Foot Conditions


 

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


Corns on Your Feet Don’t Stop Growing Easily

Corns sound harmless, but to anyone who has experienced them, they know they can be quite deceptive! Thin and smooth layers of the skin eventually turn into a painful, hard or soft area that typically forms on your toes. Corns are the product of compression and resistance on your feet that usually form as they […]

Posted on August 30, 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


Don’t Let Flat Feet Get You Down

Flat feet have a way of causing little drama at the beginning, only to become problematic later on with lack of treatment. Flat feet develop when there is an alteration in the form of the foot because the arch is not in a neutral position and occur because the tendons holding joints together have become […]

Posted on July 12, 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


The Wickedness of Corns

Corns are hardened areas of skin that can form on the foot and cause problems if not handled correctly. It’s the pressure and friction that occurs on the foot’s skin that begins the start of this condition by causing a buildup of dead layers of skin. Corns are generally hard or soft, depending on whether […]

Posted on May 24, 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


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


Flat Feet Hinder the Foot’s Mobility

Flat Feet occur when the arches fall towards the ground when standing, which can cause daily activities to become a source of discomfort. In some cases, this condition is seen in young children, requiring early treatment to prevent long-term pain. Arches naturally lose their strength as bodies age, making ankle tendons frailer as well, but […]

Posted on January 18, 2018


Calluses Have Thick Skin

Calluses are triggered by recurrent stress on the skin of the foot, which causes the skin to perish and leave behind a hard surface. These pressures are usually from wearing inadequately fitted shoes or a deformity of the skin that creates this build-up. Calluses that develop on the feet can become painful and are usually […]

Posted on January 4, 2018


Don’t Settle with Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that can be acquired through direct contact with someone who has the fungus or by coming into contact with compromised surfaces. The fungus that triggers this condition tends to thrive in warm and damp areas. It’s found in gym locker rooms, swimming pools and other public areas. Athlete’s foot […]

Posted on December 21, 2017


You’re Stronger Than Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can be acquired when feet come into contact with damp areas predominantly in public areas like gym locker rooms or public pools. Additionally, the damp conditions in shoes and socks add to the development of this condition. The fungus that causes this condition results in the skin of […]

Posted on November 16, 2017


Plantar Fasciitis Attacks the Heel with Force

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the heel and gets worse with normal day to day walking, running or any other sports activity. This condition involves the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects the heel bone and toes and is usually the cause of lingering heel pain. The purpose of this ligament […]

Posted on November 10, 2017


Calluses are Tough

Calluses are tough, mainly because they represent a buildup of dead skin that have hardened in a region of the foot. It’s interesting how this condition occurs because the process is actually a defense mechanism of the body against high amounts of stress on the skin of the foot. Calluses become problematic when they become […]

Posted on October 27, 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


Don’t Let Your Corns Get Carried Away

Corns that form on feet are generally caused by friction and pressure which results in pain and annoyance. They are most likely to be caused by badly fitting shoes that are too tight. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, can treat your corns with great expertise. Please call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit […]

Posted on October 6, 2017


Athletes Aren’t the Only Ones to Get Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a skin infection of the foot that’s more common than you think, contrary to what its name suggests. Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, has the experience and knowledge to provide you with quality treatment for this condition. Please call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit us at My Chicago Foot […]

Posted on September 29, 2017


Sports Injuries Can Have a Strong Offense

Foot injuries sustained by athletes may happen on a regular basis and are generally treated right away to prevent the significant loss of mobility. However, more people are now active and participating in sports to further their health goals and to expand their active lifestyles. Since these individuals are not likely to seek medical attention […]

Posted on September 21, 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


How Pronation Affects Your Running

Do you know what pronation is? Do you know that your pronation style has a huge effect on your running, and can put you at risk for foot injuries and shin splints? Pronation indicates how your foot rolls towards your toes after your heel strikes the ground. This important movement helps to distribute your body […]

Posted on July 13, 2017


Why Don’t My Shoes Fit Anymore?

Are you pulling your favorite summer shoes out of the closet, only to find that they don’t fit anymore? Are you experiencing foot pain as you try to squeeze into your shoes? Were you astounded at a recent shoe store to discover that your feet have grown a half-size? Relax – for most individuals this […]

Posted on June 13, 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


Curved and Painful Toes May Be Claw Toe

Our toes are slender and long and they bear an incredible amount of stress every day when we walk, run and even just stand. No wonder that these hardworking extremities are vulnerable to a variety of injuries and deformities. One type of deformity is when your toes bend into a claw-like shape. Claw toe, also […]

Posted on March 1, 2017


Overlapping and Underlapping Toes

Our toes are prone to many types of deformities. One common form is a toe that overlaps or underlaps the toe next to it. This condition is unattractive but also can cause inflammation and pain. When the toe in the unnatural position rubs against the inside of the shoe, a blister, callus or corn or […]

Posted on February 15, 2017

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