Dr. Kruse creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere so he can better treat his patients’ foot and ankle problems. In addition to traditional podiatric services such as bunion, hammertoe, and ingrown toenail care, Dr. Kruse makes custom orthotics, treats sports injuries, and provides diabetic foot care and wound care. At Northside Foot & Ankle, Dr. Kruse takes the time to educate his patients so they have the tools and knowledge necessary to move forward and take control of their health.
At Northside Foot & Ankle we are adept at treating toenail fungus, an infection underneath the surface of the nail...
At Northside Foot & Ankle we make custom foot orthotic inserts, used to treat complications from diabetes, plantar...
More than three million people in the United States suffer from ingrown toenails, a condition in...
Hard, grainy growths that appear on the heels or balls of the feet are typically known as plantar...
Some of the most common sports and running-related injuries are of the foot and ankle, including...
Dr. Kruse is an expert foot surgeon in the heart of Chicago. Though he counsels patients on the...
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More than three million people in the United States suffer from ingrown toenails, a condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe and people with diabetes are at greater risk of complications.
Yes, if they are affecting your comfort. Ingrown toenails can be very painful and are often not aesthetically pleasing. Being comfortable on your feet is incredibly important to your overall health because they allow you to be mobile and get exercise. The more uncomfortable you are on your feet, the lower your quality of life.
There's a huge array of treatment options today. Dr. Kruse offers his patients everything from laser therapy to small surgeries and even oral medications to get rid of them and help people feel comfortable on their feet. Dr. Kruse can talk to you about the pros and cons of each choice and help you pick the best treatment for yourself.
Dr. Kruse is an expert foot surgeon in the heart of Chicago. Though he counsels patients on the array of treatment options, when surgery is required, he’s the person for the job. Dozens of primary care doctors rely on and refer to him for his surgical expertise and high success rates.
He offers various procedures including, but not limited to:
Hard, grainy growths that appear on the heels or balls of the feet are typically known as plantar or palmar warts. They are noncancerous skin growths, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin.
Warts can be contagious and cause irritation or minor pain, depending on their location. Even if a wart is not painful, it can be unsightly, making patients self-conscious.
A wart should not be confused with a corn or callus. If you think you might be suffering from warts, make an appointment with Dr. Kruse for a diagnosis and full range of treatment options.
Dr. Kruse makes custom foot orthotic inserts, used to treat complications from diabetes, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, heel spurs, arthritis, and other foot disorders. Orthotics allow the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential and can decrease pain, alleviate pressure, and increase stability in an unstable joint.
Yes! We specialize in customizing orthotics for our patients and have a huge variety for you to choose from. Dr. Kruse loves educating patients about their feet and how orthotics can make their daily lives better. If you're interested or think you need some, book an appointment with us and we'll go from there!
Dr. Kruse is adept at treating toenail fungus, an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi.
Fungus often makes the nail darker in color, gives it a foul odor, and is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even fingernails. The fungus can also spread to other people. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate and white marks frequently appear. The resulting thicker nails are difficult to trim and make walking with shoes painful.
If ignored, the fungal infection may impair your ability to work or even walk. Dr. Kruse will help clear you of the fungus and return to your everyday activities as quickly as possible.
Some of the most common sports and running-related injuries are of the foot and ankle, including sprains, arch pain, tendonitis, and blisters. Foot and ankle pain should not be ignored, as the issue will often only worsen.
If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, Dr. Kruse will help you get to the root of the issue and solve not only your symptoms but the cause of the symptoms, so the pain will not return. His fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery equipped him with a highly specialized skill set and knowledge base that allow him to serve his ankle pain clients extremely well.
If you're in pain and are looking for a thorough diagnosis so you can get back on your feet, make an appointment with Dr. Kruse.