Wheat Ridge Clinic • 3555 N Lutheran Pkwy Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Lakewood Clinic • 255 Union Blvd Lakewood, CO 80228

Call Us! 303.422.6043 (Wheat Ridge) · 303.985.1212 (Lakewood)
Fax 303.422.0551 (Wheat Ridge) · 303-985-8498 (Lakewood)

  • Table Mountain is in the area of both offices and is on the NW side of Denver; it's in Golden where Dr. Valenti grew up.
  • Dr. Still performing surgery
  • Table Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic proudly serves the Denver Metro Area.
  • Whether visiting our Lakewood or Wheat Ridge Clinic, our podiatrists and clinic staff provide excellent care.
  • Drs. Valenti and Still of Table Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic
  • Our friendly staff is committed to your care.

Welcome to Table Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic

Specializing in Primary & Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Metro Denver area we have four podiatric physicians and two locations to serve you. Our two locations are in Wheat Ridge and Lakewood.

Mission Statement

The goal of Table Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic is to provide timely and compassionate care leading to improved experiences in foot and ankle healthcare.

Foot and ankle pain is not normal

Many common foot problems are easily treatable. The foot and ankle are the most neglected parts of our bodies. Over a lifetime they endure an incredible amount of abuse. Our office has advanced diagnostic modalities and treatment plans. Compassionate care in a friendly environment is our primary concern.

Advanced Medical Care

Whether your foot and ankle problem is old or new, simple or complex, let us relieve your pain. If you have diabetes you should see a podiatric physician regularly to prevent significant problems from arising. With offices in Wheat Ridge and Lakewood the physicians at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle offer the full range of care from conservative treatments to well planned surgery to get you pain free.

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Common Conditions and Treatments

Below are some common foot and ankle problems that we treat. Please click on any of the common problems to explore more information.

About Your Care

care1Podiatric physicians are the premiere specialists for medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle in the U.S. Podiatrists receive a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) from one of seven accredited podiatric medical schools in the country. Podiatric medical school is four years in length after one completes a science or pre-medical bachelor degree program. Podiatrists are defined as physicians and have the ability to prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform surgery. In the state of Colorado podiatrists are licensed and regulated by the department of regulatory agencies under physicians.

After completing podiatric medical school, podiatrists go through residency training in an accredited hospital. Residency programs range from two to three years. Residency programs focus on medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle in close relation with other physicians and resident physicians in orthopedics, family practice, internal medicine, infectious disease, endocrinology, emergency medicine, general, vascular and plastic surgery.

Podiatric physicians vary in the types of surgery they perform and care they provide. They often work closely with your primary care doctor to provide the best and most appropriate care possible for foot and ankle problems. The physicians at Table Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic have certain areas that they treat often and have a special interest in. For example Dr. Valenti performs a high volume of bunion surgery and difficult foot and leg wounds. Dr. Still often treats nerve entrapments of the foot and ankle as well reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.  All of the physicians at the clinic are very experienced in wound care and treatment of difficult wounds of the lower leg and foot.

The podiatric physicians at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic all believe in a TEAM approach to healthcare. We believe that working with your primary care physician and other specialists in areas such as infectious disease, interventional cardiology, radiology, vascular and orthopedics are important to the care you receive at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic. All of the physicians at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic utilize advanced modalities and techniques in the office as well as surgery. Examples are use of skin substitutes and bioengineered tissue for difficult or chronic wounds. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and non-invasive vascular testing can be done in the office. Custom foot orthotics are used very often to help treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions.

As surgeons the physicians at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic have privileges to perform surgery at a variety of facilities. Please see their bios on the site for the locations where they perform their surgeries.

Meet Your Doctors

The goal of your doctors is to provide you with the utmost compassion and attention in podiatric care.

