Get the Information You Need About Your Foot and Ankle Concerns From Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, Parker, and Aurora Podiatrist Dr. O

Looking for more information about your foot and ankle troubles? Look through this helpful blog by our foot and ankle doctors. We provide tips and information that may be able to help you.

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  • Fall is Football Time! The local pools are boarded up; summer is officially over. Football fans are flying their banners and donning team jerseys. Whether you’re crazy for the Broncos or your favorite college, or cheer for your son’s high school team, you’re looking forward to the new football season.
  • Morton’s Neuroma: A Closer Look Though Morton’s neuroma is one of the three most common disorders of the foot, it seems to receive less attention than plantar fasciitis or bunions. Considering approximately 200,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S., it deserves a closer look.
  • VA MISSION Act: Giving Veterans Access to Quality Podiatric Care Earlier this year, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) announced the passage of the VA MISSION Act, important legislation supporting U.S. veterans’ access to healthcare.
  • Evolution of Podiatry Podiatry used to be called chiropody, referring to the professional treatment and care of people’s feet.
  • Bunions: More Common Than You Think Bunions are one of the three most common foot ailments, along with plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma. Bunions affect 10 – 25% of the population; approximately 23% of people 18 – 65 have bunions. They are more prevalent in seniors and women; children also can develop bunions.
  • Ballet: Where Artistry Meets Athleticism You don’t have to be a ballet aficionado to recognize the discipline, strength, agility, and grace of a ballet dancer.
  • Winter Can be a Minefield for Seniors Anyone can get injured on ice and snow. The risk of suffering a fall in colder weather increases after age 65, and more so after age 75. Nationally, hospitals report up to a 500 percent increase in Emergency Room visits during winter months; most are due to slip and fall accidents.
  • Go Team! Cheerleaders are Elite Athletes Cheerleading has come a long way since 1898, when school spirit found its voice at a University of Minnesota football game. It was a men-only activity back then. Women weren’t allowed to cheer on their team in an official capacity until 1923.
  • Don’t Delay: Treat Foot and Ankle Injuries People come up with all kinds of excuses for avoiding a trip to the doctor. Athletes are used to pushing through the pain; they may not even know they’ve sustained an injury.
  • Listen to Your Feet Feet are complicated: 28 bones, all subject to stress fractures, some that can cripple us if left unattended, others so small we may not notice there’s a problem until it has become activity limiting.