Blog Archive

Welcome Dr. Darrick Dominick to Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado! Aug 3rd, 2020

We are excited to announce that Dr. Darrick Dominick has joined our practice at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado!  Dr. Dominick did his residency training at the prestigious West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he did a 3 year comprehensive foot and ankle surgical reconstructive residency.  He then went on to...

Peroneal Subluxation Syndrome and What Can Cause Popping or Clicking Around the Ankle Jul 29th, 2020

Peroneal subluxation syndrome occurs when the peroneal tendons move out of the groove that they are supposed to slide in on the fibula. These tendons run on the posterior lateral aspect of the ankle and helped to evert the foot. There are a couple different reasons why peroneal subluxation can...

What You Need to Know About Heel Spurs Jul 22nd, 2020

Heel spurs are a common finding we see on x-ray, and we find these many times in patients that do not even have heel pain. Many patients think that all heel spurs need to be surgically removed, but this is not necessarily the case.Heel spurs on the plantar side of...

What To Do If You Chronically Sprain Your Ankle Jul 15th, 2020

The most common type of chronic ankle sprains that we see are inversion ankle sprains. That occurs when your foot twists inward, and we see this a lot with athletes playing sports like basketball and soccer where they stepped on someone else's foot and twist the ankle. We also see...

What You Need to Know About Achilles Tendon Ruptures Jul 6th, 2020

Achilles tendon ruptures occur pretty commonly with athletic activity, especially in the middle years of our lives.  We see people rupture Achilles tendons doing activities such as racquetball, tennis, baseball or softball, basketball, and other activities that cause you to go from a resting state to a sprinting state very quickly. The...

What you need to know about common midfoot fractures (talus fractures and lisfranc fractures) Jul 1st, 2020

There are several different types of midfoot fractures that can cause serious problems if not treated correctly. Lisfranc fractures are one of the most common types of these that we see and talus fractures are probably the next most common.Lisfranc fractures occur at the tarsometatarsal joint and they typically occur...

What You Need to Know About Calcaneal Fractures Jun 24th, 2020

Calcaneal fractures are fractures or breaks of the heel bone.  They can be very painful and lead to problems longterm, especially if joint surfaces are fractured.  The most common way we see these occur is falls from a height, such as falling off of a ladder or falling off of...

What You Need to Know About Ankle Fractures Jun 17th, 2020

Ankle fractures occur very commonly, and they can result in post-traumatic arthritis developing if they are not managed appropriately.  We see these fractures occur from twisting and rotation type injuries. Most ankle fractures occur in one of four patterns: Supination External Rotation Pronation External Rotation Supination Adduction Pronation Abduction Depending...

What you Need to Know about Toe and Metatarsal fractures Jun 16th, 2020

Toe and Metatarsal fractures are some of the most common fractures that we see in the foot and ankle.  Many of them can be treated without surgery if they are recognized early and treatment is initiated quickly. Toe fractures often occur from running into a piece of furniture when you...

Can custom orthotics help foot pain? Jun 10th, 2020

Custom orthotics are arch supports that you can place in a shoe that essentially can make shoes fit more comfortably and give you better support for your feet.  The term custom orthotics can be confusing, because there are stores that try to sell arch supports advertised as custom orthotics, but...

What to do with pain on the ball of the foot May 30th, 2020

Pain developing over the ball of the foot (where the plantar metatarsal heads are) can cause a lot of problems with walking and activity.  Walking up an incline puts added stress on this part of the foot, and we are seeing an increase of this problem as people are getting...

Happy Memorial Day from Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado! May 25th, 2020

We are so thankful to be able to treat and help many active duty military, veterans, and spouses and dependents of service men and women in the Colorado Springs area.  Since we have the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, and Peterson AFB all in our community, we have many opportunities...

