Blog Archive

The Dangers of Going Barefoot in the Summer Jun 15th, 2020

Summertime may seem like the perfect time to go barefoot. However, many hazards lurk that could be dangerous to your feet, especially if you have certain health conditions. In this blog, Kerry E. Berg, DPM, at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shares some of the risks...

Don’t Suffer the Pain: Relieve It with In-Office Treatment for Ingrown Toenails May 20th, 2020

If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, you know how painful the condition can be. With an ingrown toenail, the tips of your toes may be red and swollen. While the internet has lots of suggestions about how to treat ingrown toenails with home remedies, this is a condition that...

Diabetic? Here’s Why You Need a Podiatrist to Help You Care for Your Feet Apr 9th, 2020

An estimated 30 million people in the United States live with diabetes. Unfortunately, foot problems are very common in people with diabetes. Because of this, if you have diabetes, you should regularly see a podiatrist. In this blog, Kerry E. Berg, DPM, at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates discusses how...

Everything You Need to Know About Gout Mar 9th, 2020

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes pain and swelling in one or more joints. It most commonly affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It can be extremely painful, enough so that it might even wake you from a deep sleep. More than 8 million...

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot in the Locker Room Jan 1st, 2020

Athlete's foot doesn't just happen to athletes. It can occur to anyone that wears sneakers or uses communal showers and locker rooms. While athlete's foot is completely treatable, it can be annoying and hard to get rid of. Whether you've never had it or have recently experienced the fungus, you...

When You Should See a Podiatrist For a Wound on Your Feet Dec 1st, 2019

Your feet have a tough job to do, carrying you everywhere you need to go, supporting and balancing your entire body while propelling you forward with great flexibility and versatility. It’s no wonder it feels good to put your feet up after a busy day. Located where they are, your...

What's Causing Your Heel Pain? Nov 1st, 2019

It’s frustrating when you’re slowed down by a problem with a part of your body you rarely think about: your heel. Yet heel pain is one of the most common foot problems that Dr. Kerry Berg treats here at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Your foot...

How To Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming a Chronic Instability Oct 1st, 2019

You’re walking along, everything is fine, and then you feel it. That nasty little twist, the feeling of your foot turning unnaturally, followed by pain. Maybe you stepped off a curb wrong, or in a hole, or a rock turned under your foot — whatever happened, the result is a...

Living With and Treating Plantar Fasciitis Sep 1st, 2019

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 1 percent of adults in the United States are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis each year. Women are more likely than men to develop it, and a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more makes it five times more likely that you’ll...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Aug 6th, 2019

Millions of Americans live with diabetes. Diabetics face many possible long-term health effects, most commonly with their feet. If you have diabetes, it’s important to take care of your feet. Certain problems are more likely to affect your feet if you have diabetes. Dr. Kerry Berg at Intermountain Foot &...

Summertime Tips for Healthy Feet Jul 25th, 2019

Summer means more time outdoors hiking, biking, playing sports, or spending a lot of time at the pool or beach, which can take a toll on your feet. If you develop a problem with your feet, Kerry E. Berg, DPM and our friendly team at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates...

What Can I Do About My Bunions? Jun 20th, 2019

A bunion is a permanent joint deformity of the big toe caused by arthritis, injuries, or pronation issues involving the natural movement of your foot. If you have any of these conditions, your big toe may become misaligned over time and turn inward toward your other toes. This causes the...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: The Non-Invasive Remedy for Plantar Fasciitis You Haven't Tried May 23rd, 2019

Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Then you've experienced stabbing pain in your feet, usually near your heel. Plantar fasciitis is typically worse in the morning and makes waking up miserable. But there’s good news. Leading board-certified podiatrist Kerry Berg, DPM can ease your pain. How? With extracorporeal shock wave...

Why Every Diabetic Needs a Podiatrist on Their Wellness Team Apr 16th, 2019

When you skinned your knee as a little kid, you probably wished you weren’t able to feel the pain. After all, who wants to suffer? But pain is your body’s way of calling attention to an injury so that you can take care of it and start the healing process....

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require a Visit to the Podiatrist? Mar 18th, 2019

That unrelenting, throbbing pain in your big toe –  the one that hurts with every step – is likely caused by an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails afflict about 5% of Americans every year. Sometimes they are remedied with home care. Other times, a podiatrist’s treatment is required. Kerry Berg, DPM...

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics Go Well Beyond Foot Pain Feb 14th, 2019

Not everyone is born with perfect feet. And even if they do start out that way, life can throw a few obstacles in your path that end up making your feet hurt — every single day. Certain shoe styles, medical conditions such as diabetes, and even healthy-for-you sports can create...