Flat feet are more than just a cosmetic issue; they can also significantly impact your health. Learn more about why flat feet are problematic and how you can get help.
Flat feet are more than just a cosmetic issue; they can also significantly impact your health. Learn more about why flat feet are problematic and how you can get help.
You’re long past the stage of blaming your parents for the disappointments of life. But if you’re troubled by bunions, your parents — or grandparents — may be at fault. You’re not wearing the wrong shoes; you inherited the wrong feet.
Your Achilles tendons are the largest tendons in your body, and arguably among the hardest working, which makes any injury or damage problematic. Here’s how we can treat your Achilles pain to put a spring back in your step.
When foot pain develops in any one area, like the ball of your foot, it affects your overall ability to move freely. Here, we explore whether the problem might be a Morton’s neuroma and how we can help.
With sandal season in full swing, you want to keep your toenails healthy. Use these tips to avoid ingrown toenails — and the discomfort that comes with it.
Athletes aren’t designed to be benched. So, when an injury strikes, such as a ligament injury, you’re anxious to get back in the game as quickly as possible. When that will happen depends on your injury and your rehab.
Simply slipping something into your shoe could make all the difference for your feet. But not all orthotics are created equal. Learn the differences between store-bought and custom orthotics here.
Foot injuries are more than just painful, especially if you’re an athlete. If you’re concerned about the future of your career, here’s what you need to know about trauma to your feet.
Are your heels cracked? Dry, cracked heels are a common foot problem, but is foot cream enough to combat the cracks? Read on to discover the surprising causes of cracked heels and how we can help you manage them.
Diabetes is a serious illness with a number of associated complications, one of the most serious of which is problems with your feet. Here are several reasons why diabetics need to take extra care of their feet.
Are you bothered by hard, toughened skin on your feet? It could be a corn or a callus. While these foot problems may sound the same, they’re two different issues. Keep reading to learn more about them.
Whether you have a neuroma in your foot already, or you’d like to avoid one altogether, understanding what causes this nerve problem is important. Here’s a look at how a neuroma develops and what we can do about it.
Is ankle pain stopping you from living a full life? If conservative treatments no longer work for you, a total ankle replacement might give you the long-term relief you deserve. Keep reading to learn more about ankle replacements.
If you have plantar fasciitis, every step can be a misery. But you don’t have to let this common foot pain keep you down. Here are some things you can do to better cope with plantar fasciitis.
A diabetes diagnosis should never be taken lightly given the very serious complications that can develop, including foot ulcers that are tough to heal. With the right team in your corner, however, you can stay one step ahead of your foot health.
Stress fractures are a common injury, but you don’t want to ignore them. Left alone, they often get worse. Learn more about stress fractures — including signs you might have one — and how to prevent and heal from them.
We know summer’s coming, and you want your toenails to look cute in sandals, but remember to give them a break from polish once in a while to keep them healthy and in tip-top shape.
Running! You’ve found this great exercise, but now it’s wreaking havoc on your toenails. Here are some tips and tricks to prevent your healthy habit from wrecking your toenails.
If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, you know the discomfort and pain it can cause. And if you have diabetes, they can become a serious problem. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent ingrown toenails. Read on to learn more!
It’s easy to ignore flat feet if they’re not causing symptoms. But this common condition can throw off your alignment and cause pain throughout your body. Keep reading to learn more about flat feet and how to improve your foot health.
Have your stinky toes started to display worrisome symptoms? What may have started out as a slight toenail fungus could have progressed into a nasty toenail infection. Find out what to watch for and when to seek a doctor’s help.
We all wear shoes. While how they look may be important, how they affect your foot health is more important. Read on to learn what to look for when buying shoes, so your feet can stay healthy and comfortable.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of healthy feet since you rely on them from the moment you get out of bed until you lie back down. To ensure that you get through your day without foot pain, here are five ways you can smooth their path forward.
You’ve just ordered a great pair of shoes, and when they arrive, you find that they don’t fit. Don’t blame the shoe company — your feet may have changed in both size and shape over the years.
Who doesn’t like to run wild in bare feet during the summer heat? Likely those with itchy, red, burning, and cracked skin, the symptoms of athlete’s foot. Learn more about how athlete’s foot lies in wait of you, and how to keep from catching it.
Running is an excellent form of exercise. It keeps your heart healthy, your muscles strong, and your circulation functioning properly. Unfortunately, running can also take its toll on your body, affecting your feet, your toes, and your toenails too!
