• Basic Foot Care Guidelines

    Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in

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  • Over view of Foot and Ankle Problems

    Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories: Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot. Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joints. Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth and are generally inherited. Infectious foot problems, which are caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal

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  • Foot Anatomy

    The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives. Within each

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  • Associations Groups

    American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org 800-342-2383 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine http://www.aapsm.org 888-854-FEET American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.aaos.org 6300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL  60018 847-823-7186 American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons http://www.footphysicians.com and http://www.acfas.org 8725 W. Higgins Road, Sutie 555 Chicago, IL  60631-2724 773-693-9300 American Physical Therapy Association http://www.apta.org 1111 N. Fairfax

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