By contactus@footcaredoctors.com
October 05, 2017
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There are many different kinds of warts, and some of them, like plantar warts, can show up on your feet or ankles. If you have warts, you may be wondering what causes them and how they are treated.

What Causes Warts?

Warts are caused by a virus. The most common virus that causes warts is the human papillomavirus, of which there are over 100 varieties. If the virus enters the body through a crack in the skin, it will cause the top layer of the skin to grow and develop into a wart.

There are five main types of warts, and they affect different parts of the body. These include:

  • Common warts - these are rough and dome shaped and can be anywhere on the body, but commonly on the hands.
  • Plantar warts - grown on the soles of the feet, these warts can cause pain when walking.
  • Flat warts – these are small and typically develop on the face, arms, or legs.
  • Filiform warts – these warts are the same color as the skin and occur on the face, mouth or beard area.
  • Periungual warts - occuring on the finger and on the toenails, these may affect the growth of the nail.

How Are Warts Treated?

Most warts go away without treatment, often within a few years. However, if your wart is bothering you, spreading, or causing pain, you may want to seek treatment. If you have heel pain from plantar warts, you will probably want to seek treatment quickly. Some of the ways warts are treated include:

  • Freezing the warts to remove them.
  • Removing the wart with surgery.
  • Using medication or injections to shrink the wart.

If you have plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, foot or ankle fractures, or heel pain, contact us at Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman and & Associates. We offer the treatments you need to get back on your feet again. Call 1-866-366-8725 today.

By contactus@footcaredoctors.com
July 10, 2017
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Heel Spur Treatments in Chicago

At Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman and Associates, our staff understands the agony associated with heel spurs all too well. Since our offices first opened, we have treated numerous patients with a wide range of foot conditions and can do the same for you. Our board-accredited physicians are experts in heel pain therapy and can work toward providing you with quality treatment options. Our trusted medical professionals look forward to relieving your pain.

Contact one of our locations if:

  • You have heel pain
  • Have had heel spurs in the past
  • Have any other foot related concern

Common Heel Spur Symptoms

Heel spurs are calcium deposits that accumulate under your heel and can cause intermittent or chronic pain. Sharp pains can also occur when you stand up after long periods of sitting or sleeping. Most cases may require minor lifestyle adjustments and other non-invasive treatments. Trust our Chicago heel pain specialists to prescribe the best treatment plan for you!

Please contact us for quality heel spur treatment.

By contactus@footcaredoctors.com
June 05, 2017
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THERAPEUTIC RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR WORST PAIN

Dr. Betman and Associates specializes in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a ligament that supports the arch of your foot, and repeated hard impacts throughout your daily routine can cause the accumulation of small painful tears. If you’re standing for long periods throughout the day or engage in frequent physical activity, your risks of suffering plantar fasciitis increases. Visit our heel pain experts for preventative and therapeutic measures to restore the health of your foot!

Common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:

  • Soreness
  • Weakened heel
  • Inflammation near the heel area
  • Irritation or a slight strain near one’s heel

Plantar fasciitis pain activates similarly to heel spur pain and you may experience discomfort during your first steps after extended periods of inactivity. Plantar Fasciitis is a common and treatable ailment, and our Chicago heel pain specialists will aid you in resolving your symptoms.

Please contact one of our locations for quality plantar fasciitis treatment

By contactus@footcaredoctors.com
May 17, 2017
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Poor circulation is a common condition in which blood flow throughout the body is limited, particularly to areas like the hands and feet. If untreated, it can lead to more severe problems like kidney damage or a stroke. Learn how to spot the signs of poor circulation, so you can treat the problem before it becomes serious.

Numbness and Cramping in the Hands and Feet

Often the earliest signs of poor circulation, numbness and cramping often affect the hands and feet before any other symptoms arise. You may notice swelling or achiness as well.

Tired and Achy Legs

If your legs become tired or achy after standing or sitting for long periods, and you feel temporary relief when elevating or moving them, this is an indicator that blood is not moving effectively through your limbs. Swollen legs are also an indicator. If you press the skin above your ankle firmly and it does not bounce back immediately, this is an indicator of pitting edema, a symptom of poor circulation.

Loss of Mental Acuity

The mind often suffers when blood flow to the brain is reduced. Watch out for memory loss or forgetfulness, lethargy, and headaches.

Slowed Healing Time

If you have wounds that are healing more slowly than normal, or not at all, this is often an indicator of poor circulation. This occurs frequently on the feet, particularly in diabetics, and untreated wounds or sores that become infected can become so severe that amputation is necessary. Contact your doctor if you feel you may be at risk.

If you notice a symptom of poor circulation, see your doctor immediately, as symptoms often worsen with time, and can lead to blood clots and other dangerous health problems.

For more information about poor blood circulation, please be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section of our website, and search for poor blood circulation.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Betman, please call any of our 3 convenient locations or schedule your appointment online today.

By contactus@footcaredoctors.com
February 16, 2017
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Dr. Betman recently went on Chicago TV to be interviewed about heel pain and treatment modalities.

 

 





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