Children's Hospital Colorado
Orthopedics Institute
Orthopedics Institute

Foot and Ankle Conditions

A close-up of a kid's bare feet.At Children’s Hospital Colorado, our pediatric orthopedic experts treat all types of foot and ankle conditions – from common ankle sprains to more complex conditions like clubfoot.

Common conditions

Ankle sprain
An ankle sprain is caused from twisting or turning the ankle past its normal range of motion, which causes stretching or tearing of ligaments. Our board-certified Sports Medicine team helps treat ankle sprains that can happen while playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces or falling.

Broken bones
Broken bones (also called bone fractures) are a common injury in kids, teens and young athletes. There are several different types of foot and ankle fractures, which affect the way doctors at Children’s Colorado will treat your child’s broken bone.

Clubfoot is a deformity of the foot that requires treatment from an experienced orthopedist. A child with clubfoot has an abnormally positioned foot that causes him or her to turn the ankle inward and walk on the toe and outside edge of the foot.

Flexible flatfoot
Flatfoot is a condition that occurs when the foot’s arch seems to shrink or disappear, making the foot look flat. Our doctors treat both types of flat footedness, known as flexible flatfoot and rigid flatfoot.

Sever's disease
Sever’s disease is a condition occurring in pre-adolescents that causes pain, swelling and soreness in the heel bone. Our orthopedic specialists help treat Sever’s disease by focusing on controlling the pain, which usually goes away after the adolescent growth spurt.

Other foot and ankle conditions

Because we diagnose and treat so many types of foot and ankle conditions – even the very rare ones – some of them might not be listed on this website. Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment: 720-777-6600.

See a list of more orthopedic conditions we treat.