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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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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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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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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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Toenail Fungus Is Common, But Lasers Can Zap the Problem

If you’ve noticed your toenails gradually growing thick or yellow or crumbling at the tip, there’s a chance you have a fungal infection. You’re not alone. Up to 33 million Americans suffer from toenail fungus, and in addition to obvious thickening, streaking or yellowing of the nail, it can also lead to ingrown nails or …

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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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