Common Foot Problems And How Your Podiatrist Can Help

Your Chicago podiatrists Dr. Marc Feder, Dr. Joel Feder, Dr. Jason Kalk and Dr. Jacob Richey are trained with years of experience in order to treat a variety of foot issues for his patients. They evaluate each patient and determine the most helpful treatment options for their health. Some of the most common foot issues include fungal infections, heel pain and bunions. A Chicago, Illinois bunion specialist can treat a patient’s pain and inflammation effectively.

Treating Foot Issues in Chicago

A bunion is a bump on the side of the big toe. The bump change can affect the entire foot structure. This means that the big toe begins to lean in toward the second toe and throws all of the bones off. This oftentimes is inherited through a patient’s genetics. Certain foot types are also more prone to developing a bunion. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen a bunion over time too. Some symptoms of a bunion that warrant seeing your Chicago podiatrist include: burning sensation, pain, redness, soreness and numbness. Common treatment options include custom shoes, padding, anti-inflammatory medication, custom orthotics and injection therapy.

Another common foot issue is plantar fasciitis (heel pain). This can be due to arthritis, nerve issues, tendonitis, a cyst or even a stress fracture. Some signs of this condition include a stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot. The pain is typically worse during the first steps after getting up or after standing or sitting for too long. Heel pain can be diagnosed by your Chicago podiatrist. Treatment options include a change in footwear, custom orthotics or insoles, stretches or massages of the foot muscles, and in chronic cases Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technique (EPAT) treatments.

When you’re having foot issues, it’s best that you don’t put off seeking medical help. Schedule an appointment with Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. in Chicago, IL. Call our podiatry office today at 773-202-8800. We are ready and willing to answer any of your questions.

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