How to know if any ankle replacement is the right choice for you May 18th, 2020

Ankle replacement surgery has advanced dramatically in the last several years.  The original replacements required fusing the two bones in the lower leg (tibia and fibula) together, and they had very high complication rates.  The second generation type of implants didn't require those bones to be fused together, but they...

What's the best home care for ingrown toenails? May 11th, 2020

Ingrown toenails are one the most common problems that we see and treat in the office.  Typically, by the time patients get to the point that they see us, the ingrown nail is severe enough that a procedure is necessary to remove either the border of the nail or the...

How should painful bumps on your feet be treated? May 8th, 2020

Painful bumps on the foot are pretty common and can be cause by several different things.  Shoes that rub over the bump can compress nerves and cause irritation, so one of the first treatments that can be tried at home is padding the area or wearing shoes that don't rub...

How to protect and support your feet and ankles with summer activities May 3rd, 2020

It is important to not neglect your feet and ankles as the weather is warming up and many of us are transitioning to summer sports and activities.  Spring in Colorado offers warmer days and with social distancing, people are choosing to social distance outside due to the COVID-19.  With more...

When can I schedule elective foot and ankle surgery? Apr 27th, 2020

Elective foot and ankle surgeries are now allowed again with some restrictions.  Today, April 27, we are now allowed to resume some elective surgeries.  Elective is really not a very good term, because these are the surgeries that we do that aren't technically emergencies, but are done to help decrease...

Thank you to our wonderful patients for the mask donations! Apr 22nd, 2020

We love our patients and are so thankful for them during this challenging time for all of us.  Several of our patients donated some homemade masks for our office to use to help keep us and our patients safe.  There are a lot of foot and ankle problems that worsen...

How are diabetic foot wounds and non-healing surgical or traumatic wounds treated? Apr 20th, 2020

Diabetic foot wounds and wounds from surgery or other trauma can be difficult to get to heal. Debridement of the wound combined with offloading are necessary to help wounds heal. Debridement involves removing the dead or fibrotic tissue and enzymes that building up on wounds and slow down healing.  It...

What you need to know about bone and soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle Apr 15th, 2020

Thankfully, malignant (cancerous) bone and soft tissue tumors in the foot and ankle are pretty rare.  We see benign (non-cancerous) tumors much more commonly in the foot and ankle.  Probably the most common one we see is called a ganglion cyst.  Ganglion cysts are formed when fluid fills up in...

What are the common fractures and injuries that can still occur during the COVID-19 pandemic? Apr 13th, 2020

We are still seeing a lot of the common foot and ankle fractures and other injuries during this time.  At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, we are taking many different precautions to keep you safe if you need to see us. Some of the more common injuries and fractures...

Did you know at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado we offer telemedicine appointments? Apr 6th, 2020

Did you know that we offer telemedicine appointments for your foot and ankle care?  We are doing everything we can to keep you safe right now and still help you with your foot or ankle problem.  We have a lot of good information about home care on our website, from...

What is a valet appointment? We remain open to provide safe and efficient foot and ankle care! Apr 4th, 2020

At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, we are offering valet appointments at our office for all of our appointments currently.  We remain open to serve all of your foot and ankle medical needs.  We are taking extra precautions to clean the office frequently, but we have also started having...

Don't let heel pain slow down your exercise during social distancing and the Covid-19 pandemic!! Apr 1st, 2020

One thing we've noticed recently is that heel pain seems to be increasing during the coronavirus pandemic.  It seems like the vast majority of people in the Colorado Springs area are doing a great job of social distancing, but many people are now walking and jogging more than they were...

We are still open and here to help you! Thank you for trusting us with your foot and ankle care! Mar 26th, 2020

All of us at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado want to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful patients we have had the privilege of treating over the years.  It is an honor to be able to partner with you to help you have the healthiest feet,...

What should you do with foot and ankle pain during the coronavirus outbreak? Mar 18th, 2020

This is a really unprecedented time in our country.  It has left many people, included us in healthcare, asking questions about the best way to help and protect people with COVID-19 still spreading around our country and the world. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, we are very concerned...

