Finding The Right Foot And Ankle Specialist
By Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic
September 13, 2021
Category: Foot Care

Finding the right foot and ankle specialist doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Gary Rogers is an experienced foot and ankle specialist in Wilmette, IL, also serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL. At Northshore University Healthsystem, your doctor diagnoses and treats problems affecting your feet and ankles.

How a Foot & Ankle Specialist Can Help You

The skilled foot and ankle specialist at our office in Wilmette, IL, also serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL, can help with many types of foot and ankle problems. If you have sustained an acute injury such as an ankle sprain, or are dealing with a chronic condition, such as plantar fasciitis, Dr. Rogers can help. Some of the many conditions your podiatrist diagnoses and treats include:

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Broken ankle
  • Shin splints
  • Sports injuries
  • Flat feet
  • Gout

The doctor also diagnoses and treats several other types of problems affecting the feet, including bunions, hammertoes, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, fungus problems, and foot warts. Dr. Rogers provides diabetic foot care, as well.

Signs You Should See a Foot & Ankle Specialist

It is a good idea to see a foot and ankle specialist annually to ensure your feet and ankles are healthy. The doctor can look for signs of a new condition, as well as any changes since your last visit. Identifying potential issues early on allows for prompt treatment before they become more serious.

There may be times when you need to see a podiatrist even if you’ve already had an annual foot exam and are not yet due for another one. See a foot and ankle specialist if you sustain an injury or develop new symptoms. The doctor can ensure injuries heal properly and don’t result in ongoing problems, such as chronic foot pain or ankle instability. See a podiatrist if you observe or experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You suspect a possible fracture or break
  • Foot or ankle issues that have persisted for two or more weeks
  • Pain, swelling, redness, or tenderness in the feet or ankles
  • Severe cracking, peeling, or scaling on the heels or feet
  • Changes in the skin or nails of the feet
  • Chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain
  • Pus or discharge from the foot
  • Blisters on the feet

Finding the right podiatrist and getting regular checkups is an important step toward healthier feet and ankles. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rogers, your foot and ankle specialist in Wilmette, IL, also serving North Shore, Skokie, and Evanston, IL, by calling Northshore University Healthsystem at (847) 256-4434.