Five Tips for Great Foot Health

So often, patients come to the office and tell Dr. Stavros O. Alexopolous that they have been living with foot pain, but that they’ve assumed it’s just a normal, unavoidable part of life. It’s not!  With just a few simple steps, you can reduce your risk of illness or injury and enjoy great foot health […]

Feeling the Stress Fracture on Your Foot?

When you hear of a fracture, you may think of a bone that is completely broken into pieces as a result of a traumatic incident. But there is another category of fractures that can be a bit more sneaky. A stress fracture is a hairline crack that develops in a bone, many times in the […]

Treating Arthritic Foot Pain

We’ve all heard about the struggles of joint pain, probably from your older relatives and friends. Unfortunately, it is likely a condition that many of us will experience as we age. Why? It is a joint disease that affects the joints in our bodies, especially in our extremities like our feet and ankles. Arthritis causes […]

Neuromas are Different

Neuromas have a way of being different from your average foot complication. Any injury dealing with the nerves in your feet can produce unique sensations and levels of pain. A neuroma affects a group of nerves between your toes and typically affect women due to their fashion footwear choices. What are the symptoms? If you […]

Important Treatments for Ulcers

Ulcers have the potential to become very dangerous for your foot and ankle health for many reasons. Depending on how well you take care of your feet, it can be a minor issue or horrendous for your overall health. Those who should take this very seriously are diabetics.  Their blood flow and healing ability are […]

Beat the Cancer in Your Feet

Skin Cancer can appear anywhere on the body, including the extremities. When tumors form on the skin of your feet, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis for determining the type of cancer. Of the numerous types of cancer in the feet, one of the most common and deadliest is melanoma. Factors that increase […]

You Can Mend Your Fractured Ankle

Ankle fractures are significant traumatic experiences for your feet and ankles. They involve a crack or complete break in your ankle bone and require prompt and ongoing medical treatment to ensure that your ankle movement returns to normal. Complete breaks tend to be from an accident or even a hard fall, while stress fractures can […]

Podiatrists Can Help Ankle Sprains

We’ve all had the experience of injuring the ankle, whether it’s from running, dancing, walking in heels or stepping off of a curb. Most of these injuries result in an ankle sprain, which damages the tissues around the ankle joint. Usually, the ankle is twisted in a sudden manner and is stretched beyond its normal […]

Be Bigger Than Bunions

Bunions are one of the most common foot deformities we see at our podiatry practice at Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in Chicago. They affect women in larger numbers and tend to worsen over time. However, our podiatrist, Dr. Stavros Alexopoulos, wants to tell you that the sooner you treat your bunion, the less problematic they […]