Foot doctors in Denver, Colorado
Your feet are instrumental to your mobility and independence. That is why HealthONE provides comprehensive foot and ankle care at our hospitals throughout the Greater Denver area.
Whether you have ankle pain or a dislocated toe, we can help. Our orthopedists and podiatrists take time to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
For more information about HealthONE's foot and ankle services, please call (303) 575-0055.
Foot and ankle conditions we treat
Our foot and ankle specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle disorders
- Ankle sprains
- Athlete’s foot
- Broken bones
- Bursitis of the toe
- Calluses and corns
- Cartilage disorders
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Dislocated toes
- Foot fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Toe disorders, such as turf toe or hammer toe
- Toe fractures
The ankle joint is exposed to a lot of impact. It can wear away over time or be damaged after an injury. When this happens, you may feel pain with every step.
Our doctors are committed to fixing this by restoring your joint health. Usually, they will recommend physical therapy and other treatments before suggesting ankle surgery. When noninvasive treatments do not relieve your symptoms, ankle replacement surgery may be an option.
A dislocated toe is a misalignment of the toe bones. This condition may cause severe pain, deformity, swelling, numbness or difficulty moving the toe. A dislocated toe can also cause injury to the nerves and ligaments that normally keep the bones in place.
An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can usually guide the bone back where it belongs by hand, making surgery unnecessary. Afterward, recovery may include taping, a brace or crutches, ice packs, elevation and rest. Physical therapy is also sometimes helpful.
The foot is made up of 26 small bones. A foot fracture is a break in any of these bones. This may be caused by trauma, such as when something heavy is dropped onto the foot.
To treat a foot fracture, your foot doctor may use surgical or nonsurgical methods to put the bones back into place. You may be prescribed medications for pain management, support devices to immobilize the foot and physical therapy to rehabilitate the foot.
Diagnosing foot and ankle conditions
Your foot and ankle specialist will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination to diagnose injuries and disorders. A gait (walking) analysis may be conducted in addition to any of the following imaging exams:
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Foot and ankle treatments
HealthONE hospitals provide comprehensive orthopedic care. Depending on your diagnosis, your doctor may recommend:
- Ice therapy, elevation and/or compression
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Support devices (such as a splint, walking boot or cast)
Surgery is not the only (or even the first) option to treat foot and ankle problems. In fact, we offer a wide variety of nonsurgical treatment options that may become a part of your treatment plan.
If surgery is necessary, we can treat many orthopedic foot conditions with minimally invasive surgery. During a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon uses advanced technology to operate through small incisions. The small incisions result in less trauma to the surrounding tissues and structures, which means a quicker recovery for you.
Ankle replacement surgery
During an ankle replacement, your surgeon removes the ends of the damaged bones and replaces them with prosthetic components. The artificial joint will help you move freely without pain.