Arthritis Awareness Month: What to Know About Osteoarthritis of the Feet and Ankles

Arthritis Awareness Month What To Know About Osteoarthritis Of The Feet And AnklesWhen you use something for a long time, it will eventually wear out: A car engine. Your favorite pair of jeans. Various joints in your feet and ankles. Yes – after many years of use, the cartilage that protects your joints can break down, even disappear. When that happens, you’ve got bones touching bones. Without that protective layer of cartilage tissue, your joints hurt. That’s…

Learn to Recognize Osteoarthritis in Your Feet and Ankles

arthritis foot painWhat happens when you rub two things together? You get friction. That’s what’s going on with the disease we call osteoarthritis. To understand osteoarthritis, it helps to know a little bit about joints and cartilage. A joint is where two or more bones meet. Cartilage provides a slick surface that allows every joint in the body to work smoothly, allowing you to bend and twirl…

What’s Causing Your Lower Leg, Ankle, or Foot Pain?

107509143 S Woman Runner Heel PainNow that we’ve seen some serious hints of spring weather here in Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Geauga Counties, people are bursting out of their homes to walk, run, and play outside. And some of them are feeling some foot, ankle, or lower leg pain that they shouldn’t ignore. If this sounds like you, consider what might be causing your pain: Too much too soon. If…