Our California Podiatrist Team Appreciates the Praise We Get From Our Patients

We don’t like to brag about our comprehensive podiatry services. Fortunately, we don’t need to. Our patients do it for us! Here, our patients tell others what it is like to work with our team on foot, leg, and ankle disorders.

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  • Palm Desert patient experiences great relief from sharp toe pain after Dr. Danciger's laser treatments.

    “Hi, my name is Brenda and I live in Palm Desert. I came to Dr. Danciger about three weeks ago. I was having pain in my right foot between my third and fourth toe – it was a sharp pain. When I put pressure on it, I’d get the feeling like a shock almost, and I wasn’t sure what was going on, so I came to him and he diagnosed it as – there was a nerve that was getting pinched when I put pressure on my foot. He took an x-ray and one of his suggestions was to try some laser treatment, which I agreed to. I started the laser treatment and I started noticing some improvement probably after the second treatment. It was very easy, it only takes about 10 minutes, and it’s painless and so far, for me, it’s been working great. I’ve had six treatments now, and I would say the pain has really decreased a lot. I very rarely get that sharp shock of a pain anymore. I still feel a little rubbing sensation maybe once in a while, but for me, this has been great and I’m really glad that I made the decision to try the laser before doing anything else. It’s really great and I would recommend it and it’s really helped me a lot.”

  • Patient experiences successful treatment and professional care at the office of Harvey Danciger, DPM.

    “Hi, my name is Nancy and I live in Palm Desert, CA. I just want to recommend to all of you that Dr. Danciger and his office did a great job. I’m so pleased that I finally found a doctor who realized and took care of my problems, because I’ve been having them for years. I highly recommend him. His staff was wonderful, and he’s done a great job. I would come back again and again and again if I had more problems, but he fixed them! Thank you!”

    Nancy - Palm Desert, CA
  • I’m so happy to say that with all of this good stuff that I got from Dr. Danciger, I have been pain free from last February 2013 until the present time, almost the end of 2013.

    My name is Gerry and I live at Heritage Palms in Indio, CA. I just wanted to tell everyone a little about my experience with Dr. Danciger. I came to this office on the recommendation of my dermatologist in November of 2012 with severe pain in both feet. I came to find out that I had plantar fasciitis in both feet, different areas of the feet. His method of help was to put me into a boot that fit over my foot and I would sleep with this boot and it would stretch during my sleeping hours and, believe me, it worked. I would alternate the boot, one night on the right foot the next night on the left foot. We did this from about November to February. Also, I was fitted with special inserts to help stretch the foot and help me with all the walking and exercise programs that I’m involved in. This also was a Godsend. I still wear those inserts every day, especially if I’m in tennis shoes or doing any exercising, or just plain walking normally. They have also been a wonderful way to get these feet back to normal, and I’m so happy to say that with all of this good stuff that I got from Dr. Danciger, I have been pain free from last February 2013 until the present time, almost the end of 2013. Hopefully this will continue, and I will continue with the inserts every day, but I no longer need the boot. If you have similar problems, this might be the way to go. I highly recommend Dr. Danciger. He’s the greatest! Thanks!

    Gerry M. - Indio, CA
  • I had pain continually. I could not do my normal routine, but since I had surgery by Dr. Danciger, it is perfect.

    I’m Carolyn and I am from Palm Desert, California.  I had extreme pain; I had hammertoes and a terrible bunion.  I had pain continually.  I could not do my normal routine, but since I had surgery by Dr. Danciger, it is perfect.  I am very happy.  I do all my normal activities, everything I did before.

    Carolyn H. Palm Desert, CA
  • It’s like one hundred per cent difference in my feet and I would recommend it to anybody to do that because I think it is probably the easiest way and the one you’ll get the most results from.

    My name is Ann and we live in the Desert in the winter and in Michigan in the summer which is our home.  For as long as I can remember my toes have had a fungus on them.  I did not know that’s what it was but they looked awful so I rarely would wear sandals or anything like that because I did not want anybody to see them.  So when I talked to my daughter when I was out here, she is a patient of Dr. Danciger, and she said go see him.  I did and he suggested a method with a laser.  I tried treating the condition with medications but that made me sick and I tried that twice.  For me I would not recommend it, maybe it works for some others, but it never helped and I never could get through it till about two months.  With the Laser it was more than easy.  I came in and had treatments, once a week I came, painless.  You can read a magazine as you sit here.  You wear glasses cause it’s a laser, then you are on your way.  I have had wonderful results.  It’s like one hundred per cent difference in my feet and I would recommend it to anybody to do that because I think it is probably the easiest way and the one you’ll get the most results from.

