What to Do About Blisters

60531471 Closeup Of Woman's Foot With Adhesive Plaster, Women's ProblemsThe skin of your feet is pretty susceptible to those raised, fluid-filled bubbles we call blisters. That’s because the main cause of blisters is friction, or rubbing. Shoes that don’t fit well are one of the main causes of friction: too tight and they rub the skin over and over. Even shoes that are too wide or too stiff can provoke the excessive rubbing that…

Why You Need to Be Concerned About Diabetes

13973747 A Man Tends To His Aching FootEach year in April, all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland observe and promote national Foot Health Awareness Month. We want our patients to be fully informed about their foot health. This week, we’re focusing on diabetes and how it affects your feet. 2 Types of Diabetes The two main forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2: Type 1 diabetes…

10 Ways to Show Your Feet Some Love

8903748 Senior Man Massaging His Aching Feet With His HandsIt’s April – time to celebrate Foot Health Awareness Month here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Follow as many of these 10 recommendations as you can – this month and every month – to keep your feet happy and healthy. Get measured. Feet don’t remain the same size throughout your adult life. Have them measured by a shoe specialist every so often. And…

Think You’ve Got a Pebble in Your Shoe? Think Again.

42121731 S Foot Pain Ball Mortons NeuromaOur two feet are constantly supplying us with information about where we’re walking. They feel if the ceramic tile in the kitchen is cold, how hot the beach sand is, and whether the rock we’re climbing over is smooth enough to make us slip and fall. For this, we owe a debt to our plantar nerves. Nerves are those structures that are responsible for what…