Proper Foot Care


 

Orthotics Can Redistribute Your Routine for the Better

Orthotics are a very useful tool for podiatrists since they can help patients with a variety of foot pain by relieving pressure in an efficient manner. They can be utilized to align and support the foot and ankle to stop, correct or help with foot deformities that may otherwise require invasive procedures. They can be […]

Posted on December 8, 2017


How To Protect Your Feet in Summer

Summertime fun means spending more time outdoors. Sometimes we overdo it – especially our feet. Think about all the abuse that our feet take in the summer. Going barefoot. Wearing sandals with little support. Extra outdoor activities like hiking and climbing. Wearing damp and sweaty shoes day after day. These unaccustomed combinations can lead to […]

Posted on August 8, 2017


Summer Foot Care Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t let foot pain keep you from enjoying all that summer has to offer. Our feet do a lot for us and are subjected to all kinds of abuse – in other words, walking, running, hiking and even dancing! So don’t neglect them – instead, keep foot health in mind with footwear and foot care. […]

Posted on July 3, 2017


Put Foot Safety First When Hitting the Hiking Trail

Do your vacation plans include heading out to one of our National Parks for some serious hiking? Or are you planning day hikes that keep you close to our area? Wherever you head with hiking on your mind, be sure to take good care of your feet, and that includes pre-hike planning too. The last […]

Posted on June 8, 2017


Indulge Your Feet with a Self-Massage

Oh my poor aching feet! How many times have you said that to yourself? Well, we have a remedy for that and it’s easy to do. Give yourself a slow, relaxing foot massage! Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM recommends foot massages for their many benefits. The gentle, overall rubbing motion will improve your circulation, and keeping […]

Posted on May 10, 2017


Foot Fitness During Pregnancy

If you or a family member is expecting a child soon, you know that it’s a time to really focus on your health. Take your vitamins and iron, keep a fitness routine – with your doctor’s permission – and rest as much as possible to prepare for your new arrival. But are you taking enough […]

Posted on January 25, 2017


Flat Shoes Can Cause Foot Problems for Women

We’ve written before about the problems associated with wearing high heels for long periods (see our blog on the risks of wearing high heels). But switching from high heels to just any type of flat shoe may not be the right solution. Some types of flats potentially can cause foot health problems. Flat Shoes May […]

Posted on January 18, 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


How Do I Know if I Have a Toenail Fungus?

Does one or more of your toenails look odd? Is it crumbly at the edge, yellowish and irregular? Don’t just ignore this unusual appearance. Healthy toenails are transparent and pink, with no brittle edges. You may have a toenail fungus, a common condition that affects up to 20% of U.S. adults. Foot fungus can multiply […]

Posted on November 22, 2016


Take Good Care of your Feet for Holiday Events and Travel

The holidays are here and with them come many busy days of shopping, entertaining and traveling. We’ll spend lots of time on our feet as we party through the festivities. No matter which holiday you’ll be celebrating in the coming weeks, your feet will have to be up to the challenge of extra holiday events […]

Posted on November 16, 2016

Thank your Feet this Thanksgiving

Our cherished, all-American holiday is right around the corner – Thanksgiving! Each year we all pause to consider those things for which we are thankful. We are grateful for our families and our warm, safe homes. Children give thanks for pumpkin pie, their pets and not having to clean up after holiday meals. This month, […]

Posted on November 9, 2016


Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet

It feels like a new beginning, with schools in session and the weather beginning to show signs of autumn. So now is a great time to make a commitment to taking good care of your feet. Remember, they’re the only feet you’ll ever have and they have to carry you through a lifetime of activities! […]

Posted on September 15, 2016


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 […]

Posted on August 17, 2016


Excessive Shoe Rubbing Can Cause Blisters

It’s been a pretty hot summer here in Chicago but still great weather to get outside for some healthful exercise. No matter what activity you choose – running, walking, hiking, climbing or in-line skating – remember to always wear well-fitting footwear that is appropriate to each sport. Even with shoes and boots that fit you […]

Posted on July 27, 2016


Take Good Care of your Feet to Enjoy Hiking Activities

One of the best all-around healthful exercises you can do is hiking. A hiking program can reduce hypertension and your risk of heart disease, help reverse the course of type II diabetes and assist in managing weight control as well as anxiety. Plus … it’s fun! It’s also economical. For simple day trips, all you […]

Posted on July 13, 2016


Traveling? Be Sure to Pack a Travel Foot Care Kit

Are you hitting the road – or the airport – for a summer vacation with family or friends? If you are, you won’t be alone. AAA predicted that 38 million Americans traveled on Memorial Day weekend, the most since 2005. The trend will continue for the summer thanks in part to the lowest fuel prices […]

Posted on July 6, 2016


Orthotics Often Prescribed for Both Adults and Children

Every day at our practice we see patients of all ages with a variety of foot problems. And every day we prescribe custom-made orthotic devices to address our patients’ unique needs. Orthotics are designed to correct a foot problem. These inserts fit into shoes and work to compensate for a foot deformity or to redistribute […]

Posted on June 23, 2016


Plan Carefully To Avoid Running Injuries

Running is so beneficial for your health and well-being! It can improve your overall health, lower cholesterol levels and improve lung function; help you lose or maintain your weight; prevent certain diseases and even boost your mood. If you’re afraid of injuring yourself while running, be assured that running injuries are not inevitable! There are […]

Posted on April 18, 2016


Prep Your Feet for Sandal Season

At the first hint of warmer spring weather, most of us rummage through our closets looking for our favorite pair of sandals. But are your feet ready for footwear that bares all? The combination of winter’s extra-dry environment and wearing heavy shoes, boots and socks can result in excessively dry skin, calluses and even fungal […]

Posted on March 16, 2016


Practice Good Nutrition for Healthy Feet

Have you turned over a new leaf for 2016 and resolved to eat better? That’s a goal that all of should work toward to look and feel better. Eating right benefits your entire body – and your brain – but did you know that it helps your feet too? Diet and nutrition affect our feet […]

Posted on January 28, 2016


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 […]

Posted on January 5, 2016

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