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Carol Stream Podiatrist

Foot Care in Carol Stream

Carol Stream Podiatrist

Carol Stream Podiatrist

Here at Alm Foot Care, our Carl Stream podiatrist and the rest of our excellent team of staff are dedicated to providing only the highest quality foot care services. Some of the most common foot problems that patients visit our Carol Stream podiatrist with are corns and calluses. Corns and calluses are thicker layers of skin on your feet (as well as on your hands and fingers) that develop as a means of protecting your skin in areas that experience a lot of friction and pressure. Corns and calluses happen to most people at one point or another, and if you are generally in good health, then you typically do not require treatment for corns and calluses unless they are causing you discomfort. In these cases, changing your footwear can often reduce the friction you are experiencing and as a result minimize the discomfort you are feeling. However, for people who have other health issues, corns and calluses may be a bigger problem that requires treatment from a professional like our Carol Stream podiatrist. For example, diabetes is a condition that can affect the feet by reducing blood flow to that area. Therefore, if you have diabetes, there is an increased likelihood that you will experience complications with corns and calluses. No matter what your health situation, if corns and calluses are becoming a problem for you, simply schedule an appointment with our Carol Stream podiatrist as soon as possible and we will get you the treatment you need.

If you would like to learn more about treatment for corns and calluses, or about any of the other many services that our Carol Stream podiatrist has to offer, we highly recommend that you visit the main Alm Foot Care website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please feel free to contact the staff here directly. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or you can send us a message online using the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

Gout Treatment in Elgin

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Gout treatment in Elgin

Gout treatment in Elgin

Many of our patients at Alm Foot Care have come to our podiatry office for gout treatment in Elgin. Gout is a very painful condition. The most common site is the big toe joint, but can af-fect any joint of the body. This condition can be effectively be treated by injection therapy from your podiatrist and/or oral medications such as anti-inflammatories.

The exact cause of gout is unknown, although it may be related to genetics. What we do know, however, is that is a certain arthritis triggered by too much uric acid in the blood, also known as hyperuricemia. This can be brought on by diet and body weight, certain medica-tions, major illness, certain medical conditions, or surgery. Symptoms of gout include warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint. This is usually in the big toe joint. Call or see your podiatrist, Dr. Alm, right away if you have severe pain in a single joint that comes on very quickly, or if you have swollen, tender joints with warm, red skin over them. It’s important to call your podiatrist for gout treatment in Elgin even if the pain from gout has stopped. To manage long-term gout and prevent future attacks, Dr. Alm may prescribe medications that can prevent and even reverse the buildup of uric acid. It is also important to manage your weight, get exercise, and limit your intake of alcohol, meat, and seafood.

The goals of gout treatment in Elgin revolve around fast pain relief and prevention of future attacks, as on-going and long-term complications can lead to joint destruction and even kid-ney damage. You can treat your gout at home by resting the affected joint, using ice to re-duce swelling as well as take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. If your symptoms persist, or have occurred on and off without medical treatment for several years, than it is especially im-portant for you to contact Dr. Alm today for treatment.

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