From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Amarantos Foot Center is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot Infections
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Poor Circulation
What Sets Us Apart:
Treatments that set us apart from other practices include the use of Pulsed Dye Laser for eradication and treatment of painful plantar warts. The advantage of using the pulsed dye laser includes no use of anesthesia and no post-operative pain or open sores. The patient is able to immediately resume all activities without limitation.
Our offices are one of the few in the Chicago metropolitan area to have their own Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy machine. Most practices must take their patients to a hospital or separate surgical facility. Our patients have access to this most up-to-date treatment modality in our Lake Forest location.Our Lake Forest location is an accredited surgical facility , Forest Foot Surgery, where we are able to perform most surgical procedures in a comfortable, familiar setting. These procedures include pulsed dye laser for the removal of plantar warts, extracorporeal shockwave therapy for heel pain and heel spurs, bunion surgery, and other minor foot surgical procedures.
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
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
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.
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.
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.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
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.
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.