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The foot has 26 bones and 33 joints; like the hand, this number of bones makes up one-fourth of all the bones in our bodies. The bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles of the foot have a big job as they support our entire body and aid in proper posture and alignment through all of our activities.

Help for Foot Pain at MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is staffed by a wide range of musculoskeletal experts to help treat your foot pain, including:

Orthopedic surgeons — Orthopedic surgeons specialize in surgeries on the joints, bones and supporting structures of the musculoskeletal system.

Pain Management Specialists — Pain management specialists are doctors who focus on treating patients who suffer from chronic pain issues, to help patients feel less pain. Learn more about our Pain Management program.

Physiatrists — Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, treat conditions that affect how you move. They often work with patients who are experiencing pain, mobility problems or other issues after an illness or injury. Learn more about our Physiatrists.

Physical Therapists — Physical therapists are health care professionals trained to work with people to help them regain mobility and function after an illness or injury, or during recovery from some kinds of surgeries. Learn more about Physical Therapy at MultiCare.

Podiatrists — Podiatrists specialize in treating illnesses and injuries of the foot and ankle. Learn more about Podiatry at MultiCare.

Sports Medicine Specialists — Sports medicine doctors typically focus on treating conditions or injuries related to sports or exercise. Their patients range from serious athletes to people who simply lead active lives. Learn more about Sports Medicine.

Diagnosing and Treating Foot Pain

Since foot pain can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries, your first step in diagnosing your pain is to be seen by one of our providers. Your initial appointment may be with one of our orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists or sports medicine doctors. The doctor will complete a full evaluation of your symptoms and recent activities. X-rays, and MRI or CT scans may be necessary.

Finding the reason for your pain will help determine your treatment, as well as which provider or providers will be part of your treatment team.

Common Foot Problems

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Clubfoot
  • Diabetes-related foot problems and wounds
  • Stress fractures
  • Hammer toe, Claw toe and other toe conditions
  • Neuromas
  • Traumatic fractures
  • Tendinitis

Contact Us

To learn more or to make an appointment, select one of the providers listed above, or call:

Pierce & King County Locations (except Mountain Clinic):

  • MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Mountain:

Pediatric Orthopedics: