Types of Treatment Available for Issaquah Foot and Ankle Patients
Have you been living with a painful foot condition for months? We can find a non-invasive way to treat your heel pain, neuroma, ingrown nails, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, and more. Click here for a full listing of our podiatry services.
A Cartiva Implant is used to treat arthritis in the joint of the big toe. When you have arthritis, the cartilage tissue in the big toe wears down. Cartiva is made of a polymer that is biocompatible, durable, and organic -- similar to how natural cartilage is.
Our clinic has become a referral center for heel pain. We have developed a series of protocols that are highly effective at treating and resolving heel pain. We are often able to help patients that have already been to numerous other clinics. Heel pain is one of the most common and painful conditions that we treat.
Directly adjacent to our clinic, for your comfort and convenience, is our Medicare-certified Surgery Center. Staffed with nurse anesthetists and equipped with orthopedic power instruments, the Surgery Center makes it possible to perform same-day foot surgery. Patients appreciate saving the time, the traveling and the money, knowing that they would have to schedule a full day at a hospital where the same procedures would cost far more. At our Surgery Center, there is reduced paperwork, the staff already knows you and you can relax in an environment designed for your comfort.
A bunion is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. However, a bunion is more than that. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. The big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straightahead. This throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’s “bump.”
Ingrown toenails are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, most commonly on the sides of the big toes. However, this is not the only the only cause.
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If ignored, the infection can spread and possibly impair your ability to work or even walk. The resulting thicker nails are difficult to trim and make walking painful when wearing shoes. Onychomycosis can also be accompanied by a secondary bacterial or yeast infection in or about the nail plate.
Issaquah Foot and Ankle clinic specializes in orthotic prescription and biomechanical gait evaluation. We treat competitive athletes, recreational athletes, runners, weekend warriors and anyone who may experience pain or injury related to problematic form and function of your feet. Your feet are the foundation of your body. Problems in your feet can be magnified with every step, causing problems beyond your feet, including your knees, hips and back. Dr. Timothy Young and Dr. Brandon Nelson have been successfully treating and resolving these problems with prescription orthotics.
Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces. It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.