Obesity, Diabetes, and Your Child’s Feet

Remember the term “juvenile diabetes?” While that name is still around, you’re more likely to hear “Type 1 diabetes” to describe this autoimmune disease. Type 1 diabetes usually strikes a person when they’re quite young. There’s no way to prevent it and there isn’t any cure for it. However, in the United States and many […]

Teach Your Children Well

Parents have a tremendous role to play in the lifelong health of their children’s feet. Teach your children from an early age to respect and care for their feet in the following ways: Wash them daily with soap and water. Children’s feet need to be cleaned of the sweat and dirt of daily living, running […]

Tiptoeing in Children

Given the rancorous nature of the 2016 election season, and just the general complexity of family relationships, we bet there was a fair amount of topic avoidance at the Thanksgiving table this year. “Don’t bring up the election!” “If Grandpa mentions your hair, just change the subject!” All that energy spent worrying about and tiptoeing […]

What to Know about Your Baby’s Feet

Once they reach a certain age, keeping your children’s feet healthy is really not that much different from keeping your own in top shape. You want to keep your kids in the proper shoes for the activity they’re engaged in, make sure they wash their feet daily and dry them carefully, and don’t be afraid […]

4 Foot Problems to Look For In Toddlers

Who has witnessed a toddler’s bow-legged waddle and not found it totally adorable?! Toddlers should be expected to grow out of their cute and awkward gait in due time. Seek the professional advice of Cuyahoga County foot doctors Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM, our expert podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates […]

When Your Child Chooses Ballet

It goes without saying that sports are hard on the body. Football and concussions are constantly in the news. Athletes are sidelined by knee, ankle, and foot injuries on a daily basis. Is there a parent among us who hasn’t stopped to consider the potential for bodily damage with any sport their child is considering? […]