Dr. Toolan helps patient with foot and ankle pain
Dr. Brian Toolan helps a patient with foot and ankle pain

An Individualized Approach to Foot & Ankle Treatments

Because of our specialized orthopaedic team, the University of Chicago Medicine's Musculoskeletal Center is at the forefront of personalized foot and ankle care. We manage everything from straightforward cases to highly complex problems. And we take an active role in educating patients about their condition, explaining all available treatment options for reducing pain and improving function. We encourage our patients to participate in the decision-making process.

UChicago Medicine's foot and ankle team also treats general aches and pains acquired through daily and recreational activities. And our group provides education on preventive medicine, including proper shoe wear and foot care for diabetic patients.

We treat a broad range of concerns including:

  • Arthritic concerns 
  • Deformities
  • Degenerative problems
  • Fractures
  • Inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Ligament injuries (sprains and dislocations)
  • Pain
  • Sports-related conditions

  • Tendon injuries (Achilles, posterior tibial tendon and peroneal tendons)
  • Trauma-related injures

Foot & Ankle Services

Non-surgical treatments:

  • Medications
  • Orthotics and casting
  • Physical therapy plans
  • Shoe wear modifications

Surgical treatments:

  • Ankle arthroscopy 
  • Bunion surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Revision surgery for prior treatment
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Trauma and fracture surgery

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