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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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Get Moving: Exercises to Strengthen Weak, Stiff Ankles

Following an ankle injury, such as a sprain or in more serious cases, ankle surgery, you will inevitably lose some strength and range of motion after being immobilized for an extended period of time.  A [...]

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Chronic Ankle Instability: How to Strengthen Weak Ankles

Chronic ankle instability (unstable ankle) is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer side of the ankle.  It most often develops following an ankle sprain. When the [...]

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Avoid Injury and Improve Your Game: How to Choose Athletic Shoes

No matter what sport you play, the type of shoe you wear while playing your favorite game is one of your most important pieces of equipment.  Choosing the most appropriate, supportive athletic shoes for [...]

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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