Foot Pain


 

Treating Arthritic Foot Pain

We’ve all heard about the struggles of joint pain, probably from your older relatives and friends. Unfortunately, it is likely a condition that many of us will experience as we age. Why? It is a joint disease that affects the joints in our bodies, especially in our extremities like our feet and ankles. Arthritis causes […]

Posted on January 2, 2019


Neuromas are Different

Neuromas have a way of being different from your average foot complication. Any injury dealing with the nerves in your feet can produce unique sensations and levels of pain. A neuroma affects a group of nerves between your toes and typically affect women due to their fashion footwear choices. What are the symptoms? If you […]

Posted on December 26, 2018


Foot Pain Relief with Orthotics

Have you ever wondered what those shoe inserts you see at pharmacies do for you? They can provide support for your feet in areas that need it the most! And while those ones do its job, the custom-made orthotics by our podiatrists do not compare! Read about the many benefits these foot care essentials: Custom […]

Posted on November 28, 2018


Heel Spurs at Your Heels

Heel spurs are not a walk in the park. They are bony extensions of the heel bone that form as a result of repetitive irritation of the heel bone. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to swelling and irritation of the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes. […]

Posted on October 11, 2018


5 Ways to Treat Neuromas

Neuromas, a condition that involves an inflamed nerve on the bottom of your feet, can result in varying levels of discomfort and pain. They typically form at the base of the toes, and can cause numbness, tingling, burning, and pain. Nerve pain can be difficult to treat and may require novel methods to do so. […]

Posted on September 26, 2018


Arthritis is a Pain in the Joint Changer

Chances are, you know someone who is suffering from arthritis. Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or an older friend, it can be a painful condition, especially when it attacks the feet and ankles. Osteoarthritis Among the different types, osteoarthritis is the most common. This type is a progressive joint disease that typically affects the older […]

Posted on September 6, 2018


Metatarsalgia is Not to Be Taken Lightly

Wonder what running, dancing, and wearing high heels share in common? They can all cause pain in the ball of the foot, which is referred to as metatarsalgia. Try saying that 3 times quickly! The area where the base of the toes connect to the metatarsal bones is where metatarsalgia strikes, causing inflammation and pain. […]

Posted on August 23, 2018


Orthotics are the Real Deal

Orthotics are intended to dismiss discomfort, stop defects, allow greater movement and provide strength. Sound good, don’t they? Now, imagine that they are custom-fitted to your feet! Orthotics can be bought from stores, but it’s the custom-molded ones that fit the specific contours of your feet. An extensive selection of orthotics is offered for different […]

Posted on August 2, 2018


Heel Pain can be Managed

Heel pain can be caused for a variety of reasons, such as foot complications or long periods of stress placed on the feet. Heel pain can cause many problems since it can interfere with day to day activities. There is no magic way of eliminating it; however, determining the exact cause of it helps for […]

Posted on July 2, 2018


Arthritis Can Ruin the Party

Foot and Ankle Arthritis can be a complicated and long-running situation for many individuals. You may know this or not, but arthritis can get worse with age. So, if you think your neglect of its formation will pay off, you are very wrong. If arthritis is not treated timely, the irritating pain it initially causes […]

Posted on June 7, 2018


Heel Spurs of the Moment

Heel spurs develop when calcium deposits at the bottom of the heel in an accelerated manner. This causes the bones of the heel to stick out a bit. Heel spurs are distinguished by causing calcification to develop on the heel bone. The heel plays a major role in the body with regard to stability and […]

Posted on May 31, 2018


Handle Foot Pain Caused by Arthritis with Proper Footwear

Proper footwear are powerful words in the world of foot health. In particular, devices such as orthotics can help to treat arthritis by adjusting muscle stimulation to lessen the joint burden. Moreover, correctly fitting footwear can also help in this regard since shoes that are narrow and tight may cause damage to the foot’s joints. This […]

Posted on May 9, 2018


Plantar Fasciitis May Worsen by Cycling

Plantar Fasciitis can be a painful condition that affects many day to day activities. This condition affects the plantar fascia, which protects the arch of the foot and allows us to walk, jump, run, and move. It is an essential part of the mechanics of the foot and extends from the heel bone to the […]

Posted on May 3, 2018


Massage Therapy Can Work Away Your Foot Pain

Massage therapy can be a great form of treatment to relieve foot and ankle pain that may be lingering for a long period of time. The majority of heel pain is centered around pressure placed on the plantar fascia, which is a ligament located at the bottom of the foot that runs from the bottom […]

Posted on April 5, 2018


Metatarsalgia Can Interfere with Sports

Metatarsalgia is the swelling of the joints between the metatarsal foot bones and phalanges toe bones due to surplus pressure being placed on the joints from routine activities or high intense undertakings. This condition causes pain in the front of the foot that intensifies when bearing weight on the foot. This pain gets significantly worse […]

