Our Medical Services
Doctors Fink & Mazzerella are Chicagoland’s most trusted orthopedic physicians! From general orthopedic care to specialized hand and foot care, Chicago’s Bone Docs have you covered.
General Orthopedic Services
From cartelige injuries to fractures and ligament tears, Chicago’s Bone Doctors have you covered!
With state-of-the art technology and specialized training, our orthopedic surgeons are able to diagnose and treat protruded discs, bulging discs, sacroiliac iliac, joint pain, lumbar sprains, and lumbar compression fractures.
Experiencing shoulder discomfort from overuse, a fracture, or a tear? Our team specializes in rotator cuff surgeries as well as Impingement Syndrome & orthopedic treatment around the shoulder.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition in which one or more fingers become permanently bent in a flexed position. It usually begins as small hard nodules just under the skin of the palm.
Historicopous, trigger fingers, or trigger digit is a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger and the “triggering” phenomenon.
Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint.
Hand Fractures. Fractures of the hand can occur in either the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) or the long bones (metacarpals). They can result from a twisting injury, a fall, a crush injury, or direct contact in sports. This X-ray shows a fracture in the middle of one of the bones of the finger.
Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) and precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony.
Foot & Ankle Services
Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion deformity involving the large big toe joint. In the simplest terms, a bunion is a partial dislocation of the joint at the base of the big toe. In the most advanced cases, it may even be a complete dislocation. As the big toe progressively dislocates toward the smaller toes, the head of the 1st metatarsal becomes more prominent; eventually, it can become painful.
Corns and calluses are your body’s way of protecting you from blisters or open sores. Your body builds up hard, dead skin to thicken and toughen an area wherever there is increased pressure or friction. The most common place that calluses develop is on the ball of the foot. Corns, on the other hand, are most commonly found on top of or between the toes, especially the fourth and fifth toes. When the corn or callus becomes too thickened, increased pain and redness may result.
Cosmetic Foot Surgery
Aesthetic foot surgery can be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, but the benefit is twofold. Besides an increase in the attractiveness of the foot, function is generally improved and/or restored. Conservative care should be considered, but often is impractical and temporary with aesthetic surgery being the best definitive option.
The most common toe deformities are hammer toes, claw toes, and bone spurs. These involve the lesser toes (2nd through 5th toes). In a hammer toe, the toe is bent at the middle knuckle of the toe, while in a claw toe the toe is bent at both the middle knuckle and tip of the toe. A bone spur can occur anywhere on the toes but most commonly affects the 4th and 5th toes.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome if a spur is also present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or a cyst. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle doctor is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
This condition occurs when the toenail cuts into the surrounding skin. This may be due to a congenital curving of the nail, improper trimming, high heeled shoes, too narrow shoes, or toe deformities such as a bunion or overlapping toes that cause increased pressure on neighboring toes. Changes in the nail due to previous trauma or fungus in the nail may also contribute to ingrown nails. The most common site for ingrown nails is the big toe.
A neuroma (Morton’s neuroma) is a condition that arises from irritation of a nerve resulting in inflammation of the nerve sheath, or covering, and the possible formation of scar tissue around the nerve. It is a benign condition that occurs most commonly in the small nerve that runs between the metatarsal bones in the ball of the foot and into the third and fourth toes. Irritation to the nerve can result from improper shoes (too narrow, high heels), injury, or a mechanical abnormality of the foot.
A fungus is an organism that thrives in warm moist areas. Toenail fungus is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals who are older. Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). The fungus often starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail. Over time it grows underneath the nail and causes changes to its appearance, such as a yellow or brownish discoloration. It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail.
Pediatric & Foot Care
Our Chicago pediatric podiatrists have significant experience treating a variety of foot and ankle conditions that arise while children and teenagers are still growing and physically developing. Whether your child needs help with a one-time injury or an ongoing concern, we can provide expert care while ensuring that your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment process. Read further to learn more about some common ways that we frequently help our pediatric foot and ankle patients.
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