//Podiatry

Dr. Leahy Talks “Summer Footwear” on NBC Chicago

2017-11-22T09:51:27+00:00 May 28th, 2014|IBJI in the News|

May 24, 2014 Wondering what kind of shoes to wear to the beach? Watch this NBC5 Chicago News segment with Dr. Megan Leahy, of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Chicago, explore the many summer footwear options and explain which ones are most foot and orthopedic “friendly” and why. Watch the full interview ». […]

Garo Emerzian, DPM

2017-12-07T13:36:51+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Garo Emerzian is a board-certified podiatric surgeon specializing in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery. He has been practicing at IBJI for almost 20 years, diagnosing and treating both simple and complex foot and ankle conditions. His practice covers a broad spectrum of care from conservative to surgical care for nail disorders, hammer toes, bunions, heel pain, nerve problems, and at foot deformities to fractures and arthritis of the foot and ankle. Dr. Emerzian treats his patients with the same care and attention he would give to his own family. A former Division 1 football player, he sustained foot and ankle injuries which help him fully understand the issues, concerns and treatment associated with these injuries. In addition to his football [...]

Foot and Ankle

2017-12-07T15:27:22+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Foot and Ankle Treatments With 26 bones, over 100 muscles and tendons, a network of blood vessels and nerves, and 33 joints, the feet and ankles are an incredibly complex aspect of our musculoskeletal system. As the foundation and engine to any ambulatory movements, these intricacies ensure that people have enough strength, flexibility, and durability to survive everyday tasks. How to Choose the Right Foot and Ankle Orthopedist Anyone who has experienced chronic or severe foot pain can attest to how debilitating these conditions can be in everyday life. By utilizing the best foot doctors, you can save yourself time, agony, and frustration that comes with improper diagnosis, poor treatment plans, and failed surgery. IBJI’s foot [...]

Foot Pain: From Annoying To Debilitating

2017-11-22T08:57:02+00:00 November 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Why Do Your Feet Hurt? While your feet are a small part of your body, they are required to support your entire body weight and allow you to move freely. Not only are your feet incredibly strong, they are also a very complicated structure of 33 joints comprised […]

Carla Gamez, DPM

2017-12-07T13:59:04+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Carla Gamez is a podiatrist (a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats foot disorders) who provides care for the full spectrum of foot problems, including Sever’s disease, hammer toe, Achilles tendon, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, fractures and diabetic foot infections. She offers patients a range of treatments, from ointments and orthotics (shoe inserts) to physical therapy and cheilectomy, a surgical procedure to clean out arthritic joints and restore the foot to function. Growing up, Dr. Gamez was a runner and played on her high school tennis team. These activities, combined with contending with a broken toe that hadn’t healed properly, sparked her interest in foot care and led her to become a podiatrist. She speaks fluent Spanish and participates in [...]

Scott Jacobsen, DPM

2017-12-07T14:29:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

“I spend time listening to my patients’ concerns and respond with the best treatment options.” Dr. Scott Jacobsen is a podiatrist and had particular experience in treating sports injuries, heel pain, diabetic wounds and performing joint replacement surgery. Dr. Jacobsen provides the latest forms of treatment, including minimally invasive heel pain surgery, new plate and screw technologies and new implants, all of which speed recovery times. His interest in science and working with people led Dr. Jacobsen to become a physician. He chose his specialty after shadowing a podiatrist while he was in college and liking the variety of the physician’s practice and the doctor’s ability to produce immediate improvements in patients’ health. In addition to his practice as a [...]

Steven Jasonowicz, DPM

2017-12-07T12:57:47+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Steven Jasonowicz is a podiatrist providing diagnosis and treatment for the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders. He treats fractures, sprains and strains, Achilles and other tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toes and neuromas, as well he provides wound care and limb salvage. His treatment philosophy focuses on the importance of patient education and prevention. Non-operative treatment is emphasized as well as surgical options, when necessary. Jasonowicz is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and is a recent graduate of the prestigious Podiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Originally from the Barrington area and a Barrington High School graduate, Dr. Jasonowicz is excited to be returning to [...]

