Take Care of Dad from Head to Toe

If you're still struggling to figure out what to get Dad for Father's Day, Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos has an idea for you: Give him something that will keep him feeling great from head to toe.

Start with Dad's head: emotional wellness improves with exercise and exposure to nature. Invite Dad out for a walk or a hike. Not only will you be doing something good for his mental state, but the bones, muscles, and soft tissues of the feet and ankles will benefit from the workout.

Next, how about Dad's overall wellness? Is he living with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or another chronic illness? Many can have negative implications for foot health. Make sure he takes all medication as directed. Encourage him to take good care of himself by eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods, and lean protein sources such as chicken breast and fish. Remind him to drink plenty of water, too. Hydrating from the inside out is excellent for dry skin.

Finally, it's time to talk about Dad's feet. Studies have demonstrated that men tend to be less proactive than women about their health care, which applies to foot health. When was the last time that your dad saw his podiatrist for preventative care? An appointment with this foot doctor for examination and diagnosis is the best way to keep feet in excellent condition so that dad can wear shoes, stand, walk, and move comfortably through his daily activities. A podiatrist like Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM can spot and manage issues including (but not limited to):

You can treat many conditions with non-invasive options, including over-the-counter and prescription medications for pain and inflammation, immobilization with a cast or boot, physical therapy, or custom orthotics to improve cushioning and support while wearing shoes.

Say Happy Father’s Day by scheduling an appointment for Dad to visit the modern, comfortable My Chicago Foot Expert office in Ravenswood. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started today.

Author
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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