New Year Resolutions for your feet

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As the countdown to the New Year fades and we retire the “special event” heels for another year, it’s time to think about what resolutions you can make to start the year on the right foot! Okay, on the left foot too.  After weeks of holidays and parties, the start of the year is a perfect time to give your feet a rest.  Below are five resolutions to help give them the pampering they deserve. Give your toenails a breather. Unless you have a mid-winter …

Why did “heel spurs” exempt people from military service?

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So why did “heel spurs” exempt people from military service? Aside from being very painful, heel pain was often associated with “flat feet” which tire easily. Nowadays, both flat feet and heel pain are easily maintained using custom orthotic devices and no long pose a threat to our soldiers.

Did You Run the Naperville Half Marathon This Weekend?

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Or the Chicago Marathon earlier this month? Congratulations on your accomplishment! Hopefully all your training and dedication paid off for a successful run. With any luck your training prevented you from foot and ankle injury; but if not, Family Podiatry Center is here to help! Despite all your preventative training – stress fractures, heel pain, tendinitis, Achilles tendon injury and plantar fasciitis are among the common problems that may result after a marathon or half marathon. It is important to understand that not only is …

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The Topaz Procedure at Family Podiatry Center

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Is heel pain preventing you from being as active as you want to be?  You may be one of the 40 million people that suffer from heel pain.  Most often, heel pain is the result of plantar fasciitis which often becomes chronic and doesn’t respond to standard treatments.    “The success rate we’ve found with Topaz is far greater than open heel surgery with none of the complications“, says Dr. Marlene Reid who lectures on chronic heel pain nation wide. Family Podiatry Center in Naperville specializes in …

Foot and ankle issues related to golf? Dr. Reid Explains

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Dr. Marlene Reid wrote for “Podiatry Today” explaining the fundamentals of golf and the connection to lower extremity issues in the feet, heels, lower back, and ankles. There are a handful of contributors that play a role: Player Experience – From amateur to professional, most common issues are attributed to the golfers swing. Limitations in balance, width stance, hip rotation, and knee pathology will change a golfers range of motion Practice makes perfect, but also makes permanence. Manipulating foot action for a back-swing, downswing, and follow-through takes time! …

Greatist asks Dr. Reid, “What Really Happens when you wear High Heels?”

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“Damage can start a lot earlier than you think” -Dr. Reid- Wearing high heels can have negative and painful effects on the body which include problems with your feet, toes, knees, hips, and back, but there are ways to reduce the pain and possible long term damage that high heels can be responsible for. Alyssa Raiola, writer for Greatist, posted an article alongside Dr Marlene Reid highlighting the problems you can expect to feel in each body part and what can be done to prevent further injury and damage. What Really …

The FIP Wold Congress of Podiatry

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Dr. Kosova and Dr. Reid both lectured at the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP) World Congress.  The FIP World Congress of Podiatry is the premier foot and ankle conference of the International Federation of Podiatrists (IFP)/Federation Internationale des Podologues (FIP). Since the inception of the World Congress of Podiatry in 1966, this world class event serves to be the largest gathering of international podiatrists who joined together as colleagues from over 40 countries. The conference featured over 90 oral and poster presentations, interactive workshops and an …

Prevent Blisters this Summer

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Running a marathon this summer?  Perhaps you’re the designated landscaper around the house on weekends or just enjoy taking longs walks in the warm weather.  Dr. Reid contributed to the Chicago Tribune’s Lifestyles & Health section regarding foot and toe blisters that are the result of outdoor summer activities and what could be done to help assist with healing blisters and preventing them in the future. Here’s a few pointers that were highlighted: Use moleskin pads instead of band-aids.  Moleskin pads are placed into the shoe rather than …