Podiatry at OSF Saint Anthony's
The weight of your entire world rests on your feet. If you are experiencing pain, difficulty walking, changes in foot structure or any issues with the skin or nails on your feet, it's important to have it checked by a board certified podiatric surgeon.Request an Appointment
Meet the Podiatrist
Dr. John Lindsay is board certified in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. He specializes in foot and ankle surgery, wound care and diabetes-related foot issues.
Dr. Lindsay is an avid historian when it comes to his hometown of Alton.
OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center
1 St. Anthonys Way
Alton, Illinois 62002
Conditions We Treat
Learn more about some of the common foot problems we diagnose and treat.
Diabetes Foot Care
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because the disease can cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves, which may result in decreased ability to sense a trauma to the foot.
Toenail fungus is a nail disorder that affects nearly 20 percent of the population. It usually begins in a small space between the end of the nail and the nail bed, where soft yellow material gradually accumulates.
Corns and Calluses
When the toe constantly rubs against a shoe — or even against another toe — corns, which are thick, yellowish growths, can develop. Calluses are when skin is constantly exposed to friction, generally on the heels or the balls of the feet.
Bunions and Hammertoes
Bunions are more than a bump on the side of the foot near the big toe. Although the skin might be red, a bunion is a change in the anatomy of the foot that happens over time. Hammertoes are caused by abnormal muscle balance resulting in pressure on the tendon and joints.
A common injury among runners and other athletes, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes. It's caused by overuse and stress of the bottom of the foot, mostly from running or jumping without stretching first.
Ingrown toenails most commonly involve the big toe, but can involve any of the toenails. The nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of the toe. The skin then becomes red, swollen and painful.