Your Podiatrist Has Treatment Options for a Fractured Toe

Over one quarter of the 206 bones in your body are located in your feet and ankles, and over one-half of those are in your toes. With little padding to protect those delicate bones from injury, it’s no wonder that a fractured toe is a common reason for patients to visit their podiatrist. Many people believe that there’s nothing to be done for a broken toe, but that’s simply not the case. Your podiatrist is an expert in relieving foot pain, and can help you get back on your feet.

Do you know what to look for to spot a broken toe? If you have sustained an injury or been in an accident, be alert to:

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. With years of specialized training and experience, a foot doctor like is the best-qualified medical professional to help you. Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos. Your podiatrist will begin with a careful examination that will probably including imaging such as x-rays. If your podiatrist concludes that you have broken a bone in your toe, s/he will have numerous treatment options available, including:

Surgery is rarely indicated for a broken toe.

Are you concerned that you have injured your foot, or do you have another concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs? Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here today to schedule a convenient appointment with Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in our modern, comfortable Chicago office. Dr. Alexopoulos will conduct a thorough examination, arrive at a specific and accurate diagnosis, and then work with you to create an effective and individualized plan for treatment and any necessary ongoing care.

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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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