Treatments

Ankle Specialists

The ankle is susceptible to pain due to injury or disease, because of its weight bearing function.  Ankle injuries can occur due to trauma such as auto accidents, during sporting activities or during simple daily activities. If the ankle bones twist or receive too much...

dr van brederode performing foot surgery
Foot Surgery

Dr. Broyles and Dr. van Brederode are board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Utilizing both in-office and hospital facilities, The doctors of Alta Ridge Foot Specialists surgically treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions including: Bunions Heel Spurs Metatarsal Abnormalities Hammertoes Soft Tissue...

foot being wrapped for injury
Sports Medicine

The doctors of Alta Ridge Foot Specialists are ready to help you with your sports-related foot and ankle injury. The doctors stay very active currently with running, and hiking, and participated in sports when they were younger. Because of this, they can relate to how...

feet walking through grass
Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common types of foot pain. Children can develop pain due to inflammation of the heel growth plate (see Children’s Foot Problems). Those in all age groups can fracture (break) their heel bone due to trauma or overuse. Nerve...

feet with bunions
Bunions

Bunions are a frequently encountered foot problem. The bunion is caused by heredity, flat feet, arthritis, trauma, and neuromuscular conditions. Usually the bunion is aggravated by tighter shoes and activity. The “bump” at the big toe joint that we call a bunion is actually caused...

feet in bowl of water with flowers
Nail Problems

At Alta Ridge Foot Specialists we are ready for any of your toenail issues whether it is a painful ingrown toenail, a thick, abnormally colored nail, a nail injury, or even toenails that just need trimming. Although a toenail is a small thing, it can...

feet hiding toes
Hammertoes

Hammertoes are often noticed as one develops corns and calluses on their toes. The corn/callus is actually caused by an underlying joint contracture of the toe. This contracture of the toe joint causes the corn/callus and becomes painful as shoes rub on the area. Abnormal...

black and white foot with red ankle pain
Nerve Pain

There are many causes of nerve pain in the foot. Some cases are simple, such as a shoe that is too tight impinging on a nerve leading to pain. Other instances are more complex, such as the metabolic effects of diabetes on the nerve leading...

toe with wart
Warts

Warts can affect all individuals, but seem to be most prevalent in children and teens. A wart is caused by a virus that infects the skin. The body’s immune system does little to fight off the wart because the wart is mostly within the outer...

infant foot
Children’s Foot Problems

Some foot and ankle problems tend to effect children more frequently. Often we excuse their aches or problems as “growing pains”, or try an easy over-the-counter remedy, when really their condition deserves a foot specialist’s attention. In fact, early treatment of some conditions may reduce or...