    Ann L. Palm Springs, CA
  • "I loved the place where the surgery was done; they were very kind and helpful."

    "I have had the hammertoe, and it was really bugging me because it looked so ugly to me.  I could not wear nice sandals and vanity thy name is woman. I wanted to get it fixed, so I saw Dr. Danciger and I thought everything went well.  I loved the place where the surgery was done; they were very kind and helpful.  The doctor did the surgery, when I was recovering, I thought the first day, it was a little bit too much, I wish I had not done this, because I sort of pained and then I was very happy because the medication I took made everything all right.  Every hour I was better and better.  Today I am very happy that I had this done and I am on the road to recovery from it.  It has been three days.  I had it done on Monday and this is Thursday.  I am feeling wonderful and the pain was not as bad as I thought, the first day was a little bit stressful, but each time it got a little bit easier."

    Dolores E Palm Desert, CA
  • My toe looks great and if you are thinking of having the surgery, I would recommend it.

    Hi.  My name is Lilia and I am from Imperial Valley.  I had bunion surgery a week ago and I have experienced virtually no pain.  Just a little bit of swelling.  It feels fine and I am able to walk.  I just keep my foot up as often as I can so I would not get a lot of swelling.  I haven’t been able to take a bath which is hard, but towel baths. Next week I will be able to, when they take the stitches out.  Actually, I looked at my foot today when Dr. Danciger took the bandage off and it looks really good.  I’m impressed!!!  My toe looks great and if you are thinking of having the surgery, I would recommend it.  People had told me it was very painful and I have experienced, I would say, very little pain.  Mainly a little bit of, like it is stretching maybe, but no, no real pain.  So I would recommend you have the surgery if you need it.    

    Lilia S. Imperial, CA
  • I had very little discomfort and just wonderful service and a very easy surgery. I recommend it to anyone who is afraid of having a bunion done to come and see Dr. Danciger.

    My name is Elaine.  I live in Rancho Mirage, California.  About 25 years ago I had my left bunion done and it was painful and a tough recovery.  I was hesitant to come and have my right one done.  I saw Dr. Danciger and he assured me that it would be a less than painful surgery and so we went ahead and I have had two days of pain meds that was it after surgery. I had very little discomfort and just wonderful service and a very easy surgery.  I recommend it to anyone who is afraid of having a bunion done to come and see Dr. Danciger.    

    Elaine G, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • I work on my feet a lot, about 10 or 11 hours a day. I was having significant foot problems, until I came to Dr. Danciger.

    I work on my feet a lot, about 10 or 11 hours a day.  I was having significant foot problems, until I came to Dr. Danciger who gave me a thorough examination and also advice on buying the appropriate shoes, which took a little bit of time.  And then he made me inserts after trying some temporary ones, and since I got my permanent inserts, my feet feel so much better and my back doesn’t hurt.   My back is staying in alignment as well as my legs.  So that’s been a real blessing.  I would recommend Dr. Danciger and am very happy with the service I have been given by the staff and the doctor. Thank you.  

    B. Hall - Bermuda Dunes, CA
  • I was in such excruciating pain...After about the fourth laser treatment I could feel it really kicking in and after six, in a couple of days after that the pain was gone. It is almost 99% better.

    I can smile again.  It has been a few weeks; I went to five or six doctors.  This all started in January when I dropped a motorcycle on my foot.  I went to Orthopedic surgeons, foot doctors who said “Oh, as soon as your sciatica is fixed, you have bulging discs, you will be fine.” Well, it was in the foot and I remembered Dr. Danciger, he was so thorough with my mother. I came and walked in with a cane, and now I am really good. I am ninety-nine per cent better; I am back to my life!  I really appreciate it; I had such success with the laser and his treatments  that I wanted to share it with everyone. The main problem was my big toe and my foot in the areas.  I was in such excruciating pain I can’t even tell you.  It was just awful. After about the fourth laser treatment I could feel it really kicking in and after six, the pain was gone.  It is almost ninety-nine percent better. I had nerve compression damage and none of the Foot Doctors found it, none of the orthopedic surgeons found it.  It is a joke.  I went to a Chiropractor, who did fix my back, but he said too, he had a laser but it was not as good as the current laser used here and it is just wonderful.  

