Category: Foot conditions

Flat Feet Hinder the Foot’s Mobility

Flat Feet occur when the arches fall towards the ground when standing, which can cause daily activities to become a source of discomfort. In some cases, this condition is seen in young children, requiring early treatment to prevent long-term pain. Arches naturally lose their strength as bodies age, making ankle tendons frailer as well, but […]

Calluses Have Thick Skin

Calluses are triggered by recurrent stress on the skin of the foot, which causes the skin to perish and leave behind a hard surface. These pressures are usually from wearing inadequately fitted shoes or a deformity of the skin that creates this build-up. Calluses that develop on the feet can become painful and are usually […]

Don’t Settle with Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that can be acquired through direct contact with someone who has the fungus or by coming into contact with compromised surfaces. The fungus that triggers this condition tends to thrive in warm and damp areas. It’s found in gym locker rooms,  swimming pools and other public areas. Athlete’s foot […]

You’re Stronger Than Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can be acquired when feet come into contact with damp areas predominantly in public areas like gym locker rooms or public pools. Additionally, the damp conditions in shoes and socks add to the development of this condition. The fungus that causes this condition results in the skin of […]

Plantar Fasciitis Attacks the Heel with Force

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the heel and gets worse with normal day to day walking, running or any other sports activity. This condition involves the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects the heel bone and toes and is usually the cause of lingering heel pain. The purpose of this ligament […]

Calluses are Tough

Calluses are tough, mainly because they represent a buildup of dead skin that have hardened in a region of the foot. It’s interesting how this condition occurs because the process is actually a defense mechanism of the body against high amounts of stress on the skin of the foot. Calluses become problematic when they become […]

Don’t Let Flat Feet Level off Your Stride

Flat Feet occurs when the arch of the foot fully or partially collapses. Commonly, the arch is built with bones and joints and when it flattens, ligaments and tendons that hold those bones and joints become less rigid. This process interrupts the shock absorbing function and makes walking or running much more strenuous on the […]

Stop Metatarsalgia Before It Causes Severe Pain

Metatarsalgia presents itself as a constant pain felt in the sole of the foot, specifically in the ball of the foot. Symptoms include a dull, aching and burning sensation at the ball of the foot. When unusual amounts of weight are placed on the front of the foot, this condition can occur. Factors that lead […]

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 […]