Foot and Ankle Surgery
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine in Fort Collins is patient-focused on non-surgical repair. Sometimes a doctor will present foot surgery or ankle surgery as the only option for a foot or ankle problem – even when there are alternative options that can bring relief and help patients achieve “return to life activities.” Frankly, a non-surgical approach is the first and best choice to help restore you to optimal health. Low-cost and affordable options are available for foot and ankle issues.
Ankle injury is one of the most under-treated difficulties that many patients endure. There are times that an injured will try and treat a problem alone, which has the potential to make the problem worse. An under-treated or misdiagnosed ankle injury can eventually become a long-term problem or become something like a "loose ankle". We can help.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine will accurately diagnose what the injury is, avoiding unnecessary and costly ankle surgery. Perhaps it is something more complicated like a fracture, a torn ligament or a partial tear. Alternatively, it could be a sprain. We focus on the root issue and the actual nature of the problem. We involve our patients in their custom treatment plan, interacting with patients and educating them as well. This helps them increase their speed of recovery and contributes to re-injury prevention.
Another commonly mistreated and misdiagnosed problem is a foot injury. Like ankle problems, an injured person will attempt to treat the issue on their own and can make the matter worse. A misdiagnosed foot injury can eventually become a chronic problem. An “over” treated problem that results in foot surgery can lead to unnecessary downtime from activities that you love to do (needless surgery is costly and painful). Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine will help you determine the best treatment protocol. Want us to provide a second opinion? Give us a call and we can help.
Only a podiatrist that has experience in intricacies of foot and ankle injury can accurately diagnose the true nature of an ankle or foot problem.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is a personal and affordable approach to sports medicine.