Coronavirus update and how it affects your care at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado Mar 14th, 2020

Important Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado. As we enter a time when everyone is on alert about the Coronavirus, we thought it would be a good time to reach out to our current and future patients to ensure them that we are taking...

Watch out for foreign bodies and your feet! Mar 11th, 2020

As the weather starts to get warmer, more of us will be going barefoot. It's very important that we protect our feet from sharp objects. This afternoon, I removed 3 pieces of a broken earring out of a patient's foot that was also getting infected.  If you step on something...

New Office Now Open! Feb 26th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our new office at 1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 is now open!  We are excited to have a new and larger office to help be able to take even better care of our patients.  We are accepting new patients...

New Office Opening Soon! Jan 23rd, 2020

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to a new office location in Colorado Springs soon!  We plan to open for business at 1465 Kelly Johnson, Blvd, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 on February 24.  The office will be much larger than our current office on...

We Love Our Patients! Jan 20th, 2020

Check out this amazing cake that a patient made for us in the shape of her cast!  We love being able to help our patients get on the road to recovery after an injury or surgery.  If you need a foot and ankle doctor, our Colorado Springs podiatrists are here...

Dr. Hinderland Leads Surgical Lab Training For New Sale Reps At The Paragon 28 Learning Center Jan 15th, 2020

Dr. Hinderland recently had the opportunity to demonstrate and teach multiple different surgical procedures and techniques to new sales reps for Paragon 28.  See the link below for more details and pictures! FIND US ON LINKEDIN!

Times You May Need Foot Surgery Jan 8th, 2020

No one wants to hear the word "surgery." But, sometimes it's necessary when more conservative treatments don't manage your problem. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO, podiatric surgery is a specialty of Dr. Jordan Cameron and Dr. Matthew Hinderland. They are highly qualified in all...

Happy New Year! Don't Let Foot Pain Slow You Down! Dec 31st, 2019

Many of us are making New Year's resolutions today.  Most of these resolutions are well-intentioned to improve us as individuals, but when making weight-loss and exercise goals, it's important to make sure our feet are well conditioned to handle the increased stress and activity.  As foot and ankle doctors, we...

Bunions- Painful Bumps On Your Feet Dec 20th, 2019

Bunions can be hereditary or can be caused by wearing shoes that don't fit correctly.  They are painful bumps on the foot that make shoe fitting even more difficult.  The pain can be very limiting and conservatively wearing wider shoes or padding the area can be useful.  Bunion splints are...

Flatfeet- What Are The Options? Dec 19th, 2019

Flatfeet are very common and they can cause a lot of pain.  For both children and adults, custom orthotics can be very helpful to treat flatfeet and support the foot correctly to try to help decrease pain.  The Achilles tendon commonly becomes too tight with a flatfoot and stretching exercises...

We Offer Emergency Foot And Ankle Services! Dec 11th, 2019

Do you have an emergency foot and ankle injury? If so, we can help! At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs and Monument, CO, we offer same and next day appointments to get you seen promptly for your injury or other emergency. Our surgeons, Dr. Hinderland and...

Minimally Invasive Foot And Ankle Surgery Nov 20th, 2019

There are constantly new advancements that are helping foot and ankle surgeons be able to do procedures in a more minimally invasive manner.  Many ankle problems can now be addressed through arthroscopy, which decreases pain, scarring, and healing time.  Bunion surgery to correct painful bumps on the foot can also...

What To Do In Case Of An Ankle Sprain Nov 18th, 2019

What can podiatry offer patients who have sprained ankles? Drs. Matthew Hinderland and Jordan Cameron, your Colorado Springs and Monument, CO, podiatrists, offer patients the care they need. A sprained ankle occurs when strong ligaments at the ankle overextend themselves and tear. Ankle sprains are usually minor and can heal...

