The main goals of our practice are simple: get to the source of the conditions causing our patients foot and ankle troubles, then address them with the treatments and techniques that best meet our patients’ unique needs.
We see many types of patients with many types of conditions, so our arsenal of foot and ankle treatments is similarly broad. Below are just some of the ways and areas in which we serve the foot and ankle needs of the Greater Seattle region.
Active feet tend to be healthier feet, but they also tend to have a higher risk of sports injuries.
You do not have to be a pro athlete to suffer from conditions such as Achilles tendinitis or stress fractures, nor do you need to be a pro to benefit from expert care. From addressing underlying biomechanical issues to accelerating recovery through advanced treatments, we have a multitude of ways to get patients back to doing what they love as quickly and safely as possible.
Sprains, strains, and fractures can happen in an instant. And with our feet and ankles composed of so many interconnected muscles, bones, and joints, it’s important to make sure such injuries are treated properly and don’t contribute to further problems in the future.
Most trauma can be effectively treated with conservative treatment, but we are equipped to address severe trauma with surgical measures when the need arises.
Some advanced treatments take advantage of the body’s own natural resources and capabilities to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and accelerate recovery. Our practice is proud to offer such options to our patients.
From EPAT that uses pressure waves to stimulate healing responses, to EpiFix and stem cell injections that use growth factors to accelerate repair, we can address conditions from sports injuries to ulcers in remarkable ways.
Our feet can endure a lot of rough stuff on the outside. Infections such as athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and fungal toenails. Painful ingrown toenails. Corns and calluses. Dryness and cracking. Melanoma. Suspicious lesions.
Treating skin and nail problems is not just cosmetic, but can have a substantial effect on one’s comfort and mobility as well. Do not let problems persist—the sooner treatment begins, the faster and more easily many problems tend to clear up!
Young feet grow quickly, and sometimes potential problems with gait or development can arise. Special problems and needs can come up, and that can be in addition to everyday conditions such as ingrown toenails and plantar warts.
We care for children’s feet in a way that not only deals with immediate issues, but helps ensure they have strong, stable feet when they reach adulthood.
Proper diabetic foot care is not just about addressing matters such as ulcers when they happen—although we most certainly do that. It is also about providing regular proactive maintenance and preventative care to help prevent problems from developing in the first place.
By addressing areas of concern, dispensing useful footwear and tools for care, encouraging self-examinations, and providing swift and direct treatment of wounds and other complications whenever necessary, we help diabetic patients stay as comfortable and mobile as possible throughout their lives.
Surgery is only considered as an option when it is fully necessary. If other, more conservative forms of treatment do not yield effective results, then a surgical option may be a preferred alternative.
Dr. Christopher Bock specializes in many surgical areas, including reconstructive surgery for complex deformities and severe trauma. He also specializes in revisions of previous surgical procedures that may have resulted in unexpected or unwanted complications.
Orthotics and Bracing
Many conditions can be traced to situations where excess pressure is placed on certain areas of the foot. This may be the result of an abnormal foot structure affecting the way weight is distributed across the foot, or a lack of support in a certain spot.
In such cases, orthotics, braces, or other equipment may be recommended to provide extra support and cushioning, helping relieve pain and increased mobility. Our practice supplies and is well versed in a wide variety of options to fit a range of patient needs and lifestyles.
If You Have a Foot or Ankle Problem, We Can Help
Our specialties are not limited to what you see here. Please feel free to explore the different categories of our website further to find out more information on these and other ways we help our patients all the time.
And if you don’t see your problem here, don’t worry. Give us a call and we will be happy to help you! Schedule an appointment with us by calling (360) 761-1285, or send any questions you have to us via our online contact form.