Regenerative medicine creates a stimulating factor in one's body, telling it to start to recover in an appropriate way, helping to restore tissue to being whole.
Flat feet and fallen arches are the product of multiple possible factors: heredity, age, weak arches, tendon injury, arthritis, pregnancy and diseases like diabetes. Flat feet is sometimes known to be a result of pronation (where ankle bones lean inward). When shoes of a person who pronates are placed side-to-side, they will lean in towards each other.
Progressive fallen arches or flat feet can become painful because of inflammation of a tendon that is inside of a foot. This disorder happens when that tendon becomes stretched, torn or inflamed. If this condition is left untreated, it can cause chronic pain and eventually severe disability.
Many people with flat feet do not experience any problems or pain. However, when there is pain in an individual's ankle, foot, or lower leg (especially in children) their feet should be evaluated. There are many reasons a patient may have flat feet and there are many non-surgical options available to correct the issue. Is there a doctor suggesting that you or your child need flat feet surgery, and there are no other options? Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is available for a second opinion.
Flat feet are a common situation in a foot’s complex structure, even in children, especially before they start walking and before their arch is developed. Feet tend to be flexible, and an arch will appear when a child begins standing on their toes. An arch will continue to progress throughout childhood. By adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
An examination at Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine can determine the best course of treatment for you. We partner with you, educate you, helping you understand the problem – and what can be done to fix the problem non-surgically.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine is where patients are involved in the healing process and their treatment planning. We explain what the issues are and what the treatment options are. Beyond being a skilled surgeon, Dr. Hecker is passionate about helping patients non-surgically, even when other doctors say they cannot help.
Evaluation of injury by physical exam
Imaging: X-ray, CT, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI to determine significance of injured structures
Temporary stabilization of structure using orthotics, bracing devices, or cam walker boot
Laser light therapy
Hypertonic dextrose solution - Prolotherapy
Amniotic tissue matrix
Dr. Hecker graduated Colorado State University in Fort Collins before completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, before entering private practice in 1996.
Since then he as developed effective regenerative and non-surgical treatments for all types of biomechanical injuries and chronic pain.
More about Thomas Hecker DPM and his team.
The procedures we offer at Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine are comparatively inexpensive and are much more complete having a substantial recovery than other treatments.
There are a lot of people who are not good candidates for surgery simply because of where they are in life, like having to take three months off for surgery.
Our protocols allow patients to recover well without necessarily having to take time off of work. We are here to get patients better in the midst of doing “life”.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine is doing more that just helping to make a body better or building a better scar; we’re restoring the tissue back to its whole, how it was originally intended to function.