Tag Archives: Foot pain

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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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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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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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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What is a Sesamoid Fracture? Beason out with one

Sesamoid Fracture for Beason has him out for 3 months. The sasamoids are small bones under the first metatarsal head & give mechanical leverage to the flexor tendons to the big toe. The doctors at the AnkleNFootCenters specialize in all fractures of the foot & ankle. Our doctors have treated several hundred of these kinds …

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How to Choose the Right Foot Health Professional

As April’s “National Foot Health Awareness Month” comes to a close, we want to provide our patients and perspective patients with the best information possible to make informed decisions about your foot health.   Did you know that a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM, can diagnose, treat and help prevent foot diseases and conditions. They ay …

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#Madonna Foot Injury- Dancing with High Heels

Chicago Podiatrists at AnkleNFootCenters.com treat successfully metatarsalgia & other bone bruises of the foot. The podiatrists have perfected treatment protocols to be able to recognize the specific cause of the foot pain. For example-if the pain is due to foot structure, perhaps modified orthotics would. Physical therapy may also be indicated for the bruised foot. …

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