Category: Foot conditions

Sports Injuries Can Have a Strong Offense

Foot injuries sustained by athletes may happen on a regular basis and are generally treated right away to prevent the significant loss of mobility. However, more people are now active and participating in sports to further their health goals and to expand their active lifestyles. Since these individuals are not likely to seek medical attention […]

You Can Put an Arch in Flat Feet

Flat feet are a problem to the long-term viability of your foot and ankle health. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM has a great amount of experience treating flat feet. If you have this condition, you should contact us now so that we can schedule your visit with Dr. Alexopoulos at My Chicago Foot Expert located in […]

How Pronation Affects Your Running

Do you know what pronation is? Do you know that your pronation style has a huge effect on your running, and can put you at risk for foot injuries and shin splints? Pronation indicates how your foot rolls towards your toes after your heel strikes the ground. This important movement helps to distribute your body […]

Why Don’t My Shoes Fit Anymore?

Are you pulling your favorite summer shoes out of the closet, only to find that they don’t fit anymore? Are you experiencing foot pain as you try to squeeze into your shoes? Were you astounded at a recent shoe store to discover that your feet have grown a half-size? Relax – for most individuals this […]

Bursitis Symptoms Can Resemble Tendonitis

Bursitis is most commonly associated with the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. But bursitis can also occur in the foot and near the Achilles tendon. A bursa is a small sac of fluid that cushions and lubricates certain areas where bones, tendons, muscles or ligaments rub together. When this sac becomes swollen and painful, bursitis […]

Overlapping and Underlapping Toes

Our toes are prone to many types of deformities. One common form is a toe that overlaps or underlaps the toe next to it. This condition is unattractive but also can cause inflammation and pain. When the toe in the unnatural position rubs against the inside of the shoe, a blister, callus or corn or […]