What Is PTTD?The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening ...Read More
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 several potential ...Read More
What Is Flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch. Other characteristics shared by most ...Read More
What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin. Ganglion cysts are among ...Read More
Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge. Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but it can occur between ...Read More
Weak ankles may be a result of previous ankle injuries, but in some cases they are a congenital (at birth) condition. The ankles are sore, and “give way” easily while standing, walking, or doing other activities. When an ankle is injured, it may take a few weeks to many months to fully heal. Often, ...Read More
Varicose veins are usually due to improperly functioning valves within the veins. The veins typically appear prominent or look "raised." The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may ...Read More
What is Turf Toe? Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running ...Read More
Toe walking, a condition in which a person walks on the toes or ball of the foot, is most often seen in young children learning to walk. A child who does not outgrow toe walking in early childhood should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Toe walking may be idiopathic (habitual) or it can be caused ...Read More
The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Of the 26 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist. ...Read More
INCREDIBLE DOCTOR!! Dr. Mechanik is the best doctor I have ever seen. He was truly interested in getting to know me and about my condition. I had been to 5 other foot specialist before him. He immediately knew what I had, which none of the other doctors even mentioned. After three years in pain, he fixed me. He is the smartest and kindest doctor I have ever had. Hands down Best Foot and Ankle Doc in Colorado and the USA. If you have a foot or ankle problem, Dr. Mechanik is who you need!
Very knowledgeable and willing to take time to explain conditions and solutions. Suggested several alternatives to surgery which was refreshing. Listens well and heard my concerns. Great experience.
I have been a patient of Dr. Mechanik for over 3 years. He is wonderful to work with. I had a torn plantar fascia and her repaired it with a stem cell patch. My foot has never felt better! The office staff is so nice!
Outstanding bedside manner, kind, friendly, and compassionate. He is very personable and is committed to making you feel better. He is also just genuinely a good human being. I would recommend him to anyone with any foot related issues. He took care of my chronic, painful ingrown toenails and I feel like my quality of life has improved.
Clearly understood the problem before diagnosis and identified the problem to me so i understood what and how to improve it.
Very professional staff and very knowledge!!
Dr. Mechanik was patient and informative with my pre-teen son who was reluctant to have anything done to a painful ingrown toenail. Dr. Mechanik handled it swiftly the day of our first appointment, removing the ingrown toenail, which was able to heal quickly according to the predicted schedule. We appreciate the patience, understanding and great manner that Dr. Mechanik exhibited, which really helped my son through a painful situation.
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