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Dr. Robert Lim

Podiatry
Oak Brook, IL
31 years experience male

Locations

National Athletic Ankle and Foot Institute

Oak Brook, IL

Address

2425 West 22nd Street, Suite 208, Oak Brook, IL
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

National Athletic Ankle and Foot Institute

Naperville, IL

Office

Oak Brook, IL

About

Bio

Dr. Robert Lim has been in private practice since 1993. He worked as the podiatrist for the MLS Chicago Fire from 2000-2010. He continues to work as a physician with the US Soccer Federation traveling internationally with various national teams since 2005. He is an avid sports enthusiast and treats athletes and nonathletes alike. He has developed a new procedure to correct ankle sprains in 1/4th the time. He is also involved in new procedures to fix cartilage damage in the ankle and foot as well as torn tendons. He is the founder of The National Athletic Ankle and Foot Institute with offices in Oak Brook and Naperville Illinois.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Sports Medicine

Trauma Surgery

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later then a second x-ray may show some signs of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
5-8 months: Depending on the actual procedure that is done, most people are nonweightbearing in a cast for 4-6 weeks then weightbearing cast for 4-6 weeks, then p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Possible: I have seen patients walk in with mild to moderate pain and upon examination and x-rays find a broken bone. A crack in a bone may not be displaced bu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Be careful: If the corner of the nail is starting to grow into the skin, try to cut the corner off, but make sure you get the entire edge of the nail. Try not to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Yes: The main calf muscles are the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles that flex the foot down (point the toes). Lesser muscles involved include the peroneal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Nerve Compression: Tingling and numbness can occur from many issues including an impingment or compression of a nerve or specific area like a muscle. It can also be fro... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Possible: Any cut can get infected. It is rare but possible for a simple cut to become infected and progress into sepsis which is a systemic infection in the b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
See a specialist: There are different types of growth plate fractures. If the fracture involved the ankle joint then there may be damage in the joint cartilage causing... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Capsulitis: Most commonly you may have a capsulitis condition where the metatarsalphalangeal joints are inflamed, or you can have a mild bone bruise of one or mor... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Allergic reaction: She may be having an allergic reaction to the sting. If it is itchy and it looks like a rash but not swollen and painful then it is probably just a s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Strength: The best way to isolate the quads is to do leg extension excercises. That is to add weight to the ankle region and extend the leg at the knee. This c... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on what is causing the ankle pain. If it is a mild sprain, then it may heal in 2-3 weeks. If it is something more serious it may need 1-2... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
X-ray: Most commonly done is an x-ray, 3 views of the ankle. This should show any fractures through the bones including the surface (cortex) of the bone. S... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Can be difficult: Calluses are due to pressure against a bone. Depending on where the callus is located somethimes a particular shoe is causing excessive pressure at th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Warts: Calluses are usually due to excessive pressure against a particular bone. Calluses on top of the big toes may be due to the toes rubbing against the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
OTC and Rx: Depending on how severe it is, there are over the counter remedies and prescription remedies. Prescriptions available through a podiatrist include or... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Uncommon Diagnosis: I am assuming by your question that you have seen some doctors and at least had an x-ray. If you had an injury to your foot and they can't find an ob... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Shin Splints: Shin splints is when the tibialis anterior muscle and tendon is irritating the shin along the attachment. If the pain occurs with activity, then rest ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Pain: Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing. You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
NSAIDS: Ice, rest and nsaids like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) is the best you can do before a race. If you don't know why your ankle hurts you may want to ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Painful: As calluses get thick they can crack down past the skin layer resuting in an open painful wound. You have to get the callus reduced in thickness by d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Misalignment: Depending in the break you can have a misalignment of the ankle due to possible stretching or tearing of the ligaments. You can also have cartilage da... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Internal fixation: A trimalleolar fracture involves the medial and lateral malleoli and the third is the posterior aspect of the tibia. Usually the fractures are reduce... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Gastroc muscle: If the pain is through the back of the knee and extending into the calf and back of the ankle it may be gastrocnemius muscle strain. It would be best ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Neuroma: It sounds like a neuroma or impingement of the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve. See a podiatrist and they can do tests to confirm and follow with treat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Other Diagnosis: Retinaculum is a band of tissue that holds tendons in place keeping them from popping out of place when in use. You may have either a problem with the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Possible: It is possible you have a break or damage to the cartilage. You should get it evaluated by a podiatric ankle specialist. There are many conditions th... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Break or sprain: Yes it is possible to break a bone, ligament or cartilage. If you cannot put weight on it then you should at least get an x-ray to check the bones. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Moderate: Depending on the fracture shape, usually screws, maybe a plate are used to reduce and stabilize the fracture. Most are placed in a cast or minimally ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Charcot Surgery: Charcot joint usually effects mid and rearfoot joints. Once the bones have finished moving, surgery can be perfomed to fuse or remove any protruding ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Careful: Diabetics tend to heal slower than the normal population. A simple cut can turn into an infection and that infection can spread up the leg. Diabetic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Pain: Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned. The only way to be sure about a f... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Neuropathy: If you are diabetic, the tingling in both your feet is the beginning of diabetic neuropathy. That is a progressive deterioration if the small nerves i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 31 years experience
Compression wrap: If the strain is minor, you may use a compression sleeve or wrap around the thigh. You may also apply an icy hot product prior to activity and do a pr... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I had Dr. Lim's procedure and. Was fully recovered with 6 weeksThanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

Affiliations

US Soccer Federation
Major League Soccer
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