Foot Doctors That Care

Foot pain is a symptom of many under-diagnosed podiatry issues. These include an array of foot conditions, including bunions, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, fractures and tendon conditions. Advanced Foot and Ankle (AFA) podiatric physicians are specifically trained in treating men, women, and children.

AFA podiatrists have extensive knowledge of diabetic and athletic conditions. AFA podiatrists are board certified and undergo on-going training programs to help keep up with the newest techniques to treat your foot ailments. ASA affiliate podiatrists work with integrity to ensure each patient has all the information they need in order to make good decisions regarding their foot and ankle health.

If you have pain in or around the area of your foot and ankle, do not ignore the pain. It is not at all normal! Schedule an appointment with an AFA affiliate podiatrist who will help you get to the root of your problem and ensure correct diagnosis and a speedy recovery. AFA certified specialists are trained specifically and extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot conditions to bring their knowledge to you. Call today!

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A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician is a health care expert who specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle-related related problems such as injuries to tendons, muscles, joints and ligaments, nail and skin issues such as ingrown toenails, callus, fungal infections & blisters and systemic disease that manifest themselves in the foot such as diabetes and neurological condition. A Podiatrist will have to do a lot of schooling before he/she becomes licensed. One must first start by attending an undergraduate school and get a bachelor’s degree, the future podiatrist will then proceed to a college that offers podiatric medicine and learn for four years in order to receive a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM). Many podiatrists will continue their education by participating in a postgraduate residency program at any approved hospital or university. After completion of the entire schooling one will have to sit for a nation or state exam in order to be licensed by the state in which they want to practice.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.

  • We are in-network with MOST insurance plans, including Medicare
  • We file your insurance claims for you
  • Full on-site dispensary of foot and ankle care products
  • On-site x-ray services
  • We accept most major credit cards, checks and cash
  • Emergencies seen promptly
  • Huge network of conveniently located offices
  • State of the Art Surgical Techniques
Do your feet or ankles need personal care from a team of caring podiatrists?

Test yourself with this simple quiz!

  • Do you have heel or arch pain?
  • Are your feet tired or achy?
  • Do you have bunions or hammertoes?
  • Do you have ingrown toenails or discolored, thickened toenails?
  • Do your feet or ankles swell?
  • Do your feet ever fell numb?
  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Do you have bad circulation in your feet?
  • Do you have any numbness or shooting pains in your toes?
  • Do you find it difficult to find comfortable shoes?
  • Do your ankles “give out” easily?
  • Do you have any pain in your ankles when you walk?
  • Do you have any abnormal skin or calluses that are painful when you walk?
  • Do you have difficulty exercising because of pain in your feet or ankles?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please call us at 877-ADV-FOOT (238-3668) or use the FIND A DOCTOR tab and call your preferred office directly!
We have over 80 foot doctors with 250 convenient locations throughout Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, Indiana and Wisconsin to serve you!
  • The term “overuse injuries” may bring to mind tennis elbow and jogger’s knee, but the foot and ankle are also at risk of injury due to overuse.
  • During a typical day, people spend an average of 4 hours on their feet and take 8,000-10,000 steps. This means the feet support a combined force equivalent to several hundred tons a day.
  • Most foot pain is caused by pre-existing foot conditions that can be aggravated by un-supportive shoes, high impact sports and other activities that can increase foot pain. Shoes that do not fit properly, ill-fitting athletic shoes, or those that force the feet into unnatural shapes such as pointed-toe, high heels can also trigger foot pain.
  • Medical conditions can cause a disturbance in the way a person walks and can contribute to foot pain. This may include diabetes, leg and foot deformities, spinal problems, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy.
  • High-impact exercises, such as jogging/running or strenuous aerobics, can injure the feet and other parts of the leg and ankle, resulting in corns, calluses, blisters, muscle cramps, acute knee and ankle injuries, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain).
  • Heel pain is the most common foot problem that affects over 2 million Americans every year. Make an appointment with your heel pain specialist today!

We Provide The Following Personal Foot & Ankle Care Services

  • Heel and arch pain
  • Heel spurs
  • Custom orthotics
  • Custom ankle braces or AFO’s
  • Sports injuries
  • Surgical and nonsurgical solutions
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails and other nail related issues
  • Fungal toenails
  • Diabetic feet
  • Arthritic feet
  • Flat feet
  • Circulation disorders (PAD)
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Fracture care
  • Skin problems
  • Warts
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ankle pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Gout
  • Second opinions
  • Physical therapy/Rehabilitiation
  • Advanced surgical techniques
  • Laser surgery
  • Microscopic surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Whirlpool therapy
  • Preventative techniques
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Adults and Seniors

Advanced Foot and Ankle, Taking Care of Your Family

We have over 80 foot doctors with 250 convenient locations throughout Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, Indiana and Wisconsin to serve you!

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