Our Podiatric Medical Assistant just celebrated 25 years of loyal service to our patients and staff.
Marc Feder, DPM presents the 2019 Feder Scholarship Award to Scholl College Recipient, Jennifer So, at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.
The Feder Scholarship Award was established years ago when Harold Feder, DPM & sons, Joel & Marc practiced together. All 3 Feders enjoyed a lifetime of service to the Podiatric profession on both a local & a national level.
Dr. David Kretch & Jen stand outside of our new office at 5356 W. Addison St., in the Portage Park neighborhood. The “Helping Hand” Logo on the window was designed by Dr. Kretch’s senior associate, Dr. Marc Feder.
When it comes to foot-related concerns, bunions aren't an easy problem to ignore and they don't get better without targeted treatment. They reshape your feet and toes, pushing them out of alignment, and they can cause other foot injuries. Find out how a foot doctor at Affiliated Podiatrists in Chicago, IL can treat your bunions.
Struggling with Bunions
In their normal state, your feet are straight and flexible, with a slight arch on the inside. When they are affected by bunions, the front of the foot turns out of alignment. Instead of pointing straight forward, the large toe is bent toward the left side on the left foot, and the right side for the right foot. This causes the toe bone to move outward, producing a bump that looks like a growth on the foot. The other toes press together and become irritated or develop calluses. Bunions are unattractive, uncomfortable, and harmful to your feet in the long term.
To understand the source of your bunions, start by looking at the shoes that you wear on a daily basis. Shoes that squeeze the toes together or push them forward when you walk are the likely culprits behind bunions. If you have a family history of bunions or foot deformities, you may be more likely to develop this relatively common foot problem. Arthritis, which causes inflammation of the joints, may also play a role in why some patients struggle with bunions.
Bunion Treatment Options
Your bunions can be successfully treated by your Chicago, IL foot doctor with non-invasive therapies and in severe cases, surgery. Here are some of the options that could help your case:
- Adding pads between the toes so that they’ll separate and realign.
- Orthotics to stabilize the foot joints.
- Night splinting to encourage better alignment of the big toe.
- Physical therapy and special foot exercises to make the feet flexible again.
- Injection therapy for pain.
- Bunionectomy (surgery for bunions).
No More Bunions
Seek assistance from a foot doctor if you have noticed bunions starting to form on your feet. Call (773) 202-8800 today to schedule a visit to Affiliated Podiatrists in Chicago, IL.
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.
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