Book an online appointment for the foot and ankle treatment with FACA

FACA or Foot & Ankle Clinics Of America is a podiatry expert provide finest Reconstructive surgery Chicago. People usually do not take proper care of their feet, thus it causes several kinds of problems. Our clinic is purely dedicated to provide highest standard of foot treatment and other related services, like no other. Our medical center is incorporated with the high-tech, advanced and latest tools. For every medication process and surgery, we use top-notch quality instruments or machineries. We have a team of proficient and expertise professionals that are dedicated to serve patients, effectively. Apart from quality treatment, our professionals will give you affirmative consultation as well. At our clinic, you will experience the friendly environment and polite greet from the representatives.

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With over years of experience, we have been servicing numerous patients having ankle and foot related problems. In this context, our doctors not just assist you, but also consult to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Apparently, we are committed to provide advanced podiatric surgeries in the entire Chicago area. Therefore, whether you require Flat foot treatment and other related medication, feel free to contact us today. With us, you will get the treatment for Diabetic foot care, feet and ankle injuries, blisters, arthritis, bunions, toenail fungus, sore feet, warts or warts removal, ingrown toenails, heel or arch pain and name a few.

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Visit a renowned clinic for Diabetic foot treatment

We are the podiatric clinic in Chicago that specializes in providing the best foot treatment at a reasonable rate.”Foots & Ankle clinics of America” , is in the habit of providing an excellent attention in a friendly way. We have a team of -experienced, professional and reliable podiatrist surgeons. Each competent has a capability to offer the highest quality regime for ankle and joint problem. We provide a range of care ranging from- surgery to laser, general routine medical checkup, etc. You will definitely get the desired result in a comfy environment.

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Get excellent podiatric care from a leading clinic

Are you suffering from a foot & ankle pain and searching for one of the Chicago best foot surgeons, then look no further than “Foot & Ankle Clinics of America (FACA)”. We are based in Chicago. We developed our clinic in 1981 with a purpose to provide the highest level of treatment and services to our patients. For any minor or major foot problem, you can consult our doctor without any hesitation. We are a famous clinic where a patient can gets complete podiatry care in a safe, comfortable and caring environment at affordable prices.

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Our Foot orthodontics chicago center is well-equipped with the latest technologies and facilities to ensure every patient gets outstanding clinical services. Since 1981, we have been serving every individual with passionate podiatry care all across Chicago. Our clinic also has the certifications with a good reputation in the medical care sector.

We have a team of medical professionals and staffs that offer a range of services to meet particular needs of all the patients. If you are seeking for one of the most experienced and certified Chicago podiatrists, then you have arrived at the perfect destination. We are committed to providing high quality podiatric care in a reliable, safe and efficient manner.

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Get Effective Foot Treatment From A Podiatric Surgeon

Are you looking for the reputable clinic from where you can get Diabetic foot treatment? If yes, then you are at the right destination. We at “Foot and Ankle Clinics of America” are available to offer excellent treatment in order to solve your foot and ankle problems. Our clinic has 3 locations in the Chicago-land area. We have a group of professional and highly qualified podiatry experts. Dr. Massuda is the founder of our clinic in the year 1981. She is the Medical Director of the organization.

We provide the best possible podiatric treatment in the friendly and comfortable environment. We specialize in providing a wide array of treatments that include general routine checkup, surgery, and laser therapy. If you are looking for one of the most reputable Chicago physical therapy clinics, then you are at the right destination. Our team of surgeons offers excellent, effective and successful treatment at highly competitive rates. They utilize advanced tools and latest technology while treating each patient.

Our experts treat ailments that include Sport Injuries, Diabetic Ulcers, Bunions, Hammertoes, Warts, Arthritic / Joint Pain, Bone Spurs, Heel Pain, Neuromas and Toenail Fungus, and Ingrown Toenails. We provide a full range of sport medical solutions, Reconstructive surgery chicago, advanced diagnostics, diabetic foot care, tonail fungus treatment, and prescription foot orthotics. To find more details, please visit our website www.footexperts.com

Sore Feet Chicago – See a Podiatrists

PAINFUL FEET?

