Health Services

 Types of conditions Treated by Podiatrists:


Arthritis: inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted with arthritis.
Gout: A form of inflammatory arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints that can lead to sudden and intense pain.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease:

Charcot foot: Pattern of bone and joint damage that results in weakness.
Diabetic Wound Care: Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that occur in roughly 15 percent of patients with diabetes. Most often found on the bottom of the feet.
Peripheral Neuropathy: is damage of the peripheral nerves. Nerves of the toes and fingertips. Most common cause is Diabetes.

Foot and Ankle Injuries:

Bursitis: inflammation and swelling of fluid filled sacs and bursae.
Puncture wounds: Traumatic injury to the foot.
Sprains, Strains, and Fractures: foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. A fracture is a break in the bone.

Muscle and Tendon Problems:

Haglund’s Deformity: bony enlargement of the back of the heel bone.
Heel Pain:
Sever’s Disease: In children, the heel is growing, and the growth plate can become inflamed and overused.
Tendinitis: Inflammation of a tendon. Achilles Tendinitis is the most common for podiatrists.

Skin Disorders:

Athlete’s foot: skin disease caused by fungus.
Corns and Calluses: Areas of thickened skin that develop to protect an area from irritation. Also caused by rubbing or excess pressure against part of the foot.
Psoriasis: Caused by faster-than-normal turnover of skin cells.
Skin Cancers of the Feet: Most skin cancers of the feet are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration.
Warts: Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the feet. Caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin.

Toe Joint and Nerve Disorders:

Bunions: is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place
Hammer Toes: Is bending of the toe at the first joint of the digit. The bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V.
Neuromas: It is a benign grown of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes.

Toenail problems:

Ingrown Toenails: Nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling.
Toenail Fungus: is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi.

Treatment Includes:

Prescription Custom Orthotics and Shoe Inserts: Can provide foot support and comfort. They are designed to be inside a shoe.
Surgery: When pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort and restore function.
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Address & Hours

Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Jackson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98431
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays.

Madigan Information

Telephone Number(s)

Madigan Directory Assistance:
(253) 968-1110
Puget Sound Military Appointment Center:
(800) 404-4506
Health Net Federal Services:    
(844) 866-9378
Madigan Referral Management Center:    
253-968-1145 option #5
Patient Assistance Center:    
(253) 968-1145 
Beneficiary Counseling & Assistance Coordinators:     
(253) 968-1145, option #3
Patient Advocacy
253-968-1145, option #4
Nurse Advice Line (always open):    
(800) TRICARE (874-2273)

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9040A Jackson Ave, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98431


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