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Regular OFFiCE Hours

Monday - Thursday
Monday - Thursday
7:30a - 3:30p
Friday
Friday
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.

What is Turf Toe?

The easiest answer to what turf toe is, is a sprain of the main joint in a person’s big toe. This will happen when a big toe is powerfully bent up to the point of hyperextension. This will happen when an athlete is pushing off into a sprint.

Turf toe is typically associated with football, because the injury became more common when players started playing on artificial grass. But you don’t have to be on a football team to get a sprain of this type. It happens in many different activities and sports.

Turf Toe Treatment

Turf toe treatment is most effective when the injury first happens. Resting, ice packing the injury, compression and elevation will go a long way in bringing healing more quickly.

Sometimes the injury is more severe and the pain is persistent. If this is the case, you need to be evaluated. An evaluation will determine if the problem is more serious and needs a different approach.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins will accurately diagnose what your injury is, avoiding unnecessary and costly surgery. Perhaps your pain is something more complicated like a torn ligament or a partial tear. 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.

The Regenerative Protocol

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    Evaluation of injury by physical exam

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    Imaging: X-ray, CT, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI to determine significance of injured structures

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    Temporary stabilization of structure using orthotics, bracing devices, or cam walker boot

Regenerative Treatments

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    Piezoelectric impulse

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    Laser light therapy

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    Hypertonic dextrose solution - Prolotherapy

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    Amniotic tissue matrix

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    Regenerative Injection

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”.

What Makes Dr. Hecker Different?

The short answer is that our Fort Collins podiatry clinic has a patient-centered focus on non-surgical repair and “return to life activities”, not expensive (and sometimes unnecessary) surgery. We believe it is important for you to understand and have help with all of your healing options and foot maintenance.

Thomas Hecker DPM has a mission: to bring techniques and opportunities to people that are less expensive than conventional procedures, require less downtime, yet still offer the ability for very successful and very high-end recovery.

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