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The foot does not simply bear the weight of the whole body, but the weight springs off it many times a minute in walking, running or jumping and it helps to absorb the impact of landing. The bones, ligaments and muscles absorb an enormous amount of impact over a lifetime, especially in an athlete, but perhaps more so in the people that are overweight.

The foot is a dynamic piece of engineering. It has both a longitudinal and a transverse arch. The longitudinal arch is higher on the medial side. The foot may be inspected with the patient seated and the foot elevated to facilitate inspection, especially of the sole, but it is essential to examine the foot in a weight-bearing mode. This is when almost all the problems occur in this dynamic structure and failure to do so will result in missing the correct diagnosis in most cases. Problems of the ankles, knees, hips and back also merit examination of the feet.

  • Painful feet are a very common problem. One cross-sectional postal survey reported a 9.4% prevalence of disabling foot conditions.[1]
  • Risk factors for foot pain include advancing age, obesity, injudicious footwear, high-impact exercise (eg, jogging) and underlying medical conditions (see under ‘Aetiology’ section).

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There are many causes of painful feet:

  • Neuropathy – eg, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy.
  • Ischemia from peripheral arterial disease or embolism.
  • Skin lesions may be painful including blisters, corns, calluses, fungal skin and nail infections, and bacterial infections (skin and osteomyelitis).
  • Hallux valgus (bunions).
  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
  • Freiberg’s disease.
  • Arthritis affecting the feet, especially rheumatoid arthritis or the painful first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in acute gout.
  • Ingrowing toenails, especially if infected.
  • Abnormalities of the joints, ligaments and tendons of the foot.
  • Often there appears to be an inherent predisposition but other factors include poor footwear, obesity and hypermobility syndromes.

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  • When did it start?
  • Is it getting worse?
  • Is the pain diffuse or at a point?
  • Establish aggravating and relieving factors.
  • Note occupation, sport, training routines, and any recent injury.
  • Is there pain elsewhere? Poor posture of the feet can cause pain in the ankles, knees and back.
  • Look at the shoes. What type of shoes does the patient choose to wear? Are they fashionable shoes that distort the foot? Trainers are unique in the history of footwear in being designed for feet but when did he or she last get a new pair? If training seriously, does he or she have several pairs? Just as cars need to have tyres and shock absorbers replaced periodically, so too trainers need replacing.
  • Is there abnormal or uneven wear of the shoes?
  • Note any obesity.
  • Does the shape of the foot look normal? Look at the sole. Is there abnormal callus? Weight should be taken over the first and fifth metatarsal heads. Callus over other metatarsal heads means fallen transverse arch.
  • Is there local tenderness?
  • Now examine the feet with the patient standing with both feet bare. Are the longitudinal arches normal? Can you get your finger under the medial arch? Look at the feet from behind. Fallen arches cause hyperpronation and upset the line of the Achilles tendon.
  • If there is a postural problem such as a fallen arch it is often possible to put something underneath it, like a small pile of leaflets, to correct the abnormality and to prove that posture can be corrected.

Children rarely complain of painful feet and if they do, think of a foreign body. Pressure from shoes on a prominent navicular bone, or sometimes an accessory bone, or a prominent posterosuperior os calcis may require surgical trimming.[2]Osteochondritis and similar conditions may affect the bones of the foot. Osteochondritis of the metatarsals is called Freiberg’s disease.[3] An X-ray will aid diagnosis. A podiatrist can help. Usually an insertion into the shoe is satisfactory but occasionally a plaster cast is required.

The first metatarsal shows angulation towards the midline. It usually affects teenagers and may run in families. If deformity is marked, a metatarsal or proximal wedge osteotomy may be beneficial.[4] The addition of a plantar shelf has been found to assist in bone healing.[5]

The first MTP joint has arthritis, pain and restricted movement. A dorsal ring of osteophytes may occur. In early cases manipulation and injection of the joint with steroid and local anaesthetic may offer relief but in more advanced cases, arthrodesis, Keller’s operation, distal oblique osteotomy or decompression osteotomy may be required.[6]

See the separate article on Nail Disorders and Abnormalities.

