New Symptom of COVID-19 Visible on Feet and Toes

19260710 S Feet Pain Massaging Hands Toes2More than two months into this pandemic, we’re all quite familiar with the most common symptoms of a COVID-19 infection: fever, dry cough, and difficulty breathing. However, doctors worldwide have recently announced a new symptom of the disease: skin lesions on feet and toes. This skin condition is called “COVID toes.” What are COVID toes? Some people infected with the novel coronavirus suffer from changes…

25 Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

48679730 S List Checklist 1The spring of 2020 has felt pretty cloudy even when the sun’s been out. But all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want to help you part the clouds and find meaningful ways to pass this time spent within your own four walls. Here are some ideas for getting through the coronavirus quarantine: Clean out a closet. As long as you’re in…

5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy and Productive at Home

Family Of Three Using Laptop Video Call CameraIt’s been several weeks since “home” turned into “work-from-home” and “school-at-home,” but families are still adjusting. They’re still trying to find that delicate balance between social distancing and, well, sanity. Our podiatrists, Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey have a lot of compassion for anyone trying to attend work conferences from home, while simultaneously keeping the kids safe and on-task. Here are…

4 Ways to Jump-Start an Exercise Routine

39993245 S Exercise Workout Grass TreesIt’s probably safe to say that if you had a routine before the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s become difficult to carry it out now. However, your exercise routine doesn’t have to disappear. Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann strongly recommend that you find the motivation to keep working out or use this extra downtime to create a brand new plan. Exercise is…