Category Archives for Foot Care

Using & Caring for Orthotics

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Orthotics are prescription devices that fit inside your shoes to provide support and stabilization in key areas. Orthotics can change the amount of force your foot feels with each step or alter the location of the pressure. Prescription orthotics incorporate neurofeedback that can train your brain to make corrective movements as you walk, improving a […]

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How Wearing Foot & Ankle Braces Helps

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Though it’s crucial to keep your feet and ankles in good condition to enjoy comfortable movement and a good range of motion, this isn’t as easy as it seems. Foot and ankle injuries are incredibly common. Each year, over 53,000 foot injuries lead to missed days at work. Ankle sprains alone affect seven in every […]

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Alcohol Sclerosing Injections for Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that impacts the nerves in the foot, specifically the area between the third and fourth toes. When the nerve gets irritated the nerve, scar tissue develops creating the actual “neuroma”. This can become painful and gets “caught” between the metatarsal heads and creating nerve pain that can have many […]

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Prolotherapy Therapy for Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a common and often debilitating condition that affects athletes and active individuals of all ages. The pain and discomfort associated with this condition can significantly impact performance and affect the ability to do even the most mundane tasks.  While traditional treatments for Achilles tendonitis have shown mixed results, a promising alternative therapy […]

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Benefits of Working with a Sports Medicine Podiatrist

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who simply enjoys staying active, taking care of your feet and lower limbs is crucial for improving performance and preventing injuries. If you’re concerned about a sports-related foot and ankle condition, a sports medicine podiatrist can be your trusted ally. These highly trained healthcare professionals […]

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Foot Conditions That Cause Heel Pain

Foot pain can be a distressing and debilitating condition that affects people of all ages and lifestyles, from athletes pushing their limits to someone leading a more sedentary lifestyle. In this article, we shed light on the top five causes of heel pain, including the common symptoms and a range of treatment options, such as […]

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Heel Spurs & Shoe Choice

If you’re experiencing a sharp pain in your heel, it could be a spur. Whether you’re living with mild or chronic discomfort, your footwear might be the culprit. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Our team at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine in the Park City/Gurnee area and in Chicago, Illinois, has put together this […]

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Importance of Diabetic Foot Care

When you have diabetes, there’s a lot to think about. From managing your blood sugar and making healthy food choices to finding time to stay active and visiting the doctor, your condition takes time and effort to manage. With all the concerns, your feet may be the last thing you think about, but daily foot […]

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