Posts for: December, 2017
Find out if customized shoe inserts could improve the health of your feet.
Whether you are on your feet all day for work or you are someone who likes to lace up their tennis shoes and pound the pavement, there are many scenarios in which our feet take quite the beating. You may not even realize that your feet are taking that much abuse each day but they truly are. Our River North and Schaumburg, IL podiatrists are here to tell you just who could benefit from orthotics.
If You Have Foot Pain
Most people, at some point during their lifetime will deal with foot pain. While most of the time these minor issues will clear up with a little rest, there are some people who deal with frequent or chronic bouts of plantar fasciitis or other conditions that cause pretty severe pain. If this is something you are faced with, getting custom orthotics could help correct alignment issues that could be putting unnecessary pressure on certain areas of the foot, as well as alleviate some of your discomfort.
If You Suffer from Knee or Back Problems
If you have knee or lower back pain, this could have something to do with faulty biomechanics in the feet. When there are biomechanical issues within the feet this problem also impacts how your knees, hips and even your lower back function. If you are someone who deals with knee or back pain regularly then it might be time to talk to our River North and Schaumburg foot doctors about how orthotics could help you.
If You Have Diabetes
We all know that people with diabetes often deal with foot problems. If you also suffer from neuropathy then the nerve damage can cause a loss of sensation in your feet. Not only does this put a lot of strain on your feet (and other areas of the body) but often times you won’t even be able to tell that your feet are overstressed and overworked. Luckily, custom orthotics can help reduce the amount of strain your feet endure every day.
If You’re an Athlete
We probably don’t have to tell you how physical activity can really test the strength and function of your feet. Whether you play team sports like football or you just enjoy solo activities like long-distance running it’s important that you give your feet the cushioning, stability and support they need to work hard without incurring problems. Custom orthotics can easily be placed within your sneakers to provide maximum support.
Do you have questions about getting orthotics? Do you want to learn more about the other foot services we offer in the River North and Schaumburg, IL area? Then turn to the specialists at the Center for Podiatric Medicine to learn more.
Have trouble with eliminating your toenail fungal infection? Laser therapy could finally help!
While toenail fungus may not seem like a big deal to you, it’s important that you don’t just ignore it. This is because an untreated fungal infection can continue to spread and could even lead to other complications. So, if you have a toenail fungus that is severe or doesn’t respond to at-home measures, our River North and Schaumburg, IL podiatrists are here to tell you whether laser treatment might be the next best option.
What is PinPointe FootLaser?
This laser treatment is a safe effective way to target, heat up and kill the fungus growing in and under your toenail. If you’ve tried topical antifungal creams in an effort to kill the fungus, you may know that it’s difficult for a medicinal cream to effectively penetrate the nail to kill the entire fungus. This is why laser therapy is a great option, as it can effectively pass through the nail to kill the whole infection.
What should I expect from laser treatment?
Before you get PinPointe FootLaser treatment, our River North and Schaumburg foot doctors will need to make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment. This means that you will need to come into our office for a consultation. We will examine the affected toenails and go through your medical history to determine if this is the best course of action for you and your health.
If the procedure is the right one for you, you can even have it done the same day. The entire procedure only takes about a half hour to complete and in some cases, you’ll only need one treatment in order to completely destroy the infection.
Will it hurt?
There isn’t any pain associated with this treatment, as it’s completely non-invasive. The only sensation you may notice is a slight warming when the heated laser is directed over the toenail.
Is there a recovery process?
There is no recovery time involved. You’ll come into our office, get the treatment you need and then you’re free to head back to your daily routine.
If you are having trouble tackling your toenail fungal infection on your own then it might be time to let the foot care experts at the Center for Podiatric Medicine step in and handle the issue themselves. Whether you require oral medication or laser treatment turn to our podiatry offices in River North and Schaumburg, IL, for the care you deserve.