Archive for 2019

Common Foot Bumps and What they Mean

Maybe it was when you put on your shoes one morning or when you went for an evening jog that you first noticed that painful or uncomfortable bump on the bottom of your foot. Whatever the case, one thing for sure is that a painful or itchy bump on the sole of the foot should […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bunions

What is a bunion? Medically known as hallux valgus, a bunion is a bony and painful bump that forms on the inner big toe joint. Two main joints form the big toe, the larger one, known as the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP), begins in the first longer bone in the foot and joins with the first […]

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery: Be Back On Your Feet In No Time

Have bunions, hammer toes, or foot arthritis been keeping you off your feet or in constant pain? You’re not alone. Up to 60% of older individuals suffer from some kind of foot disorder (source: Arthritis Care & Research, news release, May 20, 2013.) Many people are skeptical about or scared of surgery as a way […]

Getting Your Feet Ready for The Weather

It’s almost that time to slide out of your favorite pair of flip flops and step into a pair of comfortable, cozy shoes.  Whether you live in Florida or Canada, most people have to transition from warm weather shoes to ones more suitable for the colder fall weather. And sometimes it’s easy to forget how […]

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail happens when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail and break the skin. It is a common condition, and it can be painful, causing swelling, redness, and sometimes infection. It usually affects the big toe, either on one or both sides of the toe. […]

The Real Reason Behind Your Heel Pain

You know that sudden sharp pain that hits when you start walking after sitting at your desk all day at work? Or the spurts of tightness and discomfort you feel in your heels after running or exercising? Unless you have injured your foot, the reason is usually a condition called plantar fasciitis.   Plantar fasciitis  […]

High Blood Pressure and Your Feet: What You Need to Know

High blood pressure – or hypertension – is a common condition where the blood flowing through your heart is rushed forcefully against the walls of the arteries. Because the blood flow is significantly faster than normal, causing the pressure against the arteries increases, blood flow to other areas of the body is affected as a […]

Foot Fungus – What You Need to Know

What is foot fungus?   Mostly known as athlete’s foot, fungus of the feet and toenails is a bacterial infection that causes the skin of the heels and toenails to peel, harden and turn a yellowish color.  The first signs of foot fungus usually appear between the toes. Though symptoms can be painful, most people […]

Thinking About Wearing Flip-Flops All Summer? Read This First!

We’re all familiar with that rush of excitement we get when we slip into our favorite flip flops or sandals when the weather warms up. Taking your feet for a breezy spin around the block sounds fun and relaxing, but did you know that most slip-on shoes are actually bad for your feet? Here are […]

Top Doctors

Congratulations Dr. Ty Hussain for being featured as a Top Doctor in the EvanstonMan magazine! As always, if your feet are hurting for any reason, make sure to call our Evanston office – Evanston Podiatric Surgeons at 847-475-9030, or Downtown Chicago office – Mag Mile Foot and Ankle Institute at 312-236-3507. Our care options for […]