    B. Jackson - Palm Desert, CA
  • For the first time in my life I wrote a letter to a Doctor, and I’ve never done that before, but I was so inspired I had to write it on paper and send it to you to thank you for giving me the opportunity to wear normal shoes again.

    Dr. Danciger, for the first time in my life I wrote a letter to a doctor. I've never done that before, but I was so inspired that I had to write it on paper and send it to you to thank you for actually giving me the opportunity to wear normal shoes again. I cannot believe how wonderful your arch supports were and what a difference they made immediately. After having nearly a year of a torn tendon and very poor treatment for it elsewhere. I was finally referred by two different doctors to your office and thankfully I am now able to walk around and do normal things, and gradually build up my walking again. The arch support is so discreet and small that I was able to go to New Balance and get my correct shoe size instead of walking around in what felt like boats. I just think it’s absolutely wonderful to have this now. I just so appreciate you and the girls in your office are just wonderful as well. They're funny, they're nice, and they’re sweethearts. So thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy Season because I'm walking on air with my new arch supports.

    Yolande S - Palm Desert, CA
  • The last treatment that I had was on this new laser machine, the Cutting Edge machine, which is really marvelous. I can’t say enough about it because I felt the benefit right during the first treatment and it has since recovered almost entirely.

    A little over a year ago I had surgery on my foot to replace a joint in the big toe, the right big toe.  It was done over a year ago in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The surgeon said then that the recovery would be about six months and I came to see Dr. Danciger about a year later when it was still hurting. The last treatment that I had was on this new laser machine, the Cutting Edge machine, which is really marvelous.  I can’t say enough about it because I felt the benefit right during the first treatment and it has since recovered almost entirely.

    W. Logan - Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Patient is extremely satisfied after successful laser treatment for plantar fasciitis.

    I am a new patient of Dr. Danciger and his wonderful staff.  I came in with plantar fasciitis a week ago and Dr. Danciger gave me a very thorough examination, sold me insoles to go into my shoes.  Suggested Laser, which I agreed to do, and I can tell you 10 days later I feel like a new man!  I would strongly recommend Dr. Danciger and his wonderful staff, and the treatment facilities that they have here.

    J. Segal - Sydney, British Columbia
  • A patient of Dr. Danciger's comes to the office after experiencing ankle problems after a knee-replacement surgery. With the use of custom orthotics and laser treatment, the pain drastically improves.

    I’d just like to say that Dr. Danciger and his staff have done a wonderful job for my ankle. I came in with some ankle and foot problems due to my total knee replacement. Dr. Danciger put me on a Laser treatment that has been very, very successful and made a choice to correct my orthotics and the ankle and the leg are feeling very good.  In fact, so good that I won a golf tournament earlier, since treatment.   Thomas Velde

    T. Velde - Indian Wells, CA
  • Dr. Danciger successfully treats a patient struggling with a painful ingrown toenail. After a painless procedure and follow-up appointments for further treatment, the patient walks out of the Palm Desert office healed of the condition that was previously ailing them.

    I came to Dr. Danciger because I had a very infected ingrown toenail.  I was very apprehensive about the procedure, always have been.  I’ve had ingrown toenails all my life. I Heard about Dr. Danciger as a referral, and I came over here because it was hurting pretty badly for several months. I was worried about the shot more than anything.  And the shot, he went very slowly and it stung a little bit, I knew that was going to happen anyway, but it was very calm, wasn’t bad. Then when he went in to work on the ingrown toenail, there was absolutely no pain, no pressure, nothing.  It was much better than I ever expected.  The staff is awesome. I had an experience with another doctor here in the valley and it wasn’t anywhere close to this one.  There has been a lot of aftercare, which has been awesome. My toe is healing quite well. I am quite happy because it does not hurt anymore.    

    M. Jackson - Palm Desert, CA
  • Laser treatment performed by Dr. Danciger results in drastic improvement in a patient's foot pain.