Megan R. Leahy, DPM

2017-12-07T12:42:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Megan Leahy is a podiatrist who takes pride in her treatment plans of exhausting conservative and non-invasive options prior to a surgical approach. As a former Division I collegiate runner, she suffered many foot injuries, but was able to return to competition thanks to her own podiatrist. This inspired Dr. Leahy to become a podiatrist herself, and fostered a genuine sensitivity to the needs of her patients. When treating athletes, Dr. Leahy strives to keep them active while healing. In her work with diabetic patients, she promotes education and early detection to address problems before they become limb-threatening. Dr. Leahy states, “My goal is to help patients feel better leaving the office than when they arrived.” Dr. Leahy is [...]

Orthotics

2017-11-21T19:34:47+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Custom Orthotics Specialists in Illinois Orthotic foot inserts are useful products to help fix many different lower body conditions. Orthotic inserts replace the lining from your shoes and are custom fitted to treat your feet’s symptoms. IBJI knows that no two feet are the same and need special attention.   IBJI's podiatrists and physical therapists can evaluate and fit you for custom foot orthotics. When Are Custom Orthotics Necessary for Your Shoes? If you experience pain in your feet, hip, knees and back, orthotic inserts are a great solution recommended by IBJI’s physicians and physical therapists; especially when you’re standing for extended periods of time. Foot orthotics purchased at the pharmacy can only provide short-term relief. [...]

Shin Bone Pain: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

2017-11-22T10:42:27+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Podiatry|

Many people have heard of the injury referred to as “shin splints” which frequently affect people who engage in moderate-to-heavy physical activity. However the term shin splint is used to describe various overuse injuries affecting both the soft tissue and bone. […]

Douglas Solway, DPM

2017-12-08T08:13:48+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Douglas Solway is a podiatric physican who specializes in the treatment of many conditions of the foot and ankle. He offers advanced treatments such as regenerative therapy using platelet rich plasma, musculoskeletal ultrasound with guided injections, wound care using advanced biologics, and forefoot/rearfoot reconstructive surgery using advanced implants and new techniques. As a child, Dr. Solway was hospitalized repeatedly for treatments for clubfoot and asthma. His gratitude and admiration for the physicians who treated him and desire to help others as well, made him decide to become a doctor. He chose to specialize in podiatry because it combines his interest in orthopedics and plastic surgery. In providing care, Dr. Solway listens carefully to his patients in order to make [...]

Foot and Ankle Surgery

2017-12-07T15:37:47+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Foot and Ankle Surgery Near You Anyone who has experienced foot and ankle pain can attest to how inconvenient it is when you can’t move around freely. The freedom of movement is something we take for granted until pain strikes. Diagnosing your foot and ankle pain can prove difficult due to the complex structure of the feet and ankles. Trust an IBJI orthopedic specialist to accurately find the lower body issues you’re experiencing and return your strength, flexibility and durability. When is Foot and Ankle Surgery Necessary? Foot and ankle surgery may become necessary when non-surgical alternatives are ineffective. The most common reasons for foot and ankle surgery are to cure various types of arthritis or [...]

The 7 Worst Health Habits Ever

2017-11-22T09:49:41+00:00 March 31st, 2014|IBJI in the News|

By Lauren Tumas Schumacher | Fitness Magazine, March Issue It may surprise you that one of the worst health crimes you’re committing is wearing flats to work and then changing into heels. In this recent article appearing in Fitness Magazine, Megan Leahy, DPM, a podiatrist at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute discusses the common misconception that flat shoes are good for your feet […]

What is a Podiatrist?

2017-11-22T10:24:26+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Podiatry|

A podiatrist (DPM), also frequently referred to as a “foot doctor”, is a physician that is educated and experienced in diagnosing, treating and surgically repairing disorders and problems of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. […]