Our Podiatry Specialties Treat Your Feet Right

Just as any house, cathedral, or skyscraper needs a strong foundation to be stable, your body needs strong feet to support you. Your feet and ankles absorb shock and handle your body weight whenever you stand or take a simple step. They are designed to handle that stress on a daily basis. Still, strong as they are, your feet and ankles are susceptible to problems that cause you pain and limit your mobility. Our practice focuses on providing you with the treatments that really work to eliminate pain and restore your foundation to health.

Our Specialties

Painful HeelWe offer a wide variety of services to handle anything your feet need, from injuries to illnesses. We treat your conditions so you can get back on your feet without pain. Big or small, we are here to help you and your loved ones take care of some of the hardest-working, most over-looked members of your body. While our experts can accommodate whatever your lower limbs need, there are a few particular conditions and procedures that are our specialties:

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common foot problems people experience. When most people say they have heel pain, what they are describing is actually plantar fasciitis: a condition involving inflammation, thickening, and swelling of the ligament that runs along the sole of your foot and attaches to the underside of the heel bone. Most patients describe a sharp stabbing pain in the heel area when they get out of bed in the morning. The sooner this condition and any other causes of heel pain are dealt with, the better.

Custom Orthotics

These specialized inserts are specifically prescribed and casted to fit your unique feet and needs. They’re used to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle issues, from overuse injuries to general soreness to biomechanical problems. They might be exactly what you need to eliminate your foot pain, as well as knee hip, and lower back pain.

Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

Unsightly fungal toenails embarrass many people and make them feel self-conscious about showing their feet. Eliminating the infection can take time and be difficult using traditional methods. Fortunately, the FDA-approved HyperBlue 1530 laser can help eliminate the fungal nail infection at the source, allowing your nails to regrow healthy keratin more quickly. The procedure is quick, easy, and has no known side effects.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

For a significant majority of foot and ankle conditions, conservative treatments are all you need, which is why we always try them first. However, if those treatments don’t work, surgery becomes more than a viable option—it may be necessary to eliminate pain. Our surgeons are experienced experts that you want by your side through every step of the surgery journey, from preparation to your recovery. We perform a wide range of procedures to help you get the care you need.

  • Bunion surgery is a particular specialty for our team. Whether you need a simple repair or a complicated reconstruction, we’ll help you get rid of that painful bump and get your feet feeling comfortable again.
  • Hammertoe surgery is another common procedure we perform. It helps fix toes that have become painfully stuck in a bent position and aren’t responding to conservative therapies.
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery offers real relief to people with chronic heel pain that hasn’t responded to anything else. While most people do well with simple, conservative methods, a few need that extra help to truly treat the problem.
  • Fusion surgery is another specialty of ours that treats chronic arthritis pain. When arthritis damage continues to worsen and sharply limit your ability to be active or even perform daily tasks, this procedure can offer you real relief.

MLS Laser Therapy

The MLS laser is a type of cutting-edge pain treatment that helps alleviate your discomfort while also reducing the inflammation and swelling that contribute to your pain. This allows it to help some injuries heal more quickly, such as sprains, strains, neuromas, neuropathy, and arthritis. Even plantar fasciitis and other soft tissue pain can be eased with this specialty laser.

Other Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

HikingFrom treating overuse injuries to diabetic problems to traumatic sports injuries, we’re here to help your feet support you without pain. You should never have to hold back from your favorite hobbies or limit your daily activities because of foot discomfort. Everything about your feet, including your skin and nails, need great care—so whether you’re concerned about an injury, an ingrown nail, or itchy and burning skin, we can help.

Our experienced team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. serves Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, Parker, and other areas around Denver, CO, with pride! Your feet don’t have to cause pain—they should form the foundation for your health instead. Let Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen and our experienced podiatry team help you take care of your lower limbs today. Contact us online or call (303) 805-5156 to reach any of our three locations.