Posts for tag: Seattle podiatrists
Seattle Podiatrists are happy to announce that they just celebrated their one year anniversary treating patients with fungal nails with the PinPoint FootLaserTM. The office just sent out the following press release:
"It was amazing to see the difference. If you want to step away from the creams that haven't been working for you, I think laser treatment is one of the best options. It's been life changing."
As spring approaches take advantage of the next few months to get your toenails looking good for summer.
Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment. Often same day for emergencies and less than 2 weeks for chronic foot pain. You can also request an appointment online.
Get our free foot book "No More Foot Pain", mailed directly to your home.
Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.
Coming in fourth in a snowboard semi-final, Trevor Jacobs flew down the slopes twice on Tuesday at Sochi even though it was very likely he had a broken ankle. He heard a loud pop when he took off during the first heat but continued to compete anyway. Apparently he’s had major problems with the ligaments around his cuboidbone and a broken anklewas confirmed once he got off the slopes.
As a Seattle podiatrist I always tell my patients that foot and ankle pain are not normal. Many of you are very active indoor and outdoor sports enthusiasts which I applaud. Although I always recommend physical activity for my diabetic patients and all patients who can be active, pushing through pain like an Olympian is never a good idea.
So what do I recommend if you do if you break or sprain your ankle?
As soon as possible follow the RICE Protocol:
- Rest- keep weight off of the ankle until your physician or surgeon tells you otherwise.
- Ice & Compression - as soon as you are able, an ice pack should be applied to the area (with a layer of cloth between your skin and the ice) and held in place with an ace wrap or elastic bandageto provide compression.
- Elevation- Elevate your feet higher than your heart to promote drainage from the swollen area.
- A severe sprain will often mask a broken ankle, so it’s important that you be seen right away. If you can’t get in to see a foot and ankle surgeon, go to the emergency room so that your ankle can be properly evaluated.
- Follow all the recommendations of your foot and ankle surgeon which may likely include a course of anti-inflammatory medications and immobilization so that the bones and surrounding tissue can heal.
If you suspect a broken ankle, please call our Seattle podiatry office at once so you can be seen that same day. Call us at 206-368-7000.