Posts for: February, 2015

By Ann M
February 27, 2015
Category: Refer a Loved One
Tags: foot pain   ankle pain  

Loved one with an injured foot or ankle?

Family physicians refer to us for: ankle sprain/pain, arch pain, fractured foot or ankle, heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis), heel spur, ingrown toenails, tendonitis, Achilles tendon and flat feet.

We have an office close to you in
Yorkville (630-553-9300), Morris (815-941-9050) and Sandwich (815-786-9451).

Refer to us today!


Injured athlete?
Some of the conditions we treat: ankle sprain/pain, arch pain, fractured foot or ankle, heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis), heel spur, ingrown toenails, tendonitis, Achilles tendon and flat feet.
We have an office close to you...refer today!

Yorkville ~ 630-553-9300       Morris ~ 815-941-9050       Sandwich ~ 815-786-9451


By Ann M
February 13, 2015
Category: Bunions
Tags: bunions   bump on foot   callus   bony foot  

A bunion is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. The bump is due to changes in the bony framework of the foot. The big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead. This throws the bones out of alignment and produces the bunion’s “bump.”

Bunions are a progressive disorder in that they gradually change the angle of the bones over the years and slowly produce the bump.  The bump becomes increasingly prominent, and symptoms include: pain or soreness, inflammation and redness, burning sensation and possible numbness.  Some people never have symptoms with their bunions.

Most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot, the bunion itself is not inherited.  Certain foot types make a person prone to developing a bunion.  Early treatments won’t reverse the deformity but can ease the pain a bunion causes and include: changes in shoe wear, padding, activity modifications, medications, icing, injection therapy and orthotics.  Surgery is an option when the patient and doctor want to remove the “bump” of bone, correct the changes in the bony structure and soft tissue and reduce pain.

When you "haven't got time for the pain," schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified podiatrists. He will tell you the best course of treatment to alleviate your pain.


By Ann M
February 06, 2015
Category: Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is one that curves into the skin, may break the skin and lead to painful, dangerous infections.  Too often tight shoes, tight socks and incorrect nail trimming are to blame, but in some cases heredity also plays a part in our nails’ tendency to curve.

Tips:
1) teach children from a young age to trim their toenails properly, in a straight line, not too short
2) make sure shoes fit properly with width being most important
3) reduce inflammation by soaki
ng in room-temperature water and gently massaging the side of the nail fold
4) see a foot doctor (podiatrist) right away
5) never dig the nail out or cut it off, as this “bathroom surgery” carries a high risk of infection

At the Foot & Ankle Centers, our doctors perform a minor surgical procedure in the comfort of our doctors’ office, in most cases the same day as the initial visit. You will be able to walk out of our office better than you walked in.

Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our board-certified podiatrists at our location nearest you!

Yorkville                  Morris                  Sandwich
630-553-9300        815-942-9050        815-786-9451


The sooner you get started, the more likely your toes will be ready to
show off in the summertime!

Our laser treatment is FDA approved, safer than oral medications, done right in our office
and extremely effective - but - it does take time for your nail to grow out after treatment,
so call to reserve your spot today:


Yorkville                    Morris                    Sandwich
630-553-9300          815-942-9050          815-786-9451