About one-quarter of the bones in a person’s body is found in the feet. A bone fracture or stress fracture, in the forefoot or one of the toes, is often uncomfortable or painful, but rarely is this type of injury disabling. A majority of these injuries heal on their own without any treatment.
A fractured foot or ankle (generally) comes in two forms: stress fractures and bone fractures. Stress fractures most often occur in forefoot bones extending from the toes to the middle of the foot. A stress fracture is a tiny fissure or crack that is in the bone surface. This injury can happen with swift escalations in exercise (activities like walking or running for longer times or distances), incorrect training techniques, or it could be a change in the surface you are exercising on.
Typical symptoms of any stress fracture may include pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. If you believe that you have an ankle or foot stress fracture, call Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins, and we will get you in immediately.
Bone fractures are breaks that extend through the entire bone. These types of fractures can result in a bone that no longer lines up or can be stable, where it is a “clean break” through the bone without any displacement.
Bone fractures are from trauma: from twisting or dropping a heavy object on your foot or ankle. A closed fracture is a broken bone that does not break through the skin. A broken bone that breaks through the skin is called an open fracture.
Because of complex foot and ankle structures, there are other more specific types of fractures that can happen. The ankle – foot relationship can become compromised by an ankle-twisting injury, which can tear the tendon that is attached and pull a small piece of the bone away from where it belongs.
Because the relationship between the foot and ankle is very involved, it is imperative to have a skilled podiatrist examine the damage to determine the root cause of the pain or symptoms you may be experiencing.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine helps to unravel complex ankle and foot conditions, offering patients cost-effective and non-surgical options. Dr. Hecker listens carefully to your symptoms, your habits and delivers an accurate diagnosis of your condition.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine partners with you to determine the best course of treatment.Our approach to sports and regenerative medicine is personal, educational, and low-cost. We want your Strength… Renewed.
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.
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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.