Seattle Foot and Ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis Doctor

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic, inflammatory arthritis that needs to be managed by a primary care physician or rheumatologist. Podiatrists can provide care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis by prescribing special shoes or performing surgery for certain painful joint conditions. What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease in which certain cells of … Read more

Seattle Sesamoid Injuries Doctor

Sesamoid injuries are very common, especially in Downtown Seattle. There are two sesamoid bones on the ball of the foot behind the big toe. These bones may get irritated or break, especially with walking in shoes that are flexible and not supportive. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to give any fractures the best chance … Read more

Seattle Tarsal Coalition Doctor

Tarsal coalition is a condition where there are abnormal connections between bones in the back of the foot. The condition mostly occurs during development. The connection reduces the motion between those bones and causes pain. Treatments include custom orthotics and stable shoes to minimize motion between these bones.  Surgery may be needed to remove these … Read more

Seattle Achilles Tendon Rupture Doctor

The Achilles tendon is commonly injured especially after activity such as hiking or basketball. Common disorders include rupture, partial rupture, versus tendinitis and tendinosis. The latter is more long term and involves scar tissue.  Treatments involve protective weight bearing, non-weight bearing, physical therapy, surgery, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy. What Is the Achilles Tendon? A tendon … Read more

Seattle Plantar Fibroma Doctor

Plantar fibromas are knots on the plantar fascia, the ligament on the bottom of the foot. There may be more than one, and they can be quite painful. Treatment for the condition involves off weighting, corticosteroid injections, and less commonly, surgical excision. What Is the Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) … Read more

Seattle Talar Dome Lesion Doctor

Talar dome lesions are areas of cartilage damage in the ankle. These result from an injury such as an ankle sprain. They can progress. If the pain is deep and soft tissue pathology isn’t suspected the problem may be with the lesion. After conservative therapies such as physical or extracorporeal shockwave therapies have been done … Read more