Category Archives: footwear

Stumped by Snowboots? Fashion May Not Function

Winter Storm Jonas may have spared Chicago, but stepping into the frigid outdoors still requires bundling up. Most of us who’ve braved a Windy City winter know to invest in a puffy, down-filled coat, thick gloves and a warm hat. But what sort of winter boots are best for your feet? While it’s common to …

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What Happens When Heel Pain Won’t Heal? A Podiatrist Can Help.

Question: I am a male-power walker in my mid-60s with symptoms of plantar fasciitis developing in my right foot. To give you some background, I ran for 10 years (I stopped in 1995, but I am familiar with the ailment. As a runner, I had full-blown plantar fasciitis in both feet, for which I sought …

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Top Reasons Why Flip-Flops Fail to Keep Feet Safe During Summer

While many people’s attention across the area has recently been focused on the Chicago Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup victory in six years, icy days are behind us for now and summer is getting into full swing. Especially with the July 4 holiday just around the corner, more people are wearing shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. …

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High Heels that Made News For Getting Woman Banned at Cannes Can Be Harmful to Foot Health

It was dubbed “flatgate” by the media. While celebrities and fashion routinely make news, during last month’s Cannes Film Festival in France, the Hollywood Reporter to CNN to USA Today jumped all over reports that some women were turned away from a gala premiere. The reason? They weren’t wearing high heels. “Multiple guests, some older …

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Study Shows UV Sanitizers Could Offer Solutions for Fungus, Smelly Shoes

With Memorial Day approaching, there’s plenty of summer fun planned for those in the Chicago area, everything from spending the day at Navy Pier or the Lincoln Park Zoo to special events that draw crowds into the city such as the annual Taste of Chicago. But the doctors at Ankle and Foot Centers know one …

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Get the Support You Need: Choosing the Right Running Shoes

The Doctors and staff at Ankle and Foot Centers are proud to share a blog that was just published on the website trustedchoice.com. It features advice from our chief clinician and surgeon, Dr. Svetlana Zats, about how to pick the right running shoes. The full text of the blog is below. Whether you’re new to …

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Do Feet That Turn In Warrant A Trip to the Doctor?

Q: I’m a 20 year old female, and I’ve always had a strange gait. My parents even had me checked out when I was a toddler, but the issue was diagnosed as typical intoeing (where the feet turn inward instead of straight ahead,) so there was nothing to worry about. However, lately my mother noticed …

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Feeling De-feeted When Buying New Running Shoes? Take Our Tips To Heart While Shopping.

Winter is over and spring is ushering in warmer weather, which means more people in Chicagoland are going to get outdoors and get active. As many may know, Chicago has a huge running community. In fact, over 37,000 people participated in the city’s first big running event of the season, the Bank of America Shamrock …

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Cures for toe cramps can include everything from steam to stretching to bananas

Even though spring is officially just a few weeks away and your feet are still likely swathed in snow boots or Uggs, the doctors at Ankle and Foot Centers want to make sure you take care of your feet during these final days of winter so you can enjoy the great outdoors once the weather …

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Keep winter toes in tip-top shape with our winter skin care tips

It’s bitter cold, and while people across Chicagoland have plenty to keep them entertained this month – from the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony to the ongoing Chicago Auto Show to the recent “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary Special, the cold weather is likely doing a number on many people’s skin. From dryness to fear of …

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