2 Rules That Can Help Defeat Childhood Obesity

59035189 Woman's Feet On Bathroom Scale. Diet ConceptThe rate of obesity in this country is something that we’re quite concerned about at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey, our expert podiatrists, see a large number of patients whose foot issues are caused by or exacerbated by obesity. These include conditions like heel pain, tendonitis, flat feet, and even stress fractures. And more and…

Preventing Falls is a Balancing Act

36042159 S Senior Woman Balance TherapyOlder folks can be gravely injured when they take a fall. In fact, the National Council on Aging tells us that “falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.” That’s why National Falls Prevention Awareness Day exists. This year, we observe Falls Prevention Awareness on September 22 – aptly chosen, because it’s the first day of fall! There are so…

Can You Prevent Bunions?

16911782 L Bunion Muscles Feet BonesIf you’ve got a bunion, it’s probably been developing slowly over the years and gradually getting worse. Bunions cause burning and numbness, soreness and pain, inflammation and redness. The part you can’t easily visualize is that the actual structure of your big toe joint is changing. The bones are becoming misaligned. Your big toe can become so malformed that it actually pushes the other four…

How to Recognize Common Soccer Injuries

22428788 L Kids Playing Soccer Sports Children Team Ball FieldIt’s fall soccer season! National zeal for the sport – which has always been high – has skyrocketed since the USA performed so well in the 2014 World Cup championship. Kids love it, and as we speak they’re trying out for school and town teams of all levels.   The more kids there are playing soccer in the Cleveland area, the more lower-limb injuries we…