Posts for: February, 2019
Are you dealing with foot or ankle pain? Is your quality of life changing? At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Schaumburg, Chicago, Elgin, Crystal Lake, and Huntley, Illinois, your team of five expert podiatrists can help, and treatment may be simpler than you think. Read here about some painful foot and ankle conditions.
When it hurts...
Make an appointment with Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Your podiatrist will inspect your feet and ankles, note their skin texture and color and observe any areas of soreness, deformity, blistering or other problems. As needed, he will take digital X-rays or other special imaging to visualize internal structures, and he may do a gait analysis, too, to understand your balance and how you place your feet as you walk.
Foot and ankle pain
Many times, foot and ankle pain results from overuse. You simply are on your feet too long throughout the day, or perhaps as an avid athlete, you have overtrained, causing stress fractures, tendonitis, or other inflammatory conditions which are acute and limited. Other uncomfortable problems involve the skin and toenails: toenail fungus, athlete's foot, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails are prime examples.
Additionally, poorly structured footwear causes foot and ankle pain. Good arch support, ample room in the toe box and heels of a sensible height (no higher than two to two and a half inches, says the American Podiatric Medical Association) keep your lower extremities comfortable and protected from injury.
Other foot and ankle pain comes from deformity and disease. These problems include:
- Diabetic neuropathy-cramping, tingling, burning pain in the feet
- Bunion, a bulging of the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the big toe
- Arthritis, particularly "wear and tear" arthritis
- Heel spurs--often associated with bunions
- Neuromas, an enlargement of a nerve bundle typically between the third and fourth toes
- Ankle sprains and fractures
- Ankle instability (resulting from untreated sprains)
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome (compression of the nerves in the feet)
Your podiatrist at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists will ensure you receive competent compassionate care--whether it's something as simple as customized orthotics (shoe inserts) and casting to laser toenail fungus treatment and advanced foot and ankle surgeries.
If you're in pain, please don't wait. The team at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists will uncover the problem, formulate treatment and get you on your feet again. Call one of our five locations today for a convenient appointment.
- 847-468-1994 for Elgin
- 815-356-0500 for Crystal Lake
- 847-352-0200 for Schaumburg
- 815-356-0500 for Huntley
- 773-836-9900 for Chicago