Your Podiatrist is Celebrating Men’s Health Month. Are You?

In America, Men’s Health Month is in June. Doctors and patients from coast to coast are taking advantage of the opportunity to pause and check-in with each other. It includes Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos. As you prepare to schedule 2021 health care appointments for yourself or a man you care about, here are four foot-health facts that Dr. Alexopoulos and the office staff would like you to know:

  1. It’s essential to wash feet with soap and water daily and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes. It is the best way to prevent unpleasant foot odor and reduce the risk of fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
  2. You do not have to suffer from foot pain at any age. Your podiatrist can diagnose and treat the cause of your discomfort, including such common issues, including heel paincaused by plantar fasciitis or tendonitis. Many non-invasive treatment options are available, including relief through the prescription of orthotics, custom shoe inserts to improve cushioning and support.
  3. Be a partner in your podiatric health care. Check feet often for changes in shape that can be developing deformities such as bunionsor hammertoes. Be diligent in managing chronic health conditions that can affect foot health, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and diabetes.
  4. An annual visit with a podiatrist is critical for everyone – men and women, and even kids. Your foot doctor is a medical expert with years of specialized training, including a hospital residency, and is the best-qualified person to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Regular visits for preventative care ensure that issues are diagnosed early and receive prompt treatment.

Keep feet in excellent health. Schedule a convenient appointment with Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, in the modern, comfortable My Chicago Foot Expert in Ravenswood today. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

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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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