Category: Foot Information

Skin Cancer on your Feet!

Although cancer is relatively rare in the foot and ankle, we do diagnose it here at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care. Signs that you should look for when examining your skin follow the ABCD acronym. A is for asymmetry. A skin lesion that looks different when imagining it cut in half should warrant further inspection. […]

The “Curbside Consult”

I would say on a fairly regular basis I get a “curbside consult”. This occurs when a friend, family member, or absolutely complete stranger requests my expertise outside of the office. I find it amusing people are willing to bare their tootsies in the most interesting places. I have had people remove their shoes at […]

Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

There are two types of physicians that can perform surgery of the foot and ankle. The podiatric physicians at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care attended 4 years of undergraduate education, 4 years of podiatric medical school and 3 years of extensive elective, limb salvage and trauma surgical residency training. We have focused on the foot […]

Certified Fitter-therapeutic Shoes

We are pleased to announce that Becky has obtained her CFts which is an ABC Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes as a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice […]

PADnet Arterial Testing

PADnet arterial testing uses a cuff-based method to record Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)/Toe- Brachial Index (TBI) values and Pulse Volume Recording (PVR) waveforms. ABI and an assessment of flow are included in each test. Using PADnet, all major arteries in the ankle are occluded, and the ABI is calculated based on the highest pressure present. PADnet […]

Coping With The Likely Injection

We now have an office out in Pueblo West as part of the Centura Clinic on the South side of Hwy 50 between Purcell and McCulloch. While at that location today, I was meeting with Gertrude (name changed to protect the innocent). It was determined that she would benefit from an injection in her arthritic […]

Foot Anatomy

The foot consists of ¼ of the total bones of our bodies. The foot normally has 26 larger bones and 2 smaller bones behind the big toe. Approximately 10% of people have accessory or extra bones located in their feet, which many times never cause pain and are only found when an x-ray is taken. […]

King Henry’s Foot

Did you ever wonder why a foot is 12 inches in length? The most common theory is that King Henry I of England wanted to standardize length and therefore used his booted foot, being 12 inches. It is also said that the yard was based on the distance from his nose to his thumb of […]