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Foot Specialist in Streamwood

Treating calluses in Streamwood

Foot specialist in Streamwood

Foot specialist in Streamwood

A callus is a painful and rough patch on the foot, usually near the toe. At Alm Foot Care, our foot specialist in Streamwood can treat your foot callus and fix it so that it’s softened and doesn’t cause pain any longer. Bunions can cause hammertoes, calluses and shin splints, so bunion treatment is the first step for treating calluses that have stemmed from a bunion.

Calluses are thick layers of skin that harden as the skin tries to protect itself against pressure and friction. Calluses usually form on the hands, toes, fingers and feet. Pressure and constant standing and rubbing can cause calluses and corns. Diabetes can also cause calluses because of poor blood flow to the feet, which can cause complications for the diabetic. Our foot specialist in Streamwood can treat calluses if the patient wants them removed or if they are especially painful. If the callus becomes inflamed, patients should see their doctor. Ill-fitting shoes and friction can cause calluses to get worse. Calluses can happen as a result of hammertoe.

Hammertoes can also cause pain and soreness in the foot, and should be treated before they become worse. Hammertoe happens when there is an imbalance between the muscle and the ligament around the toe joint. This causes the middle toe joint to bend into an awkward position. It becomes stuck in place and can be irritating and causes rubbing against the shoe and toe. Patients should wear shoes that are wide at the toe, and which give space between the toe and tip of the shoe. Refraining from wearing high heels frequently and wearing appropriate shoes is also recommended. Ice and aspirin can also be used to help relieve swelling. Our foot specialist in Streamwood can also create an insert that you can wear inside the shoe to reduce pain.

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

Bunion Treatment in Topeka

Treating bunions in Topeka

Bunion treatment in Topeka

Bunion treatment in Topeka

You probably do not pay a great deal of attention to your feet or toes until something begins to bother you. Healthy, pain-free feet seem fairly low maintenance and simply require regular cleansing as well as properly fitting shoes. However, if you have noticed any change in the condition or appearance of your feet, the best course of action to take is to schedule an office visit with Dr. Kenneth Hobbs, DPM to have your feet examined by and extensively experienced and highly qualified podiatrist. One fairly common foot concern many patients experience is the development of what appears to be a bump on the inside of the foot by the big toe. Upon professional examination, this may be diagnosed as a bunion which left untreated can progress and cause additional painful and potentially debilitating concerns. Dr. Hobbs will be able to advise you if you require bunion treatment in Topeka as well as thoroughly explain your options.

During your office visit with Dr. Kenneth Hobbs, DPM regarding bunion treatment in Topeka, a determination will be made regarding the current stage of your bunion and its deformity. The typical progression begins when the great toe joint’s first metatarsal bone spreads outward while the big toe moves inward. You may feel irritation or discomfort when wearing shoes, or notice stiffness and soreness in the joint as arthritis develops. During the early stages, treatment may be the use of orthotics or other non-surgical care. However, as the condition worsens, more invasive procedures may become necessary. We will fully disclose our findings as well as recommendations to allow you the opportunity to ask questions and feel knowledgeable in addition to comfortable regarding your bunion care options.

We are currently welcoming new patients to our practice and our personable team of professionals will be happy to schedule your office visit as well as answer any of your preliminary questions about our services including bunion treatment in Topeka. Dr. Kenneth Hobbs, DPM offers a full range of podiatry care and looks forward to meeting with you at your earliest convenience. We understand you would like to resume your normal activities as quickly as possible and hope to exceed your expectations.

1795 Grandstand Place
Elgin, Illinois 60123
847-241-4447