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 …

SNOW!! More Dangerous than Ice!

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

Most people think of ice when they think of the dangers of winter. While our office receives emergency calls due to slips and falls from the ice all winter long, we see even more foot problems that become symptomatic from walking on snow! While walking the uneven surface of snow laden sidewalks, drives and alleys, many existing problems worsen. Many people feel that they are more protected wearing snow boots but in reality snow boots give a false sense of security because most snow boots …

98th IPMA Annual Meeting

Family Podiatry Center Events

“Strengthen Your Core” Thursday October 10th thru Saturday, October 12, 2013 Click Here to make an online hotel reservation. KEYWORD: IPMA98 Location: Address: 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (map) Phone:(847) 634-0100 SPEAKERS & HIGHLIGHTS

Dr. Kosova talks about nail fungus on CAN TV.

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

Family Podiatry Center in Naperville is the only foot clinic in Chicagoland that uses Noveon laser to remove nail fungus from below the surface. The treatment is painless, non-invasive, quick, and soothing. In this episode of Feet Forward, Dr. Kosova, DPM, speaks on the subject of nail fungus, common treatments that have been used before, are how they stack up compared to the Noveon laser. Signs of nail fungus: Pitting… Yellowness… Pain Association near the nail, and nail bed area.   Causes: Hereditary…  “In the genes.” …

Dr. Reid, DPM on WGN Chicago – Channel 9

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media, Video

Shoe size change frequently with children as they can grow anywhere from 3-6 sizes in the span of a year. Here’s a few tips when it comes to shopping for new shoes with your child. Thumbs width from tip of toe Measure when child is Standing Lace shoes correctly Replace worn out laces. Athletic shoes such as soccer shoes have started showing problems for boys ages 9-11 year old who complain about heel pain.  This suggests that placement of the cleats were the problem with weight …

Dr Kosova on Can TV discussing ankle injuries

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

Dr Lawrence Kosova of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville Illinois discusses ankle sprains and ligament and tendon injuries. Overuse is one of the most common reasons foot and/or ankle injuries occur.  Athletic Atcivities, Weekend Warriors, and Running populations alike tend to describe their injury as follows: “The area around my foot and ankle hurts, is swelling, and/or turning color…” “At times, my ankle tends to roll or, “gives out…” These are all indicators that an ankle sprain has occurred.  Ankle sprains are common in sports such as Basketball, …