Did you know that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month?
I am very excited to announce our April staff member spotlight as our West Olympia scribe Ashley! She has been with FASA for 4 years now and is an essential member of our team. I love reading the new answers each month, it's always fun to get to know them on a deeper level. Be sure to check back next month for our next employee spotlight & read on to learn a little more about Ashley!
Every day, we meet patients who have had their mobility, their independence, their very quality of life taken away from them due to pain and injury. Many times, they've been struggling for month (or even years) and feel like they have nowhere left to turn—they've tried everything and nothing seems to work.
We love meeting these patients, because we happen to have an exciting new treatment option we're confident can help them. It's called MLS laser therapy, and we've seen it achieve astounding results for patients with a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Arthritis, nerve damage, sprains and strains, bone fractures, foot ulcers, surgical sites—all these and more can benefit from the rapid healing relief of the MLS laser system.
A little strange to be conducting the interview with myself, but with my new foot injury & a little feeling sorry for myself I am the self proclaimed March staff member spotlight. PS when you start exercising after a long period of very limited activity. Listen to the doctor when they say ease your way into it or you may be boot buddies with me for the next month or so! Read on to see my answers to the 20 questions.
You don't quite realize how important your feet are until they develop pain or dysfunction of some sort, and suddenly it's difficult to walk. Many times, acute foot and ankle problems go away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, and shoe gear changes. But when they don't, the care of a podiatrist can get you an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan, helping you avoid complications and get back to your life more quickly. Podiatrists are medically and surgically qualified to treat the foot and ankle. On a daily basis, podiatrists treat a wide range of conditions including arthritis pain, bunions, calluses and corns, diabetes complications, ingrown toenails, sports injuries, and more. They are also trained to diagnose infections of the foot and toenails. Additionally, they treat patients with foot and ankle complications related to obesity, diabetes, and peripheral arterial disease.
So how do you know when it's time to make an appointment? Here are 10-foot conditions that require the attention of a podiatrist.