Fun Facts about Feet

20893908 L Feet Children Feet BedFeet are quite literally the furthest thing from your mind, if you think about it in a physical sense! But it’s worth giving them some thought, since they carry you around every single day. It’s somewhat of a miracle when all of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments work together without a hitch. In honor of these amazing appendages, Foot & Ankle Associates of…

Taking Steps to Prevent Falling

61012349 Elderly Falling In Bathroom Because Slippery SurfacesThe kids are back in school, leaves are beginning to turn colors, and the stores are full of merchandise in shades of brown and rust, gold and persimmon. Ah, autumn has returned! The National Council on Aging has designated September 22 – the first day of fall – as Falls Prevention Awareness Day. All of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want to…

Treating and Preventing Gymnastics Injuries

36974049 Feet Of Gymnast On Balance BeamThe 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 that gymnasts like superstars Simone Biles, Ali Raisman, and Gabby…

Osteoarthritis and Your Feet

45367221 L Workout Excercise SeniorArthritis is the general term for joint inflammation. It can affect any of the 360 joints in your body, but when it hits your foot or ankle, the pain and stiffness can really slow you down. Walking can become painful and difficult. Running may become out of the question. Unless you take steps to treat arthritis, you run the risk of entering a bad cycle…