Whether you are a worker, a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, injuries can happen at the most inopportune time. With urgent care appointments available, we can quickly correctly identify the cause and effectively treat the problem to minimize downtime in your work and personal life.
Foot and ankle injuries are common among people who participate in sports. Several factors can contribute to these injuries, including failing to stretch or warm up properly, not wearing the proper type of shoe, and not taping or providing other types of support for the ankle or foot. The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sports are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures. If not treated properly, these conditions can lead to long-lasting problems.
Treating these injuries is relatively simple if they are identified and addressed early. Many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains associated with injury as soreness or tired muscles. Their first response is often to try working through the pain, which can lead to serious problems. Many minor injuries become more serious when athletes continue to put strain and pressure on them. Athletes should have unusual aches and pains evaluated by a skilled, licensed medical professional.
Dr. Hoy has worked with the Special Olympics and professional athletes, and is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He has also been an Independent Medical Examiner for the State of Washington, invited to serve on multiple consultation panels to assess and make recommendations regarding on-the-job and other injuries.
Our office has on-site x-ray technology as well as the full array of taping, casts and healing shoes to prevent an injury from getting worse. We also perform extracorporeal shockwave therapy, make custom orthotics and partner with the best in imaging, physical therapy and consultative care to diagnose the problem correctly and work to achieve your specific goals. Finally, Dr. Hoy performs reconstructive trauma surgery of the foot, both bony and soft tissue repairs.
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“Even though I was a new patient they graciously squeezed me in as soon as possible when I let them know the foot seemed pretty bad. Dr Hoy was professional and knowledgeable – and it was bad enough that he had to send me to the emergency room. He explained what had happened and gave me a walking cast to get me to the hospital hopefully without further injury. I will definitely go back in the future.” -Robert S.