Ankle Fractures- What You Need To Know Oct 18th, 2019

Ankle fractures are common injuries that typically occur when a twisting or rotational force is applied to the ankle joint.  We commonly see them happen during athletic activity such as soccer or football and also see them when the ankle is unexpectedly twisted while hiking or stepping off a curb.  Many...

What Could Be Causing Your Heel Pain? Aug 6th, 2019

How your podiatrist in Colorado Springs, CO, can help with heel pain Heel pain can interrupt your life, making it difficult to walk, stand, or even to put on shoes. The truth is, there are many different causes of heel pain, but fortunately, there is also a number of effective...

What You Should Know About Bunions Jun 5th, 2019

Do you know what causes bunions and what you can do to treat them? The bony bumps at the base of your big toes can make walking, exercising or even standing painful. Fortunately, your Colorado Springs and Monument, CO, podiatrists, Drs. Matthew Hinderland and Jordan Cameron of Foot & Ankle...

When Is An Ankle Sprain Concerning Enough To See A Doctor? Apr 23rd, 2019

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to suffer.  They very commonly occur in athletic activity especially when on uneven ground or when there is possibility of coming down from a jump on a some else's foot or a different object.  Inversion sprains are the most common injury...

When Is Ankle Surgery Needed? Mar 26th, 2019

Have you been living with chronic pain or mobility issues due to an ankle injury or condition? Ankle surgery, offered by your Colorado Springs and Monument, CO, podiatrists, Drs. Matthew Hinderland and Jordan Cameron of Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado, may improve your condition. When should you consider ankle...

Why Do Foot And Ankle Surgeons Recommend Achilles Tendon Lengthening? Feb 19th, 2019

There are many different ways to lengthen the Achilles tendon, but the 2 most common ways are to either do a triple hemisection (which means cut the Achilles partially in 3 different places to let the tendon lengthen) or do a gastrocnemius recession.  The reason surgeons will choose one of...

Are You Dealing With Heel Pain? Jan 21st, 2019

Heel pain affects numerous individuals at one time or another, usually developing after an injury or from repeated stress on the feet. Depending on the severity of your heel pain, it might even prevent you from participating in your favorite activities, such as taking walks, working out, or participating in...

What Should You Watch For If You Have A High Arch Foot? Dec 14th, 2018

If you have a high arch foot type, there are several things of which you should be aware.  The medical term for a high arch foot is pes cavus.  People with high arches are prone to several different types of foot and ankle problems including chronic lateral ankle inversion type...

Be Careful Hanging Christmas Lights! Nov 30th, 2018

Every year in the week following Thanksgiving, we see an increase in heel (calcaneal) fractures and other injuries associated with falling off ladders or roofs when hanging Christmas lights.  Please remember to take appropriate precautions to avoid falling and suffering an injury. If you have fallen or suffered a foot...

Bunions: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments Nov 16th, 2018

How your podiatrists in Colorado Springs, Colorado can help relieve bunion pain If you have a large, painful, bony bump on the side of your big toe, chances are that it’s a bunion. One of the causes of bunions is wearing shoes that are too narrow, which is why they...

What Can Be Done For A Failed Joint Replacement In A Big Toe? Nov 6th, 2018

Joint replacements in the big toe (the first metatarsophalangeal joint) have been performed for several decades now.  They can provide pain relief for arthritis in the joint early on, but they also tend to wear out over time.  Although they have improved substantially in the last few years, it is...

What Should You Do With Bunions Or Bumps On Your Feet? Oct 30th, 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...

What Can Be Done For Chronic Ankle Sprains And Instability? Oct 23rd, 2018

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...

Foot And Ankle Fractures Oct 2nd, 2018

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...

Welcome Dr. Jordan Cameron! Sep 29th, 2018

Dr. Jordan Cameron enjoys helping others by alleviating pain and allowing them to participate in normal activities. He loves to see the improvement in daily lifestyle that can be  achieved by appropriate treatments.    He grew up in Mesa, Arizona, where he attended and graduated from Red Mountain High School....

