athletes).

All I can say is do not wait to get rid of your plantar fasciitis pain... Trust Dr. Bocian and do the laser treatment–you will not regret it and will be very happy to improve your quality of life.

Sincerely
J.N. , University of Arizona Basketball 1976–1980

 

Testimonial: Nd:YAG laser treatment for plantar fasciopathy

Plantar fasciitis is by far one of the most painful conditions that a person can experience and I had been suffering for well over 5 years when I came to see Dr. Bocian. My pain level was a constant 10 out of 10. Getting out of bed in the morning was so painful I could no longer leave this untreated. I was desperate for help.

I had previously been given multiple injections, worn a walking boot, slept in a night brace, all with no relief. After an extensive evaluation Dr. Bocian and suggested a trial injection (human amniotic membrane and umbilical cord matrix). This treatment brought no relief, again.

I was beginning to consider surgery by now. I had heard and read many testimonials about unsuccessful surgical procedures so I was not convinced that was the best decision.

At this point in my treatment, Dr. Bocian recommended that I undergo a GentleMax Pro laser treatment. I was wary but willing to try it in order to avoid surgery.

The simple treatment was provided in the doctor's office by his friendly, professional staff. I had been informed that I might not feel relief until I received several treatments. I began to feel minor relief after approximately 4-6 treatments. The progress was slow, but I continue to receive the treatments.

When I receive the final treatment, I would rate my pain at a 4 out of 10. This was a huge improvement after having been in so much pain for so long. The pain continued to decrease even after I had finished the treatments. It has now been several months since my final treatment and I am thrilled to say I have no pain at all.

The laser treatment not only gave me my life back, but it also saved me from undergoing surgery that likely would not have worked. I recommend this treatment to anyone who suffers from plantar fasciitis.


K. D.
10/23/2019

Susan W. – Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

My Achilles tendon became injured in the early 2000’s.

I tried hydrotherapy, prolotherapy, orthotics, PT, and cold laser treatments with no success.

Then in 2018 I found Dr. Bocian who suggested having 10 treatments with his laser. The large painful and unattractive knot on the achilles tendon disappeared.

The pain decreased so much that I am now able to walk normally, I can hike again, and it appears to continue healing even over a month since the last treatment was done.

I am extremely satisfied and would recommend this treatment to anyone, especially those with Achilles Tendonitis.

Susan W.
Tucson, AZ
01/15/19

 

Vicky N.– GenesisPlus Laser Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

 

My name is Vicky, I am a Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of practice. About 18 years ago, I had surgery to remove a bone spur in my right Achilles tendon. The pain interfered with my ability to walk and work and parent. While the recovery was long, the results were good. Over time, the “bump” on the back of my heel returned and became very painful again.

The pain was present most of the time for the last eighteen months. It was a dull aching pain that became sharp and stabbing with each step, easily an 8 of 10 on the pain scale. I avoided walking, never took the stairs and limped most days. I saw a surgeon who told me I had a spur on top of the original spur and the only treatment was another surgery. I wasn’t ready to go through that again. I sought out soft soled shoes, never with a back on them, as it irritated my heel. I found temporary relief with kinetic taping. I also found relief with acupuncture and was able to get down to a treatment every 2 weeks.

I will be forever grateful to my acupuncturist who told me about Dr Bocian and his laser treatments. She thought they might help me. I set up an appointment for an evaluation. Dr Bocian was great. He thoroughly explained the treatment and time investment and told me it was a new area and it might not work. Dr. Bocian’s explanation of how the treatment could modify my painful heel made sense to me and so we started.

After 10 weekly treatments, I can tell you that I am at least 99% better with no down time! I occasionally have a short stabbing pain in my heel that lasts a couple seconds, maybe once a week. Even that seems to be decreasing over time. I can wear athletic shoes and have resumed walking for exercise. I take the stairs whenever I get a chance. My mood is much better because of my increased activity and the lack of chronic pain.

I am extremely satisfied with the laser treatment for Achilles tendonitis and with Dr Bocian and his staff. I highly recommend the treatment if you have this debilitating diagnosis.

