Do you have numbness, tingling, or shooting pain to your feet? Do you have foot pain at night?Learn More
Is foot or ankle pain or injury keeping you from your sport or favorite activity?Learn More
Whatever the reason, pain is never normal. So whether it's a bad ankle slowing down your game, heel pain in the morning or numbness and tingling in your feet, Utah's Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute can help.
Dr. Brandt R. Gibson, DPM, actually wrote the book on foot pain: My Feet Hurt! A Users Guide to Optimized Foot & Ankle Health. He also provides additional information through special reports and audio CDs. Be sure to order your copy today.
At Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute in American Fork, Utah, we understand that you have a life. We won't keep you waiting for an appointment, can often work around your work schedule and won't keep you waiting in the clinic. We usually will not require you to stop your normal activities. We put you first, and we will help you recover quickly - without interfering in your life.
Although foot pain is never normal, it is very common and can often limit your ability to continue to function in normal living and normal life. Due to the complexity of the foot structures (including 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons, and an intricate web of nerves and blood vessels), there can be a large number of causes for foot pain. Careful evaluation of your foot or ankles may be required to determine the cause of your aching feet.
Do you suffer from numbness or tingling in your feet? Neuropathy (nerve damage) is most commonly associated with diabetes, but there are nearly 100 other possible causes, including:
All of these can cause the nerves in your feet to become overly sensitive to pain or to become completely numb. The good news is that many of those aches and pains you thought you had to live with are treatable.
At Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute, we will start by treating the symptoms to give you immediate pain relief. Then, we will work with you to diagnose the root cause and cure it as quickly as possible.
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Our world consists of multiple small organisms that can cause an infection. In fact, we are constantly being bombarded with information about infection risks, or lifestyle changes that are important to minimize infection. Whether the infection comes from fungus, bacteria or even viruses, symptoms are usually similar and can be evaluated to determine if you have an infection.
The most common signs of infection include:
Other signs may include fever, chills, nausea or vomitting.
As you look for these signs, you may have a better idea if you have an infection.
If you have a bunion, treatment options exist including conservative and surgical options. Most of our patients come in after years of suffering and find the options are usually much better than they expected. Don't you deserve to be without pain?
A common problem we encounter is curling toes, otherwise called hammertoes or mallet toes.
What is this problem?
What caused it and are there treatment options?
If you have curling toes, have toes that rub on your shoes, can't walk without toe pain, you may have hammertoes and should look for treatment options. Here at Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute, we see this problem regularly and can give you your options.
You looked at your feet and found a lesions, a sore or a new area of thick skin on your feet. Maybe you have thickening, or swelling under the skin. Many different lesions, tumors or growths can be found on the feet and all can be treated.
These are important questions that must be evaluated carefully. Although dangerous lesions are uncommon on the feet, painful lesions, tumors or growths are very common. To get your the appropriate treatment, it is important that you understand what is there...
With the new trends of barefoot running, shoes designed to simulate being barefoot and new shoes to exercise your feet and legs, the question about what shoes to buy has become more common. How do you find a quality shoe?
As you look for quality shoes, whether for you or a family member, it is recommended that you follow some key recommendations. Although shoes don't usually cause foot or ankle problems, they can aggrevate a problem or a good shoe can reduce associated problems and even discomfort.
As your feet carry your through life, a shoe (if chosen correctly) can greatly improve your comfort and your ability to continue to function. Get a good shoe, you deserve it!
Nobody wants to live on crutches for weeks following foot surgery. And much as we like to kick off our shoes, prop up our feet and relax, even that gets old. After all, there's work to be done, games to be played and places to go.
Our goal is to get you back on your feet faster than you'd expect.
So if you've been putting off that bunion surgery, for example, for a "less busy" period of your life, don't. Instead, opt for Dr. Gibson's self-proclaimed "walking bunions" surgery, so nicknamed because patients can walk the same day.
If you've struggled with foot pain that never left after that bad sprain, ask us about our new surgery for Lisfranc injuries, a rare but painful condition in which a sprain has not fully healed.
Also, a new no-incision surgery can help your heel pain and get you back to normal shoes within days. Usually, plantar fasciitis or heel spur surgeries would take you off your feet for weeks, but not with this new revolutionary procedure for heel pain.
The foot is a complex biological masterpiece consisting of 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons and an intricate web of nerves and blood vessels.
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