Foot Bursitis and How a Podiatrist Can Help

Are you experiencing problems with your feet like pain, swollenness, redness and possibly a burning sensation? Then you might be experiencing bursitis in your feet. What is bursitis in your feet anyway and can a podiatrist help you with this? What is foot bursitis? Your body contains bursal sacs, which are sacs filled with fluid … Continued

Common Foot and Ankle Issues (And Their Solutions!)

We never think about our feet until it’s too late. Since they’re all the way down there, and wrapped up in stylish footwear (more often than not) it’s easy to forget about all of the things we should think about regarding foot-care. There are a few common issues that we here at the Foot and … Continued

3D Printed Orthotics: New Tools for Diabetics?

For those with diabetes, foot health can be incredibly important. Due to neuropathy caused by the condition, feet become particularly susceptible to sustained injury, with points of insensitivity becoming worn due to repeated pressure, and healing poorly. The solution to this issue has, in the past, been custom-fitted orthopedic insoles, providing support and structure to … Continued

Bunions: More Than Just a Bump

From the outside, a bunion may simply look like a bony bump. But on the inside, there’s a lot more going on. To truly correct a bunion deformity and get back the ease and comfort you felt before, it’s important to see — and treat! — a bunion for what it really is. What is … Continued

Treating Club Foot with External Fixation

Kevin had a type of bi-lateral club foot that was resistant to conservative treatment.  Dr. Hatch was able to surgically correct his deformity with the use of external fixation.   While fixators look intimidating, they were an ideal treatment for Kevin’s condition. With a careful therapy regiment and considerable determination, 10 year-old Kevin was able to … Continued

Standing Desks: Thinking On, and About, Our Feet

Standing desks have become popular over the past few years as increasing research indicates that sitting for extended periods can have adverse health effects and that many people think better on their feet. But are we considering whether standing is good for our feet? Standing at Attention In a study of nearly 300 children in … Continued

Coping with Puncture Wounds to the Ankles and Feet

Puncture wounds to the feet and ankles occur more often in the warm-weather months, and these injuries are common in Colorado, where hiking, biking, rafting and other outdoor activities that put people at risk for puncture wounds are popular. One thing we don’t have to worry about causing such wounds here is crocodiles. But a … Continued

Why Flats Aren’t Better Than Heels

The world has long credited most female foot pain, lower back pain and tight calfs to the cute little heels they adorn. Whether it be for work, public speaking, a formal event or solely to add a few inches to their stature, women love the way heels look; however, they do not necessarily love the … Continued

What’s the Deal With Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciiitis can be a pain, literally. It’s caused by overwhelming stress on the plantar fascia, the tissue which connects our heels with the rest of our feet. The stress can be brought on by many factors, but the most common culprits are flat feet, improperly supported high-arch feet, overuse (such as with activities that … Continued