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Sep 21 2020

WFAI Patient Webinar – Hammertoes: What are they, and what can I do about them?

Have you noticed changes in your feet, and are you curious if you are suffering from the common condition known as hammertoes? If so, you’ll appreciate this thorough discussion provided by the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute Webinar Series.

The condition of your feet and ankles can certainly play a critical role in your overall health. Not only can certain conditions cause pain and discomfort, but it could also lead to more severe problems later in life. Fortunately, educating yourself about some of the more common foot and ankle issues can help you identify problems earlier and seek proper treatment. 

Here, Board Certified by the American Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Lowell Weil, Jr. uses his specializations in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery to take a more in-depth look at one of the most common sources of pain and discomfort for his patients. 

Dr. Weil gets into the nitty-gritty regarding a condition that impacts over 200,000 people each year. Virtually any person can develop hammertoes at some point in their lifetime. Still, certain factors may put you in a higher risk category, such as the type of shoes you wear or previous injuries. Dr. Weill not only explains that this uncomfortable, yet treatable condition can lead to a variety of physical ailments, including pain, swelling, development of calluses, and deformity. 

Dr. Weil discusses not only common signs and symptoms of hammertoes, but also other potential options for treatment. You’ll learn about some of the most common causes and contributing factors of hammertoes, as well as a few tips for how you can avoid putting yourself into a higher risk category.

Check out this informative webinar to better help yourself identify early warning signs, and more about what you can do to help keep your feet healthy and strong. 

About Dr. Weil Jr.

About Dr. Weil  Jr.

A passion for podiatry runs deep in the Weil family. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. grew up watching his father, Lowell Sr., work as a podiatrist in local hospitals and as the Team Podiatrist for the Chicago Bears. So it was no surprise that he attended the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago for his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine after graduating from Vanderbilt University.

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