Diagnostic & Treatment

Boca Podiatry Group provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment for a broad spectrum of problems in the feet and lower legs. Dr. Paul Sommer and his staff use the latest diagnostic technologies and treatments to provide optimal health for your entire family.

Diagnostic Testing

Boca Podiatry State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Testing
During your evaluation Dr. Sommer will use the most appropriate diagnostic methods including:

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays are much faster and use less radiation than traditional X-Rays . In addition, processing is much quicker and the images can be enhanced and digitally transferred.


Ultrasound Imaging is a diagnostic technique that allows us to see parts of the foot and leg that are not visible with standard X-rays. Ultrasound allows for dynamic imaging of the foot and ankle with images similar to those obtained from MRI’s or CAT scnas. Ultrasound aids in the diagnosis of many foot and ankle problems.


Gaitscan is the combination of state of the art computer hardware and software that helps Dr. Sommer detect abnormal foot function to determine if you need orthotic therapy. Your foot is in contact with the ground for a very short time when walking or running. The Gaitscan system records information from thousands of tiny sensors as you walk or run across the pressure plate

Boca Podiatry  Non-Surgical Treatments

After your evaluation Dr. Sommer will explain the most appropriate treatment for your condition

  • Custom Orthotics
  • Shoe Changes
  • Diabetic Shoes – (Medicare Reimbursed)
  • Medication
  • UltraSound
  • Physical Therapy
  • Whirlpool
  • Electric Galvanic Stimulator
  • MLS Laser Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) – The Orthospec therapy treats chronic heel pain caused by proximal plantar fasciitis. It is a safe and effective alternative to invasive surgical treatments.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a treatment method that applies acoustic energy to the heel tissue from outside the body. It is FDA approved and can significantly lower complication rates and often results in faster recovery time and return to normal activity.

The Orthospec Shock Wave Therapy is the same treatment modality used by the Miami Heat NBA Basketball Team.

Boca Podiatry Children’s Foot Care

Dr. Sommer and his staff are highly trained to care for the special needs of infants and children. Our special services include:

  • Correction of Congenital Deformities
  • Care for Ingrown Toenails and Skin Conditions
  • Designing and Fitting of Orthotic Devices
  • Sports Injuries / Urgent Foot Care