Win the War Against Foot and Ankle Pain

Who hasn’t uttered the words “my feet are killing me!” at one time or another? It’s just one example of how we talk about our health. We seem to use a lot of words associated with confrontation. “She’s battling pain.” “He’s going to beat this.” We can have a gall bladder or gout attack. Early […]

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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The world is waiting as patiently as possible for an event that will, we hope, return our lives to normal: the creation of a safe vaccine for COVID-19. We hope that the vaccine arrives quickly. We hope it’s easily and fairly distributed. Above all, we hope it works well to protect us from this frustrating […]

Should You Wear Shoes at the Beach?

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Self-isolation is getting really old. You’re thinking about escaping to the beach. In your mind’s eye, you see the sun warming your bare skin as you twirl your ankles in the cooling water. A fresh breeze blows off the water, flipping your hair in all directions. Emitting a contented sigh, you stroll back to your […]

Athlete’s Foot: When Fungus Finds a Comfy Home in Your Feet

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Dermatophytes are fungi that like to take up residence in people’s feet and toes, causing athlete’s foot. The fungi enter through the front door – a cut or scrape on the foot. They sit down in a comfy chair – like the space between your toes.  These ‘guests’ open the fridge and find stuff they […]

COVID-19 and People with Underlying Conditions

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Recently, the Centers for Disease Control expanded its list of underlying health conditions that put people at an increased risk of severe complications from COVID-19. The list now includes those who suffer from the following health conditions: coronary artery disease COPD obesity chronic kidney disease high blood pressure moderate to severe asthma liver disease pregnancy […]

Overcoming 4 Objections to Wearing a Face Mask

Information about how COVID-19 spreads have changed rapidly over the past few months. The WHO and CDC have examined new data, their recommendations have evolved. Both now advise face masks for anyone out in public. The state of Ohio also recommends the wearing of face masks to help prevent the spread of the virus. All […]

“Stay Home-Stay Safe” Hasn’t Necessarily Worked for Feet

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Podiatrists all over the globe have noted a marked increase in the number of patients with shoe-related foot pain over the last several weeks. From San Francisco to London, Johannesburg to Sydney, and even in our corner of the world serving Portage, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Summit Counties – feet have been the unsuspecting victim of […]