Vicky N, NP
Tucson, AZ
5/01/18

 

 

Morton’s Neuroma:

 

Wendy G.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

I wanted to give feedback on the success of my treatment of Morton’s neuroma on the right foot:

  1. Prior to the laser treatment, the intermittent burning pain escalated to a 9 of 10 when I was on my toes with exercise or dancing or within ¼ mile of riding my bike up hill. I also had pain with any shoes that were not wide-toed shoes. When the Morton’s neuroma became more aggravated, I had difficulty finding comfortable shoes and it affected my ability to walk.
  2. I have been quite active and the pain caused me to have to stop and get off my foot when exercising or dancing. When biking, I had to put a pad in between my 2nd and 3rd phalange when riding bike. I never knew how long I could ski. If my foot was aggravated I had to take breaks for days at a time from exercise. I was unable to dance at times. I decided to stop clogging since that was felt to aggravate the pain.
  3. I have had these symptoms for at least 8-10 years.
  4. I attempted to wear wide shoes and sandals, arch support devices (good feet, professionally made orthotics) which helped to a minor extent. At its worst, I tried a walking boot and a skooter to try to get off my foot, though more recently it hadn’t been as debilitating.
  5. Following laser treatments, the pain has substantially improved. I still wear wider shoes but can go without arch supports. I can ride bike up-hill without wearing a foam pad. I can dance without problems for the most part.
  6. The improvement is rated at 85%.
  7. I have occasional pain after a long night of dancing or several miles of riding bike up-hill.
  8. I continued to improve following treatment and now have stabilized.
  9. My foot was my limiting factor before treatment. Since undergoing treatment, I feel my foot does not dictate my activity. My quality of life has improved significantly.
  10. Following completion of laser treatment I have extremely satisfied with the results.
  11. I would definitely recommend this laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma.

 

 

David F.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

I was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma in Feb 2017.  My symptoms where intermittent pain while walking that worsened the longer I walked and an almost constant feeling of crumbled sockets in my shoe.

Initial treatment involved shoe modification without effect.  Treatment options discussed included surgery, cortisone injection ( injection was completely ineffective) and laser treatment. In order to avoid surgery, I opted to try the laser treatment.  After multiple sessions(12), I would estimate the frequency of the pain has been reduced 90%, the crumbled sock symptom has been eliminated completely.  Most of the time I don’t even think about my foot.  I have discussed my treatment with my primary care physician and my FAA AME.  Both remain skeptical of the treatment.

I am extremely satisfied with my treatment and the results.  I would unequivocally recommend this treatment.

David F.
Tucson, AZ
11/29/18

 

 

Barbara Q.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

After suffering with intermittent sharp and burning pain from Morton’s Neuroma for 1 1/2 years, and seeing a podiatrist who gave me a cortisone injection and expensive orthotics, from which I had some but fleeting relief, I was referred to Dr. Bocian for laser treatments.

I have a large bunion on that foot but was not a candidate for surgery because of osteoporosis. Since my symptoms became progressively worse even with orthotics, wide, open toed shoes and decreased walking, I consulted with Dr. Bocian re laser treatments.  Encouraged by the positive feedback he has received from his clients and his testimony, I had 10 laser treatments and my pain is 95% better. The expense was totally worth it and I had no down time.

The quality of my life has significantly improved. Now I’m able to exercise and walk without pain. I have no restrictions to my usually activities.  I have a medical background (RN for 35 years) and would recommend this treatment for all having pain from a Morton’s Neuroma.

Barbara Q.
Tucson, AZ
11/20/18

 

Justin W.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma


This treatment has been a true blessing for me and I would certainly recommend this treatment to anyone who has neuroma.Since my last testimonial my neuroma symptoms continue to be improved.  It has been about 2 months since my last treatment and I have very little moments of numbness, and when they do occur they are very minor.  I have moments in which I feel a minor amount of soreness, but little to no moments of any sharp pains.  I can walk and be on my feet for extended periods of time without having too much discomfort, drastically different and improved from what it was before.

