What are Arterial Ulcers? Arterial ulcers are ulcers that appear on the foot, heel or ankle because the body cannot deliver nutrient-rich blood to that area. When the skin area of the foot, heel or ankle is deprived of proper blood flow, it kills the tissue and thus an open ulcer develops. This lack of … Read moreSeattle Arterial Ulcer Doctor
What are Pressure Ulcers? When an area of the foot or ankle is subjected to continued friction or pressure, a pressure ulcer can develop. Pressure ulcers will vary from a simple red spot to a severe stage in which there is damage in the tissue and bone. Dr. Hoy has substantial experience and advanced wound care training to … Read moreSeattle Pressure Ulcer Doctor
Depending on the sport, your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating from repetitive play. For more information on the injury risk factors while playing your favorite sport, see the topics listed below. Baseball: Your feet and ankles take a beating when you’re playing baseball. Baseball players should be aware of the following risks. … Read moreSeattle Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries Doctor
What Is a Stress Fracture? The technical term for a broken bone is “fracture” and refers to any kind of crack in the bone. Though the terms can be used interchangeably. Bone breaks come in two varieties: traumatic fractures, where the break is caused by large amounts of force, like breaking your leg in a … Read moreFoot and Ankle Stress Fractures
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Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in foot and ankle issues. Podiatry can range from diagnosis to medical and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities. Since podiatrists are specialists, you might not have had to visit one before, or you could have just moved to a new area. Here’s what you need to know to … Read moreFinding a Podiatrist, What to Ask and More
A podiatrist is a kind of medical professional who specializes in working with the foot, ankle, and other parts of the leg. This area of the body is the lower extremity. A doctor of podiatric medicine or DPM is trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries to the lower extremity. Consequently, a … Read morePodiatrist Career Info and Education