Posts for: March, 2016
If you’ve ever had ingrown toenails, you know how aggravating they can be.
If you live in Chicago, IL and are suffering from ingrown toenails, it might be a good idea to contact a qualified, experienced podiatrist, like those on staff at Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. While ingrown toenails are not fatal, they are often painful and if left untreated or if improperly treated, the condition can easily progress from annoying to serious.
Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail, generally the nail of the big toe, grow into the soft tissue of the nail bed. This can result in pain, swelling and infection. For some people, such as people with diabetes, the situation can become serious quickly. In severe cases, it could lead to surgical procedures, up to and including amputations.
Common causes of ingrown toenails include injuries to the toenail, wearing shoes that cramp your toenails, not cutting toenails straight across and having unusually curved toenails.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options for ingrown toenails, some of which are simple and can be done at home. Home and lifestyle remedies can include but are not limited to the following:
- Choosing sensible footwear
- Cutting your toenails straight across
- Soaking your feet for 15-20 minutes, 1-2 times a day in warm soapy water
If your condition becomes more severe, or if you are prone to more serious complications, such as can occur due to diabetes, you should see your qualified Chicago podiatrist at Affiliated Podiatrists. The doctor might consider any of several options, including but not limited to:
- Trimming the nail or part of the nail
- Removing the ingrown portion of the nail and soft bed tissue.
- Permanent removal of the ingrown portion of the
- Your doctor might also prescribe stronger antibiotics and pain medications.
If you live in Chicago, IL and are seeking treatment options for ingrown toenails, consider contacting Associated Podiatrists, LTD. For more information call (773)202-8800 or visit the website at www.aplfeet.com.
When was the last time that you looked at your orthotics? Are
you wearing them? Are they still helping? Are the materials still holding
And when was the last time that we looked at your orthotics? Do
you know that many worn pair can be refurbished for a fraction of the cost
of an new pair? Or if there has been a change, your new Rx can be 3-D
Printed or Computer Generated to perfection.
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Are painful bunions slowing you down? You don’t need to deal with this condition any longer. Now, you can schedule an appointment with Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. in Chicago, the home of: “The Bunion Institute of Illinois.”
Why are we known as “The Bunion Institute of Illinois?” The title is earned based upon the reputation that we have built over many years of helping patients with bunions and treating a vast numbers of bunions at, not only our newest Portage Park location, but also at our previous Chicago locations in the Lakeview & Peterson Park neighborhoods.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that swell, become painful, and make shoewear difficult. Also, heredity is a big factor.
With the many technological advances that have taken place over the recent years, we find that our patients with bunions heal faster and better than ever before.
Our practice is well established with a 70-year legacy in Chicago that was originally founded by Dr. Harold Feder. Continued by his sons, Drs. Joel and Marc Feder, Affiliated Podiatrists now enters a new era of Foot & Ankle Care with Drs. Jason Kalk & Jacob Richey who have joined the group.
Affiliated Podiatrists’ office is conveniently located on Chicago’s northwest side, close to where Interstates 90 and 94 converge.
If you or a loved one is suffering from bunions, call “The Bunion Institute of Illinois” of Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. at (773)202-8800 today!