Tag Archives: Chicago Podiatrist

When ankles hurt and swell, is the problem one to take to a podiatrist?

Q: I’m a 33 year-old female and my left ankle suddenly started to hurt badly. I couldn’t touch the area as it became too tender, and it got too difficult to walk. I put an ice pack on the area, rubbed in some balm, took a painkiller and slept with my foot elevated and the …

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Is heel pain in kids just a ‘growing pain,’ or a bigger problem?

Q: My 10-year-old godson is pretty active, but has a significant increase in physical activity and running during football season. He’s fine during practices and games, but after he stops running, he has sudden pain in the back of his left ankle, the Achilles tendon area. It’s tender when pressed upon and painful when he …

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Give the gift of health this holiday with a medical mani-pedi!

Here’s a scary fact when it comes to your nails – there are nearly 50,000 nail salons across the United States, and because there’s so many, it’s hard to know what’s happening inside each one. Sure, there are disinfection standards at the state level and inspectors whose job is catching violations, but in some places, …

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Do nails at risk of falling off need nurturing by a doctor, or should nature take its course?

Q: About a week ago, I fell off of a bike, and when I looked at my toenail afterward, it was attached but it had a crease near the base that looked like the nail had bent up and come back down. The whole nail was a dull light blue color and now, seven days …

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Do ‘floppy feet’ as a kid lead to the need for bigger shoes as an adult?

Q: As a kid, I was diagnosed as having “floppy feet,” they tend to be wide toward the end. I had shoe inserts that probably set my mother back $100, but I never wore them — they weren’t terribly comfortable. Today, I am 32 (and male,) and my sneakers don’t seem to last as long …

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Is a numb-feeling knee normal – could it be growing pains or a grown-up problem?

Q: For almost a month, my knee has been feeling strange — it feels numb. It has a feeling of heaviness, and feels full. It just feels funny all over. It’s at the top of my knee, and it continued for a couple weeks. The other day, it hurt whenever I walked. Now, it hurts …

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Glass in the foot after cutting grass leads to need for surgery. But where?

Q: My husband was mowing the lawn recently when the lawn-mower threw a piece of glass and cut his leg. He went to med express and was told he had a piece of glass next to the bone on his tibia. And that an orthopedic would have to remove it. Can he do this in …

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Can you walk on a fractured foot?

Hello Dr. George, Recently, I had bad landing while sky diving. Due to very bad weather, I landed backwards and on my heels, now my ankle doesn’t look good. I can walk without any problems, the only pain I have is on heel when I try to move my foot downwards and upwards. Maybe you …

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#Bunion Surgery #Podiatrist

Hi Doc: I have bunions. Should I have surgery? I heard it’s very painful & takes forever to heal. This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Ukranian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says. In all cases of surgery, benefits must be weighed against the risks. Bunion surgery can be …

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Medial “Crushing” Heel Pain- Plantar Fasciitis?

Question:I have reoccurring on my medial calcaneus of my right foot. The pain is felt most when I stretch my calf or put pressure on it. The area I’m describing is seems to be close to where the tibial nerve branches off toward the calcaneus. The pain seems more like a crushing feeling than I …

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