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Franciscan Foot and Ankle Pain Specialists

Walking may cause foot & ankle pain

Foot pain is often caused by improper foot function. Improperly fitted shoes can worsen and, in some cases, cause foot problems. Shoes that fit properly and give good arch support can prevent irritation to the foot joints and skin. There are many types of foot problems that affect the heels, toes, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and joints of the foot. Some common foot and ankle problems include:

The foot and ankle specialists at Franciscan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are here to help. Located all around the South Puget Sound region of Washington, teams of doctors, surgeons, therapists and other specialists provide patient consultations and offer a proper diagnosis and treatment of foot ailments.

Get patient-centered orthopedic care from Franciscan

The first step for any foot problem is to schedule a consultation with an orthopedic physician. Your primary care doctor may refer you to one or you can get a physician referral to an orthopedic specialist by calling 1-888-825-3227 or find an orthopedic physician near you.

Meet a doctor at a free Health Talk. One of the best ways to better understand your condition and meet a Franciscan doctor is to attend a health talk. There, you can get your questions answered by one of Franciscan’s leading orthopedic specialists and find out what you need to know about the latest treatment options for joint replacement, foot and ankle pain, back ailments, sports medicine topics, and more.