Podiatrist - Oak Park
6142 West Roosevelt Rd.
Oak Park, IL 60304
708-848-0021

Brian King, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services.

  •     Achilles Tendon
  •     Ankle Spains
  •     Bunions
  •     Corns
  •     Fungus Toenails
  •     Hammertoes
  •     Heel Spurs
  •     Infections
  •     Ingrown Toenails
  •     Plantar Fasciitis
  •     Warts
     

Bunions
Bunions are an enlargement of the big toe joint which usually involves a drifting of the big toe toward the second toe. These can become quite painful especially in certain shoes.

Treatment consists of using more comfortable shoes or surgery. Due to many technical advances of equipment and surgeons, the surgery is not as painful as it used to be.

If you have a bunion, it should be evaluated and you should be fully informed of your treatment options.
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Heel Pain
Heel Pain may be the result of excessive standing or walking. Often the ligaments become inflamed. This is known as plantar fasciitis. A heel spur may also be developing.

Treatment options include strappings, anti-inflammatory medication, custom made orthotics, cortisone injection or possible surgery. Shockwave treatment is also available. Read More...

Ingrown Toenails      
Ingrown toenails develop as a result of a curved toenail pushing into the adjacent skin. The side of the toe becomes red, swollen and inflamed. Infection often develops.

Treatment includes removal of the side of the toenail. This is done under local anesthesia. Antibiotics, soaks and pain medications are also prescribed. Read More...

Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. Read More...

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. Read More...

Corns
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...