Justin W.
Tucson, AZ
11/19/18


The treatment and care I received at your office has been exceptional. I was very skeptical about the treatment you were suggesting for the neuroma you found in my foot. Having had surgery recently I did not want to have an additional surgery to address the neuroma and so reluctantly began the laser light treatment. At first I felt no difference, and really thought there was no improvement. However, after the final treatments I noticed that I could walk comfortably and without pain. It has been a great relief that this light laser treatment has made such a difference. Thank you very much.Leslie K.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

Leslie K., PhD
Mathematics Educator, retired
Tucson, AZ
03/04/16

 

Carolyn H.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

In Mid-April I consulted Dr. Bocian regarding my extremely painful left foot, so painful that I was unable to bear any weight on it. He poked & probed until he hit the most painful spot (between the third & fourth toe). He thought it might be a Morton’s Neuroma and gave a cortisone injection which provided instant relief, lasting for a day or two.
In May, I was again in so much pain that he gave another cortisone injection which helped somewhat.

In August, I began the first of ten laser treatments, after only eight treatments I had no pain, 100% improvement and am now ambulating up to my previous ability.

Carolyn H.
Tucson, AZ
12/06/15

 

 

 

 

Susan W. – Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

I tried hydrotherapy, prolotherapy, orthotics, PT, and cold laser treatments with no success.My Achilles tendon became injured in the early 2000’s.

Then in 2018 I found Dr. Bocian who suggested having 10 treatments with his laser. The large painful and unattractive knot on the achilles tendon disappeared.

The pain decreased so much that I am now able to walk normally, I can hike again, and it appears to continue healing even over a month since the last treatment was done.

I am extremely satisfied and would recommend this treatment to anyone, especially those with Achilles Tendonitis.

Susan W.
Tucson, AZ
01/15/19

 

Gerald L.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma


Please describe the symptom of your Morton’s neuroma prior to laser treatment:
Laser treatment began on September 14, 2015. The 10th and final treatment was on October 23, 2015.  

Pain was sharp, tingling and felt like my sock was bunched up under my toes. Pain was intermittent but became constant in the last 3 or so months prior to treatment. Pain was in the upper quartile. The bunched-up sock sensation was constant.

  1. Did your Morton’s neuroma interfere with activities of daily living or quality of life?

Absolutely. When pain was present, walking was difficult.

  1. How long have you had these symptoms?

Probably 20 years prior to laser treatment

  1. What treatments have you had for your Morton’s neuroma prior to laser treatment?

I had several steroid injections. Tried orthotic devices and homemade shoe modifications with very limited success.

  1. Describe improvement following laser treatment.

At the conclusion of treatment, I would say relief was about 70% but it continued to improve as time went on.

  1. What percentage of improvement now have you achieved following laser treatment?

I would rate my improvement at 90%

  1. How frequent is the pain, if any following laser treatment?

I get occasional pain, but it is less than before and occurs rarely

  1. Describe your current symptoms now, if any, following laser treatment.

It’s been over 3 years so I’m pretty stable

  1. Would you recommend this laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma?

Absolutely

  1. Following completion of laser treatment how satisfied are you?

Extremely satisfied

  1. Would you recommend this laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma?

Definitely yes

Gerald. L.
Oro Valley, AZ
01/14/19

 

Georgina R.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

 

Prior to treatment my foot was swelling on the top part of my foot and on the ball of my foot. I had sharp pain at a pain level of 8 in the ball of my foot while walking.

Before Morton’s Neuroma I walked up Tumamoc Hill which is a three mile walk several times a week. I would walk my dog daily 1-3 miles. I also walked 3-5 miles at work. I was no longer able to walk up Tumamoc Hill at all and had to limit my dog walking to less than a mile a day or not at all. I decreased my walking at work to around 2 miles in an 8 hour day.

The pain in the ball of my foot had been bothering me for less than 6 months before I started my first treatment in the beginning of 2017. The pain I had in the same foot since 2015 was tendonitis and plantar fasciitis that I believe is what then lead to the Morton’s Neuroma.

Before I went to Dr. Bocian and started receiving laser treatments I had gone to an orthopedic doctor. The doctor gave me a cortisone injection in the top of my foot and it did not give me any relief from pain.

