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 …

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 …

Barbie’s brand-new bod.

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Recently, Mattel made big news: Barbie’s got a brand-new bod. As a mother (who is more curvy than many), I am excited to know that there are now Barbie doll options other than those that I grew up with – bodies that reflect body types other than those I had always dreamed of having! While my daughter is too old to benefit from Mattel’s attempt to characterize young women more accurately, I know she will share in my excitement of acceptance of multiple body types. …

Dr. Marlene Reid Visits Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar

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Dr. Marlene Reid of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville, IL recently traveled to Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar. Reid, co-chair of the scientific and academic meeting, approached the AFP late in 2013 with the idea of setting up a podiatric seminar in the country as there had not been a program for podiatric physicians and surgeons in Israel in over twenty (20) years. Together with the AFP staff and board members, Reid planned the …

ABC’s Good Morning America and Dr. Marlene Reid talk about pointy toed “flats”

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So many women think that they’re better off wearing flats than heels, but in reality flats can be worse than heels 100 times over. A common misconception a lot of women have is that wearing flats is better for your feet than heels, but that isn’t always the case.  Pointy toed flats squeeze the toes together leading to pressure which can lead to skin irritation, bones bending or worse.  Other symptoms include persistent pain, and multiple ingrown toe nails that may require surgery to fix.  ABC’s Good Morning …

Dr. Reid shares her story about foot pain with The CostCo Connection.

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Have you seen page 80 in the December issue of The Costco Connection? Dr. Marlene Reid spoke with Jane Langille of The CostCo Connection about common foot conditions seen as the result of wearing high heel shoes.  Reid also shared a story about her own experience with foot pain, and what was required to reduce ligament pain over time while preventing future tears. “The ball of the foot is actually a series of joints that correlate to each toe, and each of those joints has ligaments at the bottom… What …