Category Archives: Corns and Calluses

Elgin Foot Injury Treatment

Diagnosing And Treating Foot Injuries In Elgin

Elgin Foot Injury Treatment

Elgin Foot Injury Treatment

When you have a foot injury, make sure you get the help of a specialist who has the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat it effectively. At Alm Foot Care, our Elgin foot injury treatment is designed to give you the best results in a timely fashion.

Two of the most common injuries are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, both of which are focused on the heel of your foot, and which may occur separately or in conjunction with each other. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. Heel spurs are calcium deposits that develop on the underside of your foot. Achilles tendonitis or torn achilles tendons also occur in the same area of the foot. Outside of the heel, perhaps the part of your foot that is most prone to needing our Elgin foot injury treatment is your ankle. You might sustain a sprain of the ligament, or a fracture of the bone. Of course, you can fracture bones elsewhere in your foot, such as your toes or your instep. There are various reasons this can occur. Something heavy can drop on your foot, or you may jump a distance that is too high. What is most important with any foot injury is to get prompt care. Diagnosis begins with a physical examination of your foot, and will often include x-rays in order to get a close look at what is going on inside. Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment. And the form that treatment takes can range from a simple orthotic (shoe insert) to physical therapy to surgery. Often, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, the RICE method, can produce the best results of all.

To benefit from our Elgin foot injury treatment, call us right now and set up an appointment.

Alm Foot Care
1795 Grandstand Place
Elgin, Illinois 60123
(847) 241-4447

Carol Stream Podiatrist

Corns and Calluses in Carol Stream

Carol Stream Podiatrist

Carol Stream Podiatrist

Corns and calluses may be small in size, but the discomfort that they can cause is most certainly not small. Here at Alm Foot Care, we’re dedicated to providing relief for all manner of foot problems, and with the appropriate treatment options, our Carol Stream podiatrist will be able to help you lose corns and calluses and avoid complications that may occur as a result of not addressing them in a timely manner.

When your foot is subject to the effects of excess pressure or friction, it forms a corn or callus as a shield against damage. The cause of that excess pressure or friction is often due to having footwear that is unsupportive or because of the impact of the ground on your feet as you walk or run. And if you have a hammertoe or a bunion, this can also lead to the formation of a corn. Other corns, softer ones, can grow between your toes and this is typically due to toes rubbing against one another. You’ll know you have a corn or callus when you look at it. Calluses are usually gray or yellow in color, and are hard, dry, and thick. Hard corns may have a grayish middle and a yellow ring around it that is softer. A soft corn appears similar to an open sore. They aren’t always accompanied by pain, but when they do, you will notice it. You should contact our Carol Stream podiatrist to evaluate a corn or callus and recommend an applicable treatment. Recommendations can includes changing to more comfortable shoes, using toe separators or other kinds of protective padding, or soaking in warm water. Our Carol Stream podiatrist may also suggest that the corn or callus be trimmed at our office.

In persistent cases, a shoe orthotic can be helpful. Surgery is a last resort, and is only necessary in rare cases. The bottom line is that you should not ignore corns and calluses. Call our office and book an appointment to have yours taken care of.

Alm Foot Care
1795 Grandstand Place
Elgin, Illinois 60123
(847) 241-4447