Footcare for Children


 

Children’s Foot Care: As They Grow

Children are special – and so are their feet. Why? Because they are still growing! And that is why they need special foot care every day and also when anything looks suspicious. Watch your children’s feet as they grow, step by step: Baby – Up to 1 Year Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM considers this year […]


It’s Time for Back to School Shoe Shopping!

There’s no hint of coolness in our northern Illinois air but fall is definitely on the way. Even without the weather as an indicator, we know that fall is coming because those familiar yellow school buses are gearing up and will soon take to the streets. If you’re like most parents, you’ll soon be planning […]


Are Your Children In-toeing or Out-toeing?

Parents often bring their children to our office to ask about the appearance of their feet and legs. Sometimes the child’s feet point in towards each other when walking. This abnormality is called “in-toeing” and is also referred to as being “pigeon-toed.” Less commonly we see the opposite – the child walks with the toes […]


Painful Growths on the Bottom of Your Feet May Be Plantar Warts

Have you seen a small, grainy growth on the bottom of your foot or the foot of your child? This spot can be painful when standing on it. You may have a plantar wart. These growths appear on the heel or ball of the foot and, because these parts of the feet receive a lot […]


A Resolution You Can Keep: Take Better Care of Your Feet

Did you make a New Year’s resolution – or 2 or 3? Most of us do. In fact, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, getting organized and spending less/saving more. But here’s a resolution that is easy and inexpensive to keep: take better care of your feet. After all, they are the […]


Heel Pain in Children Could Be Sever’s Disease

Growing pains? Are these real or myth? If your child has heel pain and difficulty walking, he or she may be experiencing a heel bone that grows too fast during a growth spurt. Sever’s disease occurs when the muscles and tendons stretch tightly because they don’t grow fast enough to keep up with heel bone […]


Keep Babies Barefoot as Long as Possible

Have you seen those tiny shoes for infants that look like miniature ballet slippers, or Converse sneakers to match Dad’s? It’s tempting to grab them – but don’t do it! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies need shoes only when they begin to walk. And shoes don’t help them learn to walk faster […]


Start Your Child’s School Year Right with Well Made, Comfortable Shoes

It still feels like summer but soon those bright yellow school buses will start filling our Chicago streets. A new school year is exciting for children and comes with its own traditions like choosing a new backpack – and shopping for shoes. Shop Smart for Comfort and Protection Your child may beg you for shoes […]


Protect Your Feet During Summer Travel

If you are planning a summer vacation trip outside the Chicago metropolitan area, you are not alone. Last Memorial Day weekend saw 37 million Americans hit the road or the runways, the highest level in 10 years (AAA). And the rest of the summer promises to equal those levels. You will probably remember to pack […]


Select the Right Athletic Shoes for Your Child

Well-fitting athletic shoes are a must for every sport – well, maybe not swimming! Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, board certified podiatrist, knows how important it is to choose shoes for sports carefully based on the child’s foot and the needs of each activity. Inflexible, poorly shaped shoes and those that don’t fit well restrict natural […]

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