About the Practice & Practice History

table-mountain-foot-and-ankle clinic-our-practiceDr. Valenti began working at the Wheat Ridge site of Allied Foot & Ankle Clinics in 1999. In 2007 he took over the practice from Allied Foot & Ankle and it was renamed Table Mountain Foot & Ankle. In August 2013 Dr. Wetstine joined the practice and in September 2013 Dr. Still joined the practice merging his nearby practice in Arvada and Golden. In January 2014 the Lakewood location of Allied Foot and Ankle Clinics was purchased by Table Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic.

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna **If HMO will need a referral from PCP for office visit and xrays
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HMO Colorado **Requires a referral from PCP
  • Humana (certain plans)
  • Cigna **some plans require a referral from PCP
    • Great West Cigna
  • Medicare (Regular and Railroad plans)
  • Medicare supplements plan (i.e. AARP, Banker’s Life, etc.)
  • Rocky Mountain HMO
  • Tricare (Standard and Tricare 4 Life)
  • United Healthcare
    • Medicare advantage plans: Primary Physician Partners, New West Physicians, Denver Metro Proprietary. **most plans require a referral from PCP
  • Self Pay patients (discounted rate)

We do not participate with HMO’s through the health reform website. Please verify that we are covered under your specific plan.

Patient Handouts

For your convenience and to save time at your next appointment, please view and download our Patient Packet.
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Here are stretches that our doctors refer to regularly.
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Footnotes - Our Blog

Footnotes is a patient education blog written and updated every few months.

Plantar Fasciitis

November, 2015

With the recent injury to Peyton Manning’s foot, ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ has become a popular question from patients of late. This is the first time I have gotten questions from patients about plantar fasciitis who are not afflicted with heel pain themselves. They are asking me to show them diagrams and predict when he will be back. They are simply curious about the condition and have taken an interest since the future Hall of Fame quarterback for the Denver Broncos has been sidelined by an injury to his plantar fascia.

According to media reports, #18 has partially torn his plantar fascia which is a significantly different injury than ‘plantar fasciitis’. This injury can be serious and difficult for an athlete to recover (quickly) from. Antonio Gates, of the San Diego Chargers, another future Hall of Fame NFL player struggled for two seasons with this same injury. One reason he struggled is because he tried to come back too quickly. The physical demands on a tight end vs a quarterback are different, nonetheless, the injury can be a frustrating one for athlete’s to endure.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common problems that the physicians at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle treat. We see this condition on a daily basis in all ages,sizes and shapes of patients with the exception of children. Children under the age of 17 simply do not get plantar fasciitis. They may get heel pain but it is for entirely different reasons. It is still quite frequent a parent will bring a child into the office and say “my child has plantar fasciitis”, this is not the case. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia and can be acute (recently developed) or chronic or anywhere in between. Most often we see patients afflicted with heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis for 1-6 mos. However, we also see many patients affected with the condition for many years on their first visit into the clinic. More accurately, when foot specialists speak to one another on the topic it is referred to as “plantar fasiosis”. However, for this discussion/blog we will stick to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis, if present for a long enough time period can cause thickening of the plantar fascia which can lead to chronic symptoms. Occasionally, a patient may suffer a tear (most often partially) of the plantar fascia. This injury usually requires a longer period of time to heal but typically doesn’t involve surgery. Most often the tear occurs in a patient who was already experiencing heel pain and further injured or strained it, resulting in a tear. However, sometimes a person may tear their plantar fascia in a sudden or abrupt move or stress to the foot. This might occur in a variety of sports. Lastly, the plantar fascia may also tear from the use of steroid injections into the area. This is rare but can happen especially if a patient is too active or engages in strenuous activity within just a few days after an injection of steroid (i.e.:cortisone) to the area. More often this happens when multiple injections are given to the same area in too short a time frame. A tear of the plantar fascia usually is diagnosed with an MRI. Sometimes, a musculoskeletal ultrasound may also indicate a tear is present. However, podiatrists usually must rely on their clinical diagnosis skills and determine when an MRI might be necessary. Most of the time it is not and the patient is suffering from ‘plantar fasciitis’. Frequently patients will report a sudden “pop” or “tear-like” feeling in the arch to indicate a tear. The pain can be excruciating and make walking quite difficult for the first 2-3 days after the injury. Descriptions like this from patients clue us into the possibility of a tear. We can also simply feel the fascia on the injured foot and compare it to the opposite non-injured foot. usually there is a significant difference on palpation by the podiatrist.