Posted on March 29, 2018


Flat Feet Fall Fast

Flat Feet is a condition that can develop at any age group. Infants generally appear to have them because the excess fat on their foot pads and eventually grow out of them, and adults can develop them later in life. This condition causes the arch of the foot to collapse. While some may not experience […]

Posted on March 16, 2018


Calluses can get Rough

A callus is hardened skin that develops from pressure and irritation caused by a multitude of factors. Calluses are usually the sign of an underlying problem like a deformed bone due to an irregular step or the use of improperly fitting shoes that increase the amount of friction. Older aged folks may have a reduced […]

Posted on March 9, 2018


Arthritis is a Game Changer

Arthritis of the foot and ankle causes pain that not only intensifies over time but also becomes harder to treat in its advanced stages. This condition devastates how the joints in the foot and ankle work by causing the cartilage in those joints to slowly erode away. This process causes swelling and pain in the […]

Posted on February 1, 2018


Plantar Fasciitis is Not a Good Feeling

Plantar fasciitis is not a welcome condition to have as it can cause severe pain and discomfort in the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia and other foot muscles work within the arch area, but when there is overstretching or injury, inflammation at the base of the heel can result in plantar fasciitis. This […]

Posted on December 27, 2017


Metatarsalgia Attacks the Ball of Your Foot

Metatarsalgia is a condition that causes pain to the front of the foot under the metatarsal bones, which are located in the ball of the foot. The pain that this condition causes in the ball of the foot usually gets worse with activity and is often felt as a constant aching or sensation of walking […]


Arthritis can be Hindering

Arthritis brings inflammation and pain in feet due to the effect it has on joints. It slowly develops into what can potentially end up being a huge complication since mobility is impacted. It is a chronic disease that causes swelling of cartilage and in the lining of joints. This inflammation results in a warm feeling […]

Posted on November 20, 2017


Orthotics are What’s Missing in Your Shoes

Orthotics are used to correct moveable parts of the foot so as to reduce pain, swelling or any other symptom from a variety of foot and ankle conditions. Shoe inserts are orthotics that help to support and align the foot to correct an abnormal application of pressure on the foot or an irregular walking pattern. […]

Posted on November 2, 2017


Don’t Let Flat Feet Level off Your Stride

Flat Feet occurs when the arch of the foot fully or partially collapses. Commonly, the arch is built with bones and joints and when it flattens, ligaments and tendons that hold those bones and joints become less rigid. This process interrupts the shock absorbing function and makes walking or running much more strenuous on the […]

Posted on October 20, 2017


Stop Metatarsalgia Before It Causes Severe Pain

Metatarsalgia presents itself as a constant pain felt in the sole of the foot, specifically in the ball of the foot. Symptoms include a dull, aching and burning sensation at the ball of the foot. When unusual amounts of weight are placed on the front of the foot, this condition can occur. Factors that lead […]

Posted on October 12, 2017


Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle Can Slowly Develop into a Long-Term Difficulty

Arthritis that affects the foot and ankle can start out as a nagging pain but then develop into a serious condition. The term means inflammation of the joint and there can be many types, making it important to diagnose the correct type so that targeted treatment may be applied. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, […]

Posted on September 14, 2017


Heel Pain Doesn’t Have to Stop You from Enjoying Those Long Walks

Heel pain generally affects the bottom or back of your heel and can obstruct with normal activities or exercise. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can help ensure you get the best treatment for your heel pain. You can call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit us at My Chicago Foot Expert located in […]

Posted on September 8, 2017


You Can Put an Arch in Flat Feet

Flat feet are a problem to the long-term viability of your foot and ankle health. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM has a great amount of experience treating flat feet. If you have this condition, you should contact us now so that we can schedule your visit with Dr. Alexopoulos at My Chicago Foot Expert located in […]

Posted on September 1, 2017


Don’t Allow Ingrown Toenails to Grow Out of Control

Ingrown toenails are a nasty problem to the health of your foot and ankles because they can impede the way you walk from the pain they cause. Avoiding ingrown toenails is very important. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM can help ensure you get the best treatment for this condition. You can visit Dr. Alexopoulos at My […]

Posted on August 24, 2017


Doctors See More Achilles Tendon Injuries

An Achilles tendon injury, either a tear or a rupture, can happen to anyone – even well-conditioned athletes. The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles. It’s the largest tendon in the body and we use it every day to stand, walk, run and go up onto your toes. We Are Seeing […]

Posted on August 4, 2017


Foot Injury Grounds Packer Rookie Biegel with a Jones Fracture

It may be unusual to talk about football injuries during the height of baseball season, but one Green Bay Packer will miss the remainder of the offseason because of a serious foot injury. Rookie and fourth-round pick Vince Biegel suffered a Jones fracture injury at rookie camp. Named after an orthopedic surgeon who described this […]

Posted on May 25, 2017


Bursitis Symptoms Can Resemble Tendonitis

Bursitis is most commonly associated with the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. But bursitis can also occur in the foot and near the Achilles tendon. A bursa is a small sac of fluid that cushions and lubricates certain areas where bones, tendons, muscles or ligaments rub together. When this sac becomes swollen and painful, bursitis […]

Posted on May 4, 2017


What Could Be Causing My Foot Arch Pain?

