Healthy Bones, Healthy Feet

Your feet are among nature’s most complex structures. There are 206 bones in your body. Over one quarter of them is located in your feet and ankles, arranged in delicate joints and arches. They are supported by over 100 muscles, miles of nerves and blood vessels, and a wide variety of soft tissues and are the foundation for comfortable, pain-free motion.

These numerous, often tiny, bones are vulnerable to fracture. Two common causes of bone breaks are osteoporosis and accidents, but there are steps that you can take to keep yourself safe. Try these suggestions from Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos.

Osteoporosis is an illness in which bones lose density and become brittle. It is common in older people, and women are particularly at risk. You can reduce the likelihood of an osteoporosis diagnosis through careful diet and regular exercise.

Take these three steps to prevent falls and other fracture-inducing accidents:

If you have injured your foot or ankle, if you are worried about osteoporosis and bone health, or if you have another concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs, a podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM can help. With years of training and experience, your foot doctor is a medical specialist and the best-qualified medical professional to care for this part of your body. Schedule an appointment in or modern, comfortable office today. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

 

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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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