What Can Be Done For Flatfeet In Children? Sep 13th, 2018

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...

Treating Warts Sep 7th, 2018

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...

Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Jul 25th, 2018

Arthritis in the feet and ankles can be painful, which can make daily activities like walking or standing difficult. Joint stiffness and pain due to arthritis in the feet and ankles can stop you from performing normal everyday activities. Without professional treatment, arthritis symptoms can worsen and become debilitating. At...

Did I Sprain My Ankle? May 23rd, 2018

Thanks to its location on your body and design, your ankle is prone to injury from accidents, overuse, or even a simple misstep. A sprain can cause serious pain and discomfort and require that you stay off your foot for an extended period of time. Making the mistake of trying...

Metatarsal Fractures May 9th, 2018

Metatarsal fractures are common fractures that occur in the foot and ankle.  They range from slight stress fractures, which can often heal with correct immobilization, to open fractures that require urgent attention.  Metatarsal fractures often occur from twisting injuries or from direct blunt force trauma. If the fractures are well...

What's A Haglund's Deformity Or A Bump On The Back Of The Heel? Apr 18th, 2018

Haglund's deformities are bumps that form on the back of the heel.  They are typically more toward the lateral or outside part of the heel on the posterior aspect, and they often cause pain especially when shoes rub on the area.  Another name for these that has been used in...

Reasons You May Need Foot And Ankle Surgery Apr 2nd, 2018

Has your foot or ankle pain continued throughout multiple treatments? If so, you may benefit from surgery performed by your foot and ankle surgeon to fix the issue once and for all. But when is surgery necessary? What are the reasons that surgery may benefit you more than other treatments?...

How Do You Deal With A Bone Infection In The Foot And Ankle? Feb 28th, 2018

Osteomyelitis is the medical term for a bone infection.  It can be a devastating problem, because generally speaking, antibiotics do not do a very good job of treating this.  In the foot and ankle, the best treatment is typically to remove as much of the bone that is affected as...

What Is The Bump On The Side Of My Foot? Is It A Bunion? Feb 12th, 2018

A bump on the side of the foot is commonly caused from a bunion or a tailor's bunion.  Both of these form due to an abnormal shape of the bone and the joints in the foot.  Typically, these start to hurt because shoes rub on the bumps.  Often times, inflammation...

Am I Dealing With Sesamoiditis? Jan 26th, 2018

Sesamoiditis is pain that stems from the bottom of the ball of the foot behind the great toe.  All of our feet have 2 bones underneath the great toe joint that help give a mechanical advantage to the flexor hallucis brevis tendons to allow us to propulse off of our...

What Should You Do With A Ganglion Cyst? Jan 15th, 2018

Ganglion cysts are commonly found on the hands and the feet.  They are sometimes painful and sometimes asymptomatic.  The cysts originate generally either from a joint or a tendon and contain a fluid that looks a lot like hair gel clinically.  The fluid itself typically comes from either joint fluid...

Is Heel Pain Affecting Your Day To Day Life? Jan 10th, 2018

The American Podiatric Medical Association found that out of all the foot conditions Americans struggle with, heel pain tops the list. It’s a problem that can significantly affect a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities—especially if you’re highly active. If heel pain is affecting your day to day life,...

What Is The Bump In My Arch? Dec 19th, 2017

Some people develop bumps in their arch and most commonly they are plantar fibromas.  A plantar fibroma is a nodule that forms within the plantar fascia, and they are often painful.  We think they develop from an initial tear in the fascia that then cause scar tissue to form around the tear.  They...

Joke Of The Day Dec 19th, 2017

Courtesy of one of our patients. Where should you not park when you go see the podiatrist? ...  The toe-away zone!   Yes, podiatry jokes are corny.  Maybe you got that one too.  Call us at 719-488-4664 for all of your foot and ankle needs!  We are here to serve the Colorado Springs...

