Women: It’s Time to Schedule Your Annual Visit to the Podiatrist

May is Women’s Health Month, and many women take advantage of the opportunity as a reminder to schedule appointments with various medical specialists – gynecologist, dermatologist, ophthalmologist or optometrist, and more. Are you one of them? Good for you!

How Often Should I See a Podiatrist?

Preventative care is essential to good health. When you write out that list of annual appointments and sit down to make those calls make sure your foot doctor is on it. Like those others, a foot doctor like Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is an expert with years of training and experience, including a hospital residency, and is the best-qualified medical professional to care for this part of your body. You should see your podiatrist once a year and whenever you experience foot pain or notice a change in the appearance of your foot.

What Can a Foot Doctor Do For Me?

A podiatrist can thoroughly examine your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Based on what they discover, your foot doctor will then accurately diagnose any existing or developing illnesses or injuries and work with you to create an effective and individualized plan for treatment and any appropriate ongoing care.

Depending on what you need, your podiatrist can offer a wide range of modalities for your care. Treatment options range from non-invasive approaches such as medication, immobilization, physical therapy, and custom orthotics to foot and ankle surgery for conditions including (but not limited to) bunions and hammertoes.

Celebrate Women’s Health Month by taking good care of yourself and your feet. Eat a healthy meal loaded with lean protein, colorful produce, and whole grains. Take a walk in the sunshine. Drink some water. Invest in a pair of comfortable, supportive shoes that offer a wide, roomy toe box for comfort and a low, chunky heel and non-slip sole for safety. Set aside some time to see podiatrist Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM. Call our staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule a convenient appointment in the modern, comfortable My Chicago Foot Expert 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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