Seattle Foot Swelling Doctor

There are various causes for foot swelling, including liver, kidney and heart problems, as well as vein problems in the leg, injuries and infections. Treatments for foot and ankle swelling include elevation, water pills (diuretics) and compression stockings. One type of swelling in the foot and leg that is dangerous is deep venous thrombosis. Surgical … Read more

Parking Options

Our building is Figure #1 below, Medical Dental Building, with entrance on Olive Way. At this time street parking is discounted.  Do pay attention to restrictions (no parking during a certain time of day, passenger load or commercial load only, etc.), but there are no time limits for parking. There are also several choices for lot … Read more

Getting It Right the First Time

Most primary care physicians agree that cases of foot pain are among the most problematic they see.  The problems tend to defy treatment and become nuisances.  Sometimes they require numerous return visits for nagging pain that won’t go away. What’s more, patients with foot pain are decidedly unhappy campers.  For most everyone, walking is a … Read more

Podiatry Institute Pacific Coast Conference Day 4

Dr. Hoy attended The Podiatry Institute’s Pacific Coast Conference which took place August 3-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  The following are topics of the continuing education lectures he attended on August 6: Midfoot fractures Considerations for Charcot reconstruction The pregnant patient Three forefoot surgical pearls Occult pathology in the cuboid Common … Read more

Orthopedic Surgeons Support VA Provider Equity Act

July 19 marked an important milestone for the American Podiatric Medical Association‘s VA Provider Equity Act, H.R. 1058, as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) indicated their support for the bill in a letter to its primary sponsor, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH).  Dr. Wenstrup, who is board-certified by … Read more

Trimming Orthotics

Take the orthotic and turn it upside down so that the shell is facing up. Take the insole out of your shoe, the one in which you plan to use the orthotic, one you wear a lot, or one that represents the size of shoes you wear.  Make sure it’s the correct side as the … Read more

Getting the Most from Your Custom Orthotics

Please observe the following instructions to ensure that you are optimizing the use of foot orthotics made specifically for you.  Thank you. Instructions on Trimming Orthotics 1.  Your orthotics should be worn on a gradual break-in schedule.  Please do not wear them full time without an acclimation period.  Wear your orthotics one hour the first day, … Read more