Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy

“Neuropathy” is a general word meaning any kind of nerve damage or disease. When we use the term diabetic peripheral neuropathy, we’re throwing into one basket all of the things that can go wrong with the nerves in a diabetic’s foot. And unfortunately, there are a lot of things to feast on in that basket. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a huge problem that affects more…

Why Your Toe is Bent at a Weird Angle

If one of your toes is oddly bent downward and it’s been stuck that way for a while, chances are you have hammertoe. All of your other toes might be straight, but the affected one juts up in the middle like a camel’s hump. Some say your toe looks like a hammer, which is where the name comes from. Hammertoe most often affects the middle…

Focus on Men’s Feet

The week before Father’s Day is reserved for National Men’s Health Week. It’s a truism that men are pretty good at coming up with excuses not to see a doctor. National Men’s Health Week is a great time to encourage the men in our lives to take their health seriously – to take stock of what they can do to improve their health or to…

College Basketball Gets Us Thinking about the Word “Fracture”

What do you think of when you hear the words “fractured bone?” Do you conjure up an image of a bone broken up into a thousand little pieces? While it’s certainly possible that a bone could break in multiple places, that’s not the definition of a fracture. A fracture is the same thing as a break. Fractured bone = broken bone. There are, however, different…

Foot & Ankle Associates Offers Excellence in Podiatry Services

In Cuyahoga County, you have an enormous number of places to choose from to receive health care. When it comes to problems with your feet or ankles, consider a visit to the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Here are some compelling reasons to entrust us with your pain, disease, or questions about foot and ankle health: Our two podiatrists are experts in…