Good foot and ankle care is not always a “one-and-done” situation. There are many times when treatment may require more than one session, or periodic check-ups are essential for preventative care – preventing problems before they start.
But sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out. Circumstances might come up where you have to delay an appointment, and just never get around to setting a new one up. Or perhaps the particular service or provider you were relying on is no longer available – through no fault of yours or theirs.
If either situation sounds similar to what you are experiencing now, we highly recommend that you don’t put off finding a podiatrist to pick up where you left off. At Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois, we are more than happy to bring in new patients for continuing care.
We will be going over a few cases where continuing your care (or the care of a loved one) can be very important, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any foot or ankle need you may have.
Continuing Diabetic Foot Care
It is, of course, extremely important that any form of diabetic wound or complication receive treatment as soon as possible.
It is much easier, however, to let preventative diabetic foot care lapse if there are no immediate major concerns to address. But in doing so, you increase the risk that one will develop in the future.
Our doctors treat all of our diabetic patients in a comprehensive and considerate manner to help ensure we are doing all we can to prevent debilitating problems down the road. In addition to standard diabetic foot examinations, we also perform Smart ABI PADnet vascular testing, monitoring changes to circulatory health in your feet and ankles over time to ensure we can address potential problems as soon as possible.
Custom Orthotics Maintenance
Custom orthotics can provide outstanding levels of precise cushioning and corrective support for patients, providing relief from heel pain and even aiding in the prevention of sports injuries.
But custom orthotics do not provide these benefits forever – at least not without some help. The wear and tear of using orthotics will eventually break them down to the point where they no longer provide the support you need. It’s also important to factor in how foot structure can change thanks to time and life events, eventually requiring adjustments to custom orthotics in order to keep up with your needs.
We can make sure your custom orthotics are staying up to the task, and provide refurbishment or replacement services when necessary. Do not let the comfort you have received from your orthotics vanish as they wear out. Keep those benefits going with us.
Finishing Plantar Wart and Fungal Toenail Treatments
Taking care of infections such as plantar warts or fungal toenails can take time, so it is not unheard of to have an interruption occur during the process.
We may be able to pick up right where a previous treatment session left off, but might also be able to introduce a new treatment option altogether.
The Remy laser available at our Joliet office can be an effective part of treatment plans for both fungal toenails and plantar warts. Using different frequencies of light energy, we can penetrate into nail tissue to attack fungus right where it lives, or to excise and/or eradicate the cores of warts on the feet.
We will be more than happy to discuss these options with you and whether they would be especially helpful for your case.
Help for Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain
Treating chronic forms of heel pain, foot pain, or ankle pain can also take time and require multiple sessions. Please do not give up on finding relief if your treatment plan has been disrupted.
Our doctors will review your past treatment history with you, as well as conduct their own examination to ensure we have a full understanding of your situation. Afterward, we can make our recommendations on the best way to continue forward with treatment.
Our Joliet office offers several advanced forms of treatment that we might recommend for various cases, including MLS laser therapy, EPAT/shockwave therapy, and Aquaroll therapy. That said, we will never stray from more traditional or conservative methods of treatment should they be an effective route to take for your condition.
Continue Your Care with Us
Whatever your current circumstances may be – whether you find yourself seeking a new podiatrist or simply your first podiatrist – the doctors here at Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois are here to help you. We combine the best in expert knowledge, time-honored techniques, and advanced new technology to bring our patients the results they need and deserve.
Our offices are always welcoming new patients for a wide variety of foot and ankle needs. Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling any of them directly, or reach out to us by filling out our online contact form. We try to accommodate same-day appointments whenever they are available – whether you are new with us or not!