heel pain

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Heel pain or plantar fasciitis continues to be the number one reason people visit a foot and ankle doctor or a podiatrist. Heel pain or pain when you first get up in the morning can be extremely uncomfortable. Many patients that we treat have seen multiple other doctors or physical therapists. Patients have often spent months going to physical therapy and are continuing to go weekly.

I think physical therapy is a great modality and can be highly beneficial for many conditions. However, for heel pain or plantar fasciitis we almost never send patients to physical therapy. The reason being is we cure the problem. At Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialist, home of the Washington Heel Pain Center we have developed a protocol that has an almost 100% cure rate for plantar fasciitis. If you are still suffering daily with heel pain come see us and we will help you get rid of it once and for all. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online. Our Issaquah Podiatrists would love to see you!
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At Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists, we provide exceptional care as sports medicine physicians. We’re the #1 foot and ankle source for Achilles tendon pain, heel bursitis, bone spurs, and retrocalcaneal bursitis. One of our primary areas of focus is sports medicine and sports injuries. Achilles tendon injuries can be extremely challenging.

We utilize the latest treatment options including shockwave therapy and other cutting edge sports medicine techniques to treat all types of Achilles tendon pain. We can provide urgent care in same-day appointments sports medicine related injuries as we're the #1 foot and ankle clinic. If you live in Bellevue, Seattle, Issaquah, Maple Valley or Sammamish we are here to help. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online today.
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Currently there are many different options for surgically treating plantar fasciits. Options include, plantar fasciotomies, gastroc-recessions, topaz procedures and tenex procedures. The success rate is high with these procedures but so is conservative care. I think anybody contemplating surgical repair of their fascia should schedule an appointment of a second opinion with a heel pain expert. junk removal seattle

Personally, I would say the conservative success rate is so high that very few people need to have surgery performed. I see a lot of patients that have seen other healthcare providers and are still having pain but think there are no other options than surgery. I can say that is typically not try and I am happy to help them explore other avenues of therapy. To list a few options that have great success rates, these would include things like shockwave therapy and dry needling. The most important part of treating individuals with recalcitrant fasciitis is to identify the cause. If you are experiencing heel pain, have seen multiple doctors, I know we can help. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:57

How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis Once and For All


A lot of Americans continue to struggle with plantar fasciitis. Approximately 60% of American adults will have this at some point in their life. The majority of people with plantar fasciitis type symptoms have pain in the morning or pain after prolonged periods of rest. The main line of therapy to start with usually consist of stretching and icing and not going barefoot. More advanced therapies can be a prescription orthotic or an injection like steroids for anti-inflammatories.

Many patients that have been treated for plantar fasciitis regardless of the treatment that has been attempted continue to have significant pain and dysfunction. At Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have developed a plantar fascial protocol that approach is approximately 98%. This is by far the best protocols that we have seen in the literature and discussed with other colleagues. We see a lot of patients that are seeking second and third opinions and wanted an option apart from surgical intervention. Our protocol has taken approximately 10 years to perfect and we have used it on thousands of patients and have seen tremendous results. If you continue to suffer from heel pain or would like a second opinion to stop heel pain once and for all please give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online today.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:50

Heel Pain in Kids


At Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists, we commonly treat kids with heel pain. Often times these are kids in the 8-14 age range who have increasing pain with activities. The majority of these kids are highly active and involved in more than one sport. Kids often don’t have heel pain in the morning or experience much swelling or stiffness. Additionally, often times they have siblings or parents who've had heel pain.

We highly recommend having them evaluated by a physician to diagnose and treat the cause of the condition. X-ray usually gives an accurate cause of heel pain in pediatric patients. The majority of kids we treat can get back to full activities very quickly with a huge reduction in pain in just a few days. If you have a child suffering from heel pain, we highly encourage seeking the help of a foot and ankle physician. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online.
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Heel pain, especially that causes pain in the morning or after we get up from a seated position can be very challenging. The most common cause is from plantar fasciitis and we are here to help. We are the number one heel pain center and have the most experience in treating heel pain. We have developed techniques to get fast relief, even on the first visit.

There are no other clinics like us in Washington State, we have seen others try and impersonate us even naming themselves as a heel pain center. However, Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists home to the original heel pain center. Do not let heel pain stop you from enjoying your time outside or get in the way of your summer. Schedule an appointment online today or give us a call at 425-391-8666 and cure your heel pain once and for all.
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Dr Timothy Young discusses how to resume exercise and sports

In some cases it is possible to return to exercise and normal activities fairly soon after an injury or foot/ankle problem. With many acute injuries it is necessary to wait 3–4 weeks or longer, before attempting to return to activity. Depending upon the problem and level of recovery it may be necessary to wait until there is significant progress with the healing and recovery.

Pain is the key. Use pain as your guideline. Sometimes our patients will not know if they are okay with their activity level or exercises until later that day or even the following day. For example let's say you are a "walker" who would do 3-5 miles "preinjury" and you decide to return to your walking. That day you're fine but the next day may be telling, you can tell if you did too much too soon. In this case you know it is too soon to return to activity and you have to give it more time, possibly 1 week or longer. Listen to your body, and let pain help guide you.

Start slowly!  After a foot problem or injury when you are ready to start resuming some activity, always start at a reduced level. For example if you typically walk 3–5 miles then try walking just 1 mile when you first return to activity. Do this for the first week and again use pain as your guideline, if all goes well then add a half mile the next week and continue that pattern.

Consider crosstraining: Aqua jogging and a stationary bike are often ways that you can do exercises without any impact. When using the stationary bike it is often necessary to use your heel and not the front of your foot on the injured side.

Use taping and braces: We have handouts on foot and ankle taping (KT tape).  Taping and braces often allow you to get back to activity sooner than you would otherwise. Often you don't have to tape every day, just on those days were you will be on your foot much more or when you are doing weigh bearing exercises.

If you have any injury or problem that needs attention please come see us.  

Dr. Timothy Young and Dr. Brandon Nelson at Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists.
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