Scott A. Zimmerman, DPM & Vincent Traverso, DPM
Complete Foot, Ankle, Diabetic & Wound Care
Most Insurance Accepted
Call us: 630-953-8088
10 E. 22nd St, Suite 205, Lombard, IL 60148

Patient Education in Lombard, IL

At the office of Scott A Zimmerman, DPM and Vincent Traverso, DPM, we want to keep our patients well informed. Below is a list of FAQ's and patient education. Feel free to contact our office for any additional information.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM). The practice of podiatry is a branch of medicine focused on the study of foot and ankle disorders including diagnosis, treatment and surgery.
When to Call A Doctor
If you have a persistent pain in your feet or ankles, have a wound that won't heal, have a noticeable change in color or condition to your nails or skin please call our office.
Foot Anatomy
Human Foot Bone Anatomy — Foot pain in Lombard IL
Basic Foot Care Guidelines
  • Wash & inspect feet regularly
  • Seek a professional for treatment
  • Don't ignore foot pain
  • Take care of your toenails
  • Choose shoes wisely
  • Avoid going barefoot
  • Avoid puddles
  • Don't smoke
Foot & Ankle Pain
Foot pain is nothing to take lightly. Contact our office if you have pain that includes:
  • Ankle swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Instability
  • Burning pain
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
Caring for your feet is especially important for those living with diabetes because the disease can damage nerves and reduce blood flow to the feet. If not treated, foot wounds can send a person with diabetes to the hospital and possibly lead to amputation of the foot or leg. You can avoid foot problems and serious medical conditions by taking proper care of your feet including:
  • Treat cuts, bumps or sores carefully
  • Pay attention to pain, change in color or infection
  • Wash and inspect feet regularly
  • Take care of your toes
  • Change socks daily
  • Wear proper fitting shoes
  • Be careful when exercising
Contact the podiatry office of Scott A Zimmerman, DPM & Vincent Traverso, DPM for all your foot, ankle, diabetic and wound care. 630-953-8088