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Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine: Kevin Blue, DPM
About Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine
About Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine


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Ultimate Guide to Recovering from Foot & Ankle Surgery (

Recovering from foot or ankle surgery can be a challenging process. We're no longer able to move around in the way that we're used to, and something as basic as walking becomes difficult.

While Dr. Blue will let you know the specifics on how to prepare for your surgery, and what to expect from recovery, this handy guide gives lots of in-depth information on how to prepare your home and life so you're set up for success. It reviews little things like putting any throw rugs, to bigger things like arranging for temporary disability.

Of course, should you have any questions, our office is here to help. Head over to our website to find our contact information and book an appointment online if needed:

#anklesurgery #footsurgery #podiatrist #health
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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms (

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the strong band of tissue that extends lengthwise across the bottom of the foot, from the base of the toes to the heel. Plantar fasciitis is a "wear and tear" injury, and commonly occurs when we get older.

Symptoms include chronic heel pain, stabbing pain after a long rest (such as sitting or sleeping), and pain during exercise. While these symptoms may subside after walking a bit, the condition will stay. Dr. Blue has helped many patients get back to their active lifestyles. Head over to our website to learn more about plantar fasciitis, and book an appointment online today:

#plantarfasciitis #heelpain #footpain #podiatrist #parker #colorado
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How to Train Harder & Stay Injury-Free (

Committing to living a healthier lifestyle, losing fat, and gaining muscle is commendable. It can be very frustrating when your routine gets thrown off due to an injury. To train more effectively and reduce your chance of sustaining a soft-tissue injury, follow these suggestions:

Do dynamic stretching before workouts _ Dynamic stretching routines vary greatly, but the goal should be to spend three to five minutes working your way up through a series of activities of increasing intensity.

Start slow This means getting under the bar and performing a few light sets, generally in a higher rep range. This helps to increase blood flow to the muscles and joints that you'll be working.
Stretch afterward _ After your workout is the time to sit and hold some static stretches with the muscle groups you've trained.

Roll muscles _ A high-density foam roller can help rub out pesky knots and release tension in aching muscle bellies._

Head over to the linked article for details and more information.

#workout #exercise #health #fitness
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Do Heating Pads After a Workout Reduce Soreness? (

Getting in a good workout session or a run can make you feel fantastic, but also leave you sore that night and into the next day. However, feeling sore after a workout isn't a measure of effectiveness. You can also feel sore from not warming up or cooling down properly, not getting the right nutrition before or after your workout, and even how much sleep you've gotten.

In any case, heat will help your sore muscles. Either use a heating pad or slip into a nice, hot bath. Either way, about 20 minutes of heat will get you sorted.

#postworkout #fitness #soremuscles #workout
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Symptoms of Toe Arthritis (

When most people think arthritis, they usually think about a stiff knee or shoulder. However, arthritis can develop in any joint of your body. If you've been experiencing pain, stiffness, swelling, and clicking or popping noises in one or more of your toes, arthritis may be to blame.

While there's no cure for arthritis, symptoms can be managed with ibuprofen (or aspirin), heat and cold therapy, and gentle stretching & movement.

Head over to the linked article (above) to learn more about symptoms of arthritis in the toe.

#toepain #arthritis #footpain
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Yoga Routine for Sore Feet (

Whether it was a long day standing on your feet, you walked for a long time, or went out in heels, our feet can benefit from a few yoga poses. Before you think that yoga is just for stretching out the body, give this video a shot. The poses will not only help you stretch out the soreness in your feet, but they will strengthen the muscles in your feet if done regularly.

Head over to the linked video for a free 30-minute yoga class that will keep your feet and body feeling good.

If you do it, let us know how you liked the video!

#yoga #footcare #foothealth #sorefeet
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What Nutritionists Have for Breakfast (

On limited time, eating a good, nutritious breakfast in the morning can be a challenge. However, research shows that eating a healthy breakfast (one that's not a bagel or donut) helps us with weight management, improved energy, better mood, clearer thinking, and memory retention. What's the best way to balance a healthy breakfast on little time?

Thankfully, the linked article has suggestions from sixteen different nutritionists on healthy, filling breakfasts that can all be made on limited time. Head over to the article for all the suggestions!

#diet #breakfast #health #nutrition
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Focused in Biomechanics for Superior Care (

Biomechanics focuses on the way the body moves and functions, and subsequently, the health of the systems that allow us to move and function properly. Within podiatry specifically, we look at the functions of the lower extremities, and how well you walk, run, and stand.

Biomechanics isn't solely for professional athletes. Dr. Blue is passionate about making sure all of his patients have access to the same level of treatment that they do. Head over to our website to learn more about biomechanics, and even schedule an appointment online:

#biomechanics #podiatry #sportsmedicine #parker #colorado
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Common Running Injuries & How to Avoid (

While running is a fantastic cardiovascular workout that tones legs and buttocks, it certainly isn't the safest activity. Nearly 80 percent of runners are injured in some fashion each year. Most injuries are overuse injuries - the stress from hitting the pavement repeatedly puts quite a bit of stress on our bones, muscles, and tissues.

The linked article goes through the most common injuries that happen while running, how to rehab the injury, and how to prevent a relapse. Head over to the linked article for all the information.

#running #runninginjury #sportsmedicine
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Effective Low-Impact Exercises (

Whether you're recovering from an injury, don't like to run, or if running just isn't in the cards for you, there are other cardio exercises you can do that provide the same health benefits as running. If you're looking to improve your health, lose weight, and add muscle, you may want to consider some of the low-impact exercises in the list below (and continued in the link).

1. Walking
2. Elliptical
3. StairMaster
4. Elliptical
5. Strength training
6. Cycling
7. Rowing
8. Yoga
9. Hiking
10. Rock Climbing

Check out the linked article for 11 more suggestions on good low-impact cardio workouts.

#lowimpact #exercise #cardio #health
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