Dr. Neil Horsley

podiatry
Chicago, IL
39 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Neil L. Horsley Foot and Ankle Center

Chicago, IL

Address

231 E 75th Street, Chicago, IL, US
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

Currently serving as the chairman of the department of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Chairman of Podiatry Section at the Advocate Trinity Hospital. Private Practice

Specialties
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podiatry

Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
86 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Burning: Burning hands and feet can be associated with diabetes and it also is associated with alcoholism and other conditions that produce neuropathy. If you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Ankle bone pain: There is a condition known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (pttd). This is a slow and progressive deformity of the foot where the foot excessiv... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Foot spasms: There are times during bone healing that there is an enlarged ring formed around the fracture site. Before this bone ring heels and is resorbed by the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Numb & swelling: You should see your podiatrist or have a referral to a numerologist for evaluation of this problem.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Ankylosing spondylitis: If you have already been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, then more than likely those additional symptoms in your chest and heell can be direct ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Sole pain: During the end trimester of pregnancy a hormone is released that allows the ligaments in the body to relax and stretch. At that same time the ligament... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Hammertoe: Hammertoes are caused by an imbalance in the muscle tendons that cause the toes to move up and down. One tendon pulls the toe up while the other tendo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Ingrown Toenails: An ingrown toenail is usually caused by a nail deformity. Most individuals who have pain from an ingrown toenail try to clip it out themselves. When t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Athletes foot: Tea tree oil is very useful for the treatment of athletes foot. That product may not be strong enough for complete eradication of the condition. Consu... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Worried: High levels of stress can have a tremendous affect on the physical structures of the body producing symptoms. Symptoms can manifest like illness howev... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Cuboid: There is a small bone called the os peroneum located adjacent and slightly under the cuboid bone. It is normally positioned inside the peroneus longu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Heel pain: There are approximately 32 causes for severe heel pain. Those causes include heel spur pain syndrome, fracture, achilles tendinitis, rheumatoid arthri... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Deaf toes : Perhaps you are referring to numbness in your toes. There are at least 10 common reasons why numbness can occur in the toes. Diabetes, alcoholism, and... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Itching: Certainly a picture is helpful. However you may require more powerful medication then over-the-counter medications can provide. Consult your dermatolo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Ankle Injury: I think that it would depend upon what type of ankle injury you sustained. A mild sprain could mean more activities than a sever ankle fracture. Check... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Hammertoe: Hammertoes are caused by an imbalance in the muscle tendons that cause the toes to move up and down. One tendon pulls the toe up while the other tendo... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Attempt: If you haven't had an x-ray of that ankle and proper diagnosis for whether you sustained a fracture (broken bone). I suggest that you attempt a visit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Foot cramps: Foot cramps can also because by poor arterial circulation. Arterial circulation is the blood flow from your heart to your toes. If that circulation sl... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Bone spurs: Bone spur between toes, most often occur because of hammer toes or irregular metatarsal bone (long bones in the foot that connect to the toes) length.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Blisters: What is causing those blisters? I recommend that you see a podiatrist who can do a history and physical exam and then make a diagnosis for the proper ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
PF/SF heel pains : As a runner you are undergoing increased ground reactive forces that appear to be concentrating in the heel region. A tight calf muscle/achilles tendo... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Limps: Pain on top of the foot and limping can be a sign of arthritis. Your son should see a podiatrist for x-rays and a biomechanical evaluation of his lowe... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Causes: The location that you described typically is where the tendon courses over the fourth metatarsal. Tight or ill fitting shoe gear can irritate the tend... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Back + Front : Sometimes the spinal cord can have abnormal pressure. This abnormal pressures from the spine on the cord can cause conditions such as sciatica and rad... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Limb Length: Yes a podiatrist or a podiatrist to specializes in sports medicine. They could design an insert for your shoe that would attempt to balance your limb ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
You can not : It is difficult to remove the ingrown nail while doing 'bathroom' surgery. An ingrown nail is when a nail spicule protrudes downward into the nail gr... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Ingrown toenail: There are factors that can cause variability in your treatment. These factors can be the differences between use of certain chemicals or laser or othe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Non-healing toe cut: A nonhealing cut can be a sign of circulation or nerve damage. If you have had your blood sugar also known as glucose evaluated recently and it has be... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Torn toenail: The best way to treat a torn toenail is to keep it clean, apply an antiseptic, and place a dressing over that will protect it. The problem is that it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Weakness: Is it possible that your feet are not properly functioning? Have your podiatrist evaluate you for proper foot function. You may require inserts called... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Toe Pain: There is an arthritic condition of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to not function properly and therefore the big toe presses harder down in... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Gout: Any movement of the affected joint during an attack causes further joint destruction. Temporary immobilization is appropriate. Ask your podiatrist abo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Tingling and burning: Diabetes is not the only condition that causes tingling burning and swollen feet. Have your podiatrist or internal medicine doctor check you for other... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Broken baby toe: An xray should be obtained to make sure that the fracture in the broken toe did not cross into the total joint if it is in the total joint it may requ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Arthritis: Gout, pseudo gout and other forms of arthritis can cause pain in the first toe joint. Since that pain involves your foot you should see your podiatris... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Loose toenail: Your bigger problem is that you could accidently rip the nail off and cause bleeding or infection to occur. Have it checked out.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Dead skin: Can be removed using over-the-counter creams that contain lactate or urate ingredients. These ingredients may be available in the 12 to 20% range resp... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Wrap: I think that you need to follow the doctor's instructions who is treating your condition."only for one day" does not signify any safety regarding what... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Popping: The tensor fascia latter muscle and it's tendon the iliotibial band or i t band travels from the hip to the outside of the knee. The i t band crosses ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Split: I am concerned that you have diabetes, the split and your pain. Nail trauma can generally come in 2 forms. Microscopic trauma (hardly noticeable) and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Cramps: If you do not have any circulatory problems, those cramps could be caused by overuse syndrome of the leg and calf muscles as well as the intrinsic mus... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Neuritis /tendinitis: It is important to perform a complete lower extremity history and physical examination. There could be several different diagnosis for this condition.... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Sprain: Because of torque forces that caused the ankle sprain, those same forces can translate to the knee and damage either the collateral ligaments or the m... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Swollen feet: If your blood sugars are out of control, you can develop irritation in the nerves as a result of high blood sugar not converting to useful glucose in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Gout: Colchicine- for gout pain allopurinol- for systemic condition, over production of the uric acid crystals that attack the joint(s) diclofenac- for i... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Burning: Sensations like burning and tingling can be a sign of undiagnosed diabetes or another nerve damaging condition. If you haven't been thoroughly evaluat... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
P/RICE: P- protection; r- rest; i- ice; c- compression; e- elevation.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Fractured?: A fracture could be a possibility. Although right at the top of your foot there are structures that include blood vessels tendons and nerves. If a blo... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
Numb Big Toe: There are four branches of nerves that enter the big toe. Irritation and pressure from shoe gear and abnormal foot function can produce trauma to the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 39 years experience
ID Reaction: Autoeczematization is an auto immune response to conditions of the skin such as fungus infection between his toes are on the soul of the feet. This is... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Horsley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Horsley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I appreciate it when a doctor takes the time to listen.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for your advice, Dr. As long as I don't need surgery I'll be happy.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! i should note thr pain and spasms have been 3 mths now

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Illinois - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association
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