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What to Do About Your Black Toenails

Picture this: you're wearing open-toed shoes and look down to see one of your toenails turned black. You probably have a bruise under the nail if you notice this discoloration. Here’s how to treat it.
Nov 2nd, 2022

How Custom Orthotics Can Change Your Life

Have you tried over-the-counter orthotics and been disappointed? Custom orthotics can address numerous issues, and they’re not at all the same as the ones you can buy at the drugstore.
Oct 1st, 2022

Lifestyle Habits That Make Morton’s Neuroma Worse

If Morton’s neuroma pain is holding you back, you may want to look at your lifestyle. Learn what mistakes you may be making and more helpful alternatives to get you back on your feet with less pain.
Sep 1st, 2022

How Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Feet

Diabetes comes with numerous challenges, especially when it comes to keeping your blood sugar under control. But did you know it can also cause serious issues with your feet? Here’s what you need to know to avoid a problem.
Aug 1st, 2022

3 Types of Sports Injuries

You spend hours learning about your opponents on the field — why not spend some time learning about a potentially greater adversary? Here, we fill you in on the most common sports injuries, so you can formulate a game plan.
Jul 1st, 2022

Toenail Trimming Tips for Diabetics

The first thing you think of when you think about diabetes probably isn’t feet, but the fact is, people with diabetes need to be especially diligent in caring for their feet. Here, we explain why and offer tips on how to look after your feet.
Jun 1st, 2022

Telltale Signs of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain, becoming more prevalent as you age. Still, it’s not the only cause of chronic foot pain. Here’s how to tell if your pain is caused by plantar fasciitis — and what you can do to get relief.
Mar 1st, 2022

The Importance of Biomechanics

Biomechanics is how your body moves during activity and can directly affect your foot and ankle health. Find out how a medical specialist and biomechanics expert can help.
Feb 6th, 2022

What to do About Recurrent Ingrown Toenails

Is your toe inflamed and tender again? Ingrown nails are an all-too-common foot complaint, but unfortunately, some people tend to suffer from them more often than others. Continue reading to learn what you can do about recurrent ingrown toenails.
Jan 3rd, 2022

All About Achilles Tendinitis

You probably don’t often think about your Achilles tendon — that is, until it’s hurt. Achilles tendinitis is a painful condition that can cause a lot of pain. Keep reading to learn more about Achilles tendinitis and what treatments are available.
Dec 5th, 2021

Sesamoiditis: Will Orthotics Help?

Are you having pain that’s focused right under your big toe? It could be due to a condition known as sesamoiditis. If the pain is affecting your mobility, you need treatment fast. Take a few moments to learn if orthotics can help your sesamoid pain.
Nov 1st, 2021

4 Signs of an Ankle Stress Fracture

Are you experiencing pain in your ankle, and wonder if you may have a stress fracture? A stress fracture can only be diagnosed by using an imaging scan such as an X-ray, but there are a few warning signs to look for when you suspect a fracture.
Oct 10th, 2021

Why Are Flat Feet Problematic?

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.
Sep 9th, 2021

Why Do I Have Bunions?

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.
Aug 1st, 2021

What to Do About Achilles Tendon Pain

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.
Jul 12th, 2021

Pain in the Ball of Your Foot? You May Have a Neuroma

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.
Jun 14th, 2021

How Can I Prevent Ingrown Toenails

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.
May 10th, 2021

Getting Back to Your Sport After a Ligament Injury

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.
Apr 8th, 2021

Orthotics: Store-Bought vs. Custom

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.
Mar 7th, 2021

Help! My Heels Are Cracked

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.
Jan 12th, 2021

Why Diabetics Must Take Extra Care of Their Feet

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.
Dec 1st, 2020

The Difference Between a Corn and a Callus

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.
Nov 8th, 2020

What Caused Your Neuroma?

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.
Oct 13th, 2020

Regain Pain-Free Movement With Total Ankle Replacement

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.
Sep 15th, 2020

Coping With Plantar Fasciitis

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.
Aug 16th, 2020

Why Experienced Diabetic Wound Care Matters

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.
Jul 16th, 2020

Signs You May Have a Stress Fracture

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.
Jun 16th, 2020

How to Prevent Ingrown 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!
Mar 20th, 2020

How to Prevent Your Flat Feet From Getting Worse

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.
Feb 18th, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of Shoe Buying

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.
Dec 3rd, 2019

5 Everyday Activities That Could Be Hurting Your Feet

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.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why Your Feet Change Size Over Time

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.
Oct 1st, 2019

How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot

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.
Sep 1st, 2019

Are High Heels Really That Bad for Your Feet?

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.
Jun 5th, 2019

7 Tips for Selecting the Right Running Shoes

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.
Mar 21st, 2019

Home Care Tips To Resolve Heel Pain

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.
May 30th, 2018

Why Your Blisters Might Be Your Shoes' Fault

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.
May 30th, 2018

Where You May Have Picked Up Athlete’s Foot

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.
May 30th, 2018

When Children’s Feet Point In, Out, Or Down

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.
May 30th, 2018

What To Do For Blisters From Ice Skates

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.
May 30th, 2018

When Bunion Surgery Is Your Best Option

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.
May 30th, 2018

The Right Exercises Can Help Your Ankle Arthritis

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.
May 30th, 2018

The Origins Of That Lump On Your Foot

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.
May 30th, 2018

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs in the foot, and is not necessarily the result of overuse.
May 30th, 2018

Why Your Achilles Is Irritated

If you are itching for spring and running season, take care that you start slowly if you’ve been sedentary during the winter.
May 30th, 2018

Returning To Running After Shin Splints

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.
May 30th, 2018

Rehab For Your Ruptured Achilles

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.
May 30th, 2018

Rebounding After An Ankle Sprain

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.
May 30th, 2018

The Origins Of Cracked Heels

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.
May 30th, 2018

Nail Fungus Bugs Me!

Of all of the conditions podiatrists treat, toenail fungus is among the most frustrating.
May 30th, 2018

Wart Removal Remedies to Try at Home

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.
May 30th, 2018

Morton's Neuroma

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.
May 30th, 2018

My Heel Hurts!

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?
May 30th, 2018

Ingrown Toenails - OUCH!

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.
May 30th, 2018

Tips To Identify Skin Cancer Lesions

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.)
May 30th, 2018

How To Pick The Right Athletic Shoes For Your Sport

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.
May 30th, 2018

How To Shrink A Ganglion Cyst

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.
May 30th, 2018

Hope For Chronic Ankle Instability

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.
May 30th, 2018

Heel Pain In Kids

The most common cause of heel pain in kids is the serious-sounding (but totally benign) Sever's Disease, also known as Calcaneal Apophysitis.
May 30th, 2018

Muscle Imbalance That Hammers Your Toes

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.
May 30th, 2018

Good News For Babies With Clubfoot

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.
May 30th, 2018