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Plantar Fasciitis is Top Foot Problem in Lake City

kiddies parade 2015Lake City celebrated their annual SalmonFest this year in style. Over the Aug 7-9, 2015 weekend, we all got to enjoy a variety of music, arts and crafts booths, a vintage market, how to stay healthy booths, the Kiddies parade and of course the biggest draw–SALMON.

I just love how Lake City does this event and much of the thanks goes to Diane Haugen. Each year Diane puts all her energy into this big event along with her husband Don and many, many volunteers. A human dynamo she runs both the Lake City Community Center and the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

The Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City got to throw its hat in the ring this year as well. As part of the Wellness area we provided opportunities for people to learn how to test shoes before they buy them  and we also conducted a survey of the top foot problems in Lake City.

Not surprisingly plantar fasciitis or heel pain was the top foot problem. We see it every day in our office. It’s common in runners, those who wear unsupportive shoes, and those with wonky foot mechanics. In some cases it’s easy to treat with an over-the-counter insert such as Superfeet orPowerstep. However, it usually requires a multifaceted approach to get rid of the pain.

The second most common complaint was toenail fungus. Since this was a public arena we were surprised that people were willing to put a dot next to this condition since it’s often perceived as quite embarrassing. Beyond looking ugly, others think that toenail fungus is harmless. Unfortunately it’s not.  It can spread to others, can cause pain, and can increase the risk of ulcers in people with diabetes.

Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day if you or a loved one is suffering from one of these conditions. You can also request an appointment online

Click here to get our free foot book “Happy Feet for the Rest of Your Life” , mailed directly to your home.

Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.