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Regular OFFiCE Hours

Monday - Thursday
Monday - Thursday
7:30a - 3:30p
7:30a - 12p
Closed holidays and weekends.
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.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is skilled and qualified to provide ingrown toenail relief and – more importantly – can determine when the problem is something more complicated. Dr. Hecker has treated thousands of patients, helping them to get back on their feet and back to the things they love to do. We work with patients to find the best treatment options, educating them through the process to help prevent re-injury and provide ingrown toenail relief and removal.

Ingrown toenails often begin with trimming toenails too short. This is particularly common on the sides of the big toes. Ingrown toenails can also be caused by shoe pressure (from footwear that is too short or too tight), fungus infection, injury, poor foot structure, or heredity. Ingrown toenail pain happens when the corners or sides of a person's toenail dig into the surrounding skin, sometimes causing an infection.

Many people will try “bathroom surgery” to find ingrown toenail relief, resulting in chronic infection. There are many non-surgical ingrown toenail treatments that will bring relief.

Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:

  • Trimming toenails straight across without rounding corners.
  • Ensuring that socks and footwear not too tight.
  • Keeping feet, socks and shoes clean at all times.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is where the doctor involves patients in their healing process and 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.

Dr. Thomas Hecker

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.

How much does it cost?

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.

Your Strength...Renewed