Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Not as Scary as it Sounds

8572423 Little Girl Hurt Her Tiptoe, Feeling Pain, Isolated Over WhiteIt’s that time of year again, when ghosts wander the streets and ghouls knock on your door, expecting you to answer and give them yummy things to eat. Unfortunately, this time of year is also great for handing off yucky germs from one person to another. One disease that surges in both spring and fall is hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The germ that…

How Footprints and Wear Patterns Can Solve Mysteries

41666535 S Feet Heel Bunion Flat FeetThere are times when being a podiatrist is like being a detective. When a patient comes in to see us complaining of foot pain, we interview them and examine their feet for clues. Mysteries can sometimes be solved by compiling evidence in a couple different areas: your footprint and the wear patterns in your shoes. Evidence: your footprints The way your foot hits the ground…

Fast Facts About Diabetes

31299756 S Diabetes Healthcare Medicare Treatment HandsNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month, something we take pretty seriously here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. What is it about diabetes that we need to be aware of? There are 4 common types. Type 2 – where the body cannot properly process blood glucose. Controllable with proper diet, exercise, and monitoring. Type 1 – where the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin. Usually diagnosed in…

What’s Causing Your Feet to Burn?

48938507 ItchingIf you’re wondering why your feet are always burning, then you should probably stop what you’re doing and make an appointment right now to see the foot specialists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Occasional achiness in your feet, along with a sensation of burning, is most likely due to overuse. A long, tough day on your feet can just make your dogs burn…

Stop and “Paws” to Mark National Walk Your Dog Week

1Äaës4Õætn~îªñ…ž‰¼©±Æ×zu`å' JWhy would a couple of podiatrists and their staff want to a). make such a bad pun in their blog title and 2). draw attention to walking the dog? It’s simple – all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland believe that walking a dog can be just as beneficial to you as it is to your little Oliver or Daisy. Two ways…