At Table Mountain Foot & Ankle clinics we are very experienced at treating plantar fasciitis and plantar fascial tears. We have three excellent physicians to diagnose and treat the condition properly. We have common methods to treat plantar fasciitis that are successful very often. When these are not successful we go to the less common methods when necessary. Today, it is common for patients to come in and request certain treatments they have read about on the internet or heard about from friends/family. Most of the time the timing of these requests is inappropriate. At Table Mountain Foot and Ankle we find which treatments a patient has had or not had prior and develop a treatment plan that is appropriate. Sometimes, treatments such as Platelet rich plasma injections, shock wave therapy or surgery are required. However, a large percentage of patients we see at our clinic do not need these treatments. This is not to say we don’t offer them when appropriate, but and our goal at Table Mountain Foot & Ankle is to get your heel pain resolved as fast as possible in the most compassionate and cost effective manner possible.

Achilles Tendonitis

If you are working out more often in 2015 due to a New Year’s Resolution or just want to get in shape and are experience pain in or around your Achilles tendon don’t ignore it.  Seek treatment for Achilles tendon pain and utilize rest and ice.  If neglected or ignored the tendon can develop stubborn tendonitis or even have tears in the tendon.  Achilles tendon injuries take a long time to heal and can be very , very frustrating.  If left untreated a strained Achilles tendon may worsen over time and cause even more time off from working out or activities.  Seek attention at our office.five-finger-shoes

Protect Your Feet and Ankle from Winter Weather

With ice, snow and subzero temperatures comes the risk for serious foot and ankle problem for anyone who spends time outdoors during the winter.

When the wintry mix hits, we often see patients with ankle sprains, broken ankles and foot stress fracture caused by slips and falls on icy sidewalks and steps.  If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury after a fall on the ice or snow, be sure to seek care as soon as possible-either in our office or the closest emergency or urgent care facility if necessary.

*Follow the RICE method (rest ,ice, compression and elevation) to decrease pain and reduce swelling.

*Use an elastic bandage, splint or brace to immobilize the joint the joint to eliminate motion.

*Avoid walking or putting weight on the joint until we can determine the extent of the injury.


-keep areas around outride doorways well-lit so icy patches are visible

-Wear shoes or boots with traction sole that can prevent slipping

-Check for slippery spots before getting out of a car or walking on stairs.


Also remember if you do have arthritis or have had recent surgery in the cold wintry weather those areas will hurt more.    


The Antibiotics Crisis

antibioticsOften patients will say “I don’t like to take antibiotics” or you hear stories about parents having certain religious or philosophical beliefs about their children taking antibiotics.  There are times in medicine when antibiotics are absolutely necessary and there are times when they are absolutely unnecessary.  As physicians, sometimes we have that delicate balance between doing for a patient what we think is right versus what the patient or parents want. Patients’ may form strong opinions which may be knowledge gained from family members, co-workers or via the Internet. Some of this knowledge is in fact, incorrect.   However, without antibiotics modern medicine would not be possible.  The complex surgeries surgeons perform and treatment of devastating injuries from the workplace or on the battlefield would not be possible without antibiotics to “back us up”. Read more

Contact Us

We would love to be your choice in podiatric care.

Directions to our Practice

Wheatridge Clinic

3555 North Lutheran Parkway • Wheatridge, CO 80033 • 303.422.6043

Lakewood Clinic

255 Union Boulevard • Lakewood, CO 80228 • 303.985.1212
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