What cracked skin on feet means?

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

When there’s cracking on your feet, or if moisturizer doesn’t improve dryness over a few days, should you consult a foot specialist? What about brittle toenails or ulcers that don’t seem to heal?  Readers Digest recently asked Dr Marlene Reid if the issue could be related to Thyroid problems. The thyroid, in addition to controlling mood, sleep and appetite also assists with controlling blood pressure and tissue growth.  When there’s a suspected thyroid issue, dryness of the skin around the ankles can be a common …

Dr Reid | Good Housekeeping | Your heels are too high

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

Pain in the ball of the foot is a common occurrence for anyone who frequently wears high heels. Dr. Marlene Reid was asked by Good Housekeeping why high heels contribute to foot pain in the October article feature 12 Surprising Reasons Why Your Feet Hurt. Anything over 2.5 inches can cause seven times the pressure on the ball of the foot. Additional tips: Have a second pair of shoes with a lower heel. Wear stacked heels instead of thin heels. Maximum height of heel should …

Dr. Kosova featured on CBS Chicago discussing the HyProCure procedure for hyperpronation

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Lawrence Kosova in the Media, In The Media

Joint, Back Pain Traced To Flat Feet During Childhood July 6, 2011 5:00 PM SOURCE: CHICAGO (CBS) — Your aching back, knee-problems and chronic hip pain may trace back to when you were a kid. Turns out, having flat feet during adolescence can create much bigger health  problems later in life. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist introduces us to a young patient who’s taking a big step now to avoid more pain down the road. Ten-year-old Sydney Richards is walking a little easier these days. …

Dr. Lawrence Kosova Discusses Flatfeet on Can TV Chicago

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Lawrence Kosova in the Media, In The Media

In this episode of Feet Forward, Dr. Lawrence Kosova of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville discusses Hyperpronation and Flatfeet in both children and adults. Children under the age of Age 3 almost always have flat feet. Foot muscles and arches in babies aren’t developed enough to support their bodies as they learn how to walk. As the child develops the arches can become lower due to subluxation of bones in the feet. Dr. Kosova talks about both conservative treatment and also a correction utilizing the …

Frostbite – Should Health Women Worry?

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

When we think of frostbite in Chicago and other large cities, most people think of the homeless and others out without proper foot protection from the elements. But working women, especially those who commute downtown, should also be cautious! So many of my patients commute to the city. They take the train from Naperville or surrounding western suburbs and walk to their offices from the train. I can tell you that most of these women are not wearing Uggs as part of their winter foot …

I love Kitten Heels

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

As a woman, a female podiatrist and the American Podiatric Medical Association’s expert on shoes, especially women’s shoes – I must say that I do NOT agree with the statements made  here in Yahoo this morning about Kitten Heels!  I think they are the perfect alternative to heels for women who want or need to feel dressed up.  The height is perfect and the usually skinny heel is not an issue with sidewalk cracks!  All women know what to avoid walking over when wearing skinny heals …