Archive for 2013


On behalf of the entire staff of Evanston Podiatric Surgeons and Mag Mile Foot and Ankle Institute WE          WISH                     YOU                              THE HAPPIEST             […]

Do You Know Frostbite

 I just did something I should not have done. I checked the weather. It is 12 degrees but feels like -1. UGH! Why did they have to invent wind chill factors? It has certainly turned to winter here- much faster than I would have liked. With the weather that is sweeping the nation, it brings […]

Six Tips for Fitting Children’s Shoes.

Christmas is coming and along with everything else, it is time to worry about what your children will be wearing. You know that they won’t fit into the cute outfit from last year so off you go in search of this year’s cute outfit. If you are lucky, you are thinking about this now instead […]

Winter foot care

Winter seems to have stared here early this year. Yes, it has us asking the usual question in November rather than January – Why do I live here? Since winter has started earlier this year, how about we start a new tradition and start taking care of our feet at the start of winter rather […]

What Is a Bunion?

What is that bump on your foot right below your big toe? That bump is probably a bunion. If the bump is on the other side of your foot, it is called a tailor’s bunion. The tendency toward having bunions is hereditary. Yes, while you may not be able to readily tell that you have […]

Could It Be Gout?

Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftime takes 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence. Erma Bombeck It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Marilu Henner Thanksgiving is next week.  While it is a beautiful time to […]


Eczema is a condition that causes skin to become inflamed and itchy. The exact cause of eczema is not clear but it affects about 3 percent of the people in the United States. Eczema is not a constant presence in someone’s life. It can come and go and it can go away for years and […]


I hate it when I get a blister. The first reason why I hate it? They hurt! You don’t get a blister without some irritation being involved. The second thing is that I worry about infection. Before we get into prevention, let’s talk about what a blister really is and what causes it. A blister […]

The Breeding Ground Between Your 4th and 5th Toes

Dear Foot Blogger Chick, I just noticed that I have something icky between my 4thand 5th toes. It looks scaly and it is starting to itch. What do I do? Itchy Scratchy Dear Itchy Scratchy, I bet now that you have noticed it that the itch is getting even worse. At least that is what […]

Oh, My Aching heel

Feeling some pain in the back of your heel? Or maybe an ache up the back of your leg from your heel? You could be suffering from Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.  The Achilles tendon is used whenever you […]