Feet that Age Gracefully

41511814 Elderly Man And Younger Woman JoggingFoot pain is one of the biggest causes of inactivity in older adults. Arthritis, diabetes, nerve damage, and circulation problems can really affect foot health as we age. Immobility is a real concern for us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland.  We want our patients to remain active as long as possible, free from any foot pain that can slow them down. Many people…

Foot Health Jargon: Cracking the Code

40283038 S Feet Blanket Family FeetOne of the most popular sports in the country has its national championship coming up from May 28 to June 3. There aren’t any balls or sticks involved. No nets, no special footwear. No teams, even. And yet it’s broadcast nationally every year on cable channels ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. What keeps the big sports networks hopping and the nation’s eyes glued to their televisions…

Melanoma and Your Feet

43672457 Close Up Of A Wart On A Person's HeelWhat’s the most common type of cancer in the United States? Did you guess lung? Breast? Prostate? The correct answer is skin cancer – specifically, melanoma. Melanoma can spread quickly and be life-threatening – but if it’s caught early, it’s treatable with very good outcomes. The foot connection Melanoma of the foot can be one of the deadliest kinds of all — not because cancer…

“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season

22245507 M Diabetes Bunion Doctor Patient Feet“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season This is the season of warmth. You may be tempted to shed your socks and shoes and savor the warmth of the sand on the shores of Lake Erie; to walk barefoot through the cool grass; to slip into a light sandal and feel the breeze on the skin that’s been imprisoned all winter. But Dr. Craig…

The Importance of Foot Health Awareness

41385694 Happy Smile Toes CartoonThere’s so much to keep up with these days. Our brains are teeming with bits of international news, family concerns, summer vacation planning, the to-do list at work, and the to-do list at home. Oh, and were you aware that we recently celebrated Earth Day, the first 100 days of the new administration, and national foot health awareness month? Okay – we saw you roll…