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Foot & Ankle Center Of Illinois
...Gonzalez specialize in all areas of foot and ankle care including trauma, ankle fractures, Achilles ruptures, ankle and foot pain, heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis), arthritis, ingrown toenails, hammer toes, toenail fungus, diabetic ulcers, bunions, fusions, revisions, and total ankle replacement...

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... Achilles Tendon Disorders Acute Inflamation Ankle Fracture Arch Pain or Strain Athletes Foot  Cavas Foot Charcot Foot Chronic Ankle Instability Bunions Diabetic Foot Care and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Equinus Flat Feet  Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Foot Pain Fungus Toenails   Ganglion Cyst Gout Haglund's Deformity (pump bump) Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Pain Ingrown Toenail Lisfranc Injuries Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Morton's Neuroma Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Pediatric Flatfoot Peroneal Tendon Injuries Plantar Faciitis Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction PTTD (Ankle Pain Puncture Wounds Rheumoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot Shin Splints Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Toe and Metetarsal Fractures Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

X Rays
X-rays help determine whether a bone has been fractured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or other disease...

Bunions
...Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to chronic pain...

Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Total Ankle Replacement Can Restore Full Mobility and Eliminate Pain
...Total ankle replacement is especially becoming a viable option for baby boomers that suffer from debilitating ankle arthritis pain and injury and want to remain active...

Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles
...  Left untreated, chronic ankle instability leads to activity restrictions, tendon complications, arthritis and continued instability...

Turn Back The Clock on Foot Problems
... As we age, there are many predisposing conditions such as flat feet, pronation or supination, peripheral neuropathy, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, foot trauma, and vascular problems that make an individual more susceptible to foot problems...

Fall Prevention
...It is particularly beneficial for patients who have difficulty walking, who are at risk of falling because of weak ankles, instability, or arthritis...

The Arch Enemy How to Ease Pain Caused by Flatfoot
... Factors than increase your risk of flat feet include: Excess weight Age Injury to your foot or ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis Pregnancy When to See Your Springfield Podiatrist Most adults with a fallen arch experience little to no pain...

Hammering Out Painful Hammertoe
...A hammertoe can also be the result of injury in which you break or jam the toe, or from conditions like arthritis or stroke that affect nerves and muscles...

Flip-Flops Are Not a Safe Bet for Seniors
... For more information on pain relief from tendonitis, heel pain,  plantar  fasciitis,  and  arthritis  of  the  foot  and  ankle,  or  to  find  a  board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, call Dr...

Flip Flops Are Not A Safe Bet For Senior
... For more information on pain relief from tendonitis, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis of the foot and ankle, or to find a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, call Dr...

Bunion Surgery in Healthy Cells Magazine
...Possible complications may include a recurrence of the bunion, continued pain, an overcorrection of the problem, nerve damage, stiffness, swelling, numbness, infection, length of time for healing and recovery, restricted motion and flexibility in the toe joint, and arthritis...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
...Causes include: Injury to the ankle, which may produce swelling near the nerve Abnormal blood vessels or cysts that occupy space within the tunnel Scar tissue that press against the nerve Foot deformities, such as flat feet which increase strain on the nerve Systematic diseases, such as diabetes or arthritis When patients visit us at our Springfield office with tarsal tunnel syndrome, they often experience one or more symptoms, usually felt on the bottom of the foot or the inside of the ankle...

Illinois Laser Center
... If you are suffering from pain caused by sports injuries, sprains or strains, arthritis and bursitis, occupational injuries, post-surgical swelling, tendonitis, wounds, or bruising, contact us today to schedule a consult with Sigle or Dr...

Foot Health and Aging: How to Keep Your Feet Supporting You for Life
...This may include a change in their shape; a loss of the fatty pads that cushion the bottom of the feet; thinner, drier skin and brittle nails; and even arthritis...

Foot problems haven't deterred Nadal's brilliant career
...The goals of conservative management are to stop the symptoms and reduce the forces that are damaging the tendon, and to prevent arthritis from progressing...

Relieve Metatarsalgia foot pain today
...It can also be attributed to a stress fracture or other foot deformities like a hammer toe or bunion, or from Morton’s Neuroma (a fibrous tissue around a nerve between two metatarsal heads), diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fluid in the foot and gout...

Star War's Icon Turns to Unconventional Crutch After Injury
...In some cases, it can lead to severe arthritis and restrict your quality of life...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
...  In fact, recent studies have shown that overweight people experience more heel pain, tendonitis, arthritis, ball-of-foot pain, fractures and sprains in their feet and ankles than individuals at a normal, healthy weight...

Bears Tight End's Lisfranc Injury an Uncommon One
...Fractures or dislocations left untreated can present serious problems like joint degeneration, arthritis, poor mobility, sever pain, and compartment syndrome (nerve and vessel damage)...

