Category: foot care

Orthotics are the Original Solution

Orthotics play a very important part of maintaining healthy, happy feet by supporting uneven weight distribution in feet. Board certified podiatrist, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can help treat this common condition that often causes discomfort and pain. You can visit him at My Chicago Foot Expert located in Chicago, Illinois. When foot and ankle issues […]

How To Protect Your Feet in Summer

Summertime fun means spending more time outdoors. Sometimes we overdo it – especially our feet. Think about all the abuse that our feet take in the summer. Going barefoot. Wearing sandals with little support. Extra outdoor activities like hiking and climbing. Wearing damp and sweaty shoes day after day. These unaccustomed combinations can lead to […]

Home Remedies That Can Get Rid of Foot Odor

Smelly feet are no laughing matter. Despite all the jokes, it’s not funny if you notice excessive and unpleasant odors every time you take off your shoes. This condition is called bromhidrosis and is caused by bacteria that love moist or wet environments. So every time your feet start to sweat, the bacteria increase and […]

Going Barefoot? Your Feet Need Protection

Do you love the feel of your bare feet in sand, on a soft rug or a smooth, grassy field? It can be a real pleasure but there are some activities that absolutely require foot protection. Biking. Never ride a motorcycle or bicycle without adequate protection for your feet. There is no shield between your […]

Indulge Your Feet with a Self-Massage

Oh my poor aching feet! How many times have you said that to yourself? Well, we have a remedy for that and it’s easy to do. Give yourself a slow, relaxing foot massage! Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM recommends foot massages for their many benefits. The gentle, overall rubbing motion will improve your circulation, and keeping […]

Choosing the Proper Running Shoe for Your Feet

Although winter is still holding on here in Chicago, dedicated runners still hit the streets or gyms to keep up their exercise routines. With a doctor’s permission, running has terrific health benefits including preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even certain cancers, and can help you cope with stress, depression and anxiety. Running […]

Avoid Injury by Walking Carefully on Ice

We may not have had that much snow yet this winter, but with Chicago’s average annual snowfall at 37″, there is surely a lot more to come. And along with snow, more often than we’d like, comes sleet and ice. Thousands of Americans wind up in emergency rooms every year after suffering a winter fall […]

Give a Thoughtful Foot Care Gift

Need a last minute present for a friend or family member? Looking for a thoughtful thank-you gift for your favorite stylist, dog walker, babysitter, teacher or doorman? Chances are they have plenty of cute holiday mugs and coffee-shop gift cards. Why not think creatively and give them the gift of foot care? We all spend […]