Surgical interventions are more effective than non-surgical interventions in preventing the recurrence of an ingrowing toenail. The addition of phenol is probably more effective in preventing recurrence and regrowth of the ingrowing toenail.[7]

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  • This is pain across the metatarsal heads. It is often due to collapse of the transverse arch. A range of abnormalities including plantar plate tears may be visible on ultrasound.[8]
  • A metatarsal pad will often reform the arch and give relief. If there are difficulties, ask a podiatrist to help.
  • Surgical treatment for severe painful rheumatoid forefoot deformities has usually involved resection of the metatarsal heads with realignment of the lesser toe deformities and first MTP joint arthrodesis.
  • Correction of severe rheumatoid forefoot deformities by arthrodesis of all five MTP joints has been suggested as an alternative surgical approach.[9]

There is pain from pressure on an interdigital neuroma between the metatarsals. Fashionable shoes often contribute. Pain usually radiates to the lateral side of one toe, and the medial side of its neighbour. Pressure on the affected web space reproduces the pain. Ultrasound and MRI are the best modalities to diagnose the condition. Excision of the neuroma may be needed.[10] Ultrasound-guided steroid injection may be another option.[11]

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Foot care as you age

Older people need to take care of their Feet too

You are most to prone to foot problems like corns, blisters, foot infections, and heel pain in later life as your skin becomes thinner and less elastic.  Painful or sore feet are not suppose to be a natural part of aging, and can be treated.

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Foot problems in older people

  • bunions
  • corns and calluses
  • heel pain or arch pain
  • cracked skin
  • ingrown toenails
  • fungal infections (athlete’s foot)

If you’re having trouble looking after your feet, you’re not alone. Age UK reports that nearly one in three older people can’t cut their own toenails.

Foot care problems tend to happen if you’re less mobile than you used to be, particularly if you have difficulty bending down. Poor eyesight, can also make it harder for you to look after your feet.

How to look after your feet

Your feet will remain in better condition, if you have a regular foot routine. This includes:

  • cutting and filing toenails and keeping them at a comfortable length
  • smoothing and moisturizing dry and rough skin
  • checking for cracks and breaks in the skin and inflammation such as blisters
  • looking for signs of infection like nail fungus or other obvious early problems, and seeking professional advice
  • choosing suitable socks and footwear
  • keeping your feet clean, dry, mobile, comfortable and warm. Bedsocks are a good idea

If it’s difficult for you to follow this routine yourself, see a professional podiatrist for help.

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Dr. Massuda performs Biomechanical and Musculoskeletal Assessment

Many problems in the lower limb, knee, hip and lower back are from the way our feet contact the ground.

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Foot and Ankle Clinics of America in Chicago can provide a comprehensive bio-mechanical and musculoskeletal assessment service to help us identify common and complex presentations resulting from your sporting injuries and general wear and tear on your feet.

Bio-mechanical and musculoskeletal problems can increase stresses within the foot structure and surrounding soft tissues creating pain. In some cases, the problem may lie in a number of areas such as poor posture, pelvic misalignment, leg length discrepancies and tight or poorly toned muscles.

Feet are our body’s foundation

Our bio-mechanical and musculoskeletal assessment focuses on the foot, ankle and knee joints and further includes the pelvis and lower back whilst assessing the relationship between them. The bio-mechanical assessment highlights compensatory movements at the pelvis and throughout the lower limbs and particularly at the major joints of the ankle and foot.

Correction of poor foot bio-mechanics with orthotics can improve and prevent many types of symptoms to include:

  • Pediatric / children’s foot problems and rolling in at the ankle
  • Forefoot pain, Morton’s Neuroma – (Metatarsaglia)
  • Bunions – (Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus)
  • Arch strain – (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Policeman’s Heel – (Heel Spur)
  • Ankle Pain – (Tibialis Dysfunction, Lateral impingement Syndrome)
  • Shin Pain – (Compartmental Syndrome, Shin Splints)
  • Knee Pain
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Lower back pain

Information compiled throughout the bio-mechanical assessment allows Foot and Ankle Clinics of America in Chicago to prescribe effective treatment and orthotic devices. 

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