Tag Archives: Ankle N Foot

What’s afoot when a patient complains of a ‘hot foot?’

Question: I have been experiencing one “hot foot.” This problem comes and goes hourly and is something that I only notice at the bottom of my foot. I just completed a battery of tests, and all the results came back excellent in terms of bloodwork, an EKG, a stress test and more. As background, I …

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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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Worried About the Look of Your Feet This Summer? Step Into the Light With Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus.

Summer is just about here, and already, warm, sunny days have sent locals and tourists alike to Chicago’s famous street festivals, Cubs and Sox games and for jogs or bike rides along Lake Michigan’s busy beachfront path. After bundling in layers all winter, the doctors at Ankle and Foot Centers know that many people are …

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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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Ankle and Foot Centers Is Featured in May 2015 Edition of Nail Pro Magazine!

The cover story in the just-released issue of Nail Pro magazine is about pedicures, and the doctors and staff at Ankle and Foot Centers are proud to announce that our director, Dr. George Tsatsos, and a member of our staff, Leigh Andrea, are featured in a story about medical pedicures. Take a look at the …

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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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Worried about ankle pain leaving you sidelined this spring? Take our tips for sports injury prevention.

After a long winter, the weather has warmed, meaning spring is the perfect time for folks across Chicagoland to be active outdoors. But as the podiatrists at Ankle and Foot Centers know, spring and summer is often the busiest time of year for treating ankle and foot injuries. During the warm months, our doctors everything …

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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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