After I finished the laser therapy treatments I very rarely have pain when walking with shoes on. I still have some discomfort when walking barefoot. I use to have some discomfort while standing in the shower but I no longer feel any discomfort on the bottom of my foot while standing in the shower.

My pain and discomfort from the neuroma is 95% better.

I rarely have any pain while walking with sensible shoes on.

I think my symptoms are getting better because the rare moments of pain are becoming rarer.

The laser treatments have gotten me back to being as active as I once was. I am back to walking up Tumamoc Hill, I take my dog for a one mile walk daily and I have started gardening again. Going back to my active lifestyle has also resulted in need weight loss of 14lbs!

I would definitely recommend laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma. I am very happy with the results and glad that I had it done. Going in once a week to get the treatment is no trouble when I know that it was improving my Morton’s neuroma. I would go in twice a week if I knew it would get me faster results.

Georgina R.
Tucson, AZ
6/15/18

 

 

Damian F.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

I am thrilled to report that almost two years to the day after completing my last treatment for Morton’s neuroma, my right foot is still fully functional and pain free. In my opinion, the series of laser treatments was a complete success.

When I was first referred to your office I suffered from intermittent yet frequent recurring sharp burning pain on the bottom of my right foot. On a scale of 1-10, my pain was an 8. It prevented me from walking long distances, running, and bike riding. I often experienced severe pain using the accelerator pedal driving my car. It was unbearable.

I’d had these symptoms for a couple years. A cortisone shot provided relief for a few days but the pain returned.

After 10 treatments which were completed in April of 2016, I was 100% pain free and today I still am. My foot feels and functions perfectly normal. I’ve been able to exercise regularly, I’ve lost weight, and my overall health has improved greatly. The treatments were a game changer for me.

I’m extremely satisfied with the treatments, which have been a long-term success. I would definitely recommend this treatment to others suffering from Morton’s Neuroma.

Damian F.
Tucson, AZ
4/26/18

 

 

Brenda S. – GenesisPlus Laser Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

I had laser treatment for Plantar Fasciitis. Here are my results

  1. Please describe the symptoms of your plantar fasciitis prior to laser treatment.
    My symptoms were sharp pain when I walked and pain when I stepped out of bed in the morning. My pain was constant–could not do the activities that I had previously been doing.
  2. Did your plantar fasciitis interfere with activities of daily living or quality-of-life?
    YES!
  3. How long have you had these symptoms?
    Several months – continued to worsen
  4. Mention previous treatments prior to laser treatment including any injection(s), physical therapy, shoe modifications, orthotic devices, surgery, etc…
    I did the exercises, the frozen bottle of water, I wore the elastic bandage, I had a cortisone injection (which really hurt!), I bought different shoes, and I got custom orthotics and not much was making it feel better.
  5. Describe improvement following laser treatment.
    The day of my first laser treatment I played nine holes of golf without pain!
  6. What % of improvement have you achieved following laser treatment?
    100% I don’t have any problems with the Plantar Fasciitis
  7. How frequent is the pain, if any, following laser treatment?
    No longer occurs
  8. Describe your current symptoms now, if any, following laser treatment.
    No pain – seems to be gone
  9. Has the laser treatment improved the quality of your life?
    YES! I went back to my normal activities
  10. Following completion of laser treatment for plantar fasciitis are you:
    Extremely satisfied and I have recommended the treatment to many people
  11. Would you recommend this laser treatment for plantar fasciitis?
    Definitely YES!

Brenda S.
Tucson, AZ
03/20/18

 

 

Marsha S.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s “Stump” Neuroma

When I first came to see Dr. Bocian, I had severe, constant pain in my left foot from a “stump” neuroma.  Walking and standing were extremely painful.  It was too painful to walk barefoot.  Finding shoes that were comfortable was nearly impossible.  Sleeping was also difficult because the pressure of the bed against the side of my foot caused throbbing pain.

I had seen another podiatrist, who gave me a cortisone shot, and said there was little else he could offer.  The shot did not give me any relief.

After I began Dr. Bocian’s laser treatments, I began to gradually be relieved of the severe pain.  My husband noticed that I was no longer limping.  There is a very temporary burning pain occasionally during the treatment, but no pain after the treatment.  This is not an invasive treatment, no downtime for healing, and if I were not retired, I could have easily returned to work after the treatments.

