Blog Archive

Case Study Oct 6th, 2019

A 41-year old fairly healthy male presented to Dr. Haynes clinic for a sudden onset of pain to the right arch. Patient states that approx two years ago he started to develop plantar fasciitis. He states that it started from walking around a water park barefoot. States that off and...

What's causing my childs foot pain? Jun 27th, 2019

What is a tarsal coalition and how do I know if my kid has one?   Tarsal coalitions are abnormal connections between the bones in rearfoot or midfoot that are congenital. These abnormal connections limit motion cause flat feet that are rigid and a lot of times painful. The connections...

When should I replace my Athletic shoes? May 22nd, 2019

When Should I Replace My Athletic Shoes? Are you wondering when your athletic shoes should be replaced?  It all depends on the amount of usage, signs of wear and the age of the shoe. You need to take a look at the four main components that can break down or...

Radial Shock Wave Therapy May 14th, 2019

Elite Foot & Ankle Associates   What is Radial Shockwave Therapy? Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy is an FDA cleared technology proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue tendinopathy. It is the most advanced non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing...

Regenerative Medicine May 7th, 2019

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE? Dr. Haynes performs Regenerative Medicine therapies in our clinic as outpatient procedures. Regenerative medicine refers to the use of healing properties found within the human body to promote regeneration. They involve an injection of concentrated growth factors or stem cells to regenerate and heal tissues in...

Ankle Sprains Apr 3rd, 2019

Ankle sprains Ankle sprains can happen to anyone in many activities and sports.  The most common being basketball, football, soccer, running, dance, & cheer.  Ankle sprains can even happen from wearing inappropriate shoes or walking or running on uneven surfaces.  Some people are more prone to sprains simply because they...

Ingrown Toenails Mar 27th, 2019

Ingrown Toenails   What Is an Ingrown Toenail? When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the sides of the nail. The nail digging into the skin is irritating, often causing pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. It is a simple...

Tailor's Bunion Mar 21st, 2019

What is a Tailor's Bunion?   A Tailor's Bunion, or bunionette, is when there is a prominence on the 5th metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe.  The metatarsals are the five long bones on top of the foot. The prominence that characterizes a tailor's bunion occurs at...

Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Mar 14th, 2019

  What is RSWT?  Shockwave therapy was first approved in the US in 2000. Shockwave therapy is FDA approved technology that uses soundwaves to penetrate the deeper tissues causing microtrauma to the area. This then causes a casade of events leading to inflammation which then triggers your body's own natural...

Hallux Abducto Valgus Mar 6th, 2019

Hallux Abducto Valgus; also known as a…   BUNION!   Fun fact: Did you know that Dr. Haynes’ wife teaches ballet, pilates, barre & yoga? She often starts a Pilates or yoga class by helping her students find their alignment and saying “bunions touching and heels slightly apart” to find...

Podiatrist or Orthopedist? Mar 3rd, 2019

I had a patient come into my office for diabetic foot care. He had recently had some surgery done on his foot. I asked him what was done and he provided a brief response and explained why he needed the surgery and that it was done by an orthopedic surgeon....

5th Metatarsal Fractures Feb 26th, 2019

The American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons put forth the following information on Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal:   What is a fifth metatarsal fracture? Fractures, or breaks, are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little...

Big Changes! Feb 13th, 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be moving our downtown office. Starting December 24, 2018 we will no longer have our office downtown. We will be moving that office to the Gateway area. Our new address is 10373 NE Hancock St. Suite 118, Portland, OR. Our new office...

Morton's Neuroma Feb 13th, 2019

What is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of the tissue surrounding a nerve.  The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton's Neuroma, which occurs between the 3rd and 4th toes.  The thickening of the nerve tissue is the result of compression and irritation of the nerve. ...