On September 14, 2016 I visited Dr. Bocian because I was having extreme pain in my left foot. It was painful walking, standing and even as I sat. I had had to restrict or eliminate my daily activities, such as shopping (grocery and retail), cooking, housework and other typical day to day events. Standing or walking on a bare floor was unbelievably painful.
After an examination and conference with Dr. Bocian, Which confirmed a Morton’s Neuroma, I decided that I would have him attempt to eliminate or mitigate my problem through the Cutera GenesisPlus YAG laser treatment. Prior to this specific treatment and over a twenty year period, I had had several steroid injections, physical therapy, specialized orthotics, insertion of a spinal cord stimulator to lessen the pain in my foot and three surgeries. One of these surgeries was to remove a Morton’s Neuroma. None of these approaches yielded a permanent result.
On September 16th I began laser treatments. Although the treatment could be somewhat uncomfortable at times, I never found it painful. Recovery from the laser began within an hour of leaving Dr. Bocian’s office and I was able to resume my activities. I have gradually, over the course of ten weeks, been able to walk normally and my pain has been reduced about 85%. Some of this pain reduction occurred subsequent to the ten treatments.
The laser treatments have definitely improved the quality of my life. Unfortunately, I am also experiencing pain from two “hammer toes” on the same foot. This is obviously a problem for another day. The laser treatments have drastically reduced the pain in that area and I am more than satisfied with those results.
I would highly recommend this treatment for Morton’s Neuroma. I am grateful to Dr. Bocian for this treatment and am thankful for the very competent laser application by Natasha. All of the staff are outstanding.