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You may be wondering whether we can help you with a specific foot or ankle condition, and chances are that we can. However, if you’re researching your particular problem, you may find some of the information on this page useful. Read on to learn more about some of the most common foot problems we treat at Animas Foot & Ankle.
At Animas Foot & Ankle, our podiatrists and team want you to feel welcome and at ease, and to be treated with professionalism and experience. We have 8 convenient podiatry offices located in Farmington, NM, Durango, CO, Gallup, NM, Monticello, UT, Las Vegas, NM, Santa Fe, NM, Taos, NM and Loveland, CO. To start your journey towards foot and ankle pain relief, schedule your appointment today!
The Achilles tendon connects the calf to the heel bone. Sometimes this tendon is injured, which can cause stiffness and heel pain, tenderness, or swelling. If you suspect that you may have injured your Achilles tendon, it could be due to a sports injury or strain. This particular injury can be very painful, so you may need to see a specialist as soon as possible. If you think that you may have Achilles tendinitis, call one of our 8 podiatry offices, so that we can get you back to living a pain free life.
The nature of a sprained ankle necessitates quick and accurate treatment from an experienced podiatrist. Too often, patients don’t get the treatment they need for their ankle sprains from other podiatrists, and we see additional damage done to the ankle. Instability is the most common symptom, so we strive to heal your sprained ankle as fast as possible with as much stability and accuracy as we can give you. If for some reason you can’t make it to one of our four podiatry offices in Durango, Farmington, Gallup or Moab, take the PRINCE approach to initially treat yourself at home: Protect, Rest, Ice, NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), Compression, and Elevation. Once you’re able to come to our podiatry office, we can give you the best treatment available for your sprained ankle.
The most common types of arthritis affecting the feet are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post traumatic arthritis. Some of the symptoms associated with any type of arthritis are pain with motion, tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint, difficulty walking, and pain that flares up with vigorous activity. If you suspect that you may have arthritis, it’s extremely beneficial to seek treatment to manage your pain, as well as improve your quality of life. We offer a $25 Initial Savings Certificate to all of our new patients in our podiatry offices.
A bunion is a bony bump at the base of the big toe. Some people are more likely to develop bunions, and the condition can be exacerbated by wearing the wrong types of shoes, which is especially true if you’re a woman. Luckily, this condition is very common and somewhat easy to treat, so if you find that you’re suffering from a bunion, give our podiatry office a call today so that we can help you get better. Your symptoms might include pain in the joint, redness, swelling, and a callus where your bunion is. Our goal is to get your feet back to being healthy and pain free. If you’re dealing with a bunion or suspect one might be developing, call one of our four podiatry offices so we can help you as soon as possible.
We treat patients of all ages, including children. Whether your child has an ingrown toenail or any other condition, you can rest assured that their feet are in the hands of an expert foot doctor. Your child’s feet are unique because they’re still growing, so any issues that arise with them should be addressed as soon as possible. Some of the most common foot issues for children involve the growth plates present in their feet. Kids’ feet usually stop growing when they’re about 13, so if your child complains of foot or ankle pain before then, give us a call. We can help make sure your child’s feet are as healthy and happy as possible.
If you have diabetes, taking care of your feet becomes extremely important. A seemingly small problem can quickly become a big problem when you’re diabetic because you may not be able to feel if your foot is injured or you have a problem. For diabetic foot care, we highly recommend that you get checked at least 3-4 times every year to make sure your feet are in good condition. Having your feet checked this often enables us to really get to know you, your condition, and your feet, which allows us to be able to see any problems that may arise much faster. For diabetic foot care, call one of our four podiatry offices, so that we can get you back to living a pain free life.
There are two types of flat feet: congenital and acquired. If your feet are flat, it could be because your arches never formed properly. This is what’s referred to congenital flat feet, and for most people with this condition, there are few or no symptoms involved. For those who have fallen arches or acquired flat feet, there may be many more symptoms and one of those could include pain in the arches or the feet in general. Your ankles may begin to sag inward, and this can cause issues with the structure of your legs as well as your gait. Your feet may not be able to properly support you anymore, and if that happens, it’s definitely time for you to see a podiatrist. Call one of our four podiatry offices, so that we can get you back to living a pain free life. When you’re ready, please take advantage of our $25 Initial Savings Certificate.
A podiatrist may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think about sports and your athletic ability, but keeping your body in its strongest state involves every part, including your feet. Whether you play football, run, or dance, your feet are vital to your success as an athlete. Here at Animas Foot & Ankle, we strive to offer you the best treatment possible so that you can make sure you’re at the top of your game. Some of the most common foot and ankle issues we treat that are related to sports are stress fractures, running injuries, ankle sprains, and tendon issues. If you’re active in sports but your feet have been bothering you, give us a call today so we can help get you back to being your best. We have four convenient podiatry offices.
