Foot problems are common among women, due in great part to ill-fitting shoes. In fact, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society reports 90 percent of surgeries to correct foot problems—like bunions, hammertoes and neuroma—are conducted on women. The foot can be a good indicator of a person’s physical health. It is also susceptible to many stresses that can result in pain, inflammation and limited mobility. Lake Forest Hospital podiatrists specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle such as: trauma, bunions, heel pain, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, hammertoes, orthotics, plantar warts, sports related injuries, diabetic foot care, corns and calluses.
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience some type of foot problem during their lifetime. Thanks to recent advancements in foot care, Lake Forest Hospital physicians are offering new, non-surgical treatments. For example, sufferers of neuroma, a common and painful nerve-related foot condition, can participate in a new treatment of bi-weekly injections that help to “turn off’” the irritated nerve and eliminate foot pain.
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