Author: Stavros Alexopoulos

Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Problems with your toes can seem minor, but there are some you want to avoid at all costs. Ingrown toenails are a condition that can cause severe pain, discomfort, and lead to infections as the nail grows further into the skin that surrounds the toenail. What starts off as an annoyance can quickly become a […]

Heel Spurs at Your Heels

Heel spurs are not a walk in the park. They are bony extensions of the heel bone that form as a result of repetitive irritation of the heel bone. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to swelling and irritation of the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes. […]

Defend Your Feet Against Warts

Warts, in general, are not perceived very kindly. Plantar warts, the ones that develop on the soles of your feet, are no exception. However, they are extremely common and our podiatrist, Dr. Stavros Alexopoulos, treats patients with plantar warts frequently. How do warts form? Plantar warts are small blister-looking bumps that are formed from a […]

5 Ways to Treat Neuromas

Neuromas, a condition that involves an inflamed nerve on the bottom of your feet, can result in varying levels of discomfort and pain. They typically form at the base of the toes, and can cause numbness, tingling, burning, and pain. Nerve pain can be difficult to treat and may require novel methods to do so. […]

Plantar Fasciitis and Your Heels

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the comfort of your heels as it directly involves the plantar fascia that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament provides assistance to your foot’s arch. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this ligament becomes worn out or stressed. The plantar fascia can suffer many little tears, […]

Ganglion Cysts on Your Feet

What is a ganglion cyst? A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled growth that can form anywhere on the body. Typically, they grow under the skin or on joints, bones, and ligaments. On the feet, they develop as benign soft-tissue growths, often on the tops of your feet. They can grow into different sizes and can […]

Arthritis is a Pain in the Joint Changer

Chances are, you know someone who is suffering from arthritis. Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or an older friend, it can be a painful condition, especially when it attacks the feet and ankles. Osteoarthritis Among the different types, osteoarthritis is the most common. This type is a progressive joint disease that typically affects the older […]

Corns on Your Feet Don’t Stop Growing Easily

Corns sound harmless, but to anyone who has experienced them, they know they can be quite deceptive! Thin and smooth layers of the skin eventually turn into a painful, hard or soft area that typically forms on your toes. Corns are the product of compression and resistance on your feet that usually form as they […]

Metatarsalgia is Not to Be Taken Lightly

Wonder what running, dancing, and wearing high heels share in common? They can all cause pain in the ball of the foot, which is referred to as metatarsalgia. Try saying that 3 times quickly! The area where the base of the toes connect to the metatarsal bones is where metatarsalgia strikes, causing inflammation and pain. […]

Stand Up to Plantar Warts

Let’s face it, plantar warts are frankly unsightly and not something you want hanging around. To add to their charm, they can also be painful when left to their own devices. They grow on the bottom of the foot and can stick out a bit, but not too much since they are constantly being pressed […]