Foot and Ankle


Foot Pain

Our fellowship-trained foot doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of foot injuries and conditions.

As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain. Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma (such as a fracture), disease (such as osteoarthritis), deformities (such as a bunion), or stress injuries. If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a foot specialist.

  • Numbness in the foot
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
  • Change in sensation or color of skin or toenail
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • If the afflicted area looks deformed or if you have lost function

A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury. At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, we understand that foot pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. Our foot experts understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

Our fellowship-trained foot and ankle doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists completed additional training, specifically in the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, our foot and ankle doctors, Dr. Padrta and Dr. Shirzad, are recognized leaders in the industry and have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot injury or condition individually to your needs.

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To consult with one of our foot doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.

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Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained foot doctors, please use the link below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through tips and preparation suggestions for your appointment. 

Preparing for My Appointment & New Patient Forms

“I am the sister of Julie G. I personally want to thank you for the amazing job you did on her foot. There were so many possible complications that could have ensued. Thank you for your complete honesty regarding her recovery. It was important we all heard possible outcomes whether they may be ranging from grim to complete recovery. Julie was diverted from both Sacred Heart and Deaconess due to no room. She was taken to Valley Hospital where thank God, there you were. You and your staff have made a substantial difference in her life. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Today she is actually able to walk. Yes, she is in pain, but she is walking. You were put in her path for a reason. I have heard what a wonderful surgeon you are. I didn’t really need proof, but I’m glad I got it. It takes an effort on all sides. You’re a top surgeon, coupled with my sister’s outstanding, positive attitude with an ongoing willingness to never give up. I am extremely grateful, Dr. Anderson and staff. It was very much appreciated. Thank you again!” — Debbie S.

“I injured myself snowboarding in February of 2011. Looking back on the event today, I feel fortunate to be able to walk, let alone be active. I misjudged the speed of a freestyle jump and managed to overshoot my landing by 30 feet. Ski patrol estimated that I had fallen from between 30 and 40 feet high to a flat compact snow surface. The good news was I landed on my feet. I otherwise may not have been so fortunate. The force of my impact shattered my calcaneus (heel bone), snapped my pelvis in two spots, and fractured my sacrum in at least one spot. I have endured many injuries due to snowboarding. It kind of comes with the territory (this was my 3rd injury that required surgery). This one, however, was devastating because I wasn't certain I would be able to walk very well again...I am lucky to have been put in the care of Dr. Shirzad. He managed to put Humpty Dumpty back together. Dr. Shirzad was an amazing mentor through the process of recovery. Though my recovery had the hurdle of overcoming excessive swelling and subsequent skin ulcers, my doctor was very informative and reassuring that I would indeed be an active person again. He helped me follow the necessary steps to have the quickest and fullest recovery possible, and for that, I am ever indebted to him. I'm stubborn so I know it wasn't easy for him to keep me off my foot. The picture I included shows the actual jump of my injury, my X-ray after my surgery, and what I am now. I had the great experience of hiking the Grand Canyon about a year and a half after my injury. It was 19 miles of very rugged terrain, and I was able to do it with only minimal pain. I am now planning my next excursion to Half Dome Yosemite, which is a 17-mile trek. I can't snowboard like I used to, but I am thankful every day of my life for the gift that Dr. Shirzad gave me. That gift was a full recovery and ultimately my freedom! Thank you, Dr. Shirzad!!!!! Best Regards.” — Patrick M.