It’s easy to brush off a sprained ankle as nothing serious. But these painful ligament injuries can lead to chronic ankle problems. Here’s what you need to know about sprained ankles and how you can avoid reinjuring them.
Your high heels may make you feel fashionable and attractive, but what they’re doing to your body is anything but sexy. From causing structural changes in your feet to disrupting your posture and gait, it’s time to kick your high heels to the curb.
The Achilles tendon likely isn’t a part of the body you think about — until it’s injured. Avoid injury with these simple strategies.
If you have chronic back pain, your feet may be partially to blame. Custom orthotics can realign your gait and result in better posture and less back pain.
If you’re a runner, you want your shoes to feel completely natural when you’re “in the zone.” Learning some pertinent facts about the anatomy of your feet and how shoes are made can help you find the right shoes for when you hit the trail.
We treat many different lower limb conditions and injuries, but one of the leading causes for visits to our offices is heel pain. In part, this can be explained by the fact there are several possible causes for pain in your heels.
You are probably getting tired of that toe of yours that stays bent in the middle and won’t lie flat, or maybe it is starting to hurt more.
If you have a huge blister, or one that has popped and looks as if it may be infected, call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO to come in for treatment.
If you get an infection and can’t seem to clear it up with over-the-counter products, call the foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center and set up a time to come in.
We're available for you if you still have more questions about your unique foot.
The foot specialists at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center want to put your mind at rest: in-toeing, out-toeingand toe walking are very common in those early months, and most of the time the issues will resolve on their own as your child grows.
Besides the cuts, bruises, and concussions the players may face, there is another annoying problem that can raise its ugly head: blisters from ice skates.
When a day on your feet seems impossible because your big toe and forefoot pain is too severe, it may be time to discuss bunion surgery with our expert staff at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center.
You may not know this, but you have a tunnel there with blood vessels, tendons and nerves running through it.
Well, you’ve heard that it is best not to disturb them, but how do you treat blisters without popping them to get rid of the fluid and pressure?
With so many possibilities for your numb, painful feet, you need help figuring out what is going on.
Here’s a fun way to build stronger bones: Cardio Tennis!
Marathon season is ramping-up, are you ready for your next-race? If you’ve been training hard, you should take a look at your running shoes.
Many people struggle with poor blood flow in the feet, particularly as they age. Most of them take it for granted.
Gait problems are fairly common in childhood, but they usually resolve on their own without too much interference.
Call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Lakewood, CO, at (303) 423-2520 for more tips on exercising with arthritis, or to set up an appointment for treatment of your ankle arthritis pain.
You know you didn’t bump it on anything, nothing fell on it, and it doesn’t look bruised, so what is that lump on your foot? Could it be cancer? Anything is possible, but we doubt it. More than likely you have developed a ganglion cyst.
Did you know one thing is so popular that everyone is doing it? Pronation!
Knowing the ins and outs of what causes your skin to dry out can help you prevent the problem.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs in the foot, and is not necessarily the result of overuse.
Deciding whether or not to have bunionette surgery is one of those tricky moments: is the limitation or pain bad enough that you are ready to take that step?
If you are itching for spring and running season, take care that you start slowly if you’ve been sedentary during the winter.
Your health and wellbeing is our primary concern, so we are here to help! Here are some tips to make your return to running easier and safer after your sore shins heal.
The nerve pain of Morton’s neuroma can make a real tenderfoot out of anyone, even the toughest bulldogger.
Here’s to staying safe in the summer sun!
You can also plan on excellent results when you let the foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center repair your ruptured Achilles and supervise your recovery.
A sprained ankle might not seem like a major injury, but a return to intense physical activity before the ankle has healed completely can lead to a case of chronic ankle instability.
If you are suffering shin pain that isn’t getting better, the best thing you can do is rest from activity and give us a call to see what treatment might help.
If your child’s feet point out too much, it can be hard for them to run and play normally.
Here are some ways to help head off the discomfort of this common condition.
Colorado residents know about dry. Many areas are classified as desert because of the low rainfall, and the mesas, mountains, and plateaus are also rather arid. That puts us at risk for dry skin problems, including cracked heels.
Of all of the conditions podiatrists treat, toenail fungus is among the most frustrating.
Something that you take for granted—quickly clipping your toenails—can become a real battle with a toddler.
