You average about 5,000 steps every day. With each step, you carry half of your body weight on each foot, placing a tremendous amount of pressure on the toes. If you experience foot, ankle, or leg pain from a lower extremity injury, medical condition, or physical deformity, you may reduce your activity levels, causing your condition to worsen. Foot disorders left untreated can be disabling from the pain and limited mobility.
Podiatrists are foot specialists that have gone through extensive training of foot anatomy and disorders. They are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating structural and biomechanical issues, wounds, toe and foot deformities, nerve pain, and more. Podiatrists who perform foot and ankle surgery are known as podiatric surgeons.
At Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence, Dr. Frederick Hainge is a board-certified podiatric surgeon whose goal is to resolve your foot and ankle disorder so you can move without pain once again. He may use steroid injection therapy for pain, physical therapy, orthotics, and surgery when necessary to treat your foot condition.
Some of the many foot conditions he treats include:
- Bunions and bunionettes
- Diabetic ulcers and wounds
- Sesamoid fracture (big toe) / sesamoiditis
- Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
- Toe fractures
- Hindfoot fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (acquired flatfoot)
- Toenail disease
- Heel spurs
- Athlete’s foot
Have you stopped doing activities you enjoy because of foot pain? Now is the time to contact Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Springs to make an appointment with Dr. Hainge. Call (719) 623-1050 or request an appointment online.