I first went to Dr. Patel in 2012, when I was suffering from heel pain (diagnosis: plantar fasciitis). I loved his upbeat personality, and really appreciated his ability to clearly explain both my condition and treatment options. After several visits, some stretching and shots, and a pair of orthotics, my heel pain became a distant memory.
Fast forward five years and I visited Dr. Patel again, this time for chronic pain in the ball of my foot. Although the pain mimicked a common and easily treatable problem, Dr. Patel prescribed a conservative treatment regime while he ruled out other possibilities. In the end, I was found to have a torn plantar plate, and I was grateful that Dr. Patel took the time to diagnose me properly instead of treating me for the more common condition. After attempting to address the problem with non-invasive means, it was ultimately decided that I would need surgery to fix the tear.
In the fall of 2017, I underwent a three-hour-long procedure, in which Dr. Patel both repaired my plantar plate and performed a much-needed bunionectomy. Part of the operation included the infusion of stem cells, harvested from a tiny amount of bone marrow, into the surgical site, to promote tissue repair and healing. Two years on, my plantar plate is fully healed and pain-free, and I’ve long resumed all activity that was curtailed by the injury.
Dr. Patel was phenomenal throughout the entire ordeal, from diagnosis to treatment to aftercare. He patiently and thoroughly prepared me for every step of the process, always responded quickly to my questions and concerns, and was highly attentive to my comfort and needs. His rare combination of medical skill and personal empathy both engender confidence and make him a delight to spend time with.
I highly recommend Dr. Patel for any and all foot conditions. In addition to being an amazing doctor he’s also a really nice guy! If you make an appointment, I promise you won’t regret it.