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Chicago - Elgin - Moline - Oak Brook - Rockford - Schaumburg

If you are looking for a Podiatrist in one of the locations above, we welcome you to our practice.

Foot First Podiatry treats bunions, heel pain, long toes, fungus and ingrown toenails.

Leading - Edge care for a wide variety of problems

Chronic foot and ankle problems can cause increasing discomfort that can turn into permanent problems. That’s why the doctors at Foot First Podiatry encourage you to learn how we can help you with your foot problems.

  • Bunions - Crooked toes/hammertoes
  • Fungal Nails - Ingrown nails
  • Heel pain - Ankle problems - Sports injuries
  • Flatfeet - Neuromas - Plantar warts

Our Physicians

Dr. Keith Sklar

Dr. Keith Sklar

D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Nicholas Ruckman

Dr. Nicholas Ruckman


Dr. Samantha Sklar

Dr. Samantha Sklar


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When Bunion Surgery is Not an Option, Foot First offers a Non-Surgical Conservative Option

Do you have painful bunions? Are you interested in having your bunions surgically removed using the Swiss Compression Technique but are unable to take time off from your busy schedule? For instance . . . Are you a golfer [...]

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Post-Operative Care after Bunion Surgery: My Own Experience

The following is a patient’s experience and point of view after Dr. Keith Sklar recently performed the innovative Swiss Compression Technique for bunion correction on both the right foot and left foot. While the effects [...]

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Swiss Compression Technique for Correcting Bunions

Bunions are an all too common foot deformity, affecting approximately one quarter to one third of adults. While there are numerous non-surgical treatments that may alleviate minor bunion pain that is in early stages, thes [...]

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Our Patients

"I love Dr. Sklar for fixing my once awful feet! I had bunions that inhibited me from wearing gym shoes comfortably and I barely allowed them to see the light of day because I was ashamed for anyone to see them. Now, I am into gym shoes and no longer hiding my feet while in sandals. There is no other foot doctor I would trust, thanks Dr. Sklar!"

~ Troyah Reddick, Bunion

"Dr. Sklar was my third opinion for my surgery and after the consultation I knew I was where I belonged! So thankful that I found Foot First and their extremely friendly and knowledgable staff!! I highly recommend them...if you haven't figured that out!!"

~ Jane Ruser, Bunion

"Great work Dr. Sklar fixing my hammer toe and bunion. I am an avid runner but Dr. Sklar said to set my sights low for the first year. So 9 - months later I ran a 2:02:39 1/2 marathon @ 58 years old. Highest praise for great work and recovery."

~ Bill Olander Jr., Hammer Toe & Bunion