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Podiatrists Rock Falls IL

Podiatrists treat foot problems like corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs and arch problems. Read on to learn more information on local podiatrists in Rock Falls that give access to treatment for foot injuries, deformities, and foot complaints, as well as advice and content on foot prosthetics, custom-made shoe design, and orthotics design.

Lynn R. Heffelfinger, DPM
(815) 625-4790
101E.MillerRd.
Sterling, IL
 
Michael J. Wessels, DPM
(815) 285-5801
KSB Medical Group/Foot & Ankle Center , 215 E. 1st St. #310
Dixon, IL
 
James J. Dukelow, DPM
(815) 284-2023
716 N. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL
 
Podiatry Plus
(847) 305-5110
8 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL
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Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

The Foot Care Group
(847) 469-4868
1800 Hollister Rd
Libertyville, IL
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Eric K. Riley, DPM
(815) 625-4790
Rock Falls Clinic , 101 E. Miller Rd.
Sterling, IL
 
David Alan Yeager, DPM
(815) 285-5801
KSB Medical Group/Foot & Ankle Center , 215 E. 1st St. #310
Dixon, IL
 
Southern Illinois Family Footcare
(618) 387-0014
221 N 27th St
Mount Vernon, IL
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr Anthony Spitz
(847) 496-3582
505 N Wolf Rd
Wheeling, IL
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic
(847) 681-3997
1475 Oakton St # 4
Des Plaines, IL
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We accept all Insurances (ppo, Medicare, and Medicaid). For People without insurance we provide financial plans. Our services include a full range of comprehensive treatments. Using digital ultrasound diagnostics we can more readily detect and identify th
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Foot Syndromes

 



NUMB TOES/BURNING FEET

Numbness or burning of the feet is most commonly caused by compression of the nerves between the metatarsals (small bones under the ball of the foot). The most common causes are:

  • tight shoes
  • road vibration
  • too much climbing (which puts continuous pressure on the bottom of the foot) Riders with high arches or who overpronate are at risk as they experience more pressure on the ball of the foot.

    WHAT CAN YOU DO?

    Quick fixes might include:

    • moving your cleats 2 - 3 mm towards the rear of your shoe
    • loosening your foot straps
    • a different insole (either thinner if your shoe is too tight or more cushioned if you have room in the shoe)or custom footbed
    • a different sock (same comments as for the insole)
    • examine your shoe for irregular seams or straps/buckles that might be pressing against the outer edge of the forefoot
    • a wider (in the forefoot) pair of shoes or have a cobbler stretch yours

      Q.I started cycling about 3 months ago. In those 3 months I have racked up 593 miles. I ride almost everyday. I just completed 31 yrs but in good shape (thanks to the Marines). On the last ride (45 Miles) I did a few days ago at less than a few hundred yards away from reaching home I experienced a severe pain on the outer side of my right foot; it was so painful I couldn't walk. I took a couple pain meds and soaked it in hot water. I have rested now for two days but I still feel soreness when I put pressure on it. Should I be concerned? this is my average distance and I have experienced numbness when I first started but nothing like this. I have also completed an 80 mile ride in about 3hrs and didn't feel this type of pain. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Ed.

      A.My suspicion is that this is a combination of several issues. First, the numbness that you noticed suggests that your shoes may not fit as well as they might, or that the way your sole hits the shoe is putting pressure on one of the plantar nerves. Hot foo/numb foot is a common problem for some cyclists, and can occur even with good fitting shoes - being related to how the pressure of pedalling is distributed across the bottom of your foot. Add in poorly fitting shoes or a foot that needs an insert or custom footbeds to even out the pressure and you are on your way. And it sounds as if you have a fairly aggressive training program (remember the 10% per week increase in training per week that I mentioned as being the best to minimize overuse injuries?) and the problem is aggravated. Back off a little on the riding and consider an insert (custom or otherwise). Let me know what happens.

      ADJUSTING CLEATS

      The position of your cleats on your cycling shoes determines the comfort of your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back. Once you clip into your pedals, the path that your leg "tracks" during the pedal stroke is locked in, and misaligned cleats send stress up from your foot up your leg to your low back with every pedal str...

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