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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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Can Acupuncture Help Heal Heel Pain?

Q: Last fall, I developed heel pain (plantar faciitis,) probably from wearing cheap running shoes on pavement. I had this once before in the same foot, and an X-ray revealed a small heel spur. Since then, I’ve used a night sock to eliminate morning stiffness, while three cortisone shots killed most of the pain. My …

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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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When a slip on the ice causes ankle agony, try PRICE

Q: Recently, I slipped on some ice and strained my inner ankle. Now, it’s stiff when I wake up in the morning. It loosens up during the day but it is tender between the inner ankle bone and the Achilles. What’s between the two and what would best to help treat it – rest, cold …

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If gray is part of your toenail anatomy, it may be a sign of a fungal infection

Q: For as long as I can remember, the nails on both my big toes have had a gray discoloration. I can scrape it off with a file, and then it looks white and healthy again. It’s not dirt because it doesn’t wash off, and none of the other toes have this. Do you know …

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What’s best when it comes to buying new running shoes?

Q: What are some of the main things that I should think of before purchasing a new pair of running shoes? I ask because sometimes, I run on hard surfaces, while other times I’ll jog on uneven, cricket ground. Do you know which brands and types might be good for me? Can you offer any …

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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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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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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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