How to Treat Cysts on Your Feet

foot cyst - podiatristCysts are fluid-filled lumps that form under the skin or arise out of a joint. They can appear anywhere on the body, with some common places being the fingers, wrists, knees, and feet. Toe joints commonly get cysts, but you may also spot a jelly-like bump on the top of your foot. When you touch the cyst, it can feel either firm or somewhat squishy.…

These 4 Hiking Basics Can Save You from Foot and Ankle Injuries

hikingWear the right shoes. Hiking boots offer the best protection for your feet and ankles. They should be sturdy but comfortable, with great arch support. Consider boots that provide above-ankle stability, especially if you’re planning to hike over rough terrain. Above all, don’t hit the trail in regular sneakers or, even worse, flip-flops. Don’t take your socks for granted. Wearing any old pair of socks…

6 Ways to Prevent Foot Problems

20183914 L Running Sneakers Workout 1536x1022Every April, Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland joins expert podiatrists everywhere in observing Foot Health Awareness Month. Here’s one important thing we’d like you to be aware of: there’s a lot you can do to prevent foot problems from cropping up. Avoid bunions, nerve pain, heel pain, flat feet, and many other common foot disorders by using these six simple preventative measures: Wear shoes…

10 Ways to Show Your Feet Some Love

8709293 S Valentine Footprint Heart 150x150This Valentine’s Day blow a couple of kisses to the body parts that serve you well every day: your feet! It is important to show your feet some love this month and every month. Here are ten ways to show them how much you appreciate their constant support: Move your body. Regular exercise helps maintain good circulation to your feet. Quit smoking. Vaping and smoking…

What’s the Best Cure for Toenail Fungus?

66207869 S Laser Surgery Toenail Fungus Doctor Foot Toe 150x150Finding the best cure for toenail fungus or  fungal infection isn’t always easy. If you ask around, you might get some unusual advice. People will sometimes recommend you put tea tree oil on your infected nails. Another favorite folk remedy: apply a cold and cough ointment directly to your toes. These over-the-counter remedies may help but are not clinically proven to eradicate toenail fungus. In…

Add “Measure Your Feet” to Your To-Do List

78779574 Checking Shoe SizeOne of the best ways you can take care of your feet is to buy shoes that fit well. To do that, start by measuring your feet. Try it on January 23 – National Measure Your Feet Day! Who should have their feet measured? Children need to have their feet measured often. A child’s foot can grow into a new size in as little as…

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…

Custom Orthotics: A Simple, Effective Way to Treat a Wide Range of Foot Problems

Leather Orthopedic Insoles With Boot. Blue Background.There are hundreds of reasons why your feet might hurt. But the one simple solution to your foot pain could be custom orthotics. Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct various foot problems such as bunions, high or low arches, ankles that turn in when you walk or run, arthritis, toe deformities, and nerve pain. These problems arise from underlying issues such as: biomechanical imbalances stress…

3 Compelling Reasons to Check Your Feet Right Now

88971925 Podiatry Doctor Curing An Elderly Patient FootSince the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, people have been putting off getting medical care for many issues. Foot problems are no exception. As a result, issues not fixed early have likely gotten worse.  It’s neither safe nor wise to put off certain types of care. So, check your feet right now if any of the following statements apply to you. You have diabetes. Even…

6 Ways Men Can Take Better Care of Their Feet

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootAt Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’re putting the focus on men in June – it’s Men’s Health Month! So there’s no better time to encourage men to take better care of their feet. Here are six great ways to accomplish this: Get a pedicure. Guys, you may not have been aching for Ohio nail salons to open up like some of your female…