Tag Archives: 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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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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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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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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How Long Is Too Long For A Sprained Ankle To Heal?

Q: I suffered from ankle pain for a few weeks before deciding it might be something severe that might not go away on its own. I made an appointment with a physician assistant in my sports medicine doctor’s office. She said since there was no bruising and it mostly hurts when I turn my foot …

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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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