Do You Treat That?

One of the most common questions we are asked is: Do you treat that? As a podiatry practice we treat all conditions of the foot and ankle. Some leg, knee, hip and back problems are also caused by the foot structure, so we treat the foot and ankle as well to solve those problems. The … Read more

Do I Have to Wear Orthotics the Rest of My Life?

Orthotics are like eyeglasses and meant to be worn indefinitely.  Eyeglasses change the shape of light to allow one to see better.  Orthotics change the way ground reactive forces hit the feet, to allow one to walk better.  They work to support certain muscles and ligaments, so that there is not excess strain on them.  … Read more


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

Coronavirus Personal Care Tips

Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, James Robb, MD UC San Diego. Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the … 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 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 cases of dark nails are benign melanin in the nail root, a small percentage may represent melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer. Pigmentary changes in nail appearance may occur from trauma, inflammatory disease, occupational exposure, fungal infections, etc. … 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

Seattle and Eastside Long-Term Care Podiatry Service

Dr. John Hoy is a podiatrist who has worked in various different types of senior living facilities for 15 years, serving the Greater Seattle and Eastside area of King County.  He currently provides foot and ankle care services in the following cities: Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell, Seatac, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent.  He works with … Read more

Diabetes and Hypertension

Enjoy two videos below on these very important health topics that can affect the feet: diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. High Blood Pressure from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo.