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Stay Safe as You Emerge from Isolation

Summer is here, and the combination of warm weather and the reopening of businesses means many families have begun to loosen their self-imposed quarantine restrictions. Are you wondering how you can spend time with others while remaining safe from COVID-19? Here are some useful suggestions for activities and precautions from Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos:

  1. Insist on face masks and social distancing for your family and for those around you. Yes, it can be uncomfortable to ask a stranger to put on their mask or step back a bit, but you must be willing to suffer a moment of discomfort in the name of everyone’s continued health and safety. If that stranger refuses? Step out of line or head to another destination. The CDC recommendations are clear.
  2. Choose activities that combine exercise with natural social distancing. Walking the dog, hiking, and tennis are all great options. Not only will you have a good time with friends and family, but you’ll boost cardiovascular health and keep the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues of feet and ankles in great shape. Make a day of it – pack a healthy picnic featuring summer fruits and vegetables.
  3. Looking for a special treat? Consider an excursion to a local ice cream stand. Many offer plenty of outdoor seating, which minimizes your exposure to others.
  4. Be sure to wash hands often, especially upon returning to your home. This is absolutely the best way to protect yourself and your family not only from coronavirus but from all manner of infections.

When was the last time you saw your foot doctor? Regular visits with a board-certified podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM are essential in keeping feet, ankles, and lower legs healthy. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule your next appointment in our safe, sanitized Ravenswood office 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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