Even after the treatments were over, I continued to improve.  Most days now I have no pain, or occasional minor pain, but not the debilitating pain from before the treatments.

I am extremely satisfied with the laser treatments, and would without any reservation, recommend this treatment if you have neuroma pain.

I am ready to resume hiking again!

Marsha S.
Tucson, AZ
03/12/18

 

 

Judy S.- Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

Prior to laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma, I experienced terrible burning sharp pain under my toes and the top of the ball of my foot.  Had tried inserts, even cortisone injection which worked for a time but the pain got worse.  I eventually got to where I could not go to the grocery store, church, shopping or anywhere that I would have to stand and walk.

After my first laser treatment, I left the office and stopped at the grocery store and wanted to dance around the store when I realized my foot was not hurting.

Following laser treatments I would say my neuroma pain is 95% GONE.  Occasionally there will be some slight burning more in my toes but it doesn’t seem to stop my activities.

Laser treatment has completely changed my life.  My husband and I actually canceled a vacation because I knew I could not walk.  But not anymore!!

I am completely satisfied and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND laser treatments for Morton’s neuroma.

Judy S.
Tucson, AZ
01/11/18

 

Monika B. – Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

I have been a patient of Dr. Bocian for the past few years. My Morton’s Neuroma in the right foot was treated successfully with an injection. This year, I was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma in the left foot as well, but this time the injection didn’t work.

I decided to try having the laser treatments on the left foot, a non-invasive treatment Dr. Bocian recommended. I underwent 10 weekly laser treatments, and was very excited to note a gradual decrease in the sharp pains, cramping, numbness, and tingling. After treatment #10, the overall reduction in pain and other symptoms has been 80-90%. The treatments were almost painless and there was no down time, which was convenient.

The effects appear to be long lasting or even permanent. I am able to stand and walk for longer periods of time. I was on my feet for over 10 hours on a vacation to Disneyland recently (around the 8th treatment),  and normally I would have been a cripple the next day. But my feet felt surprisingly good! This was proof positive to me that the treatments are making a huge difference. They have definitely improved my quality of life.

Many thanks to Dr. Bocian and his excellent staff!

Monika B.
Oracle, AZ
11/20/17

 

 

Chris L. – Benefits of Laser Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

Prior to laser treatment for Morton’s neuroma, I was very painful in the mornings when I first got up and walked, I seemed to get a small amount of relief after I was up and walking around some. When I would first walk in the morning, the pain was at a 9 level. Also during the day when I would get out of my truck my first steps were painful. It was getting a bit scary thinking this would stay this way.

I contacted my primary doctor and had nerve test done, came back normal, then had foot x-ray thinking maybe I had a broken bone, the pain was that intense. Came back nothing broken he then suggested arch supports went to Good Feet (what a rip off super expensive and they took full advantage of my discomfort assuring me this would make it better) NO, didn’t help.

Then my doctor finally referred me to Doctor Bocian, He gave me a shot of steroids after determining what I most likely had was a Morton’s Neuroma. And sure enough, the pain was gone in 15-20 minutes. Went back to see Doctor Bocian and he recommend the laser treatment, I agreed and I had my first treatment.

All you feel is some heat and a burning tingling to the area that is treated. The treatment is non-invasive and only takes 10-15 minutes out of your day.

After around 7-8 treatments it was clear to me it was working, we stopped after 10-11 treatments and my pain was 80-85 percent gone.

Now it’s been a month or two later I can tell you it is still improving. I barely notice it when I get up now in the mornings. And I don’t notice any pain at all during the day.

I would recommend this treatment to anyone of my family members or friends. It is by chance my doctor referred me to Doctor Bocian. By saying that, I mean this needs to be available to anyone that had the pain I did before treatment, so all patients have access to it.

It improved the quality of my life, truthfully I was scared my foot wouldn’t get better, it made my back hurt (incorrect posture) and effected my attitude (in pain all the time)

I am 58 years young again and a very active individual. Super satisfied with the results.

Thank You

Chris L.
Tucson, AZ
11/04/17

 

 

 

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