When To See A Foot & Ankle Specialist in North Shore, Wilmette, Evanston, and Skokie, IL
Just as there are times when you might want to visit your primary care doctor, an allergist, or a cardiologist, there may also come a time when you’ll need to see a foot doctor. Our caring and compassionate board-certified podiatrist Dr. Gary Rogers is a leader in foot and ankle care here in Wilmette. He offers more than 20 years of experience and is dedicated to making sure that every patient that walks through the doors gets the answers and care they need. It might be time to turn to Dr. Rogers and his team if:
You Have Diabetes
Diabetes can cause serious complications for your feet, from nerve damage to serious infections. This is why it’s just as important for people with diabetes to have a podiatrist that they can turn to for regular care as they do an endocrinologist. While maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is key, our podiatry team can properly trim toenails, recommend proper footwear, detect issues early on, and treat any problems you experience along the way.
You’re Experiencing Chronic Joint Pain
If your joints burn, ache, or hurt and these symptoms don’t seem to be going away, this could be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic and progressive condition, but the progression can be dramatically slowed through medication. Dr. Rogers has been diagnosing arthritis in the feet and ankles for decades and can create the ideal treatment plan to reduce pain and swelling.
Your Heel Pain isn’t Going Away
Heel pain is a common problem; fortunately, this often goes away on its own with ample rest and proper care; however, if your heel pain comes back or gets worse, then it’s time to see a podiatrist. Sometimes conditions such as plantar fasciitis can become chronic, and you must have a qualified podiatrist that can provide you with the exact treatment you need to heal fully.
You Have a Fungal Nail Infection
Fungal infections are incredibly challenging to get rid of, especially with over-the-counter medications. If you have a fungal infection that is causing yellowing, cracked, and brittle toenails, it’s time to see us. We can provide you with more effective solutions including laser therapy. Untreated fungal infections can cause permanent nail damage and spread to surrounding nails, so you mustn’t just ignore this issue.
You Develop a Bunion
A bunion is a common progressive foot deformity, so the sooner you seek a podiatrist for care the better. In many cases, we can provide a variety of options from medication and brace to unique exercises that can reduce bunion pain and slow the progression of the deformity. Our podiatric team can provide you with the care your feet need to prevent the need for surgery later.
If You're An Athlete
Young athletes, adults on their feet all day, and seniors may require particularly specialized podiatry care. Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic will tailor your treatment and care to meet your specific needs. Here are just some of the most common foot and ankle conditions that we diagnose and treat,
If you have any concerns about the health of your feet or ankles, Dr. Rogers and his expert team here at Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic are always here to help. Call our practice at (847) 256-4434 to schedule an evaluation.