Seattle Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Doctor

We are more familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand, but this condition occurs in the ankle. The tibial nerve is entrapped causing tingling in the foot. Treatment involves corticosteroid injections to free scar tissue around the nerve, orthotics to decrease strain on the nerve, and surgical release of the nerve. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome … Read more

Seattle Ganglion Cyst Doctor

Ganglion cysts are a common condition we see. These are gelatinous bumps usually on the top of the foot. They are usually extensions of joint capsules. They change in size because fluid goes back and forth between the capsule and the cyst. Treatment involves compression, aspiration of cyst contents and surgical excision of the cyst. … Read more

Seattle Crossover Toe Doctor

Crossover toe is a very complex condition. It is also called pre-dislocation syndrome or plantar plate tear. It usually occurs on the lesser toes, most commonly the second. The joint is destabilized and can start to cross over towards the great toe. Diagnosis of this condition is important, especially when it is done early. The … Read more

Seattle Charcot Foot Doctor

Charcot foot is a condition that can occur in diabetics, especially those with neuropathy, which could manifest with numbness or tingling. The blood circulation could be higher. One theory is that the nerves do not control the blood well and the increased temperature results in softening and fracture of the bones in the foot. This … Read more

Seattle Ankle Fractures Doctor

It is very important after an ankle injury to see the podiatrist to make sure there is not an ankle fracture. Signs of a fracture include bruising, redness and swelling. In addition to physical examination, an x-ray is required to diagnose the fracture. Depending on the severity of the fracture, either protected weight bearing, non-weight … Read more

Seattle Achilles Tendon Disorders Doctor

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