Foot and Ankle Care

We develop complete treatment plans for all types of foot and ankle conditions and injuries. 

Foot and Ankle Care

We develop complete treatment plans for all types of foot and ankle conditions and injuries. 

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    Foot or ankle pain slowing you down?

    Throughout your day, your feet and ankles get you where you want to go. But sometimes, injuries or overuse can put you on life’s sidelines. At UW Medicine, we help you heal faster to get you back on track.    

    Whether you have a new injury or a chronic condition, our team of sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists can provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments based on your individual needs.  

    Common foot and ankle issues

    • Achilles tendon conditions 
    • Arthritis of the foot and ankle 
    • Athletic injuries
    • Callouses, corns and ingrown toenails 
    • Deformities 
    • Foot conditions for people with diabetes 
    • Fractures
    • Hammer toes and bunions 
    • Plantar fasciitis 
    • Sprained ankle 
    • Turf toe 

    Meet our featured specialists

    Dr. Brage

    Michael Brage, MD

    Dr. Brage is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon who is skilled at treating a wide range of foot and ankle disorders.

    Kenneth Chin, MD

    Kenneth Chin, MD

    Dr. Chin is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports injuries, including the treatment of athletic ankle injuries.

    Dr. Eric Chen

    Eric Chen, MD

    Dr. Chen is a physiatrist, also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. He partners with patients to deliver nonsurgical treatments and get them back to the activities they love.

    Treatments for foot and ankle conditions

    At UW Medicine, our team of foot and ankle specialists — including sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists — treat a wide range of medical issues.  

    We take a thoughtful approach to planning your care, taking the time to listen to you, discuss the diagnosis with you and work with you to develop a care plan that’s tailored to your needs. 

    Nonsurgical services

    Our doctors have advanced training and certification in sports medicine. They include physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, called physiatrists, family medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Just as professional sports teams rely on our doctors as their physicians, you can trust us to get you back to the activities you love.

    The focus of our nonsurgical treatment is active rehabilitation.

    Common nonsurgical treatments:

    • Physical therapy
    • Prescribed exercise program
    • Orthotic devises
    • Medication
    • Ultrasound-guided injections

    We offer complete care to help you manage pain and recover or preserve function and mobility. Whether you are an elite athlete or just need care for aches or pains, we can help.

    Learn more about our sports medicine program. Find a sports medicine doctor or visit one of our clinics

    Surgical services 

    Sometimes, surgery is necessary to manage symptoms and restore your ability to walk and run. Our orthopedic surgeons are ranked among the best in the nation and have completed advanced training in foot and ankle surgery. 

    Common surgical procedures and treatments performed:

    • Achilles tendon procedures 
    • Ankle arthroscopy 
    • Ankle fusion 
    • Fracture treatment 
    • Minimally invasive surgery  
    • Osteotomy and realignment procedures 
    • Reconstructive surgery 
    • Total ankle replacement 

    With foot and ankle surgery, experience matters. Our surgeons routinely perform high volumes of simple and complex surgeries. We are also leaders in research and the development of the latest treatment options. 

    Learn more about our orthopedic surgery program. Find a foot and ankle surgeon or visit one of our clinics.

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