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Covid Toes

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, additional suspected symptoms are coming to light. Recently, scientists have realized that patients are presenting with a red, sometimes itchy or painful area involving their toes without any incidence of injury. Some patients may also have a blister that resembles a frostbite injury. In most cases, the irritation goes away without leaving a scar. These complaints may be early signs of having the COVID-19 virus and patients are encouraged to consult with their podiatric physician right away for evaluation. Physicians at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute are treating patients with these symptoms and following these patients to verify if they later test positive for the virus. If you are experiencing any foot or ankle issues, our Weil Foot & Ankle Team is here to support you. Weil Foot & Ankle Institute offers same-day appointments in the office or via Telehealth. Make an appointment today by calling 847-390-7666

About Dr. Lowell Weil Jr.

About Dr. Lowell Weil Jr

Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. grew up watching his father, Lowell Sr., work as a podiatrist in hospitals and for the Chicago Bears. So it was no surprise that he attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago for his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine after graduating from Vanderbilt for his undergraduate. Armed with an additional Master’s in Business Administration, today he is CEO for WFAI, where he makes use of both his podiatric expertise and his business training. In addition to being trained in the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Weil Jr. embodies the ethics of care that makes WFAI special.


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