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Sports Medicine

A healthy musculoskeletal system lets you perform your best in the gym, while training, and out on the field.

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists helps treat and prevent sports-related injuries and conditions with effective treatment options.

Our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons, Rachel Balloch and Danielle Butto, provide sports medicine solutions in Hartford County, CT.

Featured Medical Treatments Offered by Our Hartford County, CT, Doctors

Our care team offers a range of foot and ankle treatment options that can address common injuries and conditions that athletes and active individuals sustain while playing sports or training. Athletic trainers and medical care teams alike incorporate the following into their treatment plans:
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Piezowave Therapy

Used to address acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints, this non-invasive solution delivers a series of high-energy percussions to the treatment area. This process is intended to break down scar tissue and provoke an inflammatory response that promotes circulation, muscle relaxation, and pain relief. Piezowave therapy leverages the body’s natural healing process and is an effective alternative to surgery and traditional pain management techniques, making it an ideal option for qualified candidates seeking sports medicine treatment.

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Tenex Procedure

Tenex uses ultrasound imaging and a specialized needle-like instrument to precisely identify and safely remove damaged tissue—and damaged tissue only—from the tendon. Tenex can be used to treat a variety of sports injuries that cause chronic pain that keeps you from performing your best, including tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, Achilles tendinitis, and more. Recovery from the procedure is relatively short, typically between four and six weeks. Your sports medicine doctor may also recommend integrating physical therapy into your recovery process.

To learn more about all of our foot and ankle treatment options, get in touch with our practice in Hartford County, CT, today.

What Patients Are Saying About Our Hartford County, CT, Practice


Karen Tessman

Avon, CT


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Dr Balloch was very thorough and provided immediate relief. Not to mention the staff is incredible too. Very friendly!! Highly recommend this office!!

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Gwendolyn John

Avon, CT


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Total respect...this group is fabulous. Complete recovery from Plantar Fasciatis in a friendly and caring environment. I would recommend them highly

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Dr. Balloch

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, you can expect to receive the finest care from Dr. Rachel Balloch & Dr. Danielle Butto:

  • Board-certified in foot, reconstructive rearfoot, and ankle surgery
  • Over 12 years of experience
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Extensively trained in diverse foot and ankle conditions

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (860) 674-0284.

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