Diseases And Your Feet


Men Are at Risk of Osteoporosis Too!

You’ve probably seen the ads on television with actors Blythe Danner or Sally Field advertising osteoporosis medications. Well it may surprise you, but men can get osteoporosis too. For men, this medical condition occurs later in life and they experience fewer fractures, including ankle and foot fractures, from osteoporosis. However, men are much more likely […]

Posted on January 4, 2017

Pulses in Your Feet Can Warn of Peripheral Artery Disease

What do your feet and your heart have in common? Well, for one thing, you have 2 pulses in each foot that can be detected during a physical examination by a trained doctor. By checking these pulses, a doctor can tell whether the blood flow to your feet is normal. In other words, your feet […]

Posted on February 3, 2016

Make Smart Footwear Choices if You Have Neuropathy

Because neuropathy causes pain and numbness in the feet, it’s important to choose footwear wisely if you suffer from this condition. The peripheral nerve system ranges all over the body and includes all the nerves except those in the brain and spinal cord. This system links the brain and spinal cord to the body’s muscles, […]

Posted on December 17, 2015

What Your Feet Can Divulge about Your Overall Health

Did you know that your feet can show clues that give hints about your overall health? Every day in our office Dr. Alexopoulos examines patients with all kinds of foot problems. At the same time we sometimes notice signs that can point to general health problems ranging from dehydration to impaired circulation and even lung […]

Posted on November 4, 2015

Check Carefully – Skin Cancer May Appear on Feet Too

If your summer plans include a vacation at Silver Lake Sand Dunes or just hanging out around the pool, make sure you have plenty of sunscreen – and don’t forget to apply to feet and ankles too. Your feet are exposed to the harmful rays of the sun which are the primary cause of dangerous […]

Posted on July 14, 2015

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