Family foot care serving the Cook and Lake County Area for over 30 years.
Because of the pressures placed on our feet during daily activities, they are susceptible to a variety of problems. Different problems occur for different reasons. Muscle imbalance, excessive time on your feet, improperly fitting shoe gear, over use during activity and heredity can all contribute to foot disorders. Ailments such as arthritis, Vascular disease, degenerative joint disease, gout and diabetes are often first detected in the feet. It is important to take proper care of your feet and to consult a podiatrist when you first experience pain or discomfort. Common treatable foot ailments are cared for in all age groups from pediatrics and adolescents to adults and geriatrics.
Diabetics need to take special care of their feet because they are prone to foot problems. Of the many diabetic complications some of the most severe can affect the foot. Vascular insufficiency, neuropathy, infection, and gangrene are only a few. We understand the increased demands upon the diabetic foot and employ only the most effective treatment programs. Diabetes cannot be prevented; however, through patient education, proper foot care, and orthotics, debilitating diabetic foot disorders can be reduced or prevented.
Podiatric Sports medicine
In most active sports, running is important to the activity, as well as your overall fitness, the added stress on your feet is tremendous. Injuries can range from minor aches and pains to strains and fractures. Exercise may even aggravate minor problems. We have special expertise in podiatric sports medicine. Treatment not only addresses the immediate problem, but also prescribes techniques such as Custom Orthoses and Laser Treatments to reduce your risk of recurring injury and pain.
An orthotic is a prescription shoe insert (custom made from an impression of your feet) that prevents abnormal biomechanical motion when weight bearing. This decreases excess shock and shearing motion across the foot to reduce pain and callous formation. Orthotics support the foot in many conditions including diabetes, flat feet, high arches, heel spurs and sports activities. Each patient is an individual and Orthotics are custom made specifically for your foot problem.
Recent technology and advanced surgery techniques offer several new options. Procedures such as Laser, Bone Fixation, Arthroscopy and Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy can significantly reduce disability and post operative recovery time. Day surgery allows the patient to undergo a procedure and return home on the same day. No overnight stay is required. Each procedure is an individual matter and is as unique as you are. Our goal is to guide you through a rapid recovery and have you back on your feet in no time.