The above academic musings boil down to this: parents and students should memorize these three important facts about foot care at this special time of year –
Feet can swell up because of a natural response to the heat. In an attempt to cool your body down, your blood vessels expand and deposit fluids into nearby tissues. This build-up of fluid is called edema.
Of all the parts of the human body, we tend to ignore our feet the most. That is until something happens to make them hurt.
If you’ve got diabetes, you do your best every day to monitor what you eat and drink. You know when it’s time to pull out the test strips and check your blood sugar levels.
Before you fire up the lawnmower and get cutting, consider this: every year, thousands of people go to the emergency room with grave injuries from lawnmowers.
Blisters are the skin’s response to irritation. When something repeatedly rubs against your foot, the skin will first get hot and red. Then, in an attempt to protect itself from further assault, it forms a bubble.
Patients from all over Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit and Portage Counties regularly limp into Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland with ankle pain of some sort.
Tendons tear all the time, especially in pro sports. However, the Achilles tendon is rather special. First, it’s the longest, thickest tendon in the human body.
Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland are very dedicated to caring for our diabetic patients.
Smelly feet can be normal, or they can signal an underlying medical problem. Most people will find relief from embarrassing foot odor by using some or all of these 4 strategies: