Foot Conditions We Treat

Compassionate Podiatry serving Patients in Colorado Springs and nearby areas

Dr. Judd Davis of A New Step Foot & Ankle Clinics is a Colorado Springs podiatrist who is trained in evaluation, management, and treatment of toe, foot and ankle ailments. Below are a few of the conditions we treat.

Your feet are important! If you have any foot or ankle pain from a sports injury, arthritis/joint pain, skin problems, etc. it is important to a visit a podiatrist. Foot pain is not normal.  If you have diabetic foot issues it is especially important to be evaluated by a foot doctor as these can lead to severe complications.

For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. Our feet are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them. That’s why it’s important to visit a podiatrist when something seems wrong with your feet. If you need assistance from a compassionate podiatrist we invite you to contact A New Step Foot & Ankle Clinics in Colorado Springs today!


Sprains, Strains & Fractures: The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. A fracture is actually a break in the bone. At A New Step Foot & Ankle Clinics we treat all sorts of foot and ankle injuries including:


Podiatrists play a key role in helping patients manage diabetes successfully and avoid foot-related complications.

Diabetic Wound Care: A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot.


  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Heel Spur: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, an inflamed ligament that attaches to the bottom of the heel bone (calcaneus).  We have many treatments for this.
  • Tendonitis: is the inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is a common cause of heel or ankle pain.
  • Other common types of tendonitis we treat are peroneal or posterior tibial tendonitis.  If left unchecked these tendons can sometimes tear or rupture as the tendon fibers become chronically weakened and injured.


  • Ingrown Toenails: Ingrown toenails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the skin and soft tissue, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling.  If infection is present (paronychia), antibiotics and temporary removal of the nail border may be needed.  An office based procedure called a matrixectomy can provide more permanent long term relief.
  • Toenail Fungus: Toenail fungus is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. The disease is characterized by a progressive change in a toenail’s thickness and color.


  • Arthritis: Common types we treat are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Bunions: A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe caused by misalignment of the bones.
  • Gout
  • Hallux Limitus: this is degradation of the cartilage in the big toe joint which can lead to pain and stiffness.
  • Hammertoes: A hammertoe is a contracture, or bending, of the toe caused by muscle imbalance or injury.
  • Neuromas: A neuroma is a painful condition, caused by chronic irritation to a nerve branch on the ball of the foot frequently found between the third and fourth toes.


  • Athlete’s Foot: Athlete’s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus. It most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment which encourages fungal growth.
  • Sweaty Feet: Excessive sweating of the feet is called hyperhidrosis. People whose feet sweat excessively often also have problems with excessive sweating of the palms and/or foot odor, called bromhidrosis.
  • Warts: Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin.
  • Calluses/Corns: These areas of thickened skin usually form on pressure points from a prominent bone, toe deformities such as hammer toes or bunions that cause friction and rubbing against adjacent toes, or shoes that are too tight.


  • Toenail infections: bacterial infection called paronychia, or fungal infection called onychomycosis.
  • Diabetic wound infections: can lead to cellulitis or abscess formation.
  • Bone infections: called osteomyelitis are often preceded by a wound or puncture injury.
  • Foreign body infections: thorns, splinters, glass, toothpicks, sewing needles, etc…
  • Ulcer infections: these open wounds in the skin can lead to a myriad of different infections and often occur in those with neuropathy or circulatory problems.