Common Conditions We Treat

At the Foot & Ankle Center of Wenatchee we deal with many podiatry conditions.

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Bunions

A combination of joint malalignment, joint function and pain, bunions are recognized as an odd shape, usually a wide bony bump on the “great” or first toe joint.  If it occurs on the outside of your foot, the fifth metatarsal, it can be referred to as a bunionette. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness or popping /clicking of the joint. After activity, they often cause redness or skin blisters from shoe rubbing. The great toe joint is one of the most important joints in the foot for everyday walking, especially climbing ladders and stairs. The use of your great toe joint provides important functions like balance and strength when doing weight-bearing activities such as hiking, running, dancing, soccer, volleyball, cross country skiing, tennis, basketball and golfing.

Just like when your car is out of alignment, new tires (new shoes) may not fix the problem in the long run. Our doctors are well versed and experienced in the most updated diagnostic, biomechanical and surgical treatments to get you back into alignment and on the road again.

Heel pain

The diagnosis of heel pain is easy: you wake up in the morning, step down and, “Voila! My heel Hurts!” Friends, co-workers, strangers, even the neighbor’s dog, will tell you that it sounds like plantar fasciitis. Then they’ll tell you  a few remedies they’ve heard.

Heel pain is the #1 common condition we see.  The WHY and the HOW you developed heel pain is very instrumental in how to get rid of your heel pain.  Heel pain is often a product of how a patient walks and functions in his or her daily activities at work, home and play.

At the Foot & Ankle Center of Wenatchee, we take the time to recognize and diagnosis YOUR individual case of heel pain, and we have the expertise and experience to develop a specific treatment plan to get you back in the game. Specialized and individualized!! Contact us today.

More about heel pain, this is an article that was published in local new paper.  One of a series in the stepwise approach to getting the help you need for your foot and ankle conditions.

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Ball-of-the-foot pain

“It feels like I’m walking on a marble!” Pain, whether sharp, dull, achy or radiating, is common in the front of your foot, the forefoot or ball of the foot. Symptoms of pain, swelling, masses, lumps or bumps can represent such conditions as:

  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Cysts
  • Gout

Your response to these conditions is usually to figure out a way to compensate for that concern by altering your gait or walking style, starting a snowball effect to other joints in the body. We offer treatments that vary as much as the conditions. Treating the incorrect condition will not only delay your improvement, it often aggravates the true problem. Doctors at Foot & Ankle Center of Wenatchee can help you lose that nagging foot pain. Contact us today.