Why Does The Ball Of My Foot Hurt? Nov 29th, 2017

Pain in the ball of the foot is often referred to as metatarsalgia.  The term metatarsalgia just simply means pain that is in the metatarsals.  There are several different causes of this pain such as stress fractures, neuromas, abnormalities in the length of the bones in the feet that can...

Am I Dealing With A Hammertoe? Nov 9th, 2017

Learn more about this foot deformity and how it could affect your foot health. While most people know about bunions, not as many people know about hammertoes, another common foot deformity that often appears over time. Are you wondering whether changing in your feet could actually be the result of...

Cartilage Restoration For Arthritis- Can It Help Relieve Pain? Oct 26th, 2017

Arthritis occurs in foot and ankle joints when cartilage is worn down.  You essentially lose the padding between two bones and they typically start to rub on each other causing pain.  Bone spurs can then form, which leads to even greater pain.  Unfortunately, this can cause people to lead less...

Why Do Kids Get Heel Pain? Oct 6th, 2017

Heel pain happens in children very frequently because the epiphyseal plate (or growth plate) becomes inflammed and irritated.  As we grow, part of the way our calcaneus (or heel bone) grows is by a growth plate on the back of the heel.  Unfortunately, this can become painful from the pull...

Charcot Reconstruction Sep 20th, 2017

A Charcot foot and ankle deformity typically occurs in people who have neuropathy.  There is still a lot of research going on to try and discover exactly why this happens to some patients, but generally there is some traumatic incident that causes the foot and ankle to fracture and become unstable. ...

Lisfranc Fractures- A Commonly Missed Fracture In The Foot Sep 11th, 2017

Lisfranc fractures are fractures in the midfoot through the tarsometatarsal joint that are commonly missed.  On less severe fractures, unless xrays are taken with weight on the foot, the fractures can be missed because they are difficult to see.  Patients often present to our office after being told they had...

What Can I Do About An Ingrown Toenail? Aug 30th, 2017

What your podiatrist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wants you to know An ingrown toenail can be annoying and painful. You may have trouble wearing shoes because of the pain and pressure. You can prevent ingrown toenails by following a few simple steps. If you do get an ingrown toenail, there...

Why Does My Ankle Pop And What Can Be Done About It? Aug 27th, 2017

Ankle popping can be caused from several issues.  Commonly, a portion of the anterior tibiofibular ligament can be injured in an ankle sprain and hypertrophy (or become thickened).  This will cause the ligament to rub on the talar dome and sometimes cause the ankle to pop especially when the ankle...

Supportive Vs. Minimalist Shoe Gear- What's Better? Aug 14th, 2017

A very common question we get from patients is, "What types of shoes should I wear?"  The answer is somewhat complicated.  Shoes have classically been made in categories for 3 types of feet- over-pronator, neutral, and over-supinator.  Your type of foot type then can drive what shoes you should wear.  More...

What Is A Hammertoe? Jul 25th, 2017

Hammertoes are flexion deformities through a joint in the toe that typically cause pain either on the top of the toe from shoe irritation or at the end of the toe from chronic rubbing.  Hammertoes are technically a contracture through the proximal interphalangeal joint. Another subset of hammertoes called mallet...

Neuromas- Why Are My Toes Going Numb? Jul 12th, 2017

A neuroma is really a misnomer.  The name makes it sound like a tumor, and the diagnosis is commonly know as a Morton's neuroma. It is more accurately stated as a pinched nerve between two metatarsals heads.  It's very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, where the nerve is being compressed and giving painful...

Signs Of An Ankle Sprain Jul 10th, 2017

Did you recently fall and twist your ankle but don't know if you sprained it? Dr. Matthew Hinderland, who practices podiatry at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO, discusses how sprains occur and shares several commons signs of sprained ankles. What are sprains? Sprains happen when the ligaments that...

