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Posts for: October, 2018
Bunions or bumps on the side of the foot are very common. Most people develop bumps on their feet due to genetics, and the propensity to develop bunions often runs in families. Wearing poor shoes can also cause bunions or tailor's bunions to develop. Sometimes, bumps on the feet are actually bone spurs that are getting larger over time due to worsening arthritis.
If you have painful bumps on your feet, it is not normal. When the bumps are limiting your activity and ability to wear shoes, it is time to address them medically. There are several different ways to address them, but often times, surgical removal can provide more pain relief and get you back to living a more active lifestyle. Call our Colorado Springs and Monument podiatrists today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you. Dr. Hinderland and Cameron both have extensive surgical training and experience and are ready to help you with all your foot and ankle needs!
Chronic ankle sprains and instability occur very commonly after a severe ankle injury. With many athletes starting basketball season around this time of year, we see an increase in these types of injuries during the fall season. When patients suffer an inversion ankle injury, they commonly tear the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle that help keep it stable. The ligaments will typically heal, but some of the time, they heal in a lengthened position that generally makes the ankle too loose and prone to further injuries.
Some patients also have other injuries that can be missed when they are initially diagnosed with an ankle sprain. We commonly see cartliage damage in the ankle joint and peroneal tendon injuries associated with chronic ankle sprains. If you have suffered from chronic ankle instabiliy or sprains, and strengthening and physical therapy exercises have not gotten you back to where you would like to be athletically, we can help! Call our Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Hinderland and Dr. Cameron today at 719-488-4664, so we can help get you back to peak performance!
Foot and ankle fractures occur commonly with sports injuries due to high velocity twisting and blunt force trauma. We typically see ankle fractures occur after twisting injuries that can cause the 2 bones in the ankle, the tibia and fibula, to break in several different patterns. Generally speaking, stable ankle fractures can sometimes be treated nonsurgically, and unstable ankle fractures heal better longterm by realigning the fractures with screws and plates surgically. The primary reason we surgically address ankle fractures is to try and help them heal quickly and decrease the risk of post-traumatic arthritis in the future.
Other common foot fractures that we see are calcaneal fractures that often occur after falling on your heel from a height, Lisfranc fractures that often occur in sports injuries or motor vehicle accidents, and metatarsal fractures. The surgeons at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado are expertly trained to help you with all types of foot and ankle fractures both non-surgically and surgically. Our main office is located and Dublin and Academy in Colorado Springs, and we now have a satellite office open on Thursdays in Monument to serve all of your foot and ankle needs. Call us today at 719-488-4664, if you are having any foot and ankle problems, so we can help you today!