Good Foot Health is Essential in Preventing Falls

How would you estimate your risk of a fall? High, medium, or low? Interestingly, a majority of adults do not know that they are at risk of falling, and of the foot and ankle injuries that can result.  In fact, nearly one third of Americans over the age of 65 will fall each year, and that figure jumps to 50% after the age of 85. These falls frequently lead to bone fractures, infection, and hospitalization. Even worse, falls are the number one cause of injury-related deaths among senior citizens.

September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is celebrating by letting you know two ways that your podiatrist can help you reduce your risk of falling, and two ways that you can help yourself.

What Your Foot Doctor Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Of course, the best thing that you can do to keep feet healthy is to see a board-certified podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM at least once a year for examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Schedule a convenient visit to our modern, comfortable office today. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started 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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