9645 Lincoln-Way Ln | Suite 104 | Frankfort, IL 60423 | (779) 333-7419
Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
PODIATRY CARE WITH A HOMETOWN TOUCH
COMMON CONDITIONS
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During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in your foot will lose flexibility and elasticity, and your foot’s natural shock absorbers will wear down too. Having arthritis in addition to life’s wear and tear only makes matters worse; the joints will become distorted and inflamed, making arthritic foot care an important thing to consider for your overall health. When dealing with arthritis, having additional foot complications—such as bunions, hammertoes, or neuromas—may be a serious detriment. To avoid these, buying well-fitting shoes with a lower heel and good support is a must. Having shoes with good arch support is highly recommended. Aside from getting good arch support, the shoes need to fit comfortably and properly as well. A good place to start is by leaving a finger width between the back of the shoe and your foot to gauge proper size. It is also helpful to have a square or rounded toe box in the front to provide even more comfort. Another thing to look for is a rubber sole that can provide a cushion and absorb shock as you walk. This adds flexibility to the ball of your foot when you push off your heel to walk. Exercise is another key aspect of arthritic foot care, as it not only strengthens and stretches the muscles and joints but helps prevent further injury and pain as well. Certain non-steroid, non-inflammatory drugs or topical medicines may be recommended by your podiatrist to help ease arthritic pain. Be sure to visit your podiatrist to determine what method of care is best for you.
Kelly N. May, DPM, FACFAS Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
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Common Conditions
At Illinois Foot & Ankle Center we take pride in providing each patient with the best experience possible.  Dr. May takes the time to fully understand the needs of each patient and determine the best path to wellness.  Whether it’s routine nail care or surgery to repair a ruptured achilles tendon, Dr. May’s training and experience have prepared her to provide the best care possible. Below is a list of the more common conditions we treat.  Click to find out more.  If you have questions about these or any condition not listed please give us a call!
Achilles Tendon Disorders
Diabetic Shoes
Dry Heels
Fallen Arches (Flat Feet)
Ganglion Cyst
Gout
Stress Fracture of the Foot
Toe/Metatarsal Fractures    (Broken Toes)
Kelly N. May, DPM, AACFAS Foot and Ankle Surgeon
PODIATRY CARE WITH A HOMETOWN TOUCH
9645 Lincoln-Way Ln | Suite 104 | Frankfort, IL 60423 (779) 333-7419