Archive for 2019

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 […]

Best Practices For Ankle Injury Prevention

In our last blog we talked about ankle pain while running and most common ankle injuries. Today we’ll discuss best practices for preventing injuries. Wear shoes that fit.This point cannot be stressed enough. Wearing poorly-fitting shoes will eventually lead to a painful, and sometime permanent foot condition. A well-fitting shoe should provide the entire ankle […]

Have Ankle Pain While Running? This Could Be Why

With spring in full effect and the weather becoming nicer, more and more people are venturing outside for daily jogs, marathons, or even hitting the treadmill on those rainy days. While from a bird eye view running seems like a relatively harmless sport, ankle and foot injuries are still very common and can happen anytime […]

Spring Foot Care Tips

Spring has officially sprung! It’s time to release your toes from their winter slumber and bring out the fun, flirty sandals. Most of us could use a bit of pampering before we put our feet on display. So, before you slip into open-toed shoes, learn how to give your feet a seasonal makeover. 1. Pamper […]

Evanston Podiatric Surgeons and Mag Mile Foot and Ankle Institute Welcomes New Associate Podiatrist to the Team

(Chicago, IL) – March 18th, 2019 – The physicians at Evanston Podiatric Surgeons and Mag Mile Foot and Ankle Institute collectively, proudly welcome Dr. Zubair Khan to their flourishing Chicago and Evanston podiatry practices. Dr. Khan brings extensive expertise in routine podiatry care, elective surgery, wound care/limb salvage, and trauma and reconstruction. Dr. Khan received […]