Fall means more than “Back to School” for kids. It’s also a time when sports teams get back into action. Many young people are in several sports each season. If your children are involved in sports activities – especially those that are hard on their feet such as soccer, basketball, track and football – we here at Affiliated Podiatrists suggest that you be on the lookout for “Overuse Injuries.”
Damage can occur to bones, tendons and ligaments in kids’ feet and ankles that aren’t fully developed. Pain is never normal in a child’s foot or ankle! Any pain that lasts a few days should be evaluated in our office. Call 773-202-8800.
It’s not just the Students who return to school each fall about whom we’re concerned. Yes, their shoes should fit. And feet need to be checked as well as gait be examined. But, it’s also about the Teachers, Administrators, Social Workers, Engineers, Cooks & Support Staff who need good shoes and healthy feet to do their jobs. When your feet hurt, you hurt all over!
Please know that Podiatrists are THE EXPERTS in FOOT & ANKLE CARE. And we welcome New Patients in our practice. Feel free to have your loved ones call: 773-202-8800.
What lies hidden in the grass, dirt or sand can definitely wreak havoc on bare feet. A puncture wound to the foot can cause serious injury. Even after the object is removed, any dirt or bacteria pushed into the wound from the injury can lead to an infection, painful scarring or even a cyst. Exercise caution when choosing to be barefoot! Puncture wounds should be treated promptly. We have staff available 6 days a week. Call: 773-202-8800.
Just because they’re fun to wear, doesn’t necessarily mean flip-flops are good for you. Most of them lack any support to stabilize your foot. So they will cause pain if you’re walking a lot. Plastic flip-flops are more likely to cause blisters which can get infected. Also, try to keep them dry after you swim. Some people even wear them in the water. Then, they wear them all day and don’t dry them out. Mold starts growing and your foot is susceptible to fungus and mold infections.
Summer is here! Be aware that bare feet may be exposed to all sorts of injury as well as fungal infection.
Researchers discovered that our feet harbor more than 100 types of fungi. The feet are probably fungal utopias because they’re cooler than the rest of the body and often marinate in sweat. There is just something about toenails that fungi love.
Ask about treatment options for skin and nail fungal infections: Oral, Topical, or LASER. We were the first practice in Chicago to offer PinPointe FootLaser and have performed more treatments than any other practice around town.
Our new pricing makes it more affordable than ever. Call now:773-202-8800
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