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Orthotics in Streamwood

Custom orthotics in Streamwood

Orthotics in Streamwood

Orthotics in Streamwood

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to redistribute your weight, provide cushioning and support, or otherwise offer relief from various foot ailments. And while you can buy them over-the-counter at many stores, it is with custom orthotics, designed especially for you, that you can achieve quicker and more effective results. We’re pleased to offer them here at Alm Foot Care.

Some of the reasons why you may benefit from our orthotics in Streamwood are to address the effects of bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis. Any one of those conditions can result in discomfort or pain that makes it difficult or even impossible to walk properly. You may even find putting on your socks and shoes to be a chore. The reason that our orthotics in Streamwood are better for you than the ones on store shelves is that your specific condition and your individual needs and preferences are taken into account in the making of custom inserts. They are fashioned from plaster impressions of your feet that our podiatrist takes. The best part of them is that they make healing and recovery so easy. Just slip them into your footwear and you’re all set. There is no complicated or technical process and non invasive methods. Of course, depending on your situation and the severity of it, orthotics may be combined with medication, stretching exercises, physical therapy, or cortisone shots. A change in shoes is often helpful, as well. In addition to dealing with your current difficulties, orthotics can also help you to correct poor walking patterns, making recurrences less likely. Your health insurance may even cover part of the cost.

To take advantage of our orthotics in Streamwood, contact our office right now so that we can set up a time for you to come in for an examination.

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

Podiatry Office in South Elgin

Corns and calluses in South Elgin

Podiatry office in South Elgin

Podiatry office in South Elgin

At Alm Foot Care, our podiatry office in South Elgin is a very well known and respected podiatry practice, serving patients all around the area with foot ailments such as heel pain, corns and calluses, hammertoes, arthritis and more. Corns and calluses may be prevented by reducing the circumstances that lead to these hardened, bumpy patches of skin on feet. They may be painful and sore, or flaky and dry.

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of the skin that happen due to repeated pressure over time. Symptoms are pain, tenderness, bumps and trouble walking on large calluses. Because of the pressure, the corn or callus becomes a diffused and flattened area of skin (a callus) or a thick area with a conical or circular shape (a corn). They can appear on the feet and sometimes even the fingers, and are painful. Most corns form on the bottom of the foot over the metatarsal arc or on the outside of the toe, where the toe rubs against the shoe. Sometimes they can develop in between toes, but they are white in color and soft. Our podiatry office in South Elgin treats corns and calluses with different types of medicated products that work to pare down the thick, dead skin using a salicyclic acid solution.

People with fragile skin or poor skin circulation on the feet are more susceptible to corns and calluses. The condition can be lessened or eliminated entirely if the patient reduces their circumstances that lead to the corns and calluses, such as pressure on the feet, standing, and prolonged periods of standing and pressure. For more information, call our podiatry office in South Elgin today to find out what kind of treatment we can offer you for your foot conditions and to help take care of any other foot problems you may be suffering from.

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