This July, the team at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates is taking a little extra time to celebrate and appreciate the folks who make it all possible for us.
That means you guys!
See, we like to think that we have pretty much the best group of patients in the whole Pacific Northwest, if not beyond. You guys make it fun for us to come to work every day. And without you, of course, there wouldn’t be any work to do at all.
So here are some of the ways we’d like to show a little love to you guys this summer:
July 24 is going to be a big day for the Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates team—and hopefully for you too!
That’s because all six of our offices will be celebrating Patient Appreciation Day, all day long. (Well, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., actually. If you want to keep the party going until midnight, you’ll have to find somewhere else to go.)
Stop by any office during those hours, and you’re sure to find some delicious treats available—plus we’ll be giving away prizes throughout the day.
Also, at our new West Olympia office (we’ve relocated from Limited Lane NW to Black Hills Lane SW), we’ll be joined by the Thurston County Chamber for a grand opening ribbon cutting from 12-1—and Hawley’s Gelato will be serving up gelato and sorbet for the occasion!
For driving directions or to RSVP, check out the Facebook event pages for each location. (RSVPs are not required, but we’d love to hear from you anyway!)
Summer Raffle: Free Rainiers Tickets!
What could be better than a late-summer baseball game, in the warm breeze, as twilight sets in? This summer, one lucky patient of ours will score a pair of free tickets to an upcoming Tacoma Rainiers game!
Each ticket also comes with a hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink, and you can pick from one of two upcoming home dates:
- Friday, August 17 vs the Fresno Grizzlies (7:05 p.m.)
- Friday, August 24 vs the Las Vegas Aviators (7:05 p.m.)
How do you enter to win? Simple.
The first step is just being sick of playing ball with your chronic foot pain!
The second step? Making an appointment with any of our offices, keeping it, and receiving any kind of podiatric care between now and the date of the drawing—currently scheduled for August 1, 2019.
At the end of the appointment, you’ll have an opportunity to enter yourself into our drawing. Just leave your name, phone number, and email address. We’ll contact you in early August if you’re our lucky winner.
(Of course, simply by getting the treatment you need for your foot pain, you’re already a big winner in our book. Free baseball tickets are just the icing on the top!)
Of course, the most important way that we show our appreciation for our patients is by helping them to take good care of their feet! We love to hear that our patients are enjoying healthy, pain free feet and ankles—and we want to help you keep them that way!
Some very simply things you can do to show your feet the appreciation they deserve this summer include:
- Always wear footwear with good support and cushioning when you’re out and about. Flip flops are okay for lounging by the pool, but not much more.
- Make sure your shoes fit properly! Too small, and they can pinch your toes and contribute to problems like bunions and hammertoes. Too big, and they’ll slide around and can lead to chronic pain and trauma.
- Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row—especially during the hot summer! Giving each pair a full day to dry out makes them a less inviting habitat for the kinds of fungi and bacteria that can cause athlete’s foot, fungal nails, and foul odors.
- For the same reason, change your socks whenever they get damp—more than once per day if you have to.
- Wash your feet daily with soap and water. Don’t forget the spaces between the toes!
- After your feet are dry, put on moisturizer. (This time, skip the spaces between the toes.)
- Keep your toenails neatly trimmed—but not too short! Go straight across from edge to edge (i.e., don’t round the corners excessively). If the edges feel a little sharp, file them gently.
- Give your feet a quick self-exam every day to check for blisters, cuts, dry skin, rough toenails, and other problems. (This is especially important if you have diabetes or peripheral neuropathy.)
Spread the Love
With all this love and appreciation going around, there is one thing we’d like to ask you to consider as well.
(Don’t worry, it’s totally optional! Whatever you’re comfortable with is fine.)
If you’ve had a positive experience with any of our doctors or staff, at any of our locations, would you consider leaving us a public review on our Facebook or Google listings—or perhaps giving us a testimonial to put on our website?
A few words about your experience—your condition, how you were treated, how we were able to help you—would really mean a lot to us. And it could also mean a lot to others who are suffering from foot and ankle pain but don’t know who or where to turn to.
(Of course, if you have more … constructive criticism for us, please feel free to contact us directly and share those concerns. That’s important for us to hear, too.)
Here are some places you can review us. Important: If you leave a review on Google, make sure it is for an office that you have had at least one appointment at.
Thanks again for your consideration—and again, no pressure! We appreciate you no matter what. And have a happy patient appreciation month!