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  • Happy New Year from Dr. Keyes and Staff!

    Dr. Keyes and staff wish a safe and happy New Year to all of our patients and wish you the best in the coming year. We are pleased to have received certification from the Better Business Bureau for the 9th year running with an A+ rating. We appreciate the continued support and advocacy of our patients, without whom we never would have been able to acheive such an accomplishment. Keyes for Toes' staff continues to strive to provide the highest level of professionalism and customer service with each and every person who steps through our doors.

    With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is more often than ever that our feet suffer the consequences. With toes being stuffed into winter shoe wear and ski boots, it is easy to overlook the health of our feet. Give yourself the gift of beautiful toes this coming year with an easy, non-invasive treatment that lasts just under 30 minutes! Dr. Keyes pioneered his own specialized procedure nearly 20 years ago to remove unwanted corns, fix painful hammertoes, and shorten long toes in a way that is easy and effective. The toes fit better in popular shoe wear, feel better when walking and look better in sandals.

    To learn more about the breakthrough procedure created by Dr. Keyes, vist the Advanced Toe Procedure section of our website. To schedule a consultation regarding your toes, give us a call at 708-771-4300, or visit the Become Our Patient page to submit an inquiry. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. We look forward to having you as our patient!


  • Happy New Year from Keyes for Toes!


    Happy Holidays! 


    Keyes for Toes is committed to providing top of the line treatment for corns, hammertoes, long toes, short toes and more. Happy New Year to all of our patients past, present and future! We hope to continue making new success stories in 2017 and beyond. Special thanks to all of our satisfied patients for the outpouring of gifts and well-wishes this holiday season.


    Happy Holidays from Keyes for Toes!

    Keyes for Toes is excited to announce over five years of accreditation with the Better Business Bureau! Our office staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and patient care. Dr. Keyes is willing to work with all of his patients until they are satisfied with their results. Continuing this tradition of excellence is of utmost importance to Dr. Keyes and staff, and we hope to share our outstanding treatment with you, our patient.


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     Keyes for Toes is a surgical facility dedicated exclusively to the correction of toes. We specialize in hammertoe surgery, corn removal surgery, toe shortening procedures and toe lengthening procedures. All of the treatment performed at Keyes for Toes is done on a walk-in, walk-out basis with the added benefit of zero down time. Patients are able to continue with their normal activities throughout the course of treatment; you will be able to continue walking and continue driving throughout the course of treatment. Dr. Keyes also provides an extensive post-operative care and scar treatment program to ensure results that are both functionally and aesthetically pleasing. Our Anti-Keloid Program combats excessive scar formation common among many of our patients.

    To learn more about the breakthrough procedures offered ay our office, or schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 708-771-4300 or submit your information via our online form. Consultations are available in our office or over the phone to cater to our out-of-state patients. Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have; putting off your corn removal, hammertoe correction or toe shortening procedure could result in the condition getting worse over time or staying the same. The secret to more beautiful toes is in your hands with Keyes for Toes!


  • Toe Shortening Surgery

    Before and after toe shortening services near Chicago, IL

    Toe Shortening Services Near Chicago, IL

    A toe shortening surgical procedure actually reduces the physical length of a toe to a length that better fits the overall toe pattern allowing better shoe fit and overall aesthetic appeal.

    My preferred approach is removing a portion of the end of one of the bones in the toe (at a toe joint) thus leaving a “space’ for the toe to shorten over the next several weeks. This is combined with an associated skin procedure to remove any corns (lesions) or excess/deviated skin to balance the skin envelope around the shortened bone. The overall effect is a very natural looking toe with the toe still moving freely.

    There is another way to shorten toes (not recommended) through removing a toe joint then fusing it together with a pin or screw. That procedure can end up with the toe looking and feeling unnatural and “pencil-like” while presenting additional possible complications with the implants. Toes shortened in this manner do not retain their ability to flex at the joint.

    In my experience the reasons why people seek out this procedure is that their long toes:

    • Do not fit well in their shoes causing pain, corns, deformed nails, and discoloration.
    • Overhang in their sandals and stick out in peep-toed shoes.
    • Do not look right when they sit next to their other much shorter toes. Alignment looks odd.
    • Are tired of being too embarrassed to show their feet— publicly and privately!

    Many times it is just the 2nd toes that are too long (see photo).

    Other times there are multiple toes that are too long— with both cases commonly having associated corns on them. (see photo).

    Before and after a toe shortening surgery in Chicago, IL

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