Blog Archive

Improve Your Game (While Reducing Your Risks of Injuries) Apr 15th, 2020

Now that summer is here, you may be working on improving your overall athletic performance. Better, faster, stronger is the name of the game, right? Maybe you have already set a goal for yourself, like running in a local 5K or beating your personal running record. Or perhaps you want...

The Lowdown on Toenail Fungus Apr 15th, 2020

Toenail fungus is something most people are not comfortable talking about. And keeping your toes healthy may not necessarily be on the top of your to-do list. But maybe it should be! We don’t often realize how important foot health is until we start seeing signs that indicate something is...

Get Rid of Toenail Fungus with Laser Treatment Apr 15th, 2020

Summer is well under way, and though some of us are dreading the end of the warmer season, others may be celebrating the upcoming colder weather. Why? Simply put, because of unsightly toenail fungus! And if you have been dealing with this pesky condition, then you already know that thick, crumbling,...

Dealing with Bunions in Cold Weather Apr 15th, 2020

There’s no “good season” to have a bunion. But as with many other problems (physical or otherwise), the frigid, windy Chicago winter has a way of making everything seem much worse. In fact, many of our patients tell us that their bunion pain goes through the roof just as wind...

Orthotics Could Be the Solution for Your Knee and Back Pain Apr 15th, 2020

If you’re currently suffering from pain in your knees, hips, or even back that you can’t explain, your feet might not necessarily be your top suspect. But did you know that, in many cases, foot problems—especially feet that are misaligned or moving in a biomechanically inefficient pattern—can spread far beyond...

When should you go to the doctor for a foot injury? Apr 15th, 2020

One of the key missions for our practice is to help you and your family stay healthy and active by providing exceptional foot care services. A big part of this is providing treatment for foot and ankle sports injuries. These kinds of injuries tend to be rather common, due to...

Is It Time to Order Diabetic Shoes? Apr 15th, 2020

If you or someone you love is living with diabetes, then you likely already know that this condition means much more than just “giving up sugar.” The effects diabetes can have on your feet is also something to take into consideration when making your everyday decisions. From the foods you...

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Apr 15th, 2020

Did you know that foot and ankle pain affects 1 in every 5 Americans today? If you are part of the “foot pain club,” and discomfort in your lower limbs just keeps lingering on and on – making it hard for you to enjoy the best things in life –...

Be Aware of Early Signs of Injury Apr 15th, 2020

Each and every day our feet take us from here to there – whether we are simply walking the dog or doing more strenuous activities like running. They are the foundation to your body, and as such, when they suffer, you can expect other aspects of your life to be...

Introducing the TenJet System Apr 15th, 2020

Dr. Anthony Spitz knows that deciding to have surgery can be a major step. Will it hurt? What will the procedure entail? How long will recovery take? These – and all other questions you may have – will be thoroughly addressed when you come to our office looking to find...

Getting the Best Treatment for Bunions Apr 15th, 2020

Imagine if you lived in a house or apartment where, every other month, the thermostat would raise the temperature by one degree. And you couldn’t change it back. For a few months, or maybe even a year, you might not even notice anything unusual. But after a couple of years,...

What Diabetic Foot Care Means for You Apr 15th, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you likely understand that your focus should not be on reacting to the consequences that may arise as much as taking preventative action to keep those consequences from developing in the first place. Great emphasis is placed on overall care, including regulating your...

Have Diabetes? You Need to Check Your Feet EVERY DAY. Apr 15th, 2020

Little habits can make a big difference in life. Brushing and flossing your teeth is a great example. It takes up maybe six minutes of your day—three in the morning, and three in the evening. Do it faithfully, and you can usually limit your dental work needs to maybe the...

When Do You Need Surgery? Apr 15th, 2020

In most cases, we usually know what to do next. When the alarm clock goes off, we get up. When the traffic light turns green, we speed away. When the microwave dings, dinner is ready. It’s that simple! Even when we get hurt, we normally are aware if we need...