Foot Health Awareness Month

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Did you know we take more than a million steps each year with the help of our feet and ankles? April is Foot Health Awareness Month, and our team wants to provide with tips and helpful information on how to best care for your feet! Our foot and ankle specialists are here to ensure that your feet allow you to stay mobile, pain-free and doing the activities you love.

Take a look at top of our top foot-related tips, learn about procedures we offer, and see what our doctors have to say about foot health in the articles below.

Foot and Ankle Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Learn about the two most common forms of foot and ankle arthritis, which areas of the foot and ankle are most affected, the nonsurgical and surgical treatments available and exercises you can do to keep your feet pain-free, strong and flexible here.

Tips for Managing Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis

Suffering from heel pain? One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Learn about the causes of plantar fasciitis and treatment tips from Rebound physical therapist Lisa Seitz.

When to Ice or Heat an Injury

Most of us know that applying ice or heat many help alleviate pain, but do you know when you should or shouldn’t use this form of therapy? Rebound physical therapist Michael Baer fills us in on when to ice or heat an injury and some general rules of thumb in this post.

Athletic Shoes: How to Find the Proper Fit

Choosing the type of shoe for the sport or activity you’re participating in can make a difference for your feet and ankles in many ways. Along with the right strength training, a proper athletic shoe has the ability to help prevent injuries like sprainsstress fractures and tendinitis.

Find the right fit with these tips from Rebound foot expert Dr. C. Luke Rust.

Foot and Ankle Stress Fractures

Foot and ankle stress fractures are common among athletes because of the pressure placed on the high-performing, weight-bearing bones in the feet and ankles. Learn how stress fractures happen, symptoms associated, treatment options and prevention tips from one of our specialists, Dr. Jay L. Crary, here.

What is Achilles Tendinitis and How is it Treated?

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, and is able to tolerate a considerable amount of use. However, it is susceptible to injury. Click here for Dr. Rust’s explanation of how the two types of Achilles tendinitis occur, common symptoms and treatment available.

Bunion Correction and Surgery

Our foot doctors use the latest techniques to treat foot-related problems, including bunions, a problem primarily common among women. Learn more about bunions, what causes them and how they can be treated from our foot expert, Dr. Rust.

Hammertoe Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Poorly fitting shoes and muscle imbalances are the most common causes of hammertoe.

While symptoms can be mild at first, they often worsen if the condition is left untreated. Get prevention tips and learn about the types of treatment our foot and ankle team offer here.

Foot & Ankle Surgeon Spotlight

Our group of surgeons offer the most advanced foot and ankle care in the Portland area and are dedicated to using the latest techniques to for a variety of procedures including complex reconstructive surgery, hammer toe and bunion correction, ankle replacement and common foot problems and pain.

Dr. Crary, Dr. Rust and Dr. Woll treat a wide range of conditions including:

  • Lower limb sports injuries
  • Foot, ankle and heel pain
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

Get to know our surgeons below!

About Dr. Jay L. Crary

Dr. Crary is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in problems of the foot and ankle as well as general orthopedics. He does all aspects of operative and non-operative care. His interests include sports medicine and arthroscopy, arthritis, tendinitis, deformity correction and trauma. His goal is to help patients improve the quality of their life through education and appropriate interventions. Dr. Crary was named a Top Doctor in orthopedics by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2010 and 2012.

Fun Fact: In his free time, Dr. Crary enjoys hiking, skiing and traveling with his family.

About Dr. C. Luke Rust

Luke Rust, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in problems of the foot and ankle. He enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including both the acute and chronic results of sports injuries, arthritis, deformities and trauma in both adults and children. He believes in a personalized approach to each patient, utilizing conservative as well as operative treatment. Dr. Rust also just celebrated his first inclusion in Portland Monthly’s annual Top Doctors list.

Fun Fact: Dr. Rust was an academic All-American soccer player at Stanford University, and still plays in his free time today. He also enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and fishing.

About Dr. T. Scott Woll

Scott Woll, M.D., is an orthopedist with a sub-specialty in foot, ankle and fracture surgery. Dr. Woll likes to match treatment to the personal needs of his patients by making historical, medical, and biomechanics evaluations. He believes that proper management of an injury may utilize both non-operative and operative measures. Dr. Woll was also named a Best Doctor in American from 1996-2016.

Fun Fact: In his spare time, Dr. Woll enjoys bicycling, camping, fishing and skiing with his family.