There are some wart removal remedies that you can try at home, but you may want to consider a trip to our office to take care of them quickly.
If an attack hits your big toe, taking steps is the last thing you want to do, but here are a few that might make you feel better.
When someone complains that they feel like they're "walking on a marble" or that their sock feels like it's wadding up under the ball of the foot, that's often the sign of a Morton's neuroma.
Have you ever stepped out of bed in the morning and thought "what in the world...?!" because you have sudden stabbing pain in your heel?
Summer is a prime time for skin problems like cracked heels to develop.
Just make sure you follow these guidelines so you stay warm and safe while you are out.
We have a variety of methods for helping you get rid of unsightly toenail fungus.
A common reason for heel pain is plantar fasciitis.
Ingrown nails are one of the conditions in which you can limp into our office and walk out comfortable. Removing part or all of a nail sounds like torture, but it doesn't have to be.
Here are tips for how to trim toenails that will help keep your feet safe and your nails looking great.
Once a month you should peel down to the skin and do a thorough body check for unusual spots. It’s the best way to identify skin cancer in the early stages and get treated before it gets out of hand—or foot. (Yes, you can get skin cancer on your feet too.)
If you are new to the world of athletic shoes, welcome to the confusion! Not only are there dozens of stores to choose from in the Denver area, and styles to fit every foot type, there are shoes for every sport, too.
A ganglion cyst is a benign sac of fluid that grows out from a tendon sheath or joint capsule and is attached to it by a thin stem of tissue.
Whether the onset of spring has you out gardening, running, shopping, or playing soccer, the increased activity puts you at risk for a foot fracture.
Home care for nerve pain includes several practices and self-care techniques.
Ankle injuries are nothing to play around with. When you injure your ankle, have our expert staff at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center check out the damage.
Help relieve your toe pain by relaxing tight tendons and strengthening loose muscles with these exercises and stretches for hammertoes.
There are things you can do to continue that care and make sure your baby’s feet grow strong and healthy.
When you suffer from metatarsalgia, even a fun event like going to view the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Denver along the 16th Street Mall can be more than you want to tackle.
The most common cause of heel pain in kids is the serious-sounding (but totally benign) Sever's Disease, also known as Calcaneal Apophysitis.
This toe deformity occurs from a variety of causes, including injury, diseases like arthritis or diabetes, foot structure problems (high arch, bunions), and tight ligaments or tendons. They can also be the result of wearing the wrong type of shoes.
From hopscotch to jumping rope to running and skipping and jumping, kids will be kids. However, if your child was born with clubfoot, you may be concerned that he or she will not be able to participate in normal childhood play.
Here are types of exercise that benefit poor circulation while still keeping your feet safe and protected.
When you have an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and/or tendons, you will feel a dull ache under your big toe joint that increases when you are active and gets better when you are at rest.
Shoes protect your feet, support your movement, and keep your feet warm. If they are like Dorothy’s, they can also throw you off balance and pinch your toes—causing a neuroma.
Even though modern ski boots and equipment have greatly reduced ankle injuries, you could still come home from skiing with a sprained ankle, especially if you slip and fall in the parking lot!
We make these prescription medical devices according to a plaster mold of your foot and design them to correct any faulty foot structure or gait issue that is causing you pain.
Even though our doctors are excellent surgeons, too, at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center we usually start with conservative treatments when your big toe is stiff.
If your child is going through a growth spurt, the impact of a new activity could lead to Sever’s disease.
If you are just getting back into a running routine after the winter months, be sure to take it slow and easy. You could be risking running injuries if overpronation is an issue for you.
Not as common as low arches (flat feet), raised arches can still lead to pain and problems. Here is how to know if you should be concerned about them.
Budgeting is a good tool, but going over budget is a problem. You probably don’t like things that go over—from soup boiling on the stove to your weight when you step on the scale. Yet, your plans can be overturned, math concepts might be over your head, an
If you have painful flat feet, let us take a look at what’s causing them and get you started on a treatment plan today. Exercises like these may be part of it, but there are many other things we can try as well.
There are basically five areas you want to balance when choosing winter boots: function, fashion, boot height, comfort, and performance (not necessarily in order of importance).
If your baby was born with clubfoot, this evolution of movement will need a little assistance, but not to worry—Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center will help your little one get to that all important milestone, and you will be chasing your little rascal aro
Winter activities can be dangerous, but you can take precautions and condition yourself so you are less likely to sprain your ankle.