2752 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Serving Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Greater Chicagoland Communities
exercise with foot pain
When your feet won’t let you exercise
You know that you should check with your physician before starting an exercise program. Check out your blood pressure, your heart. But many people do not exercise because their feet hurt. Untreated bunions, hammer toes, arthritis, flat feet, varicose veins and swollen feet prevent more than basic walking. Dr. Young is concerned with the wellness of her patients. Exercise plays an important role. “I have asked my patients how much they walk, what exercises they do. When they really consider exercise, they realize, it is simply because they thought they were too old or out of shape.” In reality, it is because they have foot problems that have gone untreated. Podiatric Medicine is a specialty that can help you get back your lifestyle. So many problems can be helped with the treatments that Dr. Young can provide. From advice on shoes and shoe inserts to treatments for hammer toes, corns and callouses to surgery to straighten toes and eliminate arthritis, Dr. Young can offer several ways to help. Even toenails can become very thick and ingrown, and shoes cause pressure and pain. It is difficult for people to treatment this by themselves. Dr. Young is board certified and cares for all foot problems including diabetic foot care and arthritis. She can help. Simply make an appointment. Exercise is an important part of your wellness plan. We work with you and with your physician to help you get your lifestyle back and have more fun.