Foot And Ankle Stress Fractures Jun 21st, 2017

With the warmer weather here, most people are increasing their activity levels.  Many people are hiking or running more miles, and we are seeing an increase in stress fractures.  Many times, stress fractures can be prevented by using supportive shoe gear and custom orthotics.  If they are caught early, they can...

When Is Foot And Ankle Surgery Needed? May 23rd, 2017

Foot and ankle surgery is sometimes necessary when a patient's condition is at an advanced stage that doesn’t respond to non-invasive treatments. Learn more about the various types of foot and ankle surgeries available at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO.Foot and Ankle Surgery as a...

Ankle Arthroscopy May 19th, 2017

Many ankle problems can be helped using minimally invasive techniques such as ankle arthroscopy.  Ankle arthroscopy uses a camera and other small instruments to remove inflammation and help fix cartilage defects.  We can now also replace cartilage for some arthritic problems and also perform microfracture for cartilage loss if necessary. ...

How To Protect Your Feet And Ankles During Summer Activities Apr 27th, 2017

During the warmer summer months, many people increase their activity level, but they also become more prone to injuries.  Going barefoot or wearing sandals can lead to a lack of appropriate support for our feet.  It is then very common for people to develop new pain in their feet or ankles...

Ankle Sprains Apr 14th, 2017

What should you do for ankle sprains?  Ankle sprains used to not be treated very aggressively, and over time we have realized they can lead to some significant problems.  We treat acute ankle sprains now with more inital immobilization followed by physical therapy and rehabilitation to try to prevent further...

What Can You Do About Achilles Tendon Pain? Mar 31st, 2017

Achilles tendonitis is a common problem that causes pain in the back of the ankle and can be very painful and also potentially put you at risk for more severe injuries.  In the early stages, the tendon becomes inflammed and can be treated with several different conservative therapies including resting, icing,...

Don't Ignore Your Heel Pain Mar 10th, 2017

Find out when it’s time to turn to a professional to treat your heel pain. While many people, from the avid runner to the cocktail-slinging bartender, may experience foot pain at some point it can be difficult to know when to shrug it off and wait for it to go...

Can Pain In The Big Toe Joint Be Treated? Feb 27th, 2017

Pain in the joints of the foot can often be caused from cartilage loss and arthritic changes such as bone spurs.  Pain in the big toe joint can be treated by resting, anti-inflammatory medication, icing, and custom orthotics if it is caught early.  In the later stages of arthritis when other...

Flatfeet Jan 27th, 2017

Flatfeet are a common problem that can be genetic and run in families, but also can occur as our feet are used over the years and the posterior tibial tendon loses its ability to function as well as it should.  When flatfeet become painful, there are several different treatment options that can be...

What Are Bunions And How We Can Help Jan 12th, 2017

Do you have a bump at the base of your big toe? You might have a bunion. Dr. Matthew Hinderland, your Colorado Springs, CO podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado shares some information on bunions and explains how they're treated. Is it a bunion? A bump at the base of your...

Pain In Your Heel Dec 22nd, 2016

Heel pain can be caused by many things.  Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and typically causes pain when you first get out of bed or when you stand up after sitting for a period of time.  Conservative treatments such as icing, stretching and supportive shoes...

Ankle Arthritis Dec 19th, 2016

Pain in your ankle with range of motion and activity is often a sign of arthritis that may be developing.  Typical findings of arthritis include loss of cartilage and bone spurs.  Your pain can be decreased by different treatments such as cortisone shots, bracing, and physical therapy.  When these treatments don't provide...

Winter Foot And Ankle Problems Dec 1st, 2016

With the colder weather arriving, many of us start wearing closed-toed shoes start activites such as skiing and snowboarding.  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...

Welcome Blog May 14th, 2015

Welcome to Our Blog! Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about podiatric care and our practice. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding...