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  1. We are sanitizing everything possible between patient visits and throughout the day.
  2. Limiting the # of people in the building.
  3. Maximizing the distance between patients during their sessions.
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  5. We ask that only patients enter the office unless you need assistance with mobility.
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Patient Education

The podiatrists and nurse practitioners at Advanced Ankle & Foot Surgeons, LLC are available to treat all foot and ankle ailments, including diabetic foot care, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, heel pain, bunions, hammer toes and painful calluses. Our practice specializes in general foot care and surgery of the foot and ankle. Call us now at (618) 277-0001 to schedule an appointment within the next two days.

patient education

Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury.

Athlete's Foot
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.

Bunions
A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe. This is a progressive condition that is made worse by inward pressure from tight shoes. Bunions can be very painful, and in some instances surgery may be necessary to remove them.

Corns
Corns and calluses are hard layers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.

Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a systemic illness that can affect many different parts of the body. This is especially true for the feet. Proper foot screening is incredibly important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken very seriously.

Flat Feet
Flat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. Depending on the severity, symptoms of flat feet can range from severe pain to non-existent.

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.

Heel Pain
Most adults will experience heel pain in their lifetime. The pain is typically worse with the first few steps in the morning or after standing after prolonged seating. Heel pain does not usually originate from a traumatic event. Treatments range from rest and stretching, arch support, NSAIDS and in worst cases, surgery can be an option.

Heel Spurs
A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. It is often confused with plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. When a heel spur is painful it can make it quite difficult to walk.

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