Obesity, Diabetes, and Your Child’s Feet

59035189 Woman's Feet On Bathroom Scale. Diet ConceptRemember the term “juvenile diabetes?” While that name is still around, you’re more likely to hear “Type 1 diabetes” to describe this autoimmune disease. Type 1 diabetes usually strikes a person when they’re quite young. There’s no way to prevent it and there isn’t any cure for it. However, in the United States and many other places around the world, there’s an epidemic of children…

Two Effective Ways to Prevent Falling

45175399 S Yoga Women Stretching SeniorFall officially begins on September 22. That’s also when the country observes National Falls Prevention Day. Okay, it’s a pretty bad pun (on the word “fall” – get it?). But there’s absolutely nothing funny about falling down. Why people fall You can probably guess who’s highest on the list of people at risk of falling: the elderly. The elderly are prone to fall for many…

A Little Preparation Can Help Prevent Running Injuries

14899582 S. Ankle Pain Shoes Sprain FeetSerious runners in Cuyahoga County are going to thank Mother Nature for providing that season called “fall.” Summer 2018 has been really hot and humid. Running is going to be much more pleasant when daytime temperatures fall to the 60s and 50s this month and next. Unfortunately, as any runner knows, a pleasant run can still be waylaid by injury. Running injuries are common. What…

Obesity Is Hard on Children’s Feet

59035189 Woman's Feet On Bathroom Scale. Diet ConceptChildhood obesity has become a big problem in our country – so much so that the month of September is designated as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Meghan L. Oltmann, DPM want you to know that feet can really suffer when you’re overweight. Even worse, studies show that a child who is obese is much more likely to remain obese…