Step Up Efforts to Prevent Falls for Seniors
...Balance impairment may be caused by such things as: * Predisposing medical diseases (such as arthritis, neuropathy, hypertension, vertigo, cerebral vascular accident (CVA), Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s, loss of limbs, seizures, arthritis, fractures, osteoporosis, post-stroke paralysis, infections (viral or bacterial), mental/cognitive impairments, head injury, brain disorder, vascular problems) * Gait (walking) and balance problems * Visual impairments * Peripheral neuropathy * Vestibular (ear) impairments * History of falls * Foot deformities * Footwear * Walking and talking deficits * Inability to get up and go * Medications (anesthetics, antihistamines, cathartics, diuretics, antihypertensives, antiseizures, benzodiazepines, hypoglycemics, psychotropics, sedatives /hypnotics) * Lower extremity problems There are no silver bullets or magical devices to prevent falls; however, as the multiple medical touch points converge and consort to determine the origin and cause (etiology), a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed to address balance impairment...

Flip-Flops Not a Safe Bet for Seniors
... For more information on pain relief from tendonitis, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and arthritis of the foot and ankle, or to find a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, go to myfootandanklecenter...

Star War's Icon Turns to Unconventional Crutch After Injury
...In some cases, it can lead to severe arthritis and restrict your quality of life...

Step Up Efforts for Fall Prevention
...Many of these patients have osteoarthritis, weak muscles, unstable foot and ankle joints and pain, Dropfoot (Hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flatfeet, malformations in the toes, Equinus foot, Charcot foot, gait abnormality; and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Step Up Effort for Fall Prevention
...Many of these patients have osteoarthritis, weak muscles, unstable foot and ankle joints and pain, Dropfoot (Hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flatfeet, malformations in the toes, Equinus foot, Charcot foot, gait abnormality; and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Podiatry Plays Vital Role in Fall Prevention
...Problems that contribute to falls include osteoarthritis, unstable foot and ankle joints, weak muscles, Dropfoot (Hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flatfeet, malformations in the toes, Equinus Foot, Charcot Foot, gait abnormality and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
...People with flat feet, arthritis and other foot problems are also more susceptible to develop Achilles tendonitis due to increased demands placed on the tendon when walking...

Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...  Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early indication of a more serious condition known as arthritis...

How to Age-Proof Your Feet
... People with predisposing factors such as obesity, peripheral neuropathy, flat feet, pronation or supination, osteoporosis, arthritis and diabetes are even more likely to have foot problems with age...

Laser Therapy for Pain Management
...We have seen a reduction in tendonitis, joint swelling, bulging discs, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel, shoulder and elbow indications, contusions and bruises, bursitis, arthritis, lumbar pain, sciatica, and muscle strains and tears...

Laser Therapy Offers New Option in Pain Management
...We have seen a reduction in tendonitis, joint swelling, bulging discs, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel, shoulder and elbow indications, contusions and bruises, bursitis, arthritis, lumbar pain, sciatica, and muscle strains and tears...

Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?
...Possible complications may include a recurrence of the bunion, continued pain, an overcorrection of the problem, nerve damage, stiffness, swelling, numbness, infection, length of time for healing and recovery, restricted motion and flexibility in the toe joint, and arthritis...

Let the Pros Perform Your Ingrown Toenail Surgery, SJ-R Feb 17, 2015
...Of course, genetics are attributed to this condition (where the nail is too large for the toe or the shape of the nail is curved), as well as arthritis, diabetes, a change in body weight, a change in gait (usually attributed to an injury to the foot, leg or back), and toenail fungus (a thickening of the nail and fungal infection in the nail bed)...

Step Ahead of Arthritis
If you are suffering from arthritis you are not alone...

"Springfield's Foot and Ankle Specialist" Healthy Cells, September 2013
...Sigle, “Ankle fusion is the gold standard for end-stage arthritis, but new technological advancements in total ankle replacements and high success rates are causing people to opt for this procedure...

Total Ankle Replacements Stepping Ahead of Ankle Fusions
...Ankle fusion has been the gold standard procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis for some time and continues to be a very viable option; however, ankle replacement is becoming the treatment of choice, especially for baby boomers who want to continue their active lifestyles...

"Total Ankle Replacements Stepping Ahead of Ankle Fusions", Healthy Cells Magazine, August 2013
...Ankle fusion has been the gold standard procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis for some time and continues to be a very viable option; however, ankle replacement is becoming the treatment of choice, especially for baby boomers who want to continue their active lifestyles...

"Relieve Metatarsalgia Foot Pain Today!", SJ-R August 2013
...It can also be attributed to a stress fracture or other foot deformities like a hammer toe or bunion, or from Morton’s Neuroma (a fibrous tissue around a nerve between two metatarsal heads), diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fluid in the foot and gout...

"Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?" SJ-R, March 7, 2015
...Possible complications may include a recurrence of the bunion, continued pain, an overcorrection of the problem, nerve damage, stiffness, swelling, numbness, infection, length of time for healing and recovery, restricted motion and flexibility in the toe joint, and arthritis...

Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery? March 7, 2015
...Possible complications may include a recurrence of the bunion, continued pain, an overcorrection of the problem, nerve damage, stiffness, swelling, numbness, infection, length of time for healing and recovery, restricted motion and flexibility in the toe joint, and arthritis...

Easy Ways to Age-Proof Your Feet
... People with predisposing factors such as obesity, peripheral neuropathy, flat feet, pronation or supination, osteoporosis, arthritis, and diabetes are even more likely to have foot problems with age...

"Flip-Flops Pose Serious Foot Problems" Herald-Review.com
...” For more information on pain relief from heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and ankle arthritis, call Dr...

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...Sigle Article, "Step Ahead of Arthritis," Healthy Cells Magazine, October 2013 Dr...

Step Up Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors, September 24, 2015
...Problems that contribute to falls include osteoarthritis, unstable foot and ankle joints and pain, weak muscles, Dropfoot (Hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flatfeet, malformations in the toes, Equinus Foot, Charcot Foot, gait abnormality, and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Ankle Sprains and Instability, Healthy Cells Magainze, December 2015
...The talus, the bone that sits on your heel bone and connects the foot to the ankle, is not properly supported, and can rock forward, resulting in impingement at the front of the ankle, which causes pain — and eventually osteoarthritis...

Help Your Feet Feel Younger and Beautiful in 2016, SJ-R December 29th, 2015
... Although the most common form of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, it may be caused by arthritis, a stress fracture, a heel spur, an irritation of the nerves, or problems in the arch...

"Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?" Healthy Cells Magazine, February 8th, 2016
... Possible complications may include: a recurrence of the bunion, an overcorrection of the problem, stiffness, swelling, numbness, infection, nonunion, and arthritis...

Heel Pain? Seek Expert Care from Your Podiatrist
... Because there are many potential causes of heel pain, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, nerve damage or arthritis, it’s important to have your foot examined by a podiatrist with expert training in heel pain...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
...Conditions which damage the feet, such as arthritis, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, can also be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist...

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?
...With this loss of structure comes the collapse of joints in the feet, which can cause arthritis and pain...

About Us
...Sigle specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including trauma, ankle fractures, Achilles ruptures, ankle and foot pain, heel pain, arthritis, ingrown toenails, hammer toes, toenail fungus, diabetic ulcers, bunions, fusions, revisions, and total ankle replacement...

Foot Gout: Don't Ignore Your Aching Feet
... Gout is a form of arthritis, and it can often cause extreme pain to your feet...

Step Up Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors
...Problems that contribute to falls include osteoarthritis, unstable foot and ankle joints and pain, weak muscles, dropfoot (hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flat feet, malformations in the toes, equinus foot, charcot foot, gait abnormality; and lack of muscle coordination (ataxia)...

Laser Therapy is a Solution for Injuries and Pain Management
Tom had a severe case of psoriatic arthritis in his hands...

Put and End to Foot and Ankle Arthritis Pain
Many people struggle with the everyday aches and pains associated with arthritis of their foot and ankle...

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors With Foot and Ankle Problems
...Problems that contribute to falls include osteoarthritis, unstable foot and ankle joints and pain, weak muscles, Dropfoot (Hemiplegia), posterior tibial tendonitis, tendon contraction, peripheral neuropathy, flatfeet, malformations in the toes, Equinus Foot, Charcot Foot, gait abnormality; and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Grant Gonzalez, D.P.M
...Gonzalez specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle sprains, heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, diabetic exams and ulcers, flatfeet, high-arched feet, Charcot joint disease, diabetic ulcers, complex reconstructive surgery, ankle arthritis/deformity, and lower extremity trauma...

Resources
...Gonzalez, "Put and End to Foot and Ankle Arthritis Pain," Herald & Review, March 2, 2016 Dr...

Joint Pain in the Foot and Ankle
...Swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising or increased warmth--these all can come along with the pain and can be caused by trauma, infection, arthritis, bursitis, gout or structural foot problems...

Problems Associated with Flat Foot
...Tendonitis and arthritis can also result...

Signs that You Need to See a Podiatrist
...  As you begin putting more miles on your feet, you may notice that your feet change shape, lose cushioning, experience skin changes, develop arthritis and experience an array of other complications...

Relieve Your Metatarsalgia Foot Pain Today!
...It can also be attributed to a stress fracture or other foot deformities like a hammer toe or bunion, or from Morton’s Neuroma (a fibrous tissue around the digital nerve between two metatarsal heads of the toe), diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fluid in the foot, and gout...

Podiatry Staff
...Gonzalez specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle sprains, heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, diabetic exams and ulcers, flatfeet, high-arched feet, Charcot joint disease, diabetic ulcers, complex reconstructive surgery, ankle arthritis/deformity, and lower extremity trauma...

Intoeing in Children
...Children with intoeing will also be just as good at sports and are no more likely to get arthritis or back problems than anyone else...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Inflammation: Actue
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...