How Do Ballet Dancers’ Feet Change?

Dancers tend to have a number of foot problems; ballet dancers being the worst. The reasons for this are fairly obvious, though rarely mentioned, except when foot injuries occur. In fact, of all the patients we see at our Seattle foot and ankle clinic, including other dancers and athletes,...

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Cold Feet in Seattle – Learn how to warm your toes

While many people work outdoors, including postal workers and delivery drivers, police and fire personnel, landscapers other jobs, there are also many people who head outside to exercise. Spending long periods of time outdoors when the weather is cold can lead to a serious foot condition – Raynaud’s Phenomenon;...

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Seattle Child Soccer Players are At More Risk of Ingrown Toenails

Athletics can cause a number of foot and ankle problems in both adults and children. However, child athletes are at a much higher risk for foot injury due to sports. In fact, due to the very nature of the sport, Seattle child soccer players are at more risk of...

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Ball of Foot Pain in Young Ballet Dancers Might Be Sesamoiditis

Do you have a young ballet dancer in your family? Is she (or he) complaining of ball of foot pain? If so, your child may very well be suffering from a condition known as Sesamoiditis, a common over-use injury in dancers and athletes, which causes inflammation of the Sesamoid...

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