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Posts for: September, 2018
We are very excited to announce that the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado now has a new office open in Monument, Colorado, to serve our patients in northern Colorado Springs and Monument. We will have office hours from 8am-12pm and from 1pm-5pm every Thursday. The address is 17230 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite 300, Monument, CO 80132.
Our team of foot and ankle surgeons is here to help you! Call us today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you. We take care of children and adults and are expertly trained to help you with anything from ingrown toenails to complex foot and ankle surgical reconstructions.
Dr. Cameron has also developed an appreciation for the performing arts, including music and opera, thanks to his wife's classical training in piano and voice performance.
Flatfeet run in families and have a strong genetic component. Although poor shoe gear can contribute to the problem and make it worse, most of the time, foot structure is an inherited trait.
There are really two primary ways to address flatfeet. The first is making a custom orthotic to try and support the foot correctly. With a custom orthotic, we are trying to hold the heel in a neutral position and not let it go into valgus. The other primary place we are trying to support is the talonavicular joint so that the arch does not collapse.
One important aspect to using orthotics for flatfeet in children is that children must also incorporate achilles tendon stretching into their routine. This is because the achilles tendon is one of the primary deforming forces that make the flatfoot worsen over the years, and a tight achilles tendon can make the flatfoot more severe.
The second primary way flatfeet can be addressed is surgically. We have a step wise approach to flatfeet aand typically incorpate several different procedures into straightening the foot in children including an achilles tendon lengthening, an Evan's calcaneal osteotomy, a Kidner procedure to advance the posterior tibial tendon, and sometimes other ancillary procedures as they become necessary.
If you are having foot and ankle pain, call our Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeon today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you!
Are you suffering from a foot wart and are too embarrassed to get it checked out? Do you want to know what you can do to make it better? If so, then look no further. Your Colorado Springs, CO, podiatrist, Dr. Matthew Hinderland, can help you.
More on Warts
You develop warts when a virus, called human papilloma virus (HPV), infects your foot. Warts are usually small growths on the skin and appear on the plantar side of your foot, which is essentially the bottom.
Plantar warts grow deep into the skin. Wart sizes vary, but they start small and become larger over time.
Types of Warts
The two types of warts are a solitary wart, which is when a single wart starts increasing in size and number, and mosaic wart, which are clusters of warts growing near each other.
There are some basic symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Walking, standing, or squeezing the wart may cause pain
- Plantar warts sometimes look like calluses, so be on the lookout for thickened skin tissue
- You'll notice tiny black dots on the surface of the wart
While you may familiarize yourself with the symptoms, you still need a doctor in order to confirm what type of wart you have, if it's a wart at all and prescribe proper treatment.
- Your doctor will examine your foot and look for the symptoms mentioned above
- Oral and topical treatments, as well as laser therapy, cryotherapy, which is when your doctor freezes the wart, and acid treatments may be used to remove the wart
- You shouldn't under any circumstance try to remove the wart yourself since more damage may occur
- Be sure to follow your doctor's orders to avoid complications
- Your doctor may also treat your wart by surgically removing it
For more information on removing plantar warts, you should call Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO at (719) 488-4664 today!