When to see a podiatrist

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When and why should your kids see a podiatrist? First and foremost, the most important thing is pain. If your child is complaining in any sense in their foot or ankle, that's when that needs to be checked out. Children are not that great of actors when it comes to pain. They will try everything they can to avoid using a painful foot. If they don't want to move. If they don't want to play, get it checked out. The worst thing that happens is you've wasted a few minutes out of your life. For the most part, if children are complaining of pain, have them evaluated. The other thing to consider, if they are walking and it just doesn't look right to you. If you are concerned when you watch them stand and walk and play, if it really doesn't look right to you, have them checked out. Trust your judgement, for the most part, you are going to be right. Make sure that they are not in pain and they are able to run and play.

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Noah Blumofe, DPM

Podiatrist

Dr. Blumofe was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois. Later he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, where he received a second Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1998, and his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. Dr. Blumofe's residency was completed at the St. John Detroit Riverview Medical Center in Michigan, which is affiliated with the Kirkside Osteopathic Medical School. The following year he continued his post-graduate training with a two-year surgical fellowship in Long Beach, Calif. His main responsibilities included patient care, diabetic foot and wound care and surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, as well as teaching podiatric residents.

Dr. Blumofe's specialties include diabetic wound care, podiatric medicine, neuropathy, limb salvage, cosmetic foot surgery and sports medicine. He attributes his passion for helping diabetics regain and maintain a more normal life to the experience he had in seeing his mother and his grandfather deal with the realities of the condition. Often, Dr. Blumofe is known to say to his patients that "diabetes is NOT a disease, it is a lifestyle change".

When Dr Blumofe is not working (all four hours of the day that remain), he spends time helping his wife, Sandy, raise their three children Abby, Joey, and Rachel. Dr Blumofe holds a 1st degree Black Belt (ShoDan) in the Jinenkan Martial Arts (though has since retired!)

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