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National Flip Flops Day Jun 17th, 2021

Are flip flops your go to footwear for summer? Are you a year-round lover of these sandals? Traditional flip flops are widely available and are typically flimsy, thin, and flat.  Use of these sandals can leave you open to develop painful conditions like Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and...

Serving our patients. Mar 23rd, 2020

Your skilled team at Kinetic Foot and Ankle centrally located between Denver and Aurora is convenient for the entire Denver metro and can see ankle fractures, foot fractures and trauma urgently and have on call staff available after office hours. We can help to unburden the urgent cares and ER's...

Basics for Post-Surgery Care Mar 18th, 2020

The first few days post-surgery can be the most challenging due to pain, swelling, and general tiredness following anesthesia. Dr. Marc House at Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic sets clear expectations for post-surgical instructions.  Following these instructions helps to ensure proper recovery and better outcomes for the patient. The basics...

Preparing for Foot or Ankle Surgery Mar 11th, 2020

Marc House, DPM is a foot and ankle surgeon with over 16 years of surgical expertise in elective and traumatic injury repairs. For example, elective surgeries may include correction of painful bunion or hammertoe, or repair of chronically unstable tendons.  A traumatic injury could require reconstruction of a fracture in...

Common Foot Ailments-Achilles Tendonitis Mar 3rd, 2020

What Is the Achilles Tendon?   The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. It runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping...

Common Foot Ailments-Plantar Fasciitis Jan 23rd, 2020

  Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are...

Common Foot Ailments-Bunions Jan 9th, 2020

Here in Denver, we dislike anything that could slow down our active lifestyles.  So, what can we do about common causes for foot pain?  For this first part of the year, we're going to shed light on some conditions that may put a damper on your favorite activities. If foot...

Youth Sports and Foot Health-Calcaneal Aphophysitis (Sever's Disease) Nov 12th, 2019

At Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic the most common youth sports concern we see is calcaneal apophysitis, which you may have heard referred to as "Sever's Disease."  The name Sever's disease can be misleading because it is not truly a "disease," but a painful inflammation that occurs from repetitive stress....

Youth Sports and Foot Health-Fractures Oct 25th, 2019

This week's Youth Sports topic is about fractures of the foot or ankle.  A fracture defined as a partial or complete break in a bone. An injury such as rolling an ankle or other impact to the foot or ankle, can cause fracture at the injury site.  Stress fractures can also...

Youth Sports and Foot Health-Ankle Sprains Oct 18th, 2019

Fall sports are in full swing, and soon you may be preparing for a winter sport. Injuries unfortunately become more common with increases in activity and especially with sports like soccer and basketball with prolonged running and quick starts and stops.  What injuries should you be aware of for your...