I think I need some new shoes…

We are all aware of the old saying, “doctors make the worst patients”.  I like to think that, overall, I am a good patient, but apparently in this case I failed to follow my own advice.  After 2 months of wearing the cute, slip-on, sandal (aka:  flip-flop) pretty much everywhere, my feet are hurting.  The […]

Flip-Flops: Summer Friend or Foe?

With the recent surge in temperatures and bright, sunny days in the Seattle/Bellevue area, it is easy to spot the return of this summer staple on every corner:  the flip-flop.  True, they’re cute and generally inexpensive choices for your feet, but too much use can lead to problems.  The average flip does not have any arch […]

Bellevue Medical Office Space Available

After welcoming Dr. Pauline Haugen of Higher Health Chiropractic last month, our Bellevue office underwent some exciting remodelling.  This created two new treatment rooms to better serve our patients, as well as updating the overall look and feel of our space.  We are currently looking for another physician to share these two extra rooms, and look forward to […]

Congratulations, Seattle!

According to the May issue of Prevention magazine, Seattle is ranked the 7th best walking city in America!  This annual study is conducted  in cooperation with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), looking at various criteria such as number of trails, parks, mass transit, and other key factors which enhance the “walkability” of a city.  […]

Foot Health Awareness Month

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, April is national “Foot Health Awareness Month,” a great time to pay extra attention to one of the most important body parts-  your feet!  Having painful or injured feet can affect other areas of your body, such as your knees, hips, and back, making it difficult to properly carry out your daily activities. This […]

Initial treatment for foot and ankle injuries

Many times it can be difficult to determine if your injury requires a visit to a podiatrist.  There are common misconceptions about which can be successfully treated on your own with remedies such as ice, rest, and immobilization, and which need to be professionally evaluated.  Please visit a great article by the American Podiatric Medical Association […]

Laser treatment for nail fungus

Toenail fungus, aka onychomycosis, is a common problem.  I personally have many patients who have this condition, and generally it is more of a cosmetic concern, but for others, such as diabetics or those with impaired immune systems, it can lead to more serious issues. The most effective treatment option currently available is an oral […]

Bunions and Surgery

A common question that I get asked is, “Should I have surgery on my bunion?”  And, the short answer is always, “It depends…” followed by a more thorough exam and work-up including X-rays and a biomechanical evaluation. The truth is, not every bunion needs surgery.  Many patients can be completely comfortable with better shoe choices and […]

Saucony “trunk show” at Shoes-n-Feet

I have just come home from a special event at Shoes-n-Feet Bellevue, where I was invited, along with several podiatrists from the Eastside, to a sneak preview of the latest and greatest Spring shoes from Saucony. After an informative presentation from the respected athletic shoe company, I was able to test-drive several pair, and even […]