Coronavirus Personal Care Tips

1) Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Seattle:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Seattle_Community_Mitigation.pdf Due to the guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and King County Public Health to avoid hospitals and reschedule elective surgeries due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and because Swedish Medical Center is no longer performing them as of 3/13/2020, we are preparing for all surgeries … Read more

Coronavirus Information

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet We are requesting that all patients who have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing to call us before entering the office.  We will advise you accordingly.  In consideration of other patients, please stay home or seek medical attention, and call, text (206) 682-8741 or E-mail Ava@Seattlefeet.com at our … 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

Women’s Feet Health

Women’s Feet from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Oftentimes, our precious patients will present with painful foot conditions due to shoes they have to wear for work.  We work with our patients to come up with the best solutions available to minimize foot pain and accommodate for life’s necessities. If you choose to wear high … Read more

Senior Falls Prevention

Fall Prevention for Seniors from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Footcare and diagnosis and treatment of painful foot conditions by a podiatrist is very important in the elderly population to prevent falls that may be due to painful feet. Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in … Read more

Cracked Heels

Heel Fissures from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Evaluation for cracked heels needs to include an assessment of the depth of any fissures and whether they are infected and need antibiotic treatment.  There may also be thick skin and callusing around the crack that needs to be trimmed down.  Once this problem is fixed, … Read more