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…

Fast Facts about Foot and Ankle Arthritis

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchIn recognition of World Arthritis Day, the staff of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offers this easy-to-digest list of facts about foot and ankle arthritis and how to ease the pain. Facts About Foot and Ankle Arthritis The most common form of arthritis to affect the feet is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the physical breakdown of the soft tissues within a joint. That soft…

Use “Life’s Simple 7” To Improve Your Health

Feet Wearing White Socks With Red Heart Shape“It’s the little things.” You’ve heard that phrase tossed around. We’re told to appreciate the little things that come our way: an unexpected compliment; someone holding the door open for you; the way a loving child might reach up and stroke your hair. When it comes to your health, it turns out that the little things can add up to a lot. The American Heart…

Fast Facts about Flat Feet

89289736 S Foot Arch Person Orthotic Doctor CustomWhat does it mean to have flat feet? It’s all about the arch. First, you have to understand that feet normally have an arch. That’s the inside of the middle of your foot (the left side of your right foot; the right side of your left foot). Generally, that part of your foot curves upward, creating an arch. Not all arches are created equal. Some…

Fascinating Foot Facts

46471586 Healthy Male Feet Feeling Comfortable At Home.If we didn’t think that feet were fascinating, we wouldn’t have become podiatrists. Feet are intriguing and complex! They have some interesting history behind them as well – facts that you may find peculiar or surprising. So here you go – some random foot facts from around the world: Foot Binding was practiced in China beginning as early as the 12th The foot bones of…

Foot Health Jargon: Cracking the Code

40283038 S Feet Blanket Family FeetOne of the most popular sports in the country has its national championship coming up from May 28 to June 3. There aren’t any balls or sticks involved. No nets, no special footwear. No teams, even. And yet it’s broadcast nationally every year on cable channels ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. What keeps the big sports networks hopping and the nation’s eyes glued to their televisions…

Fun Facts about Feet

20893908 L Feet Children Feet BedFeet are quite literally the furthest thing from your mind, if you think about it in a physical sense! But it’s worth giving them some thought, since they carry you around every single day. It’s somewhat of a miracle when all of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments work together without a hitch. In honor of these amazing appendages, Foot & Ankle Associates of…