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Recently Dr Lorry Melnick had the privilage of being on Fox 31 News to talk about flip flops and some of the issues that they cause. Here is a link to the report and video of Dr Melnicks segment: http://kdvr.com/2014/06/02/avoid-foot-injuries-caused-by-flip-flops

     Ronnie Hillman suffered a ankle injury with just under 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter in the Broncos Cowboys game on Sunday October 6th. Hillman was taken out for a few plays and then returned looking like nothing had happened. Hillman has been doing great for the Denver Broncos this season. He averages 4.3 yards a carry with a season high against the Raiders of 7.3 Yards. Coach John Fox said after the game " that running back Ronnie Hillman (ankle) was injured". We think that his injury was very minimal because he came back to the game so fast and appeared to be just fine. We will see how good he plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars On Sunday at 2:00pm.


Denver Bronco's All Pro Left Tackle Ryan Clady is out for the remainder of the season with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. He received the injury late in the game against the New York Giants. 
     A Lisfranc injury is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the metatarsal
 bones are displaced from the tarsus. This type of injury is named after Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin, a French Sugeon who first described the injury in 1815.
      With this type of injury he will need to immobilize his foot with a walking boot. Heeling time is typically 6 weeks or longer. 


As we all know Clady was an excellent blocker, all we can do know is hope that Chris Clark can fill in his big shoes.


March 29, 2013
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     A Child's feet are different from an adults feet, because they are still developing and are not yet in full maturation form. In fact a child’s foot is not fully developed until 16 to 18 years old. In general, children are more active and use their feet more than adults do, because of this children can suffer from different conditions than adults do.

     In order to keep your child’s feet healthy, it’s recommended that a child be evaluated by a podiatrist while still in infancy to rule out any congenital conditions, such as club foot. After that initial visit your child should be re-evaluated again between the age of 1 and 2 to identify any developmental issues with their ability to walk properly.

     Foot pain is never normal in your child. Listen for the following complaints, which indicate your child is having trouble with their feet.

     Pain in the foot, knee, or lower back.
Your child is complaining about being tired while walking.
Your child does not like to play in sports due to pain in the feet.

     If your child has had any of these complaints, he or she needs to be evaluated by a podiatrist.

     Conditions Seen in Children’s Feet:

     Flat Feet:
Flat Feet can cause pain in the legs and feet of children. This condition is caused by a lack of tissue support in the ankle. Determining if your child has flat feet, requires a thorough analysis of thier walking posture.

     Intoeing or pigeon-toeing:
Intoeing occurs when a child’s gait includes an inward appearance of the toes. Some children will grow out of this condition, but for others, treatment is required.

     Toe Walking:
Toe walking is a condition seen in many children. It is caused by a tight Achilles tendon which will cause pain and discomfort when walking on the heel. Treating this condition conservatively is our main objective but in some cases surgery is required.

     Ingrown Toenails:
This condition is common in children, and seen often in our office. Ingrown toenails are when the side of one of the toenails grows into the soft flesh of the toe. You can help to prevent an ingrown by cutting the toenails straight across and not cutting into the corners and wearing appropriately sized shoes.

     Symptoms include:

Redness to the side of the nail
Difficulty wearing shoes

     Treatment includes:

Antibiotics, soap, and removal of the offending nail under local anesthesia.

Warts are also common in children.  Warts are skin growths, which are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be prevented by not walking barefoot in public places, especially around the pool, which is the most common place children catch the condition.

     Symptoms include:

Scaling on the bottom of the foot – this is painful and feels like a needle shooting through the area.

     Contact us If your child is suffering from any of these painful issues.

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     Ty Lawson did play in last nights game against the Spurs, however he did not play as well as expected. Lawson said it felt like he "couldn't move" during his 20 minutes of play time. "I had no lift on my shot, jumping off one foot" Lawson said. It was not hard to tell that Lawson was struggling from his injury, making only one of seven shots for two points two steals and only three assists during his play time. It is no surprise that Ty Lawson said he "probably" wont play in tomorrow nights game against the Net's. " I probably need to take a couple of days off to let it heel all the way" he said. Luckily for him the Nuggets wont play again after Friday until next Wednesday. In the meantime Andre Miller will start for the nuggets in Lawson's place. Miller has been doing great this season with one of the best shot percentages in the league.