Category: Common Foot Conditions

Don’t Ignore the Call of Calluses

Calluses may seem harmless and unassuming but can become problematic if ignored. Calluses are hardened areas of the skin that typically form as the skin of your foot rubs against the inside of your shoe. High heels, repetitive pressure on one area of the foot, and deformities like bunions and hammertoes are common causes of […]

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 […]

Flat Feet Don’t Level the Playing Field

Flat Feet have a way of complicating normal routines by affecting the way the foot hits the ground. The reason this condition can cause complications is because in normal feet, the tendons in the foot help to lift the middle of the sole off the ground when moving; yet, flat feet cause the arch to […]

Hammertoes Can Happen Because of a Stroke

Hammertoes are a potentially painful condition that can cause the large toes to bend at the middle joint in an abnormal manner and become rigid if they are not treated early on. Many understand that this condition is usually caused by improper footwear; however, most do not realize that it can also be caused by […]

Beat Athlete’s Foot from the Start

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on the skin of the foot. Moreover, the fungi that are the culprits of this condition tend to thrive in warm, moist and dark environments. Unfortunately, athlete’s foot is easily spread between individuals and the fungi causing this type of infection are often found in locker rooms or public […]

Corns Can Cause Pain

Corns may appear to be insignificant, but they can unfortunately become infected and cause throbbing pain. They are small, curved, hardened areas of skin that develop from excessive pressure. Corns are more likely to form when in slender toes or in those that have deformities that cause the skin to press against the inside of […]

Orthotics are What’s Missing in Your Shoes

Orthotics are used to correct moveable parts of the foot so as to reduce pain, swelling or any other symptom from a variety of foot and ankle conditions. Shoe inserts are orthotics that help to support and align the foot to correct an abnormal application of pressure on the foot or an irregular walking pattern. […]

Don’t Let Your Corns Get Carried Away

Corns that form on feet are generally caused by friction and pressure which results in pain and annoyance. They are most likely to be caused by badly fitting shoes that are too tight. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can treat your corns with great expertise. Please call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit […]

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 […]