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Dr. Neil Horsley

podiatry
Chicago, IL
38 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Buckling: Can be a result of overuse syndrome you also may have a tight calf muscle complex, the muscles behind the legs are very powerful and can cause the kne... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Flat feet: See a podiatrist who can prescribe for you custom-made orthotics to address your flatfoot condition that is now affecting your left knee.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle: There ar ankle injuries that are best diagnosed with standard x-rays or by advanced studies. If you continue to experience upper levels of pain, see y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Big toe: There is a condition known as hallux limitus. That causes first joint arthritis in the foot. When you walk the pressure that translates to the big toe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Exostosis: Exostosis is a growth of bone also known as a bone spur. That does not go away usually on its own. Surgical intervention helps with that. The bump you... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Pain: Symptoms that get worse after 2 years, requires a good history and physical exam by your pcp, orthopedist or podiatrist.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Between toe: The most common condition you are talking about could be referring to hammertoe with a soft corn. And irritation that causes the soft corn may also pr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
HURT: Some of the problems that can contribute to pain (hurt) without trauma or injury include: stress fracture, tendinitis, arthritis, biomechanical malfun... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Red feet/heel pain: The symptoms you mentioned can be related to sever's disease or reiter'a syndrome or another form of an auto immune disease. Gout should also be rules... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
P/RICE: P- protection; r- rest; i- ice; c- compression; e- elevation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Pronation: Foot structure is the foundation for the alignment of the body. Pronation is a normal foot function. Excessive pronation can cause abnormal foot and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Left side of Heel: Three major structures pass by the outside of the heel. The peroneus longus and peroneus brevis tendons and the sural nerve. If there is significant t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Radiographs: Are very helpful in diagnosing the condition subungual exostosis. I recommend that you see a podiatrist for diagnosing and treatment recommendations.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Prickly Heat: It sounds like your form of skin rashes may not be prickly heat. If by cooling your skin or taking frequent baths the condition does not resolve, then... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Foot drop: Foot drop can be temporary it can be permanent and it could be somewhere in between the two. Severity of the condition can depend on what causes the f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Swollen ankle: Have you had an x-ray taken? Sounds like you need to have a complete history physical examination and lower extremity evaluation for foot function. It... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 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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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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