Category: Clinical

Orthotics are either functional or accommodative.  Accommodative orthotics are like an egg crate, conforming to bony prominences, calluses or wounds.  Functional orthotics are more widely used; they are like eyeglasses. …

Clinical

What Is Gout? Gout is a disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or a joint—most often the joint of the big toe.  An attack…

Clinical

What Is Chronic Ankle Instability? Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after…

Clinical

One of the biggest parts of our practice is the production of custom functional foot orthotics.  Custom orthotics are like eyeglasses for the feet.  Functional orthotics change the way ground…

Clinical

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry?  There are more commonalities than there are differences.  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and treated by virtually all medical insurance…

Clinical Commentary

Clinical Commentary

One of the most common questions is what is the difference between a pedicurist and a podiatrist?  The most basic answer lies in education.  Pedicurists go to cosmetology school and…

Clinical Commentary

Clinical Commentary

Dr. Hoy attended the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association’s Annual Conference at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington from April 5-7 as part of his continuing medical education.  Topics covered…

Clinical

Dr. Hoy attended the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association’s Annual Conference at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington from April 5-7 as part of his continuing medical education.  Topics covered…

Clinical