Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to All! The Advanced Physical Medicine Podiatry Clinic will be open on Monday, Dec. 27 from 5-8 pm. Please contact the office to make your appontment. 708-763-0580

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Hours

The Advanced Physical Medicine Foot Clinic will have normal hours during the week of Christmas. Appointments are still available. Please call 708-763-0580 for your footcare needs. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Sock Donation

Thank you to everyone who donated socks during the first annual Holiday Sock Drive! They are currently being distributed to the homeless that visit my free foot clinics in Chicago and Oak Park, IL. Thank you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Broken/Fractured Toes

It is fairly easy to break or fracture a bone in your toe because these bones are very small. Bumping the toe, dropping something on it, or someone stepping on it are all easy ways that the toe can be broken. There are two bones that make up the big toe, and these are much thicker and stronger than the smaller toes. Toes 2-5 have three very small bones inside, and these are very easy to break.

If your toe stays swollen or red for a few days after an injury, it is important to have it x-rayed and examined. Often, the best treatment for a broken toe is wrapping it and splinting it to another toe. Sometimes, a surgical shoe or boot and medication are needed. On very rare cases, surgery may be indicated. This is needed when the toe is shifted out of the proper position due to the trauma.

If you have this condition, please call for an appointment, 708-763-0580. Happy Holidays!!!