Common Ice Hockey Injuries to Feet and Ankles

51253981 Ice Hockey Player In Action Outdoor Around MountainsThere’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 of the Hartford Whalers, if you’re tempted to research the…

What’s Happening Inside Your Cold, White Toes

25335482 S Feet Snow Shoes WinterVapospasm. Not a word you hear every day, right? It’s a fancy word for a constriction of the blood vessels. In some people, vapospasms in fingers and toes occur in response to a drop in temperature. They step out into the cold, and the blood vessels to their extremities go into spasm. Blood vessels that suddenly become narrow do a lousy job of carrying blood,…

4 Seasonal Mistakes You Make that Mistreat Your Feet

34515493 Man With Painful And Swollen Right Foot Due To Gout Inflammation‘Tis the season for holiday parties, shopping for gifts, travelling to visit family, and adding a million chores to our to-do lists that keep us up and running. Nobody wants sore, painful feet to slow them down during the holidays. We at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland suggest that you avoid these 4 mistakes this month (and during the upcoming 3 months of winter)…

Tiptoeing in Children

40044901 Childrens Bare Feet. Childs Bare Feet On The Wooden FloorGiven the rancorous nature of the 2016 election season, and just the general complexity of family relationships, we bet there was a fair amount of topic avoidance at the Thanksgiving table this year. “Don’t bring up the election!” “If Grandpa mentions your hair, just change the subject!” All that energy spent worrying about and tiptoeing around sensitive issues can be exhausting! Children who spend time…

Diabetes Myths

47844371 Diabetes ComplicationsThere are a lot of misconceptions out there about diabetes. Who gets it? Who’s at risk? Podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland are closing out Diabetes Awareness Month by focusing this blog on clearing up some myths about the disease. Myth: Having diabetes is not a big deal Type 1 diabetics don’t produce insulin,…