Foot, heel, and ankle pain can keep you from living life to the fullest, or just functioning as usual. It’s hard to stay productive on the job or to engage in healthy movement when standing or walking brings you extreme pain, and you don’t want it to become the “new normal.”

We offer several treatment options to address foot, heel, and ankle pain. Our strategies are designed to provide long-lasting relief via minimally invasive therapies proven to deliver results.

Call Dr. Jason Attman’s office in Bellevue, WA, or read on to find out more.

Joint injections

Corticosteroid injections can reduce swelling, stiffness, and pain in the foot and ankle region.

These steroids aren’t the same as anabolic steroids, which bodybuilders use to build muscle. Instead, corticosteroid steroids mimic your body’s natural inflammation-fighting hormones.

This treatment is effective when inflammation creates or exacerbates your foot pain. We’d consider it for conditions like osteoarthritis in the ankles, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and posterior tibial tendonitis.

Peripheral nerve blockers

Nerve blocks can provide long-lasting relief for your foot, ankle, or heel pain. We target the specific nerve causing you pain and inject medicine into that area, which prevents the nerves from sending signals to the brain.

Nerve blocks can provide relief for up to three months. Some patients return for additional treatments, while others combine nerve blocks with other therapies addressing the root cause of the pain.

Other therapies

If steroid injections and nerve blockers aren’t a good option in your case, there are other therapies we can try, including radiofrequency ablation and prolotherapy.

Get help today

When you make your initial appointment with us, we’ll thoroughly investigate your history of heel, foot, and ankle pain, as well as the current state of your health you’re your lifestyle. The initial consultation can help us identify the right therapy for you.

You can get lasting relief from your heel, foot, or ankle pain. You can schedule your first appointment with Dr. Attaman in Bellevue today. Schedule your appointment today.

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