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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...

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Are Your Feet a Pain in the Back?
...This continued stress can cause deformities of the foot over time, such as misaligned bones, hammertoes and bunions, eventually making its way to the legs, knees and lower back...

Advice for Bunion Pain Sufferers
... Bunions develop due to prolonged abnormal pressure or motion on your big toe joint, most often caused by inherited structural defects, poor-fitting shoes, foot injuries, or congenital deformities...

Metatarsalgia: Ball of Foot Pain
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with certain foot deformities - bunions, hammertoes and flatfeet- are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, poor fitting shoes are a frequent cause of foot problems and discomfort, including calluses, corns, bunions and blisters, just to name a few...

Bunion Surgery in Healthy Cells Magazine
... Many patients try a variety of conservative treatments to tolerate their bunions and to avoid surgery as long as possible...

Dr. John Sigle Interviews with Sam Madonia, The Voice of WFMB -AM Sports Radio 1450
...John Sigle Interviews with Sam Madonia, The Voice of WFMB -AM Sports Radio 1450  to talk about exciting new surgical advancements for Hammertoes and Bunions, and how cutting edge lasers are being used to battle Toenail Fungus and Pain Management...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
... Bunions...

The Outlook for High Heels in 2014 and Beyond
...They are seeing an increase in foot injuries for women like ankle fractures, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and shortened Achilles tendons...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
...Serious foot ailments, such as bunions or hammertoes, should be checked by our Springfield office before you begin your exercise regimen...

Diabetics at Higher Risk For Foot Problems
... Foot Deformities Foot deformities such as hammertoes, claw toes, and bunions can increase the risk of calluses, corns, blisters, ulcers, and infections...

How to Age-Proof Your Feet
... * Wear shoes with a larger toe box if you have crooked toes, bunions, hammertoes, corns or arthritis in your toes...

Don't Let Hammertoes Cramp Your Style
...These photos and stories reveal that many of our celebrities have the same type of foot problems that millions of American women are suffering from — swollen ankles, miserable bunions, crooked toes and nasty hammertoes...

Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?
Many patients try a variety of conservative treatments to tolerate their bunions and to avoid surgery as long as possible...

"Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?" SJ-R, March 7, 2015
Many patients try a variety of conservative treatments to tolerate their bunions and to avoid surgery as long as possible...

"All about bunions", SJ-R November 14, 2011
Do you have bunions...

Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery? March 7, 2015
  Many patients try a variety of conservative treatments to tolerate their bunions and to avoid surgery as long as possible...

Easy Ways to Age-Proof Your Feet
... Wear shoes with a larger toe box if you have crooked toes, bunions, hammertoes, corns, or arthritis in your toes...

"Healthy Resolutions for Women's Feet in 2015", SJ-R December 29, 2014
...Consequently, women are far more susceptible to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon pain...

Healthy Resolutions for Women's Feet in 2015, Herald Review January 22, 2015
...Consequently, women are far more susceptible to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon pain...

Foot Scanners for Custom-Fit Orthotics
...Orthotics help correct structural problems and conditions such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis; arch pain; pain related to diabetes or age; and many other foot pains related to bunions, sprains and other conditions...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...If the pain gets worse with reduced exercise and rest, stop training and visit your podiatrist Aside from stress fractures which often occur from overtraining, additional foot problems you may experience include: Toenail problems, including ingrown and fungus Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis Achilles tendon and calf pain Toe pain, such as bunions Shin splints Before you start training, our practice recommends visiting a podiatrist for a complete evaluation of your lower extremities...

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...Sigle Article, "Are You Ready for Bunions Surgery," Healthy Cells Magazine, November 2013 Dr...

Diabetics at Higher Risk for Foot Problems, Healthy Cells Magazine November 2015
... Foot Deformities Foot deformities, such as hammertoes, claw toes, and bunions, can increase the risk of calluses, corns, blisters, ulcers, and infections...

Help Your Feet Feel Younger and Beautiful in 2016, SJ-R December 29th, 2015
...There is nothing beautiful about painful feet and shoe wear that may lead to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, neuromas, and surgery...

"Are You Ready for Bunion Surgery?" Healthy Cells Magazine, February 8th, 2016
Many patients try a variety of conservative treatments to tolerate their bunions and to avoid surgery as long as possible...

What is a Podiatrist
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Bunionectomy: A Surgical Solution to Bunions
Characterized by a large, unsightly bump on the side of the big toe joint, bunions signal an underlying deformity in the structure of the foot...

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet
...Foot surgery is performed to treat many foot problems including: Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Heel pain Neuromas Flatfoot Warts Nail problems Surgical treatment for foot and ankle problems can help you return to your active lifestyle while relieving pain and discomfort...

When to Visit Your Podiatrist
... Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower leg problems such as corns, warts, bunions and sprains...

Five Resolutions to End Foot Pain in 2017!
...There is nothing beautiful about painful feet and shoe wear that leads to bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, neuromas, or ankle sprains...

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...

That Bunion Won't Go Away on its Own
According to WebMD, there are probably over a hundred surgeries for bunions...

Hammer Toes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

John Sigle, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S
...He appeared on News Channel ABC20 when he represented the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month; and has appeared as an expert guest discussing surgical procedures for advanced bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis on several segments of FOX Illinois Good Day Marketplace...

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...

Dr. Sigle Explains Innovative New Bunion Surgery
...com to view literature on the treatment of bunions or to view a short video clip on the new MLS Laser Therapy that is available following surgery...

Dr. Gonzalez Teaches Surgery and Talks Podiatry in 2017
... This process was repeated for several deformities including bunions, hammertoes, great toe joint fusion, midfoot fusion, and tailor’s bunion correction...

New Advancements for Hammertoe Surgery
... Often times, when patients with hammertoes have bunions or other foot deformities on the same foot, surgery can be done at the same time...

Problems Associated with Flat Foot
...Bunions and hammertoes may also result...

Quick Advice for Common Foot and Ankle Issues
... Bunions A bunion is a painful enlargement at the joint of the big toe...

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...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...While bunions are a common foot disorder, it is not something that you should ignore as bunions can cause discomfort and become inflamed if left untreated...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
...Some people have had arthritis since childhood (juvenile arthritis or JA), making them more likely to develop foot deformities like bunions and struggle with swollen joints...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

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...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...