Foot & Ankle

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies provides comprehensive, highly specialized foot & ankle care to residents of northern Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Our doctors have the knowledge that comes from years of experience focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full spectrum of foot-ankle injuries and disorders.

Our four specialists take care of patients with foot and ankle concerns throughout the day in clinic. Each doctor’s practice provides this specialty-focused care.

The physicians can help you with diagnosis and treatment of such problems as arthritis, fractures and other trauma, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, Achilles tendon injuries, and sprains.

Our personalized foot & ankle injury care includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

The Foot & Ankle

The human foot is a flexible structure made up of 26 bones, as well as a number of joints, muscles, and other soft tissue.

Muscles, tendons, and ligaments run along the surfaces of the feet, allowing the complex movements needed for motion and balance. The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the calf muscle and is essential for running, jumping, and standing on the toes.

The ankle bone and the ends of the two lower leg bones make up the ankle joint. Ligaments connect the bones to each other and stabilize it. Muscles and tendons provide movement for the ankle.

Conditions Treated:

  • Achilles injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains

Our foot and ankle team comprises:

  • Drs. Michael Houghton and Wes Jackson. They are orthopaedic surgeons who have experience in performing hundreds of foot and ankle surgeries each year. They also help many patients who don’t need surgery. Both surgeons perform ankle replacement surgery and ankle fusion surgery. Dr. Houghton is taking part in a national study on the two surgeries.
  • Drs. Nathan Hunt and Emily Wasko are podiatrists who offer patients surgical and non-surgical treatments for foot and ankle problems, sports-athletic injuries, and diabetes-related conditions of the foot and ankle.

Our Foot-Ankle Specialists

Click on the names below to get to know our physicians.

Physicians Office Locations
Michael Houghton, MD Fort Collins, Loveland
Wesley Jackson, MD Fort Collins, Loveland
Nathan Hunt, DPM (inc. diabetic foot-wound care) Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley
Emily Wasko, DPM (inc. diabetic foot, wound care) Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley

Appointments

To schedule an appointment and evaluation with one of our foot and ankle specialists, please call our schedulers at 970-419-7050, or call 1-800-722-7441 and ask for scheduling.

Learn More

Check out our conditions and surgeries page.

Read more at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons patient information website.

Read helpful information at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society