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 to think about ways to prevent foot and ankle injuries…

4 Questions to Ask When You Need Bunion Surgery

You’ve known for a while that you have a bunion. That bump at the base of your big toe is not getting any less painful, even though you’ve faithfully worked through the conservative methods of treating it (warm soaks, gel pads, rest, the right kind of shoe, etc.). You’ve seen the x-rays, discussed the issue thoroughly with your podiatric surgeon, and decided there’s no way…

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? What if your child’s sport of choice is dance? There’s…

Use Caution When Wearing High-Heeled Boots

We recently tuned into the “Today” show on NBC to see one of the hosts, Savannah Guthrie, sporting a lovely orthopedic boot on one leg. After the camera gave us a close up of her boot, Savannah dramatically reached behind her and pulled out a black suede dress boot with a 3-inch heel. This, she told us, is what she was wearing while running into…