Let’s Talk About Crutches

It’s very common for patients at our office to need help walking after a foot and ankle injury or while recovering from foot and ankle surgery. Made of wood or aluminum and provided by a foot doctor like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, crutches are a stabilizing tool that help you move around when you are not able to bear your body weight on your foot, ankle, or lower leg. Your podiatrist will go over the basics of walking with crutches, but they can be hard to master.

Here is some information to help you manage your crutches:

If you’re hurt, or if you’re recovering from surgery, be sure to follow your podiatrist’s instructions. Take all medication, rest, and apply ice as directed.

Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM is a board-certified podiatrist and an expert in all injuries and illnesses of the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Visit our modern, comfortable Chicago office to keep these parts of your body feeling great. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule a convenient appointment 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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