Welcome to Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle’s blog! We hope that this serves to help our patients and potential patients make decisions about their health. I will be publishing at least one update per month on topics related to the foot and ankle and hope to get your feedback! Think of this as a way to interact with your doctor without having to see your doctor! Think of this as a forum to discuss topics of health and fitness or specific problems with the feet! I will do my best to entertain and enlighten, so keep those questions coming.

    • 15 FEB 16
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    Tips to Show Your Feet Some Love

    According to a survey conducted by the APMA, half of all Americans report experiencing foot pain at some point in their lives.  The last thing we want to be slowing us down is foot pain.   So, it’s important to care for your feet so they can carry you through all the rigors and excitement of

    • 20 NOV 15
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    Protective Foot Health Steps for People with Diabetes

    November is Diabetic Awareness Month. Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level, or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the

    • 30 MAR 15
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    Jones Fractures

    A Jones fracture is a specific type of fracture that occurs at the base of the 5th metatarsal. To locate the 5th metatarsal, run your finger along the outside of your foot, near the mid-foot region. You will feel the 5th metatarsal base, which is the hard, bony structure sticking out along the outside of

    • 23 MAR 15
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    Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    An Achilles tendon rupture is a complete or partial tear that occurs when the tendon is stretched beyond its capacity. Forceful jumping or pivoting, or sudden accelerations of running, can overstretch the tendon and cause a tear. This is a common basketball injury, due to the high amount of forceful actions and reactions our bodies

    • 16 MAR 15
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    High Ankle Sprains

    Many of us have experienced common lateral ankle sprains. However, there are those times when an expected typical ankle sprain is not so “typical”. For recreational and elite athletes, high ankle sprains are the most common contributor to persistent ankle pain and disability. A high ankle sprain refers to injury of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis.

    • 09 MAR 15
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    Chronic (Over-use) Basketball Injuries

    James Naismith, a PE teacher in 1891, started the game of basketball by nailing a peach basket to a wall. This is very different from the game we now know of as Basketball. However, the essential components to the game of basketball including: running, jumping, cutting, stopping, and shooting on a hard floor have remained

    • 04 MAR 15
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    March Madness

    When I think of March, I think of 2 things: March Madness (NCAA basketball tournament) and St. Patrick’s Day. Although, I will have to admit, I get much more excited about March Madness than I do St. Patty’s Day. I think this can only be due to the fact that I am not Irish.  

    • 02 MAR 15
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    Do I need an orthotic?

    One of the more common questions I get from people is this “Dr., do I need an orthotic? Of course the straight forward answer is… Maybe. Much like people have different colored eyes or different types of noses, people have different types of feet. And no one is exactly the same! An orthotic is intended to either

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    MERIDIAN OFFICE - 1828 Millenium Way Suite 200 Meridian, ID 83642
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