5 Sports that are Easy on Your Feet

Ever taken a close look at a runner’s foot? The ends of the toes have calluses on them from constant slamming against sneakers. Blisters torment the toes as well, and when they break, the skin peels off in chunks. Toenails frequently turn black and fall off from all the trauma. Runners’ feet are not a […]

4 Problems That Plague Athlete’s Feet

Got sports? Then you’ve got injuries. No matter what sport you’re into, injuries are something you share with athletes all over the world. And whether you compete in the pool or on the field, road, track, or diamond, you’re putting demands on your feet that can leave you aching for relief from a bunch of […]

Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Is there a sport out there that doesn’t involve heavy use of your feet? Soccer, football, basketball, rugby, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and gymnastics – our feet and ankles play an enormous role in these high-impact sports and so many more. What are the most common injuries among athletes of different sports? You may be surprised […]

Don’t Let Injury Sabotage Your Workout Routine

“Stay off your foot as much as possible.” Active people really hate to hear those words! Anyone who’s used to a particular fitness routine is loath to give it up for a bunch of reasons. For one thing, if you’re used to being active, it can be pretty boring sitting around with your foot elevated. […]

Common Ice Hockey Injuries to Feet and Ankles

There’s no question that ice hockey can be a dangerous sport – all those skate blades flying around at top speed have caused some horrible injuries in the NHL, from severed ears to concussions, skull fractures to a really close encounter with a goal post that’s too gruesome to describe here (it was Mark Howe […]

Treating and Preventing Gymnastics Injuries

The Rio Olympics were a huge success for the United States (as long as you don’t count the last week of competition, when boys behaving badly marred the positive headlines). Our families were rooted to the TV each night to see one of our favorite sports broadcasted: men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics. There’s no question […]

Preventing Running Injuries

At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we see an awful lot of injuries in people who run. Of course, we are privileged to treat those who consult us with stress fractures, sprained ankles, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee, and any number of other conditions that afflict those who pound the pavement. But it makes sense […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

On the inside of your ankle, under the skin and covered by some ligaments, lies a narrow space called the tarsal tunnel. Within that tunnel you’ll find some arteries, some veins, and the posterior tibial nerve. Under a number of conditions, the posterior tibial nerve can become compressed, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in various […]