Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

Dr. Bender and the staff of Advanced Physical Medicine

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Warts are common during the summer months!


Warts, also known as verrucae plantaris , are caused by a virus. This is an important topic for the summer because warts like warm, moist environments like our shoes and socks. Most people are more active during the warmer months, so our feet may sweat more than usual. This is the perfect setting for the virus that causes warts. Additionally, they can invade the feet at the pool because of the warm, wet environment.

Warts are common in children, the elderly, and individuals with a chronic condition (cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc). They can present on the top or sides of the feet as a raised lesion. On the bottom of the feet, they resemble a callous, with thickened skin covering them. They may appear white in color or have tiny black spots throughout.

Warts can be spread to other parts of the body or to other people, so it is important to get them diagnosed and treated. They are treated in a variety of ways: trimming, acid, freezing, medications, surgical excision, and laser treatment. The treatment may take several months.

If you think you have this condition, please schedule an appointment by calling 708-763-0580.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Congratulations to the Blackhawks!

It is an exciting day for Chicago! Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the Stanley Cup last night! Great season!

Dr. Mary Ann Bender

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flip Flops and the feet

Many people enjoy wearing flip flops during the summer months. Although fashionable, these offer no support and very little cushioning to the feet. Injuries to the toenails , broken toes, tendonitis, and heel pain are some of the problems that can be caused by flip flops. It is important to look for a summer sandle that has cushioning and support for the feet.

Mary Ann Bender, 6931 W. North, Oak Park, IL 60302, 708-763-0580