Associated Surgical Center
Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL
Your feet share the responsibilities of holding you upright, keeping you stable, and thrusting you forward as you walk. Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, offers a wide range of podiatric surgeries and services to maintain your foot health and mobility while relieving pain. For more information about podiatric services, call the Chicagoland office, or request an appointment online today.
Podiatry Q & A
What is podiatry?
Your feet and ankles have the vital job of keeping you stable and allowing you to walk and run, and podiatry is a medical specialty dedicated to maintaining them. The network of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your feet is highly complex, and many potential complications can affect it.
Foot problems can affect your mobility and render you unable to go places without the aid of a wheelchair. Associated Surgical Center offers numerous foot and ankle surgeries to repair your feet and restore your mobility to the best possible state. They treat everything from minor skin issues to structural issues with the bones and muscles within your ankles and feet.
Before you undergo any podiatric surgery or procedure, the team at Associated Surgical Center evaluates your feet and your ability to walk. If the issue is inside of your foot, they may use X-ray imaging to view the injury or defect and come up with the best and least invasive strategy to treat it.
Which conditions does podiatry treat?
Associated Surgical Center can evaluate, diagnose, and treat nearly any injury or condition affecting one or both of your feet. An on-staff board-certified foot and ankle surgeon is trained to perform simple and complex surgeries to repair your feet or ankles. A few examples of conditions the team can treat, repair, or manage are:
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Ankle swelling
- Athlete’s foot
- Foot fractures
- Club foot
- Corns and calluses
- Diabetic foot problems
- Foot ulcers
- Foot fungus
- Fallen arches
- Gangrene of the feet or toes
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis
- Foot numbness
- Plantar warts
Not all of these conditions require surgery. In fact, many can be addressed with simple treatments that can get you back on your feet with no downtime. After a thorough evaluation of your condition, the team can tell you the preferred way to treat it.
What are some common podiatric treatments?
Associated Surgical Center provides many common podiatry procedures to improve the function of your feet and ankles. A few examples are:
Ingrown toenail removal
An ingrown toenail occurs when your toenail starts to grow under the skin along the sides, becoming painful and inflamed. Treatment requires the removal of a portion of the toenail on the side where it is ingrown.
Plantar fasciitis treatment
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the bottom of your foot, most often near your heel. Nonsurgical treatments might involve physical therapy, medications, or shoe inserts. In severe cases, the team at Associated Surgical Center may perform surgery to detach the plantar fascia from your heel bone.
If one or more of your toes are permanently and abnormally bent, you have hammertoe. The team at Associated Surgical Center can repair hammertoe by straightening your toe surgically.
For more information about podiatry services and surgeries, call Associated Surgical Center to request an appointment or book online today.
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