Custom Orthotics

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Family Podiatry Center makes custom orthotics to correct knee, back, hip, and foot pain using Footmaxx. If you’re feeling pain that resonates through your ankles, into your knees, up to your hips, or lower back, it could be the result of foot pronation, or supination.  As you walk or run, weight distributes across the bottom of your foot.  Over time as your step distributes weight unevenly, ligaments and tendons take on additional stress causing musculoskeletal conditions.

Trilok Ankle Braces Instructional Video

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Family Podiatry Center in Naperville offers TriLok Anlke Braces.  In addition to showing patients how to use the TriLok properly additional simple video instructions are provided below: Ankle Sprains, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), Plantar Fasciitis, Peroneal Tendon Injuries, Subtalar and Ankle ArthritisLateral Application Lateral Ankle Sprains (outside of ankle) Peroneal Tendon Injuries Ankle Arthritis Left Foot - Lateral Application Left Foot - Lateral Application Medial Application Medial Ankle Sprains (inside of ankle) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Plantar Fascitis Left Foot - Medial Application ...

Bunions

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Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What is a Bunion? A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. But a bunion is more than that. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. The big toe leans toward …

Heel Pain

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Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.   What Is …

Flat Feet

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What Is Flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch. Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel …

Ankle Sprains

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What Is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue – like rubber bands – that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement. Some ankle sprains are much worse than others. The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as …

Hammertoes

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What Is Hammertoe? Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the earlier stages, hammertoes are flexible and the symptoms can often be managed with noninvasive measures. But if left untreated, hammertoes can become more rigid and will not respond to non-surgical treatment. Because …

Ingrown Nails

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What Is an Ingrown Toenail? When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is often marked by drainage and a foul odor. However, even if the toe isn’t painful, red, …