Betcha you’ve heard of the infamous Denver Boot—the clamp that is anchored around the wheel of a car preventing it from being moved. All it takes to get a boot is 3 or more unpaid tickets (or other citations). It was actually a Denver man, Frank Marugg, who invented this modern wheel clamp and patented it in 1958. By trade, he was a pattern maker. His avocation was as a violinist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra. And he was known to be a friend to many city politicians and officials in the Denver police department.

There’s another Denver Boot that doesn’t have the bad rap of the car immobilizer. It’s the boot prescribed by

Jeff is a 48-year-old athlete-turned-sales-wizard. He is an avid bicycler. An avid golfer. And, he adds, “I’m stubborn. I put off going to the doctor and I should have gone in sooner.”

When it finally became too painful for Jeff to walk, he did what many husbands do: he asked his wife to make him a doctor’s appointment.

She did what the majority of people do today: she searched online to find a FOOT DOCTOR, aka a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

The top resource in the Denver metro area showed up in Jeff’s wife’s Google hunt again and again: Podiatry Associates, P.C. with offices in Castle Pines, Parker, Aurora, and Cherry Creek.

Podiatry Associates at Cherry Creek, was so conveniently near his home that Jeff noted, “I would have walked to my appointment but my foot hurt too bad.”

Jeff reports that he was particularly impressed with the time Dr. Deann Hofer spent with him diagnosing his foot trouble. “I get so frustrated when a doctor spends a minute and a half with me and that’s it. Dr. Hofer didn’t just listen…she listened intently.”

Dr. Hofer relates personally to athletes. As a college student she played soccer and basketball and suffered recurrent foot and ankle injuries and gained an appreciation for the importance of rehabilitation after an injury.

Diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, something 10% of people suffer from, Jeff got his diagnosis and treatment plan: instruction to perform specific stretches periodically during the day along with orders to ice his foot multiple times each day. A cortisone shot later, Jeff was given a boot to wear for two weeks. Firm like a cast, the boot keeps Jeff’s foot at a 90-degree angle which helps the tendon to heal.

Jeff’s still wearing the boot for another week, Jeff says he’s committed to the long haul of therapy to relieve his pain. At Podiatry Associates, P.C. there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Each patient is unique as is his/her recommended treatment.

The takeaway: patients suffering from plantar fasciitis have options to eliminate the pain and get back to the athletic activities they enjoy.

Contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. at 303-805-5156 for an appointment at any one of our four convenient locations in Aurora, Parker, Cherry Creek and Castle Pines, Colorado.

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