Foot Pain

There are many causes of foot pain.  Dr. Hoy is trained, certified and experienced to examine all of the systems of the foot to ascertain and treat the cause of your foot pain.

There are several foot conditions that may produce considerable pain. Fractures, sprains and Achilles tendon injuries may all be among common foot ailments that fall into this category. Stiffness may be a result of tendinitis in the foot, and relief may be found by consulting with a podiatrist for proper treatment options. A type of arthritis referred to as gout is known to cause severe pain at the bottom of the big toe and surrounding areas. It is a result of excess crystals that form in the bloodstream due to a large amount of uric acid in the blood. Foods that are rich in purines such as shellfish and red meat may contribute to the onset of gout. Other causes of foot pain may include plantar fasciitis, uncontrolled diabetes, or Morton’s neuroma. A podiatrist will be able to determine the specific cause of certain foot pain, and it’s suggested to seek counsel as soon as possible.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. John Hoy from Seattle Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

Plantar Fasciitis
Bone Spurs
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Ingrown Toenails
Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
Flat Feet
Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Seattle, WA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Foot Pain Specialist in Seattle

If you are suffering from foot pain, successful treatment solutions can now be found locally. Seattle podiatrist Dr. John Hoy and his medical staff integrate advanced treatment options with state-of-the-art equipment to help restore your feet to good health.

Podiatrist Offers Advanced Treatment
Our podiatrist has the experience and expertise to properly treat the cause of your foot pain.

Conditions Causing Foot Pain
Bunions, Bunionette and Tailor’s Bunions
Ingrown Toenail
Fungal Nail
Metatarsal Fractures
Toe Fractures
Hallux Limitus and Hallux Rigidus
Peripheral Neuropathy
Athlete’s Foot
Corns and Calluses
Ganglion Cysts
Flat Feet (Fallen Arches)
Stress Fractures
Plantar Fibromas
Rheumatoid Arthritis
High Arched Feet
Accessory Navicular Syndrome (Extra Bone/Cartilage)
Charcot Neuroarthropathy
PTTD or Progressive Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction)
LisFranc Fractures

Treating Foot Pain
Our podiatrist has the experience to effectively diagnose your foot pain and recommend the best course of action for treatment. Our team looks for conservative, non-surgical solutions first. However, when conservative methods are not producing the expected results, then surgery may be the necessary option to correct the cause for your foot pain.

Schedule an Appointment
Our foot pain specialist is always accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 206-682-8741 or use our scheduling button at the top of this page.