Falls Can Cause Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every week, Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos sees patients who have sustained a foot or ankle injury due to a fall. In these common accidents, men, women, and children often sustain a sprained ankle or even a broken bone. Do you understand the risks and know what you can do to keep yourself safe?

Recovering from an injury to your foot or ankle can keep you off your feet for weeks or months. Discomfort is likely, requiring over-the-counter or prescription medication to keep you comfortable. Immobilization with a cast or boot is often necessary, as are crutches. Foot or ankle surgery can even be required. After the injury heals, you may need time-consuming physical therapy to restore full mobility.

You can reduce your risk of sustaining an injury in a fall with just a few simple steps:

Keeping feet and ankles strong and healthy can reduce your risk of falling. To maintain and improve the wellness of this part of your body, see a foot doctor like Cook County podiatrist Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, regularly. With years of education and experience, including a hospital residency, your podiatrist is a medical specialist and the best-qualified doctor to care for this part of your body. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule an appointment today in our modern, comfortable Ravenswood office.

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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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