Hammertoes are often the result of genetics and can be exacerbated by wearing the wrong kinds of shoes, especially for women. Women’s footwear often includes pointy-toed high heels, which can create issues where the structure of the foot is concerned. Hammertoes are a deformity where one or more toes look like the hammers inside a piano. This can cause the joints of your toes to rub uncomfortably against the inside of your shoe. When the condition progresses, your toes may become stiff and inflexible. If you suspect that you have or may be developing hammertoes, we can help you with treatment and advice on shoes that may be better for your particular foot structure. Animas Foot & Ankle offers a $25 Initial Savings Certificate to new patients, so there’s no better time to be seen by a foot specialist.
Heel pain is one of the most common symptoms when you have a condition such as plantar fasciitis. Though this is the most common condition associated with heel pain, it could be from something else, too, so our job is to diagnose and treat your condition quickly and accurately. We can help you to find out exactly what foot or ankle condition you have and bring you fast relief. Heel pain isn’t normal, so we make it our mission to help you heal and get back on your feet without pain. If you’re experiencing heel pain, call one of our four podiatry offices so that we can help you on your way to relief from your heel pain.
A heel spur is a bony growth on the bottom of your heel bone, which is often associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs happen most often when you’re athletic and much of your activities include running and jumping. Risk factors include an uneven or unbalanced gait, running or jogging, excess weight or obesity, and improperly fitting shoes. A heel spur is caused by a calcium deposit that seems to “grow” on the bottom of your heel, and it can be seen on an x-ray of your feet. If you feel like you have a heel spur or if you have heel pain, the best way to properly get your feet checked and find out what treatment option is best for you is to see a foot specialist. That’s where we come in! Let us help you find relief from whatever foot condition you may be having.
While many ingrown toenails can be treated at home or resolve themselves, there are cases of ingrown toenails that start out as a seemingly small issue and end up becoming a more serious problem. Oftentimes, this happens in conjunction with diabetes, as an ingrown toenail may go unnoticed for too long and cause an infection. At Animas Foot & Ankle, we urge you to come in at the first signs of an ingrown toenail. Though this condition seems like no big deal, we want to make sure that you get the best treatment possible to prevent complications. If you have an ingrown toenail, call one of our four podiatry offices so that we can help you find relief.
Peripheral neuropathy is often associated with diabetes and can be a challenging condition to deal with. Some symptoms include tingling or burning sensations, numbness, weakness, and pain. Neuropathy affects the nerves and symptoms usually present themselves in your hands and feet. If you find yourself feeling numb or experiencing tingling sensations in your hands or feet, you may have peripheral neuropathy. If this is the case, we can help! You can make a same day appointment with us by calling 970.259.3154.
Custom orthotics are designed to better support the feet, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on your condition, we can customize your orthotics for you so that you can walk, run, and stand without being in pain. Some conditions that orthotics can help with are flat feet, plantar fasciitis, high arches, shin splints, tendonitis, bunions, corns, aching legs, hammertoes, and many more. Custom orthotics can help prevent and correct many foot and ankle issues. If you or a loved one is suffering from foot pain and custom orthotics are a treatment option you’d like to consider, please give one of our four podiatry offices a call today. We can get you back to living without foot pain!
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but treatment is available. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect all of the joints in the body, although the feet and ankles are often affected first. It’s an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks certain parts of the body, usually after some kind of trigger or injury takes place. Though some people seem to be more susceptible, rheumatoid arthritis can affect anyone. If you suspect you may have rheumatoid arthritis, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible so that you can get back to your activities and live life pain free. Call our podiatrists, so that we can help you on your way to relief from your arthritis.
Toenail fungus is one of the most common foot conditions and can affect anyone at any time. It’s caused by the same type of fungus that causes athlete’s foot, so it can spread easily from one person or surface to another and from one part of the body to another. Some symptoms of toenail fungus include the toenails becoming brittle, yellow, and thick. If you have diabetes, seeking treatment as soon as possible is imperative because this seemingly small problem could easily turn into a bigger one. With the most advanced options in treating toenail fungus, we can help treat your toenail fungus. We have four convenient podiatry offices.
In some cases, an ankle replacement surgery may be required. An ankle replacement surgery involves replacing damaged bones or cartilage in the ankle joint. Prosthetics are used to replace the damaged parts and get your ankle back to feeling normal again. An ankle replacement may be necessary if you have arthritis or an injury and conservative treatments haven’t worked. If you’re having ankle issues, we can most likely help you without surgery; however, if surgery is necessary, we can help you by performing a professional and effective procedure at your convenience.
It’s a fact of life: women love cute shoes! Though this could be a reason why women tend to have more foot problems than men, it certainly isn’t the only one. Biology also plays a role. Some common foot issues for women are bunions, plantar fasciitis, and hammertoes. Another contributing factor is pregnancy, which can change a woman’s entire body. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ll know that to be true! No matter what your foot or ankle condition may be, we can help you to heal and live pain free. Don’t wait to see a podiatrist because you think it’s normal for your feet to hurt; it isn’t. Let us get you back to your active, productive lifestyle today.
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