All too often we ignore our foot pain, wishing and hoping that it will just go away. But foot pain is not normal and in many cases won’t be resolved without professional help. One of the most common types of foot discomfort is pain in the arch of the foot. Your Foot’s Arch Your foot […]

Posted on March 22, 2017


Could Your Foot Pain Be a Stress Fracture?

Imagine the pressures placed on your feet when you run or even walk. Each of the 26 bones in your foot must bear your body weight and so are subject to stress fractures. When muscles are fatigued or become overloaded, they transfer the stress to adjacent bones. When this happens over and over, the bones […]

Posted on December 28, 2016


Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pain on the inside of your ankle? Does your discomfort sometimes develop as a burning or tingling feeling or numbness? You may have tarsal tunnel syndrome, where the posterior tibial nerve is squeezed or compressed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is where a nerve is compressed near the wrist’s carpal bones resulting in a […]

Posted on December 20, 2016


Listen When Your Feet Talk to You

Did you know that your feet “talk”? Well, it’s not exactly something that you can hear, but they sure do their best to alert you when something is wrong. We often ignore our feet – perhaps because they seem to be so far away – but they are the foundation of our whole bodies and […]

Posted on December 7, 2016


Foot and Ankle Pain May Be Caused by Arthritis

Are your feet or ankles stiff? Do you notice any redness or swelling in the areas of the joints? Is the pain and stiffness limiting the motion of your feet and even inhibiting walking or exercising? You may have arthritis in your feet and/or ankles. Rheumatoid arthritis, the more serious form of arthritis, causes chronic […]

Posted on October 4, 2016


Foot or Arch Pain May Be Plantar Fibroma

If you or a family member has pain and stiffness on the bottom of your foot and it is becoming harder to walk, you may have an uncommon disease called plantar fibroma. In this condition, the deep connective tissue in your feet, called the fascia, thickens and nodules or cords begin to grow along the […]

Posted on September 1, 2016


NBAer Missed 2 Seasons with Navicular Bone Stress Fracture

It took just one small bone to take down a big man and spoil 2 seasons of NBA play. Joel Embiid, who was the 3rd overall draft pick in 2014 and picked up by the Philadelphia 76ers, has sat out most of the last 2 seasons with a fracture of the Navicular bone. The Navicular […]

Posted on July 20, 2016


Pain in the Ball of the Foot May Be Capsulitis

Do you have pain in the ball of your foot? Does it feel as if your sock is bunched up or you’re stepping on a marble? Is it difficult to wear shoes because of the pain and swelling? You may have capsulitis, a fairly common condition that can occur at any age. Capsulitis normally affects […]

Posted on May 24, 2016


Pregnancy and Foot Pain

If you or a family member is expecting a new arrival shortly – congratulations! You are probably taking good care of yourself by eating balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and taking your vitamins. But did you know that your feet need extra pampering too? You are naturally gaining weight and so your center of […]


Chase High Arch Troubles Away

What a great way to spend the holiday: an early run along the gorgeous skyline in the city, a tasty dinner, and football – or a nap if you prefer! The annual Chicago 8K Turkey Chase on November 28th has drawn participants on chilly Thanksgiving mornings for many years, and this fall can be your […]

Posted on November 20, 2013


Right Shoe, Right Podiatrist: The Art of Pain-free Feet

The weekends are meant for relaxing—from your head to your feet. How long has it been since you’ve done something fun? Is foot pain keeping you from your favorite activities? Choosing the right shoe for an all-day adventure is vital to pain-free feet. The upcoming Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is an ideal way […]

Posted on September 13, 2013


Painful High Arches: Relief to Keep You Dancing

Dance your way to Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden where you can enjoy a free dance lesson and free, live music through September 15, 2013. Don’t miss this great opportunity to close out the summer with a step, a turn, and a twirl. If foot and ankle pain has kept you from enjoying a […]

Posted on August 28, 2013


Relief for your Aching Feet – Right from Home

Having a daily schedule in which you need to be on your feet constantly can result in a dull ache at day’s end. The soreness does not need to haunt you when you are trying to enjoy a relaxing moment. Try these home remedies to reduce pain and bring some much needed pampering to your […]

Posted on August 14, 2013

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