Dos and Don’ts of Buying Shoes

38906006 L Shoes Lace Color Shoes Hand Pick A ShoeYou weren’t born yesterday. You know how to buy shoes. Or do you? Podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM submit that most people could improve their foot health if they simply wore the right shoes. Many people wear shoes that don’t fit well, which can lead to bunions, hammertoes, tendinitis, and more. One thing we know for sure here at Foot…

Avoiding Foot Injuries at Work

94968129 Business Woman Hurt Ankle Inflammation.Feet and ankles are susceptible to injury all the time. No matter where you are, an accident can happen that causes an acute injury – a sudden, one-time occurrence such as a fall that snaps a bone in your foot. Or, your repetitive activity leads to a chronic, overuse injury such as tendinitis or stress fractures. Your risk of foot issues may increase depending on…

3 Ways the Cold Can Affect Your Toes

44487387 S Boots Snow Woman Supportive WarmWintertime in Cuyahoga County can gift us with some truly beautiful scenes. The snow drifts down, kids rejoice in snow days off from school, and if we’re lucky, hot beverages in warm homes keep us safe and snug. But when you have to venture outside into the freezing temps, our advice from Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland is to watch out for problems with…

What are Bone Spurs?

45243124 Boy Sitting On Stairs Tying ShoelacesSpurs are small bits of bone that grow abnormally out of regular bone. They can form when surrounding soft tissues (like ligaments and tendons) and the places where they meet (in your joints) become inflamed. To illustrate what that means, here are two scenarios in which bone spurs can form in your feet: Let’s say you’re a runner. You’re preparing for a big race and…

Celebrate Your Health with This One-of-a-Kind Holiday

55645917 S Hiker Socks Changing Sneaker Runner Mountain Outside JoggerHere’s a unique holiday that probably hasn’t made it into your calendar: January 2 is National Personal Trainer Awareness Day. What is it? Personal Trainer Awareness Day is an attempt to publicize the many ways that personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. Why January 2? This is the time of year when personal trainers get flooded with new clients. People take out…