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Take Good Care of Your Feet after Running or Jogging

It was a beautiful fall day with temperatures in the fifties for this month’s Chicago marathon. Men and women Kenyan runners dominated the podium but many thousands of ordinary runners successfully made the challenge of this long race.

If you watched or participated in the marathon, you may be motivated to increase your running workouts or speed to match these top athletes. Good for you! Running is great exercise for heart health as well as controlling weight and stress. Added benefits include lowering the risk of stroke and diabetes, reducing blood pressure and elevating good cholesterol levels.

Running or jogging is hard on your feet. Are you taking care of your feet after a run, just as you cool down and stretch?

Steps for Good Foot Care after Running

Minor injuries, aches and pains can be treated at home. Try the R.I.C.E. method: RestIcing, apply Compression and Elevate the foot.

If however the pain persists or worsens or your daily activities are affected, please call Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM for an examination. It’s best to suspend your running routine until you can have your foot or ankle problem assessed.

We Can Help Keep You Running

Dr. Alexopoulos, board certified podiatrist has extensive experience to diagnose and treat all types of foot and ankle sports injuries. Many treatments and surgeries can be addressed right here in our office. Please call our Chicago office at (773) 561-8100 or request an appointment via the website. Don’t delay – get help for your pain 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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