Get Answers from a Qualified Podiatrist, Not the Internet

It’s quite amazing to see the kinds of questions that people pose on internet forums about their health. Foot-related questions that we’ve seen include “What causes foot cramps?”, “What to do when your feet smell REALLY bad?” and the really amusing “Should people have their feet cut off at birth?” While we think that last question was probably a joke, it’s true that some people…

Uric Acid: The Substance behind a Gout Attack

Most of us are aware that the human body contains many different acids – for example, fatty acids, amino acids, and those unpopular stomach acids that cause heartburn and reflux. There’s another acid in our bodies that doesn’t roll off our tongue as easily. We don’t talk much about uric acid. Problems with the levels of uric acid in your body are the cause behind…

An Ankle Sprain is Nothing to Ignore

Over the last month or so, there’s been no shortage of stories about athletes and their ankle injuries. We have to wonder at some of the terminology used. How about “run-of-the-mill ankle sprain” – used to describe an injury that would keep a football player off the practice field for six weeks? “Fortunately,” said the article, “it could have been much worse.” As experienced doctors…

Pregnant? 6 Tips to Get Your Feet through Summer Heat

Sorry, ladies – pregnancy in the summertime can be hard to handle. Feet and ankles – the parts of your body that we are most concerned with here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland – are a problem in the vast majority of pregnancies. They can become swollen and uncomfortable especially during the summer months. Blame it on water retention It’s normal for your…

What to Know about Your Baby’s Feet

Child FeetOnce 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 to report anything strange or painful to us at Foot…