Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the Seattle Foot and Ankle Center, where we provide specialty foot and ankle medical and surgical care.  In this blog you will find educational articles, get updates on what is happening in the practice, as well as articles and commentaries on health in general.  You may also view our Video Library on YouTube … Read more

COVID Toes

COVID toes is the topic of a lecture given by Dr. Maria Del Mar Ruiz Herrera in Spain. One of Dr. Herrera’s PowerPoint slides lists the foot skin manifestations of COVID-19 as a chilblains-like lesion or as a vasculitis-like presentation on fingers and toes that can occur in children, teenagers and adults who have been … Read more

Foot and Ankle Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

During these turbulent times, as doctors’ offices are considered essential services, our office is open.  On May 18, 2020, Washington State opened the healthcare industry to services of all levels, including elective hospital surgery. It is dangerous to let foot conditions go untreated.  Injuries can heal wrong.  Infections can get worse.  Wounds can lead to … Read more

Coronavirus Information

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet We are requesting that all patients who have any of the following symptoms to call us before entering the office.  Call, text (206) 682-8741 or E-mail Ava@Seattlefeet.com to cancel or reschedule your appointment with us. Fever New acute cough or difficulty breathing Sore throat Acute onset of muscle pain or myalgia … Read more

Dark Lines on Toenails

Dark lines on the toenails are often seen in the office and asked about by patients.  Although most presentations of melanin deposition in nail plate tissue represent a benign melanocytic process in the nail matrix, a small percentage may represent melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer. Pigmentary changes in nail appearance may occur from trauma, inflammatory … Read more

Achilles Tendon Ruptures

There is debate whether surgery or conservative methods are indicated for Achilles tendon ruptures. Reasons to consider surgery include: Most current treatment algorithms agree on surgical repair for non-obese healthy active individuals younger than 30 to 35 years of age with a rupture gap greater than two centimeters. New mini-open and percutaneous techniques with lower … Read more

Prescribing Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are like eyeglasses for the feet.  With the exception of trauma and systemic disease, abnormal angulation in gait is likely the cause of the patient’s presenting symptoms. Movement patterns and mechanics of the foot, ankle, leg, core need to be considered in order to effectively manage these concerns to provide effective treatment that … Read more