Foot and Ankle specialists in Elgin, Huntley, Schaumburg, Montclare, Chicago, IL
Top podiatrists at Advanced Foot and Ankle treat various foot conditions including neuroma’s, diabetic wound care, corns, callouses, strains, sprains, fractures among others. We have 4 convenient locations in the Chicago and surrounding areas. Visit us online or call to book an appointment.
Many of us may not think of our feet and ankles every day. However, they are responsible for keeping us moving throughout our busy and chaotic lives. When you do think of your feet and ankles, it is often because you are experiencing discomfort, inflammation, or pain in these areas and it has begun to take a toll on your ability to perform daily tasks. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, our exceptional providers have the knowledge and experience you want in a medical expert, and they can help you understand how to support your body’s overall well-being by prioritizing the health of your feet and ankles. If you live in the Chicago area, one of our 4 locations is close to you.
What is a foot and ankle specialist?
A foot and ankle specialist is a medical doctor who has dedicated themselves to understanding the complex anatomy and array of disorders and injures that can impact our lower extremities. Foot and ankle specialists are typically referred to as podiatrists. Podiatry is a medical specialty that provides deep insight into the biomechanics and function of the many bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the feet, toes, and ankles. When you experience pain in the lowest parts of your body and it begins to negatively impact your daily life, a podiatrist can provide the diagnostic and treatment services you need to effectively resolve your pain and enjoy your life the fullest again.
Can a podiatrist have other specializations?
All podiatrists will have an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of conditions that commonly impact the feet and ankles. Of course, there are some podiatrists who choose to pursue an even more specific specialization. Some common specialties within podiatry include sports medicine, podiatric orthopedic, rheumatology, forensic podiatry, diabetic limb salvage or wound care, and podiatric vascular specialty, among others. Having a reliable and qualified podiatrist as part of your medical team can make a big difference in your health as you age, especially if you are predisposed to certain conditions as a result of genetics or other medical issues. Patients with diabetes should have regular appointments with their podiatrist because they can be more susceptible to neuropathy and other conditions, as well as infections as a result of those conditions.
What types of conditions will a foot and ankle specialist address?
Your podiatrist will have a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding to inform their treatment protocols. Podiatrists can provide care for patients with a number of different joint, bone, and nail disorders including arthritis, circulatory disease, foot injuries, corns and callouses, ingrown toenails, anatomical deformities, high or fallen arches, and many other potentially debilitating conditions. Your foot and ankle specialist will be able to provide you with comprehensive care that includes physical rehabilitation, orthotic devices, and surgical intervention as necessary. By relying on the expertise of a medical specialist, you will ensure you receive the highest quality of care and enjoy the best possible treatment outcomes for your condition, whether it is acute or chronic.