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Our fellowship-trained foot doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of foot injuries and conditions.

Foot & Ankle Center

Visit our Foot and Ankle Center to learn more about surgical treatments for the foot and ankle.

Appointment Request

As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain. Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture, disease, such as osteoarthritis, deformities, such as a bunion, or stress injuries. If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a foot specialist.

  • Numbness in the foot
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
  • Change in sensation or color of skin or toenail
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • If the afflicted area looks deformed or if you have lost function

A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury. At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, we understand that foot pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. Our foot experts understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

To consult with one of our foot doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

Our fellowship-trained foot and ankle doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists completed additional training, specifically in the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, our foot and ankle doctors, Dr. Padrta and Dr. Shirzad, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our foot doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained foot doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

New  Patient  FormsPreparing  for  My  Appointment

Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.

Movement

Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.

Use

Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

Posture

The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.

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Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or work bench.

Stay Active

Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.