Foot Doctor in Naperville, IL
Other Diagnosis and Special Treatment of:
- Sports Injuries
The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar fascitis. The Plantar Fascia is a ligament-like band running from your heel to the ball of your foot. This band pulls on the heel bone, raising the arch of your foot as your foot pushes off the ground. Any incorrect movement of your foot will result in a strain of this plantar band.
Symptoms of Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful. The pain is often to the bottom or inside portions of the heel. This pain is usually worse in the morning after a period of rest. The pain may lessen during activities but often returns when activities are finished.
This condition can normally be diagnosed during the first visit. Once a diagnosis of Plantar fasciitis is given, conservative solutions are put to use. Controlling foot movement with medical and sport appliances, use of medications to reduce symptoms, and exercises to stretch the plantar band are a few of the treatments most often used with this condition. Other solutions may include Extra Corporal Shock Wave Treatment (ECSWT) or surgical intervention.
How can I have warts? A plantar wart, the term used for a skin wart on the bottom of the foot, is an infection caused by a virus. These viruses often spread easily by direct or indirect contact with another infected person. This is what makes the plantar wart easy to spread from foot to foot or person to person.
Treatments can range from acid therapy and cryo-freezing to the use of CO2 and Pulsed Dye lasers. Most procedures can be performed in-office.
Nail problems can affect anyone at any age.
Fungal Problems will damage the nail as it grows, causing thickening and discoloration. Often this will spread from one area to the next, and commonly involves the surrounding skin.
Toenail Fungus treatments are often non surgical in nature, and may involve a prescription medication.
Ingrown toenails may start for a variety of reasons. Most result in some type of infection and need to be treated as soon as possible.
A variety of treatments can be accomplished on your first visit. Allowing for immediate pain-free return to your activities in our primary goal. We frequently perform a minimally invasive procedure to remove problem nail borders.