The Lisfranc Injury: It’s Complicated

32505827 Arthritis At Ankle Joint (gout , Rheumatoid Arthritis)Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin was a well-known 18th-century surgeon. These days, at least among podiatry specialists like us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, his name only comes up when we’re talking about a specific area of the midfoot: the Lisfranc joint complex. An injury to the foot in the Lisfranc complex is, well, complicated. A Lisfranc injury can be difficult to diagnose,…

Strategies to Stick to a Healthy Diabetes Diet on Thanksgiving

48070183 Healthy Food In Heart And Cholesterol Diet Concept On Vintage BoardsNovember is Thanksgiving month, of course, and many of us look forward to time spent with our families, sharing a bountiful table. But it’s also American Diabetes Month, an opportunity for diabetics to recommit to keeping their disease under control. What a tough juxtaposition of November observances! The possibility of soaring blood sugar levels lurks behind every mound of mashed potatoes and each warm slice…

Your Family Can Play an Important Role in Diabetes Management

8108546 L Family Happy Smiling ChildrenDo you have to handle the stress of diabetes alone? Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, the two expert foot doctors at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, hope that the answer is no. So who’s around to help you get through a life with diabetes? Well, certain members of your team are kind of obvious: first, your primary care physician; second,…

Do You Need a Podiatrist if You’ve Got Diabetes?

106546227 S Diabetes Glucometer Patient Doctor Sugar LevelWe’re just going to jump in and answer this blog’s title question right away: YES! Anyone with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year by a qualified foot specialist. And once-yearly checkups are not always enough. That’s because diabetics are prone to two types of problems that podiatrists are uniquely qualified to diagnose: Neuropathy (nerve damage): When you feel pain, it’s…