Foot and Ankle Care in Chicago, IL

  1. Do shoes cause bunion?

Bunion, a common structural deformities of the feet that most podiatrists treat, medically called, Hallux ABductos Valgus, is caused by varies factors, amongst which and not limited are inheritance, arthritis, results from injuries, and some external factors. Tight shoes, socks or stockings do contribute to the severity of the deformities, but stand alone it does not cause bunion deformities.

  1. Diabetes cannot have foot surgery?

Diabetes can lead to lots of health problems, if not treated or well taken care of carefully, cuts, sores, wounds, deformities in the feet can lead to severe infections that may require surgical amputations. It is important to avoid and to prevent damages and injuries to the feet. Regular appointments with podiatrists will help further deteriorations and further damages of the feet. When blood sugars is well controlled, surgeries of the feet is not a contraindication.

  1. Digging out roots of corns will stop it from coming back!

Corns or calluses are thickened of skins, medically called hyperkeratosis, usually caused by some pressure points from inside the foot or from outside of the foot making skin to overgrow. Thin layers of skin protect internal components of the feet, but too many layers resulted in pain as layers of unwanted skin piled up and irritated the feet due to pressures. There is no root only layers of skin piled up. Digging the root out may cause more pain, damage and serious health concerns,  Should see your podiatrist for treatment.

  1. Can fallen arches be treated?

Fallen arches, or flat feet, are very easily managed condition that most podiatrists see. In adults, it can be genetic, or acquired through injuries, arthritis, or tendons disorders. It can cause irritations, pain and discomfort, and slow down movement of the feet and body. It may even lead to other problems of the toes, ankles and even legs, hips, and backs as well. Many treatment options are available pending on the severity of the fallen arches, ice and rest, stretching exercises or orthotics are few choices, your podiatrists will suggest that is right for you.

5.Tired and achy legs, what is it?

The earliest signs of poor circulation are numbness, cramping, tingling of the feet and legs. Swelling and difficulty walking plus skin color changes and slow healing cuts and wounds are indications of more advanced disease process. Mental acuity such as memory loss, forgetfulness, headaches, and lethargy are reduced blood flow to the brain. Don’t ignore your tired and achy legs and feet, it may be signs and symptoms to some dangerous health problem such as blood clots. it is time to call your doctor to schedule for an appointment.

Barnett Fung, DPM
2553 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago IL, 60659
Phone: (773) 784-8807
2142 S. Archer Avenue Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 326-1400