How to Stop Heel Cracks in Their Tracks

61481209 S Moisturize Foot Cream Calluses LotionFor so many of us in northeastern Ohio, Old Man Winter hands out the same gift year after year: cracked heels. It’s not all the Old Man’s fault, however. We can take most of the credit for setting up the ideal circumstances for dry skin. Heel cracks can happen due to: Heat – once the furnace kicks in to warm up the house, our skin…

Don’t Let COVID-19 Stand in the Way of Proper Diabetic Foot Care

14530099 Doctor Bandaging Foot Patient In Hospital.Amputation has always been an awful possibility for anyone with diabetes. Proper diabetic foot care is crucial. Now, Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland warns our diabetic patients the possibility of amputation has increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s been an increase in the number of lower limb amputations throughout the world. One reason is that COVID-19 can attack the vascular system in some…

The Surprising Solution for Knee and Hip Pain: Fix Your Feet

80369848 Specialist Watching Woman Walk On Tread MillIf you’ve been suffering from pain in your knees or hips, the problem may not be your knees or hips at all. It could be your feet. Understanding what gait is Everyone walks with a particular gait. Gait describes: the way your heels hit the ground what happens when you shift your weight entirely onto one foot the length of your strides how much of…

When Should You Go to the Doctor for a Foot Injury?

42560268 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Bones Of Man On TreadmillYou expect professional athletes – runners, gymnasts, dancers – to get foot injuries. But the truth is that everyone who uses their feet can sustain a foot or ankle injury in a split second. Just ask Joe Biden, who recently cracked a couple of bones in his midfoot – the area just below the ankle. Was he playing a bit of football? Hurrying to get…

Great Gift Ideas for the Athletes on Your List

Feet Of Little Children On Wood FloorThe expert podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland echo this one thing all doctors will tell you: exercise is right for you! Regular exercise chases away the blues and keeps your heart pumping efficiently. Working out helps control diabetes, builds lean muscle mass, and enables you to keep off unwanted pounds. It even helps keep your feet healthy. Holiday gift season is…