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Individuals spend an excessive amount of time on their feet. For this reason good foot care is essential to balanced health. Podiatrists, doctors in the field of Podiatry, often treat various foot aliments, problems and diseases. Acquire insight on podiatry and foot medicine by understanding the following definitions.

  • Podiatry - The branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats and prevents diseases associated with the human foot and ankle. It is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and is also referred to as chiropody.
  • Bunion - Pain and swelling at the base of the big toe. It forms when the joint enlarges due to new bone forming. A bunion also indicates that the toe is misaligned. Typically women are affected by this condition, especially ballet dancers. Other factors that contribute to a bunion forming, include wearing high heel shoes or shoes that are too tight.
  • Bunionectomy - Surgery to remove the bunion and re-align the big toe. In this surgery bone cutting is performed on one or more bones of the foot, like the ankle. This removes spurs around the joint and balances the tendons around the toe.
  • Heel Spur - Nail-like growth of calcium around the ligaments and tendons of the foot where it attaches to the heel bone. It is also referred to as calcaneal spur. Men and women are at risks for heel spurs and often associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation of the blood and other degenerative diseases. It is important to inform the podiatrist of any preexisting conditions when seeking treatment for a heel spur.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.
  • Ossatron Machine - Machine used to treat plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and inflammation of the heel. This is shock-wave therapy applied to the affected area to help reduce inflammation.
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    Foot and ankle pain treatment from bunions to corns and hammer toe are treatable through our professional podiatrists. Let our association help you choose the perfect podiatrist for your needs.
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    Visit podiatrist specialists for foot treatment, corns, foot problems, and even ankle pain in every area of the country. Providing patients with access to a directory of the top podiatrists in every area.
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    Dr. Phillip Forni, DPM
    4701 N. Cumberland Ave. Suite 19, Norridge, IL 60706
    Dr. Forni – A Double Board Certified Physician–includes American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) & American Board of Podiatric Medicine formerly American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Pod
    (708) 867-3338
    A F P Podiatry LTD
    4701 N. Cumberland Ave. Suite 19, Norridge, IL 60706
    Dr. Forni – A Double Board Certified Physician–includes American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) & American Board of Podiatric Medicine formerly American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Pod
    (708) 867-3338
    Robert L Potempa Dpm
    3144 N Austin Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
    Dr. Robert L. Potempa is dedicated to providing outstanding podiatric care and surgical services to patients of all ages in the Chicago area and its surrounding communities.
    (773) 889-3520
    Elmhurst Podiatry Center, LTD.
    277 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    The podiatrists and staff of the Elmhurst Podiatry Center and York Road Surgical Facility provide the state of the art diagnostic and treatment options for your foot and ankle problems.
    (630) 279-6565
    Foot and Ankle Surgical Center
    1455 E Golf Rd Ste 131, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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    Illinois Foot
    1400 Golf Ave, Unit 201, Des Plaines, IL 60016
    Are you suffering from arthritis, bunions, heel, or ankle pain? Our IPMA Certified Podiatrists are ready to help improve problems with your feet and ankles and get rid of foot pain.
    (847) 453-3551
    Advanced Foot
    4920 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
    Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois' office operations.
    (773) 736-3338
    Central Podiatry
    125 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    When looking for personal care and expertise, look no further than Central Podiatry. We treat our patients as family. From conservative care to foot surgery, we treat your needs.
    (847) 255-0330
    Barnett Fung, DPM
    2553 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
    With 20 years of treating patients, Dr. Barnett Fung and his staff has extensive experience treating feet and ankle problems. Walking should never be a painful activity.
    (773) 784-8807
    AFP Podiatry LTD
    2340 S Highland Ave. Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148
    Dr. Forni – A Double Board Certified Physician–includes American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) & American Board of Podiatric Medicine formerly American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Pod
    (630) 620-4848
    Mack Foot & Ankle Sc
    2821 Rose St Ste 2, Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (847) 455-5233
    Michael A Walsh Dpm
    9806 Grand Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (847) 455-8148
    Medinah Spine/ Rehabilitation & Podiatry
    3113 Calwagner St, Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (630) 529-0077
    Scott Todd Dpm
    10009 Grand Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (847) 455-1577
    Bradley Ross Dpm
    3545 Rose St, Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (847) 671-0645

    Podiatrists are medical professionals that focus on the care of the human foot, and they are generally referred to as doctors of podiatry. The need for specialized care of the foot, ankle and leg is growing. Diabetics often develop foot and limb problems. Geriatric medicine also often involves foot care, with elderly people developing issues such as bunions, calluses and arthritis. Some podiatrists may specialize in this, while others offer pediatric care. Pediatric podiatry might include the treatment of club feet and other deformities or advising parents on how best to ensure the healthy development of their child's feet and legs. Podiatry is also important to the physically active. Sports medicine places a great importance on the feet and legs. Podiatrists may be called upon to assist in the treatment of athlete's foot or for a tendon injury. One common problem, especially in runners, is heel pain. Toe problems can include ingrown nails, arthritis and turf toe, which is a tearing of the joint capsule at the base of the big toe associated with playing sports on artificial turf. Podiatrists work in hospitals and clinics. They may prescribe treatments ranging from a change of shoes to surgery. As doctors, they are able to write prescriptions for medications, such as pain relievers. Although podiatry focuses on the foot and ankle, and on treatments for bunions and heel spurs, the feet are often an echo of the general health of an individual. Poor circulation can aggravate foot problems. While many people may never see a podiatrist, they can be an essential medical professional for many diabetics and athletes.
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