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At OAK Orthopedics, the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our doctors have the knowledge and experience to treat a variety of foot conditions and injuries.
When you have pain in your foot, it can sideline you for days, and without proper treatment, that foot pain may only get worse. Fortunately, there are foot doctors available to evaluate and diagnose your discomfort and to offer treatment options that relieve your pain and restore your regular mobility.
Foot specialists and podiatrists see patients for many different ailments, including problems with the ankle and toes. Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
- Foot conditions related to diabetes
- Foot injuries stemming from sports or exercise
- Heel pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis
- Torn ligaments
No matter the cause of your foot pain, we encourage you to seek proper care today. Our medical providers are devoted to your health, and that means helping you establish the right diagnosis of your foot condition. When you visit our office, you can expect a full medical evaluation. In some cases, this may involve X-rays or other forms of imaging.
Many foot problems can be remedied in the office or with the use of heat, ice, compression, bracing, or pain medication. In more severe cases, surgery may be required. Our doctors can advise you on the specific form of foot surgery or ankle surgery you may need to minimize your pain and discomfort.
Following any kind of foot or ankle procedure, you can expect to spend a few days resting and recovering. Your foot surgeon can advise you on the specifics, but generally, ice will be recommended to keep swelling down, and pain medication can be administered as needed. You may also need physical therapy to ensure a smooth healing process.
For new patients who are concerned about surgical procedures, understand that some foot problems can be remedied through nonsurgical means, but if your condition is unresponsive to these methods, or if your problem worsens rather than improves, that's when it's best to talk with our foot and ankle team about additional solutions. No matter the specifics of your foot pain, remember that relief is possible.
Specializing in What Moves You at OAK Orthopedics
At OAK Orthopedics, our world-class team of orthopedic experts is devoted to providing customized treatment plans focused on each patient's individual needs and goals.
Our specialty-trained foot doctors, Dr. Alexander Michalow, Dr. Michael Corcoran, Dr. Rajeev Puri, and Dr. Timothy Friedrich, have extensive experience in treating a variety of foot conditions and injuries. Nonsurgical methods will always be recommended first before considering surgery. However, there are situations in which conservative treatments will not provide adequate relief, and foot surgery is the best option to fix the problem. Our foot surgeons are skilled in performing many surgical procedures for the foot and ankle and utilize state-of-the-art technology in doing so. Rest assured that when you see one of our specialists, you're in the care of the region's most preferred orthopedic providers.
If you have foot pain that you'd like to have evaluated, we encourage you to contact our team of doctors today at one of our three locations in Bradley, Frankfort, New Lenox, or Watseka. Call (815) 928-8050 for our Bradley or Watseka office or (815) 469-3452 for our Frankfort office, or request an appointment online with one of our experienced foot surgeons or our podiatrist.