Tuesday, 05 December 2023 00:00

Foot fractures are a relatively frequent occurrence, particularly involving the metatarsals and toes. Patients typically show up with a range of signs and symptoms, most commonly pain and difficulty walking. To make a diagnosis, X-rays are typically necessary, although emerging evidence suggests that ultrasonography may be just as reliable. The course of action depends on the fracture's location and its impact on balance and weight-bearing ability. In the case of metatarsal shaft fractures, the initial treatment involves a posterior splint and avoiding activities that involve putting weight on the foot. Subsequent treatment entails using a short leg walking cast or boot for a period of four to six weeks. Other fractures are treated differently. If you feel you have broken your foot, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist as quickly as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment that is appropriate for you.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact the foot specialists from Table Mountain Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Wheat Ridge, CO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 28 November 2023 00:00

Exercise, often synonymous with overall well being, plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our feet, especially when tailored to address specific concerns. For individuals grappling with flat feet, targeted exercises such as arch lifts and toe curls can help strengthen the arch and stabilize the foot. Those troubled by plantar fasciitis can benefit from gentle stretches to alleviate tension in the plantar fascia, promoting flexibility and reducing pain. For hammertoe, a common ailment, relief can be found through exercises like toe stretches and towel curls that enhance flexibility and strength. Similarly, conditions like bunions or arthritis benefit from low-impact exercises, such as swimming or cycling to maintain joint health. Tailoring exercise routines to address specific foot problems not only helps relieve symptoms but also contributes to overall foot health, promotes mobility and minimizes the impact of these conditions on your daily life. If you would like more information about what type of foot exercises and stretches to perform for your specific foot condition, it is strongly suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact the foot specialists from Table Mountain Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Wheat Ridge, CO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Friday, 24 November 2023 00:00

Gout is a painful, inflammatory form of arthritis. Those affected will typically feel an intense stiffness in the joints of their feet, particularly in the big toe. Schedule a visit to learn about how gout can be managed and treated.

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 00:00

Diabetic foot blisters are a rare, but distinctive complication of diabetes. They typically manifest as painless blisters on the feet of people with diabetes, often without an obvious cause like injury or friction. These blisters can resemble burn blisters, presenting a risk for infection, especially given the compromised wound-healing abilities associated with diabetes. The skin of diabetic patients is vulnerable due to a combination of poor circulation, diabetic neuropathy, and other skin complications like dryness and poor healing. Management of diabetic foot blisters involves careful monitoring to prevent infection, control of blood sugar levels to aid in healing, and protection from further injury. In most cases, they may resolve on their own with good diabetes management and proper foot care, which includes wearing well-fitting shoes and avoiding walking barefoot. However, if you are diabetic and have any new or worsening foot issues, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to ensure timely and appropriate treatment.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact the foot specialists of Table Mountain Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Wheat Ridge, CO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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