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Dr. Gregory Bryniczka, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Gregory C. Bryniczka, DPM, FACFAS, is a well-versed podiatrist who diagnoses and treats patients Northwest Podiatry Center in Illinois. Dr. Bryniczka established the center in 1976 and currently practice alongside his son, board certified foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgeon, Adam W. Bryniczka, DPM, as well as Drs. David O’Brian and Bryn Laubacher. Northwest Podiatry Center has office locations in Wheaton, Aurora, Streamwood, Niles, South Elgin, Huntley, and Dekalb, IL. Dr. Bryniczka’s son, Dr. Adam Bryniczka, who is an integral part of the practice, is a 2006-graduate of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Yale University Hospital.
47 years Experience
Dr. Gregory Bryniczka, DPM
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Starting of ingrown toenail?

I would use either Epsom salt or domeboro soaks, and try packing cotton subungual/under the the nail, if no improvements contact a Podiatrist

How long is the physical therapy after bunion surgery?

Depends on what type of procedure was performed, usually 8-12 weeks

Red ankles?

It appears you may have a vascular problem secondary from venous stasis. You will need to keep your skin moist with lotion or a cream, and seek medical advice.

Thick toenails that grow out extremely slowly?

It sounds like you may have fungal or a diseased nail matrix where you seek a Podiatrist to do a nail biopsy

I have a strange pain in the bottom of my feet. What could be the reason for this?

Not sure cause. Pain in the feet can be for multiple causes and should be evaluated.

My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?

It appears you may be developing water retention, and require to be evaluated by your physician

Why do I keep getting blisters even after switching shoes?

From what you're telling me it could be a fungal infection and should try over-the-counter agents, and if no improvement seek a dermatologist or a podiatrist

Toenail problems?

I would recommend nail biopsy to evaluate the disease within the nail itself. And also seek professional care

Don’t know what this means?

It appears from the accident, you may have damaged the superficial nerves on the dorsal aspect of the foot, but you should be evaluated by a board-certified podiatrist to see if READ MORE
It appears from the accident, you may have damaged the superficial nerves on the dorsal aspect of the foot, but you should be evaluated by a board-certified podiatrist to see if there is an entrapment of the nerve itself.

How long does dislocated ankle heal?

If it's truly a dislocated ankle, you should seek medical help immediately.

I feel like the bottoms of my feet are swollen. What could be wrong?

Could be edema secondary from water retention, should see a medical professional

I get cramps in my foot very frequently. What could be wrong?

Could be a muscle imbalance, need to see a podiatrist

Why could my feet be so itchy?

Usually some type of fungal infection

Can heel pain be treated surgically?

Only after proper evaluation and conservative care has been attempted

Can flat feet be fixed without surgery?

Not fixed, but can have some relief from custom orthotics, but if it continues, you require further options including and in some cases surgery.

How can I prevent foot issues?

You may want to try over-the-counter supports. If that does not work, you will need to see a podiatrist for custom orthotics.

Can bath salts help in treating heel pain?

Not aware of it. Use ice if any topical treatment is used.

I frequently get blisters on my feet when I wear shoes. Why does this keep happening?

It may be from allergy to the material in the shoes, or a form of athlete's foot

What is the treatment for hammer toe?

You may want to try a shoe with a wider shoe box, if pain is near the bottom of the foot on a constant basis you may have metatarsalgia or nerve impingment ; you will need READ MORE



You may want to try a shoe with a wider shoe box, if pain is near the bottom of the foot on a constant basis you may have metatarsalgia or nerve impingment ; you will need to seek a podiatrist