The doctors at Orthopaedic Physicians of Colorado treat problems with the feet and ankles including fractures, sprains, tendonitis, bone spurs, chronic pain, bunions, and several kinds of toe problems.
- Fracture — an ankle or foot bone is broken.
- Sprain — a ligament (the connecting tissue between bones) is stretched or torn.
- Tendonitis — the tendon (the connecting tissue between bone and muscle) develops painful swelling.
- Rheumatoid arthritis — a disease that results from an immune system disorder that inflames joints throughout the body.
- Osteoarthritis — known as the “wear and tear arthritis,” this painful joint inflammation is the result of abnormal wear of the cartilage (the tissue that covers the ends of bones).
- Metatarsal pain (metatarsalgia) — chronic pain in the ball of the foot, usually a result of abnormal weight-bearing pressure.
- Plantar fasciaitis — chronic inflammation of a bank of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the ball of the foot resulting in pain throughout the heel and/or arch usually associated with heel spurs.
- Neuroma — abnormal nerve growth that develops when the nerve between two metatarsal heads are pinched or bruised causing numbness, tingling or pain in toes.
- Bunions — swelling and painful “bump” around the joint at the base of the big toe.
- Bunionette — swelling and painful “bump: around the joint of the base of the little toe.
- Bone spurs — small bony protrusions that irritate surrounding tissue anywhere in the body.
- Mallet, hammer or claw toes — downward bending of a toe joint usually cause by muscle imbalance or arthritis.
- Gout — a disease that usually attacks the big toe joint causing pain and deformity as a result of too much uric acid in the body.
The doctors at Orthopaedic Physicians of Colorado can help. Call us at (303) 789-2663 to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in the Denver metropolitan area to discuss problems you may be experiencing with your feet or ankles.