    I feel strongly about the laser treatment.  I only had eleven minutes, and I could hardly walk in and within a day I was walking without pain and on my own.  I thought it was just remarkable what just eleven minutes of this laser treatment could do.  I think it is a marvelous thing because everyone kept offering me canes and finally someone brought one by.  Two days later I don’t need it, I have to give it back. So I am a real proponent of this treatment.  It is very fine.

    M. Wulff - Palm Desert, CA
  • Patient experiences extreme satisfaction with laser treatment in dealing with foot pain due to an inflamed nerve.

    I came in with a sharp pain in my foot, that I really seriously suspected to be a broken bone and it had been like this for over a week, two weeks.  At night there was a dull, dull pain that kept me awake half the night.  Then in the morning when I first stepped there would be an excruciating pain.  And anyway, I did go to see a talk by a famous doctor, Sanjay Gupta, He said a lot of his older patents, in the talk, said there were two regrets they always had.  That they did not take better care of their teeth and their feet.  Well I decided maybe I better check this out, especially if this was broken bone.  It turned out to be an inflamed nerve, which I was happy it wasn’t a broken bone, but still was serious.  Anyway I’ve done the six treatments with the laser and I’ve got to say it definitely improved my problem.   It really happened about the third or fourth treatment out of six.  I really noticed a remarkably improved pain.  The pain was going.  I have now completed the six treatments and I would say it is ninety percent better.  It is definitely continuing to improve.  And I also went home after the doctor’s request and cleaned out my shoe closet and got rid of the offenders of the shoes.  I couldn’t be happier and I must say I would do this; I would try the laser definitely before any surgery.  Absolutely a must.  There was no pain at all.

    K. Miles - Palm Desert, CA
  • I just had a surgery about two months ago. I had a bunion, it was very painful wearing enclosed shoes. I always had pain and it used to wake me up in the middle of the night, but now it feels a lot better, it is more comfortable.

    I just had a surgery about two months ago.  I had a bunion, it was very painful wearing enclosed shoes.  I always had pain and it used to wake me up in the middle of the night, but now it feels a lot better, is more comfortable.  I don’t have the pain that I used to have.  I’m still healing but I am doing better.  I do have poor circulation in my feet, but everything is doing really good and I am looking forward to be able to wear my dress shoes pretty soon.  Dr. Danciger has done a very good job, everything looks wonderful and I have recommended other people to come to his office because of the way I have been feeling and I really appreciate everything he has done for me.

    J. Nieves - Twenty-Nine Palms, CA
  • I was miss-diagnosed in Oregon, I came to Dr. Danciger and now my pain is down from an 8 to a 0.

    I have had this pain now since 10-3-12 for 2 months.  I was diagnosed in Oregon and was ready to move to Indio, so I figured I would get therapy over there.  I did get therapy but they could not do much for me. Then I came to Dr. Danciger and had 10 days of treatment and doing very well, at least 70% better and hope to be playing golf in the next week. The pain was at a level of at least an 8 before I saw Dr. Danciger, and once I get moving it is 0. The pain was at the back of the heel with a spur and they diagnosed me in Oregon with tendonitis, but it is more involved than that. I was treated with a Laser and had insoles and now I am ready to play golf.    

    G. W. - Rickreall, OR
  • Dr. Danciger explained what needed to happen to me. Now the fungus under my nails is completely gone and my foot is normal again.

    Today I want to talk to you about the health of our feet.  Since I am a senior citizen, we always took our feet for granted.  We just did not worry too much about them.  If they got swollen in the evening, just get them up in the evening and tomorrow you can do your work. Now what about fungus under one of your toenails?  I still remember some 20 years ago, that the Medical Doctors did not see a fungus under the toe nail important enough to be treated.  Now I know better. I went to see Dr. Harvey Danciger and this knowledgeable, caring Podiatrist spelled out to me what needed to be done.  The fungus is completely gone and my foot is normal again. I have been in nursing all my life, I saw many people suffering with foot problems, which could have been prevented by going in time to the podiatrist.  Feet are very exposed and could pick up some real dirty stuff.  Since there are so many diabetics amongst us, they absolutely need to see the podiatrist before it is too late.  So please set up an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger.  The staff is very friendly and the doctor will discuss with you what needs to be done.  Doctor takes good care of your feet, and of your ankles as well.

    M. Marshall - La Quinta, CA