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Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado
...These include:  Foot Surgery Bunions Ankle Sprains Ankle Surgery Heel Pain View complete list of services  Our website is designed with the belief that the more you understand about your foot health, the better we are able to serve you and your feet...

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We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about podiatry such as Ankle Pain and Arthritis, Bunions, Flatfeet, Foot and Ankle Fractures or Ligament and Tendon injuries in Colorado Springs...

Our Services
...   Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Ankle Surgery Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Crush Injuries Ankle Joint Replacement Foot and Ankle Fractures Foot Surgery Flat Feet Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Ankle Arthroscopy Arthroscopic assisted Cartilage Repair Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Bunions
Home >Services >Bunions Bunions A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint)...

Foot Surgery
...Foot surgery can improve many conditions, including: Hammer toes Bunions Plantar fasciitis Morton’s neuroma Metatarsal problems Achilles tendon injuries Tibias posterior dysfunction Arthritis of the ankle Surgery to treat hammer toes, bunions and plantar fasciitis are usually quite brief and only take about an hour...

Winter Foot and Ankle Problems
...  This change in shoe gear can irritate many underlying problems with our feet and ankles such as bumps of bone (like bunions or bone spurs) that prevent us from being comfortable while enjoying activities...

What Are Bunions and How We Can Help
...Matthew Hinderland, your Colorado Springs, CO podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado shares some information on bunions and explains how they're treated...

When Is Foot And Ankle Surgery Needed?
...Here are a few common foot and ankle problems and their corresponding surgeries: Bunions (bunionectomy to realign bone and remove the bump of bone on your foot) Heel Spurs (surgery to remove the bony growth from the underside of the heel) Plantar Fasciitis (surgery to lengthen the fascia and release the tension) Arthritis of the foot and ankle (fusion surgery to join bones together) Achilles tendonitis (surgery to repair the effects of tendon inflammation or rupture) Hammertoes (a surgical procedure to remove or realign the bones causing the toes to stick out) Ankle fractures (surgery to hold the bones and joints of the ankle together in the proper alignment so that it can heal properly and decrease the risk of post-traumatic arthritis) Arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery to remove inflammation and repair cartilage defects) A Few Details About Foot and Ankle Surgery Your foot and ankle surgeon may perform a number of tests and take X-rays of your foot to pinpoint the exact cause of your foot pain, discomfort or deformity...

Am I Dealing with a Hammertoe?
... While most people know about bunions, not as many people know about hammertoes, another common foot deformity that often appears over time...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...