Getting Comfortable with Wide Feet

Just like the length of your feet is quantified with a numbered shoe size, the width is sized as well. Do you know yours? B is average. C and D are considered wide sizes and E is extra-wide. Some babies are born with naturally wide feet. Other men and women find that their feet change […]

Posted on January 23, 2019

Be Bigger Than Bunions

Bunions are one of the most common foot deformities we see at our podiatry practice at Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in Chicago. They affect women in larger numbers and tend to worsen over time. However, our podiatrist, Dr. Stavros Alexopoulos, wants to tell you that the sooner you treat your bunion, the less problematic they […]

Posted on November 14, 2018

Bunions Can Wear Your Feet Down

Bunions can be annoying or not a problem at all. If your bunion does not develop into a large enough mass to cause shoe issues or other complications, there may not be much you have to do. However, they can frequently cause significant issues that can cause your feet to be worn out from dealing […]

Posted on June 14, 2018

Can You Keep Bunions From Getting Worse?

Do you have a bunion or two? This foot deformity is very common in the U.S., with 23% of those ages 18-65 – and 35% of those over age 65 – having at least one bunion (data from the National Institutes of Health). A bunion is an enlarged big toe joint. The toe often moves […]

Posted on July 5, 2017

Beware the Risks of Wearing High Heels

High heels are high fashion and many women enjoy wearing them. But long-term high heel wearing can cause foot problems like corns and calluses and ingrown toenails, and even tendon damage that may be irreversible. Your Whole Body is Affected by Wearing High Heels While wearing high heels, your body weight shifts to the ball […]

Posted on August 6, 2015

You Can Find Relief from Bunion Pain

Every day in our Chicago office we see patients of all ages, both women and men, who come seeking relief from bunion. A bunion is a bump that forms of the joint of the big toe when the tissue or bone of this toe is pushed up against the next toe. This painful pressure is […]

Posted on June 17, 2015

Give Bunion Pain the Run Around

Is a trek down the Magnificent Mile part of your holiday traditions? If you love to shop, walking along Michigan Avenue in Chicago is a treat for the eyes – and a threat to your pocketbook! The variety of shops, all decked out for the festive season, make a fun walk whether you have gifts […]

Posted on December 4, 2013

# Bunion: End Your Pain with My Chicago Foot Expert

We live in a hashtag world.  Even if you don’t tweet on Twitter or Instagram your favorite candid shots, you’ve seen the symbol popping up everywhere.  You might be surprised by the words that can be found behind the almost magical sign that groups commonly themed items. For instance, #bunion on Instagram brings up picture […]

Posted on September 25, 2013

Why Are Bunions More Common Among Women?

One out of three American women has experienced the irritation of a bunion. Women are more likely to develop bunions because of the footwear they fashion, particularly high heels. In fact high heels are the number one cause of bunions, yet for some reason this dangerous form of footwear has remained popular. The term bunion […]

Posted on March 8, 2013

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