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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
Easy Treatments For Sesamoiditis

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.

May 30th, 2018
Easy Home Tips For Relieving Neuroma Pain

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.

May 30th, 2018
Easy First Aid For A Sprained Ankle

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!

May 30th, 2018
Deciding Which Orthotics Will Help You

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.

May 30th, 2018
Considering Surgery For A Stiff Toe

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.

May 30th, 2018
High Arches May Be A Cause For Concern

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.

May 30th, 2018
Overpronation And How Custom Orthotics Might Help

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

May 30th, 2018
Exercises To Give Your Flat Feet A Lift

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.

May 30th, 2018
Best Boots To Protect Your Feet In The Winter

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).

May 30th, 2018
Baby Steps: Correcting Clubfoot

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

May 30th, 2018
Easy Massage For Arthritic Feet

elf-massage comes naturally to you—from rubbing a bump on your head to working those stiff shoulder muscles, but here are some tips for using massage to make your feet feel better.

May 30th, 2018
5 Tips For Managing Your Tarsal Tunnel Pain

If you want to relegate your discomfort to your mythic past and let your thoughts soar to what it would be like to live in that imaginary realm of marvelous creatures, we have some tips to help you manage your discomfort and enjoy the exhibit.

May 30th, 2018