Exceptional Foot and Ankle Care with Dr. Alexis McKeown, DPM

As an expert podiatrist in Seattle, Dr. Alexis is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care to patients of all ages. With her expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of podiatric conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and plantar fasciitis, she strives to improve patients’ mobility, alleviate discomfort, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Dr. Alexis takes a personalized approach to treatment, tailoring care plans to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. Whether you’re dealing with chronic foot pain, sports-related injuries, or simply seeking preventive care, you can trust Dr. McKeown to deliver exceptional podiatric services with a focus on your health and well-being.

Dr. Alexis is not only a highly skilled podiatrist but also deeply compassionate and committed to her patients’ overall well-being. She believes in building strong, trusting relationships with her patients, taking the time to listen to their concerns and understand their needs. Her genuine care and empathy ensure that every patient feels valued and heard, creating a comforting and supportive environment for foot and ankle care. Dr. Alexis’ love for her patients and dedication to their health drives her to provide the highest quality of care, helping them achieve optimal foot health and overall wellness. Visit our office in Seattle or give us a call and schedule an appointment today to take the first step towards healthier, happier feet.

Most Common Conditions We Treat:

Ingrown Toenails Treatment in  Seattle, WA

Ingrown Toenails Treatment in Seattle

Overview: Ingrown toenails cause pain and infection when the nail grows into the skin. Common in the big toe.

Causes: Improper nail trimming, tight footwear, injury, genetic predisposition, fungal infections, poor foot hygiene.

How to fix or cure Ingrown Toenails:

  • Proper nail trimming techniques
  • Wear well-fitting shoes
  • Lift or partially remove the nail
  • Complete nail removal for severe cases

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  Seattle, WA

Fungal Nail Treatment Solutions in Seattle

Overview: Fungal nail infections cause discolored, thickened nails that can spread if untreated.

Causes: Damp environments like those found throughout the Seattle and the PNW, compromised immune systems, sweaty shoes or socks.

How to fix or cure Fungal Nail Infections:

  • Topical and oral antifungal medications
  • Laser therapy
  • Surgical debridement for severe cases

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  Seattle, WA

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Seattle

Overview: Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing heel pain, especially in the morning. It’s often due to repetitive strain, obesity, or inadequate footwear, which is especially important with the outdoor nature of Seattlites.

Causes: Repetitive strain, obesity, high arches, flat feet, inadequate footwear.

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Rest and modify activities
  • Stretching and physical therapy
  • Orthotic devices and proper footwear
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Ice therapy and steroid injections

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  Seattle, WA

Ankle Sprains Treatment in Seattle

Overview: Ankle sprains result from ligament stretching or tearing due to sudden movements or sports injuries.

Causes: Sudden movements, sports injuries, inadequate footwear.

How to recover from an Ankle Sprain:

  • RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • Physical therapy for strength and flexibility
  • Ankle braces for support
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgery for severe cases

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  Seattle, WA

Bunion Treatment and Correction Services in Seattle

Overview: Bunions are painful bumps at the base of the big toe, often due to genetics or improper footwear.

Causes: Genetics, improper footwear, foot mechanics issues, arthritis.

How to fix or cure Bunions:

  • Orthotics and padding
  • Proper footwear
  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgical correction (bunionectomy)

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  Seattle, WA

Custom Orthotics Fitting in Seattle

Overview: Custom orthotics align the foot to alleviate pain from conditions like flat feet or plantar fasciitis.

Causes: Flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, structural foot issues.

How to fix foot biomechanical issues:

  • Custom orthotics vs. over-the-counter insoles
  • Proper footwear
  • Physical therapy exercises

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  Seattle, WA

Hammertoe Correction in Seattle

Overview: Hammertoes cause toes to bend unnaturally due to muscle imbalances or ill-fitting shoes.

Causes: Muscle imbalances, ill-fitting shoes, trauma, arthritis.

How to fix or cure Hammertoes:

  • Splinting and exercises
  • Proper footwear
  • Orthotics
  • Surgical correction

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  Seattle, WA

Diabetic Foot Care Services in Seattle

Overview: Diabetic foot care prevents complications like neuropathy, ulcers, and infections in diabetic patients.

Causes: Poor circulation, nerve damage, high blood sugar levels.

Diabetic foot care tips:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Patient education on foot care
  • Diabetic shoes and custom orthotics
  • Wound care management

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  Seattle, WA

Foot and Ankle Fracture Care in Seattle

Overview: Fractures in the foot or ankle require proper alignment and care to heal correctly.

Causes: Traumatic injuries, osteoporosis.

Managing Foot and Ankle Fractures:

  • Casting or splinting
  • Proper footwear
  • Surgical intervention if needed
  • Rehabilitation exercises

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  Seattle, WA

Sports Injuries Treatment in Seattle

Overview: Comprehensive care for sports-related foot and ankle injuries, including sprains, strains, and fractures.

Causes: Overuse, improper technique, inadequate footwear.

How to treat Sports Injuries:

  • RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • Physical therapy
  • Proper footwear and orthotics
  • Surgery for severe injuries

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  Seattle, WA

Flat Foot Correction Solutions in Seattle

Overview: Treatments to improve foot mechanics and reduce pain from flat feet.

Causes: Hereditary, developmental issues, injury, arthritis.

How to fix or cure Flat Feet:

  • Orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Proper footwear
  • Surgical intervention in severe cases

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  Seattle, WA

High Arched Feet Evaluation and Treatment in Seattle

Overview: Management of high arched feet to prevent complications like plantar fasciitis.

Causes: Hereditary, neurological disorders, muscle imbalances, injuries.

Treatment options for High Arches:

  • Orthotic devices
  • Proper footwear
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Surgery for severe cases

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  Seattle, WA

Geriatric Foot Care in Seattle

Overview: Tailored foot care for older adults to manage age-related foot conditions.

Causes: Aging, chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis.

How to maintain and improve Foot Health in Older Adults:

  • Regular foot exams
  • Treatment of common conditions
  • Management of serious issues
  • Preventive measures

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  Seattle, WA

Nail Dystrophy and Keryflex Nail Restoration in Seattle

Overview: Addressing nail dystrophy involves managing abnormal nail changes like discoloration and brittleness due to various factors such as infections or health conditions.

Causes: Nail dystrophy can result from fungal infections, trauma, aging, and underlying health issues like diabetes.

Keryflex Nail Restoration: Keryflex offers a non-invasive solution to restore damaged nails using a durable, natural-looking resin.

How It Works:

  • Preparation: Trim and clean the affected nail for optimal resin adhesion.
  • Application: Layer and sculpt the specialized resin to restore the nail’s natural appearance.
  • Benefits: Enhances nail aesthetics without discomfort, providing a long-lasting and natural finish.

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Note: This list is not exhaustive; podiatric medicine can address many other foot and ankle concerns beyond those listed. Each treatment is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients, ensuring personalized care and optimal outcomes.

Whether you require routine foot care or treatment for a specific podiatric condition, Dr. McKeown is committed to delivering exceptional podiatric services focused on your health and well-being. Experience the exceptional care of Dr. Alexis, an expert podiatrist in Seattle by scheduling an appointment with us today!