Category: Bunions

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 […]

Bunions Can Wear Your Feet Down

Bunions can be annoying or not a problem at all. If your bunion does not develop into a large enough mass to cause shoe issues or other complications, there may not be much you have to do. However, they can frequently cause significant issues that can cause your feet to be worn out from dealing […]

Can You Keep Bunions From Getting Worse?

Do you have a bunion or two? This foot deformity is very common in the U.S., with 23% of those ages 18-65 – and 35% of those over age 65 – having at least one bunion (data from the National Institutes of Health). A bunion is an enlarged big toe joint. The toe often moves […]

Why Are Bunions More Common Among Women?

One out of three American women has experienced the irritation of a bunion. Women are more likely to develop bunions because of the footwear they fashion, particularly high heels. In fact high heels are the number one cause of bunions, yet for some reason this dangerous form of footwear has remained popular. The term bunion […]