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Common Foot & Ankle Disorders


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Taking care of your feet is something that you should take seriously, as foot health is often something that people take for granted. The foot alone has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and countless tendons that need TLC. Our foot doctor in Bolingbrook is dedicated to helping you feel your best regardless of what foot or ankle disorder you are experiencing. Even something simple like losing your balance on uneven floors or trimming your toenails improperly can result in an injury.

The following are some of the most common foot and ankle disorders that we treat. This list is not exhaustive, so please contact our team if you are in pain.

Athlete’s Foot

This is a fungal infection that begins between the toes and leads to a scaly, itchy rash. It commonly occurs for those who often wear tight-fitting shoes and it is contagious via contaminated floors, clothing or towels. Over-the-counter antifungal medications can help treat it, but prescription medications are available for recurring infections.

Bunion Deformity

Bunions are bony bumps that occur on the inside of your foot at the big toe joint. They develop slowly and cause pressure on the big toe joint, causing the big toe to lean towards the second toe. While anyone can develop a bunion, they are more common in women. Tight, narrow shoes make it more likely for a bunion to develop. Nonsurgical treatment includes padding, orthotics, icing, changes in footwear, or medications. Surgery is also a treatment option in cases where nonsurgical treatment isn’t effective.

Fungal Toenails

If you notice that your nails are brittle, crumbled or ragged, you may have toenail fungus. This infection is often caused by dermatophyte, but yeast and mold can also cause it. On the bright side, the problems caused are typically cosmetic. Our foot doctor in Bolingbrook can recommend a treatment option that is right for you.

Neuromas

Neuromas are pinched nerves, also referred to as nerve tumors. They are typically found between the third and fourth toes and result in pain, tingling or numbness. Many sufferers describe the condition as feeling a stone is stuck in the shoe while walking.

Other common disorders include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Adult flatfoot
  • Hallux limitus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain, heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Metatarsal stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis arch pain
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunctional
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Sesamoiditis

Please contact our foot doctor in Bolingbrook if you are suffering from a common foot or ankle disorder.

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Two Convenient Locations

Plainfield

15724 S. Rt 59 Unit 100

Plainfield, IL 60544

815-439-1188 phone

815-439-2453 fax

Bolingbrook

215 Remington Blvd., Suite A2

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-226-9860 phone

815-439-2453 fax