Foot and Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle Surgery & Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgeon in Chicago, IL

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Foot and Ankle services offered in Chicago, IL
If you experience foot or ankle pain, and it affects your ability to work, exercise, or perform other tasks, it’s important to invest in foot and ankle care. Early intervention can reduce the risk of long-term issues and improve your quality of life. At Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, in Chicago, Illinois, experienced foot and ankle surgeon Stephanie Oexeman, DPM, provides comprehensive foot and ankle care to people ages 12 and older. To make an appointment with Dr. Oexeman at her office in Lincoln Park, call or book online today.

Foot and Ankle Q & A

What is foot and ankle care?

Foot and ankle care diagnoses, treats, and prevents problems that affect the lower extremities. Almost everyone experiences foot or ankle pain at some point, but if your symptoms last for weeks or interfere with your daily routine, it’s essential to seek professional help.

What conditions can benefit from foot and ankle care?

At Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, Dr. Oexeman uses foot and ankle care to treat various conditions, including:


A hammertoe occurs when one of your toes stays bent in a curved position because of an imbalance in the tendons and ligaments that hold it straight. Dr. Oexeman offers conservative, in-clinic treatments like stretches to strengthen your toes. If necessary, she can also perform hammertoe release surgery.

Flat feet

If you have flat feet, your soles make direct contact with the floor whenever you stand up or take a step. Everyone is born with flat feet, but most people develop arches by the age of three. If flat feet cause you pain or affect your mobility, Dr. Oexeman might recommend surgery.

High arches

If the area of your foot between your heel and ball (arch) is abnormally high, it experiences stress whenever you stand up, walk, or exercise. Over time, high arches increase the risk of other problems, like plantar fasciitis and hammertoes. Dr. Oexeman offers surgery for painful high arches and related conditions, like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. 

Ankle pain

Ankle pain occurs due to sprains, strains, fractures, or instability. At Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, Dr. Oexeman offers various treatments to relieve ankle pain, including ankle arthroscopy, cartilage repair, ankle fusion, and ankle replacement surgery. 

Foot pain

Each of your feet contains dozens of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These hard and soft tissues work together to support your movements and the weight of your body, but they aren’t invincible. 

At Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, Dr. Oexeman treats all the common causes of foot pain, including bunions, diabetic feet, drop foot, and sports injuries.

Foot and ankle arthritis

Foot and ankle arthritis is a group of chronic diseases that cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Several types of arthritis affect the feet and ankles, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. 

Depending on the type of arthritis you have, Dr. Oexeman might recommend treatment with ultrasound-guided injections, custom orthotics, or reconstructive surgery.

Who can benefit from foot and ankle care?

Anyone who experiences foot and ankle pain or mobility issues can benefit from foot and ankle care at Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC. After a discussion of your symptoms, a review of your medical records, and a physical exam, Dr. Oexeman can develop a custom treatment plan.

To learn more about the benefits of foot and ankle care, make an appointment at Oexeman Foot and Ankle, PLLC, by calling the office or booking online today.