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 …

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 …

Marlene Reid, DPM, Achieves Master HyProCure® Surgeon Credential

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

Surgeon with practice in Naperville, Illinois recognized for meeting the standards set by The Graham International Implant Institute in the use of the HyProCure® Internal, Extra-Osseous, Extra-Articular, TaloTarsal Fixation Device. Graham International Implant Institute PRLog – Jun. 7, 2012 – MACOMB, Mich. — (MACOMB, MICHIGAN) – Dr. Marlene Reid of Advanced Ankle and Foot Care Center located in Naperville, IL has been awarded Master HyProCure®Surgeon status by The Graham International Implant Institute® (GIII), the training partner of GraMedica®, a global orthopedic medical device company. The …

IPMA Feet Forward Advanced Heel Pain Procedures — Part 1

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

Do you experience pain in the heel of your foot when you  wake up and take those first few steps?  This could be an indicator that you have plantar fasciitis.  Heel pain is common for a lot of people, yet often goes untreated.  Why you ask?  The answer is simple and somewhat disturbing to hear as a podiatrist. While many people suffer from common heel pain, an opinion has developed in our society that pain is, “Acceptable, something we all have, and/or experience.”  Taking the right steps …

Ensure hygienic pedicure at a salon

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

What should you look for besides cleanliness in a salon when it comes to pedicures? Columnist Mark Platt quoted Dr. Marlene Reid in the “Beauty know it all section” in July’s 2005 InStyle Magazine Summer issue. “The most important thing is to be observant,” How can I ensure I get a hygienic pedicure at a salon There shouldn’t be nail dust on the counter or the floor. Tools should stay in the ultrasonic machine for more than a few minutes The American Podiatric Medical Association …

A foot fix for sweat

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

“Sweaty feet don’t just make you feel uncomfortable; they also can be a breeding ground for odor and even fungal or bacterial infections.” In the June 2005 issue of Good Housekeeping, Dr. Marlene Reid was asked how to address feet that sweat. Tips for feet that sweat: Keep your feet cool, clean, and dry as possible. Wash feet with antibacterial soap and towel-dry. Sprinkle absorbent powder in your shoes. Wear socks that are a cotton-nylon blend that will wick away moisture. Wear shoes that let …

Are these gonna hurt?

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

Dr. Reid was asked about Prorsum wedge heels and what to look for when buying a new pair in an interview with Glamour Magazine for their June 2005 Issue. How severe is this angle? While wedges look more stable than stilettos, you can tumble off high ones.  If you feel unstable when you walk, try something a bit lower. Does the ankle strap dig in? If should hit at a comfortable spot and secure tightly without cutting into your leg. Is the sole flexible at ...