Expecting a Baby? Expect Changes to Your Feet!

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably noticing head-to-toe changes in your body. Perhaps you have experienced one or more of these common pregnancy-related changes:

Did you know the blood volume in a woman’s body can increase by up to 50% during pregnancy? Combined with normal pregnancy-related weight gain, this can cause a great deal of stress on the bones and soft tissues of the feet, ankles, and lower legs, and pregnant women often report changes such as:

The good news is a foot doctor like Cook County podiatrist Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM is expert in caring for patients of all ages, including pregnant women. At your appointment, your doctor will examine your feet, ankles, and lower legs, arrive at a specific and accurate diagnosis; and work with you to create an effective plan for treatment and ongoing care. Many options are entirely non-invasive, including orthotics, custom shoe inserts for extra cushioning and support.

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Don’t let foot pain have a negative effect on this special time in your life. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos in our modern, convenient Ravenswood office today.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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