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                 We Are Now Offering Laser Therapy

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The addition of this exciting and effective technology is part of Dr. Block’s continued investment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in the PODIATRIC / PAIN MANAGEMENT field.

Laser therapy has been used effectively for many years but advances in technology have produced “the next generation of laser therapy” with the new MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Therapy Laser which uses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.  With laser therapy Dr. Michael Block can offer relief to those suffering with both chronic and acute ailments such as joint pain, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sprains and strains without the use of painful injections or potentially habit-forming drugs.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this new and dramatic treatment option to patients,” Dr. Block said. Laser therapy is painless, with treatments usually lasting several minutes, and most patients see positive results in just 1-3 treatments. “When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: a rapid return to every-day activities. We now have the most advanced equipment on the market to deliver these results; results that include a very rapid reduction in pain, strong anti-inflammatory effect, and immediate improvement of local blood circulation,” states Dr. Block. “More and more, our patients are looking for effective treatment options that are less invasive, have no side effects, provide rapid results and speed the healing process. Laser therapy provides us with an opportunity to meet the needs of our patients and offer the highest levels of care possible.”

     Dr. Block summarizes, “We pride ourselves on staying on the leading edge of technology and educating our patients on the various levels of care available. Laser therapy is the future of the /PODIATRIC/PAIN MANAGEMENT industry, and we feel our patients deserve to have that option when choosing the best care for themselves.”  

For additional information about laser therapy, contact the staff at Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC at 410-569-0445.  

Additional information on the MLS Therapy Laser is available from Cutting Edge Laser Technologies (800) 889-4184 or www.celasers.com


At Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care
When you have a problem with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds, an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs, a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Dr. Block and Dr. Cooney represent all of these qualities and more. They dedicate their time to every single patient and won't leave the exam room until you have had all of your problems addressed and questions answered.

Informed Patients
We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their well-being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this website covering the full array of topics associated with podiatric diagnoses and treatments. Some of our services include ankle arthritisfoot pain, heel pain, bunions, ingrown toenails, and more. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting
The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC, we strive to make our office as efficient and welcoming as possible. Included in these web pages are information about our office, directions, hours, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling.

We hope you find this website useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

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Michael K. Block, DPM

  • Michael K. Block
    DPM

    Dr. Michael K. Block has provided comprehensive foot and ankle care in Harford County for 20+ years.  In August of 2012, he opened his own practice in Abingdon, Maryland. Dr. Block treats common foot ailments, such as ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, bunions and hammertoes, Plantar Fasciitis, and Achilles Tendonitis. Additionally, he treats fractures, sprains, injuries of the foot, ankle and heel, chronic and acute infections, and provides comprehensive diabetic wound care. He offers conservative treatment options as well as surgical intervention for the correction of both congenital and traumatic deformities of the foot.

    Dr. Block's mission is to see his patients walk pain-free and continue to remain active. Feeling your best can sometimes start from the ground up, literally! That's why it's important to not wait until the pain in your feet prevents you from living an active lifestyle. For you can be rest assured that 'early recognition provides faster recovery and prevents advanced problems.”

    Children's Feet

    Children with strong, healthy feet avoid many kinds of lower extremity problems later in life. That's why it is important to inspect your children's feet periodically. Infants The size and shape of your baby's feet change quickly during their first year. Because a baby's feet are flexible, too much pressure ...

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    Government

    National Institutes of Healthhttp://www.nih.govNIHInfo@OD.NIH.GOV (e-mail)(301) 496-4000National Institute on Aging http://www.nih.gov/nia Information Center P.O. Box 8057Gaithersburg, Maryland 20898-8057(800) 222-2225(800) 222-4225 (TTY)National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ...

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    Arthritis

    What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes swelling or inflammation in one or more joints in the body. Over 100 different types of arthritis currently exist. Approximately 1 in every 4 Americans are affected by arthritis. While most forms affect the cartilage or lining around the joints, ...

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    Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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    Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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    Gout

    What is Gout? Classified as a type of metabolic arthritis, gout is one of several common types of arthritis that cause severe inflammation, pain, and swelling in the joints it affects. Gout occurs due to deposits of uric acid crystals in joints around the body—most commonly joints in the big toe and ...

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    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaly patches covered by grayish-white or silvery-white scales. Lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet. In the foot, psoriasis can be difficult to distinguish ...

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    Warts

    Most foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. A wart, however, is caused by a viral infection which invades the skin through small or invisible ...

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    Work Footwear

    Work shoes are available in many shapes and have unique features and materials designed for specific occupations and uses. Thick leather boots with steel toe boxes are designed to protect your feet. Boots with varying degrees of traction are also available.The American Podiatric Medical Association offers ...

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    Your Feet at Work

    Productive workers depend on their ability to walk and move about safely, with ease and comfort. When your job requires you to stand on your feet for long periods, work in potentially hazardous areas or with potentially hazardous materials, you have some increased risk of foot injury. You can do a ...

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  • "Very thorough and knowledgeable. Staff very friendly. Would highly recommend."
    Sallie M
  • "Dr.Block is very nice. He's very good at working on your feet. When he works on my feet it doesn't hurt at all. I'll never ever go to see another podiatrist. Dr. Block is the best!"
    Hilda N
  • "I had a consultation with Dr.Block! Very thorough. I did not feel rushed. He took his time explaining and showing me my options. Great experience!! Staff was very friendly as well!!"
    Cindy K
  • "I called yesterday inquiring about an appointment as a new patient. I was scheduled for an appointment TODAY! Amazing. Such a pleasant experience from scheduling to checking out. Highly recommend Dr. Cooney. She was very thorough and gave so much helpful information. I left with some immediate relief, and some devices to use to help continue to get my plantar fasciitis under control. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you!"
    Jennifer M

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Tuesday:

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Thursday:

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (1st, 3rd, and 5th)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (2nd and 4th)

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