Protect Your Most Important Sports Gear – Your Feet

What’s your favorite athletic activity? Whether it’s tennis, yoga, running, or something else, you probably have a favorite piece of equipment. It might be a preferred racquet, mat, or pair of sneakers. But, no matter which sport you like best, there’s one piece of equipment you can’t do without: healthy feet and ankles. When injury or illness strikes, you’re sidelined. 

Your feet and ankles are among nature’s most complex structures. Did you know that they contain over one quarter of all the bones in your body? That’s true and those bones are supported by over 100 muscles, along with miles of blood vessels, nerves, and other soft tissues. This means that your feet and ankles are vulnerable to a wide range of issues. Common issues among athletes include:

Take steps to keep feet and ankles safe. Here are some tips from Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos:

Report any discomfort to your foot doctor. Head into the office for examination, diagnosis, and treatment if the pain persists. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM is the best-qualified medical professional to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Schedule a convenient appointment in My Chicago Foot Expert’s modern, comfortable office today. Call our friendly 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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