Foot Pain FAQs
What kinds of conditions does Dr. Tsang treat?
At Prairie Path Podiatry we focus on preventive and maintenance care for your feet in a clean and tranquil setting. As well as treating medical foot conditions such as diabetic feet, wounds, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, we also offer laser treatment for warts and fungal toenails.
If you want a podiatrist who focuses on conservative, non-invasive, holistic treatment methods, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Prairie Path. If you need more aggressive treatment or surgery for your feet, we will be happy to refer you to a specialist who will provide those services.
Call our office in Geneva, IL today for your foot care needs by dialing (630) 845-3338, or simply request an appointment on our website. Your feet—and you—will feet great!
How can I avoid foot pain when I run?
When you go for a run or engage in other physical activity, you are likely trying to improve your conditioning. The last thing you want is to suffer from unnecessary pain as a result of your exercising. Fortunately, there are ways to decrease your risk of suffering injury while on the running trails!
As we look at foot pain that you might experience while running, common causes include metatarsalgia and Achilles tendinitis. Metatarsalgia is a condition where you will experience aching, burning or stabbing pain in the front of your foot. Techniques for avoiding this ailment include wearing shoes that work for your foot type and strengthening the bottom of your feet.
Achilles tendinitis is a common overuse injury that can be prevented by gradually increasing physical activity, cross-training with low-impact exercises and stretching your Achilles tendon.
Any time you suffer from foot or ankle pain, your body is telling you that it needs help. Let us be your body’s ally in health by providing effective treatment to put that pain in your rearview mirror. Contact Prairie Path Podiatry by calling (630) 845-3338 or use our online form to schedule your appointment at our Geneva, IL office today!
What’s the best first aid for a foot or ankle injury?
When you suffer a foot or ankle injury, you might need medical attention. There is a decent chance that you will not be in our waiting room when the injury happens, so it is important to know how to apply first aid until you are able to come in for the treatment you need. A good place to start is with RICE therapy.
RICE therapy is comprised of four steps: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. You need rest to give your body a chance to start healing itself but also to protect the affected area from incurring greater damage. Ice is valuable for controlling pain and inflammation. Compression and elevation work to keep swelling to a minimum.
Remember that first aid is a great place to start but you also need a medical professional to examine the injury and ensure that the proper procedures are followed for optimal healing. You can find experts who are well-versed in those procedures here at Prairie Path Podiatry in Geneva, IL. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call today at (630) 845-3338.
How can I improve my poor circulation?
When we look at ways that you can improve circulation, we need to start with the actions you can take on your own. These include such steps as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and quitting tobacco use. We understand that it is not easy to quit smoking but this particular habit is a major factor in both the onset and worsening of peripheral arterial disease, a common circulatory problem.
Aside from smoking cessation, healthy diets can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while exercise conditions muscles to use oxygen more efficiently.
Adopting healthy lifestyle choices is a wise decision. Not only will it help improve your circulation, you can also find an array of benefits that come with better diet and increased levels of physical activity. In some cases though, medication may be needed to further lower cholesterol and blood pressure or even assist with glucose management and blood clot prevention.
For more information on improving circulation, help with creating a plan or to see a doctor for prescription medication, contact Prairie Path Podiatry by calling (630) 845-3338 or schedule an appointment with our Geneva, IL office online.