I Need Foot and Ankle Surgery. Now What?

Learning that you require surgery on your foot, ankle, or lower leg can be unsettling. You’ve taken steps to preserve foot and ankle health, and now this? The good news is that, after reading this, you’ll know who to call for help.  A podiatrist like Cook County foot doctor Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is a medical expert with years of specialized training and experience, including a hospital residency, and is the best person to help when you need an operation on this part of your body.

Reasons for Foot and Ankle Surgery

There are many reasons for foot and ankle surgery. Some of the most common include:

In all but the most severe cases, your podiatrist will probably work with you to treat your issue with non-invasive methods such as immobilization with a cast or boot, an over-the-counter and prescription medication for pain and inflammation, physical therapy, or custom orthotic shoe inserts to provide additional cushioning and support. If these approaches don’t resolve your issue, surgery may be the best option.

Fortunately, you may not require hospitalization around your surgery. Some procedures take place in the office or outpatient care centers. Your doctor will talk to you about the best setting for your operation and every effort made to keep you safe and pain-free, regardless of where you receive your procedure.

Do you require surgery on your foot, ankle, or lower leg, or do you have another concern about this part of your body's health and wellness? Schedule a convenient appointment with expert podiatrist Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, in our modern, comfortable Ravenswood office today. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to start.

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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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