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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 […]

Orthotics are the Original Solution

Orthotics play a very important part of maintaining healthy, happy feet by supporting uneven weight distribution in feet. Board certified podiatrist, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can help treat this common condition that often causes discomfort and pain. You can visit him at My Chicago Foot Expert located in Chicago, Illinois. When foot and ankle issues […]

Thank your Feet this Thanksgiving

Our cherished, all-American holiday is right around the corner – Thanksgiving! Each year we all pause to consider those things for which we are thankful. We are grateful for our families and our warm, safe homes. Children give thanks for pumpkin pie, their pets and not having to clean up after holiday meals. This month, […]

Take Good Care of Your Feet after Running or Jogging

It was a beautiful fall day with temperatures in the fifties for this month’s Chicago marathon. Men and women Kenyan runners dominated the podium but many thousands of ordinary runners successfully made the challenge of this long race. If you watched or participated in the marathon, you may be motivated to increase your running workouts […]

Avoid Olympian Injuries

If you’re like me, your eyes were glued to the wonderful TV coverage of the Rio Summer Olympics. The first written record of the ancient Olympic Games dates back to 776 B.C. In that contest, there was just 1 event – a 192-meter (measuring a little more than one-tenth of a mile) called the “stade.” […]

It’s Embarrassing But … Do Your Feet Smell?

“Summertime, and the living is easy …” – unless you suffer from feet that have unusually unpleasant odors. In other words, they smell! This common but embarrassing problem is called bromodosis and is most often caused by sweating. Together your 2 feet have 250,000 sweat glands – more than in any other place in your […]

Your Heel Hurts: What’s the Problem?

Ouch! Your foot underneath your heel hurts when you first get up in the morning. Or you have pain and swelling at the back of the heel. Or the bottom of your heel is okay in the morning but hurts more and more as the day goes on. Heel pain can be caused by many […]

What Your Feet Can Divulge about Your Overall Health

Did you know that your feet can show clues that give hints about your overall health? Every day in our office Dr. Alexopoulos examines patients with all kinds of foot problems. At the same time we sometimes notice signs that can point to general health problems ranging from dehydration to impaired circulation and even lung […]

Chase High Arch Troubles Away

What a great way to spend the holiday: an early run along the gorgeous skyline in the city, a tasty dinner, and football – or a nap if you prefer! The annual Chicago 8K Turkey Chase on November 28th has drawn participants on chilly Thanksgiving mornings for many years, and this fall can be your […]