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Everett Podiatrist | Everett FootPrints | WA | Northwest Foot & Ankle Specialists |

Northwest Foot and Ankle Specialists

Gordon S. Nishimoto, DPM, FACFAS 

Bryan L. Berghout, DPM



[email protected]








Don’t Start off the School Year with Painful Feet

Back to school season will always be painful for some students, but it doesn't need to involve foot pain. All summer, children and teens run around in flip-flops; but when it’s time to go back to school, these non-supportive shoes can lead to aches, pains and even increased risk of injury. While these sandals are inexpensive and stylish, they don't cushion or support the foot, and that leads to problems. And remember, foot pain of any sort is not normal and can be reduced or eliminated.

Even into the mid-teenage years, children have a new bone growing in their heels. Flip-flops don't cushion the heel, so repetitive stress from walking can inflame that heel bone growth area and cause pain and tenderness.

Here are some common problems that can be blamed on flip-flops:

Heel and Arch Pain Inflammation of the Achilles Tendon

Painful Pinched Nerves Sprained Ankles

Broken or Sprained Toes Cuts and Scrapes

Plantar Warts Athlete's Foot

Callus Build-up on the Heels and Toes

If your child is suffering from foot pain this fall, make an appointment with our office. This type of pain can usually be reduced or eliminated with simple treatment methods, including stretching exercises, ice massage, anti-inflammatory medications, and custom or over-the-counter shoe inserts.

Everett Podiatrist Northwest Foot & Ankle Specialists is a poidiatry office providing FootPrints, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Everett, WA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 98208 area and surrounding areas in Everett