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.

    • 29 JAN 18
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    What Women Need to Know About Gout

    By Dr. Jed Erickson While gout has long been believed to be more associated with males, a growing number of women are becoming all too familiar with this diagnosis. In fact, over 8 million Americans have experienced gout, and while it remains more common for males, rates in females have started to rise–especially in the

    • 22 JAN 18
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    The What and How of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    By Dr. Jed Erickson I was talking to a patient last week who was curious to know more about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. He’s an active athlete, and after perusing the internet had seen this term come up when looking up a few of his symptoms. I answered his questions and decided to share them with

    • 08 JAN 18
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    8 Fall Prevention Tips for People Over 65

    By Dr. Hooker Last week one of my favorite patients fell at the grocery store. Not only was she mortified by the experience, but she also suffered an excruciating ankle injury, which is why she came to see me. This dear lady is over 65 (although she doesn’t look a day over 50 to me!)

    • 01 JAN 18
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    How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare Ups

    By Dr. Roman Burk Healing plantar fasciitis takes time, so it can be frustrating when it flares up over and over again. On their road to recovery, my patients often ask, “How can I avoid these painful flare-ups?” Preventative measures, such as orthotics and a daily regimen of foot stretches, can go a long way.

    • 18 DEC 17
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    4 Common Complications of Untreated Toe Fractures

    by Dr. Roman Burk Year after year, I hear patients repeat the same refrain, “I’ve always been told there is no treatment for broken toes.” While this is a commonly held belief, it is actually completely false. In fact, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons warns, you should never underestimate an injured or

    • 11 DEC 17
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    Ask the Podiatrist: What is Plantar Fasciitis?

    By Dr. Justin Hooker “Dear Dr. Hooker, I’ve been having severe heel pain and tenderness. I read on the Internet that I might have “Plantar Fasciitis.” What is plantar fasciitis? Is it serious? How should I treat it?” Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue surrounding the heel. The resulting pain to the

    • 04 DEC 17
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    How to Have Happy & Healthy Feet for the Holidays

    by Dr. Roman Burk In the winter time, I often get asked by my patients, “How do I get rid of of the dry, cracking skin on my feet?” Every season brings about unique challenges when it comes to keeping your feet happy and healthy. And we can tell you from a LOT of experience,

    • 27 NOV 17
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    What Are Plantar Warts?

    In the medical world, the bottom of your foot is known as the plantar surface. Warts that materialize on the soles of feet are known as plantar warts. The plantar wart is unique because the skin on the bottom of your foot is 20 times thicker than anywhere else on the body. Warts are caused

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