Welcome to AFP Podiatry LtD./ Phillip Forni DPM

Dr. Phillip L. Forni is a double board certified podiatric physician–from: the  American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), previously called the American Board of Podiatric Surgery(ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) formerly called the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) *Less than 5% of podiatrists have both certifications.  Dr. Forni is on staff at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Our goals at AFP Podiatry, LTD are to provide the highest quality ankle and foot care utilizing the latest treatment protocols and offer a pain-free satisfying and friendly experience. We provide family oriented podiatric care to all age groups from infants through geriatrics. From the beginning of life to the end of life, we make sure that all of your needs are addressed. Read More


Over the counter orthotics vs. Custom Made Orthotics. 

The shape and height of your arch changes when you are sleeping in bed versus standing or walking on the ground. Patients with healthy arches have little difference in the shape or height of their arch while walking or sleeping.  A properly made orthotic maintains the true arch with every step you take,  alleviating foot pain throughout the day.

The best-designed foot orthotic captures the true arch with a cast impression of the foot while sitting with the feet off the ground.  Amateurs have patients or customers stand in a hardening foam, which captures the flattened arch.

The cast model of the foot is sent to a lab, along with a biomechanical prescription. The lab designs an orthotic from the cast model and the prescription that is strong enough to support the body weight without flattening out.  Obviously, the materials used for a 300-pound patient will be different than those used on a 70-pound patient.  Over the counter, orthotics are made from the same materials regardless of the body weight.  Most insurance plans recognize the difference and pay for custom made orthotics.

Experience the comfort that custom-made orthotics can bring to you! Call for an appointment today.


We are now accepting new patients.  Once again, we are back on the BCBS PPO & Blue Choice providers directory.  All data entry errors have been corrected by BCBS back to the start of 2017.  Call for your appointment today.

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